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Team Captain Tools

NOW is the time to start planning your team for the 2015 Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure®. Team Captains must register first to create a team. Each team member can then register by clicking "Join a Team" and searching for the Team name. Your team registration fee gets you to the start line, but it's team fundraising that will help find the cures!  This year the Komen North Mississippi Affiliate has set a fundraising goal of $65,000.  You can help us reach this goal through fundraising efforts with your team.

For step-by-step instructions on how to start a team, click here.

Team Captain Checklist

Use this checklist as a reminder of your next steps and to help you keep track of your progress.

  • Register as a team captain at www.komennorthms.org/register.
  • Choose a team name.
  • Set a goal for the number of people you will recruit. If your company team is open to non-employees, tell team members to recruit their families and friends to join the team.
  • Display event materials — brochures and posters — around the office, campus, cafeterias, break rooms, gyms, and other high traffic areas. Put your name, phone number, and/or email address on the posters so people can contact you to get involved.  Click here for an editable flyer you can use to recruit team members.  Simply update the information highlighted in yellow, print and post it in a breakroom, on a bulletin board, etc.
  • Post a progress chart with your fundraising and recruitment goals in a visible area and update totals regularly.
  • Make a personal self donation first!
  • Host a kick-off meeting or event and invite the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® staff to make a presentation.
  • Send fundraising tips out to all your team members, highlight the teams top fundraising member.
  • Create fundraising incentives so that all your members meet or exceed their goals.
  • Remind team members to log on to their fundraising pages to record all offline donations and send thank you notes.
  • Finally, either you or someone you choose will need to pick up your team's t-shirts at the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau (noon to 7 p.m. October 21-23).  Please enter through the doors facing the Hilton Garden Inn.  All your team t-shirts, Race bibs, and timing chips (attached to the bibs of those who paid the fee to be timed) along with Survivor t-shirts and caps will be included in your box(es).  We ask that only one to two people come to pick up the team box.  You may pick up your team box at the Registration tent on Race Day, but this will delay you in handing out your shirts to your team members before the Race begins.  Please remember that if any of your team members registered online and chose to have their items shipped to them, their items will not be included in the team box.  Also, if someone missed the deadline to register on your team, their items will not be included in your box.  They will need to pick them up individually at the same time you can pick up team boxes.  They can, however, still walk with your team on Race Day.

Need tips for building your Komen Race Team? Click here!

Team Fundraising

As the leader of your team, and therefore a leader in the fight to end breast cancer, it’s important for you to know and share with your team members the importance of fundraising. Simply registering and showing up on Race Day will raise awareness, but it's the fundraising dollars that will help find the cures.

Last year, more than 100 teams raised money in the fight to end breast cancer. That’s a huge impact! We believe this was directly attributed to the team captains’ leadership and the support of team members to help meet and exceed their fundraising goals. This year, our goal is for Komen Race teams to make an even greater impact. To get there, we are counting on your leadership.

One of the best ways to inspire your team members to fundraise is to lead by example and start fundraising yourself. To begin, view the Fundraising Tips. Once you have started your own personal fundraising effort, and you have some team members on-board, read on for information on setting up your team’s fundraising page as well as some great team fundraising ideas.

The ultimate reward is knowing you've brought our community miles closer to the reality of a world without breast cancer.

But be sure to check out the Team Awards page for more information on how we thank our top performing teams!