Out of the Box Event Ideas

Put the fun in FUNdraising by hosting a battle of the bands, a dog-and-car wash, charity auction or bake sale. Show your community a good time and why curing melanoma is important to you.

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Trivia Night

Host a trivia or poker night at a local restaurant or in your backyard. Pay to play for a chance to win exciting items and cash prizes. 


Make the night extra fun by hosting a bonus lightning round for extra $$.


After an awesome event like this, you won't question how you blew past your fundraising goal!



Battle of the Bands

Hosting a battle of the bands is one event that will not disappoint. You’ll have the opportunity to raise money from band registration fees, ticket sales and crowdfunding donations raised by the bands and their fans as a way to cast votes in their favor. 


Want to become a fundraising rockstar? Auction off concert tickets, music lessons and music memorabilia.  


Fashion Show

Show your community a good time and why curing melanoma is so important to you by hosting a fashion show highlighting the hottest trends in SPF clothing and accessories.


Do your local shops carry SPF clothing, hats and eye-wear? Get them involved by asking them to donate or discounting items for your fashion show. 


Want to add some extra fun? Have a special fashion show segment showing the hottest wear for your furry friends. 

Gala or Party

Hosting a gala or fundraising party can mean anything from a night of glamour at your city's hottest new restaurant to a themed party in your backyard. Partner with your favorite restaurant and get a portion of the night's proceeds donated towards the fight against melanoma. 


Enlist the help of a passionate committee to help with the planning, decorating, silent auction or raffle and the securing of sponsors or in-kind donors.

Shop for Good

Get AND give with the MRF's corporate partners! Corporations across the the U.S. have partnered with the MRF to bring you deals on their products while also giving back to the melanoma community by donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the MRF! This can be a great add-on to an existing event. See our partners here.

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