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Thank you for joining us to Get Active!

To help you fundraise, we have put together these tips and tricks as well as assets you can use on your social media to promote your Get Active Week fundraising to your family, friends, and colleagues.

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Fundraising Tips   (PDF Download)

1. Set a Goal

2. Share and Use Social Media

3. Form a Team

4. Thank you Supporters

5. Have Fun!

Set a fundraising goal – if there is a certain amount you want to contribute to the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) Scholarship Foundation, let people know and bring your community together to achieve it. Even though we are physically far apart, there is still so much good we can do together.
Set an activity goal – having something to aim for will help make you accountable to achieving it. Whatever activity you want to take part in, set a goal – run 3 kilometres, walk for an hour each day or do five downward dogs a day – and have your friends, family and colleagues pledge a donation for each milestone you reach to your goal – $25 for every kilometre, $10 for each hour or $50 for each rep.

During this time when many of us are apart from each other, let people know what you’re doing in support of the CGS. Send an email to your supporters and keep your followers up-to-date on how you’re staying active and your progress on our Get Active! Week bingo card. Let people know why you’re getting active and let them know how they can support you to achieve your fundraising goal! Use #CGSturns40 to share with the CGS community and your photo could be featured at this year’s Virtual Scientific Meeting!

Get a team together and get active together! Join one of the regional teams or form your own with your colleagues. Even though you may not be together in person, you can be together in getting active and keeping each other accountable to reaching your goals.
Our Get Active! Week would not be successful without you and we thank you for joining us and supporting our cause. Make sure to thank your supporters that are helping you reach your fundraising goals and keeping you active this season.

Above all, enjoy getting active for a good cause! The CGS Scholarship Foundation would not be able to do its work in promoting geriatrics without your support. Have a good time and we’ll see you at the Virtual Scientific Meeting!

Social Media Assets

We have created a number of assets for you to use to promote your CGS Get Active! Week activities on social media. These can also be viewed and downloaded below. Select the image you want to download and right-click to save. You will find:

1. An active week flyer that you can pin to your shirt on your run or post in the community to let people know you’re getting active and a QR code to make it easy for them to support you by donating.
2. Banners to use on your Twitter profile or as your cover photo on Facebook.
3. Active Week images to post on Facebook and Twitter to let people know that you’re getting active.
4. A customizable Instagram post to let people know how you’re getting active in support of the CGS Scholarship Foundation.
5. An Active Week! bingo card that you can use on Instagram to show off your progress.

Not sure how to use our Active Week bingo card or customizable Instagram post? Check our how-to guide here

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