Fundraising FAQs




Race Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make a donation on behalf of a registered participant or team?
2. How can friends and family make an online donation directly to me or my team?
3. Can I mail a check donation?
4. Is there a fundraising requirement to participate?
5. How are the fundraising proceeds used?
6. Is my registration tax-deductible?
7. Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?
8. Do donations made to the Bahamas Race qualify for tax deductions in other countries?
9. For international donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. Dollars?
10. Do all donations receive a receipt? Where do I get a receipt?
11. What is a matching gift and how do I apply for one?

 

1. How do I make a donation on behalf of a registered participant or team?
Click on this link to locate a participant or team you wish to donate to. Please note that you can only search for individuals and teams that registered for the Race through komen.org/Bahamas.

2. How can friends and family make an online donation directly to me or my team? Friends and family can locate a participant or team by clicking on this link OR by clicking on the Donate section of the website. Please note that you can only search for individuals and teams that registered for the Race through komen.org/Bahamas.

3. Can I mail a check donation? We will not be accepting check donations for this Race, but we encourage you to donate online by clicking on the Donate section of the website.

4. Is there a fundraising requirement to participate? No. However the Komen Race is the signature fundraising event of our organization. Funds raised from the Bahamas Race will support breast cancer awareness and women’s health programs in the Bahamas.

5. How are the fundraising proceeds used? Funds raised from the Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure will support breast cancer awareness and womens health programs in the Bahamas. Your fundraising efforts will allow for more programs to be funded, resulting in more lives saved. In the Bahamas, 48% of the women diagnosed with breast cancer were under the age of 50. Among the women who die from breast cancer in the Bahamas, 43% are under 50 years old at the time of their death. Worldwide, more than 1.6 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed in 2010, and about 425,000 died.

6. Is my registration tax-deductible? No. Registration fees are not tax-deductible; however, any donations that you make to your own fundraising account may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

7. Are donations tax-deductible in the United States? Yes. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by United States law.

8. Do donations made to the Bahamas Race qualify for tax deductions in other countries? Donations made to the Bahamas Race may not qualify for tax deductions in other countries. Please check with a tax professional for laws specific to your country.

9. For international donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered in the Komen Bahamas Race donation form be in U.S. dollars? Yes. For international donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered online should be in U.S. dollars.

10. Do all donors receive a receipt? Where do I get a receipt? Yes. All online donors, regardless of the amount donated, receive an email receipt if a valid email address is provided. Email BahamasRace@komen.org if you can’t find your receipt.

11. What is a matching gift and how do I apply for one?
A matching gift is when a person makes a donation to a nonprofit organization and their employer donates an equal or greater amount to the same group. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to double his or her contribution to the fight against breast cancer. Visit the Matching Gifts page for complete details on how to apply for a matching gift.