Run & Raise Funds for Heart Health!

Now that you’ve signed up to celebrate living actively, join us in helping others do so too!  You can raise funds that will enable cutting edge cardiovascular research and break down barriers to important care for less fortunate patients and families.

Fundraising next steps:

1. Set up your fundraising page on

Make your page personal. Include a photo and why raising funds for Stanford Cardiology is important to you. Are you running in honor or in memory of someone with heart disease? Has research or medical care at Stanford had an impact on you or your loved ones? Share your story. 

2. Ask friends, family and coworkers to sponsor you

Using email, Facebook, Twitter, or letters, ask your community to sponsor your run or walk and make a donation. Telling them what participating in Racing Hearts and supporting Stanford Cardiology means to you. Include the link to your fundraising page or use your fundraising page to send emails and post to your social media.

Don’t be shy! You’ll be surprised to find that many people will be excited to support your fundraising efforts.

3.  Make sure that donors know what their contribution means to you

On social media post “Thank you!” to friends and family who have donated as well as pictures of you training. Be sure to including the link to your fundraising page.

4. Plan a fundraising event

Events can be a great way to raise funds. A few ideas:

  • Car washes
  • Garage sales - sell your old books, clothes, sporting goods,
  • Auction or virtual silent auction with items donated by friends, local businesses, family,
  • Night at your favorite restaurant or bar where a portion of the checks or a cover charge at the door goes towards your fundraising,

How you are helping us

One very personal way the funds you raise helps is by allowing families with inherited cardiovascular disease to access the care that they need at the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. Racing Hearts funds have helped individuals who have a family history of life-threatening heart disease get tests to find out whether or not they inherited the heart problems in their family. These tests can provide great reassurance that an individual did not inherit the familial heart problem and cannot pass it on to their children. In other cases, these tests help make sure that people who did inherit the familial heart problem get medical treatment, which can be life-saving!

Set up your fundraising page on Race Roster!