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Join the 500 Club!

The 500 Club consists of individuals of all ages who have obtained $500 or more in pledges for the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk. 

Whether you are 9 or 90 years old, are new to fundraising or have supported the Cancer Walk for years, your hard work and generosity directly supports the innovative cancer research taking place at UMass Medical School.  
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It’s easy to raise $500: 

  • ask 50 people for $10 each,
  • ask 25 people for $20 each, or
  • ask 10 people for $50 each.

500 Club members will receive a limited edition T-shirt and special recognition at our thank-you reception in January 2014. 



Frequently Asked Questions about the 500 Club

Do matching gifts count toward 500 Club fundraising totals? 
Yes. Your employer and your donor’s employers can make matching gifts that will count toward your donation total. 

Are Walk volunteers eligible to become members of the 500 Club? 
Absolutely! Many Volunteers raise $500 or more to become 500 Club Members. 

If a Walk team collectively raises $500, do they all become 500 Club Members? 
No, only Walkers who individually raise $500 or more can become part of the 500 Club. However, Walkers are invited to start a team of 500 Club Members and would still be considered part of the 500 Club, provided each Walker’s pledge sheet/online pledge page each totals at least $500. 

What if a Walker cannot raise $500 by the day of the Walk? Is there any chance for 500 Club membership? 
Yes. Walkers are welcome to and strongly encouraged to continue to raise pledges after the Walk through December 31, 2013. Just mail the pledges in to:

UMass Cancer Walk 
333 South Street, 13E495 
Shrewsbury, MA 01545