Medical Fundraising Tips: Financial Support When You Need It

From ER visits to long-term care, medical expenses can wipe out savings accounts and leave behind debt that lasts for years. Medical crowdfunding is a powerful tool that can help people conquer medical bankruptcy and focus on healing. Countless people have found that using GoFundMe for medical expenses can help pay for prescriptions and doctors visits—as well as procedures not typically covered by insurance, like IVF treatments or gender confirmation surgery

Below, we’ve gathered some of our best medical fundraising tips to help you raise more money.

Start a medical fundraiser

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Make your title count\r\nYour fundraiser title is one of the first things people will read, so it’s important to try to capture people’s attention while giving insight into what you’re raising money for. GoFundMe titles for medical fundraisers should be specific. For example, “Help Martha Fight Cancer” tells people more than “Martha’s fundraiser.” For more examples and specific tips, read our blog post Six Smart Ways to Write a Powerful Fundraiser Title.”, “_content_columns_1_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_1_title”: “”, “_content_columns_1_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns”: 2, “_content_columns”: “field_606e244a8f61a”, “footer_content”: “”, “_footer_content”: “field_606e25638f621” }, “align”: “”, “mode”: “edit” } /–> <!– wp:acf/multi-column { "id": "block_6072873156d8a", "name": "acf\/multi-column", "data": { "header_content": "", "_header_content": "field_606e23508f616", "type": "regular", "_type": "field_606e235d8f617", "columns": "6", "_columns": "field_606e24288f619", "content_columns_0_content": "Doctor examining a young girl's hand“, “_content_columns_0_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_0_title”: “”, “_content_columns_0_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns_1_content”: “Your fundraiser story is the place to let readers know what you or your beneficiary is going through. You may be tempted to keep your story as short as possible, but people will be more willing to support your cause if they have a full understanding of the financial, physical, and emotional troubles you’re experiencing.\r\n\r\nWhen writing your fundraiser story, try to answer these questions:\r\n

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Save Yoel and Yael\r\nZohar and Gabi were beyond excited to welcome their twins Yoel and Yael into the world. But about two and a half months after their birth, they discovered both of their children had a rare genetic disorder that causes brain degeneration. Realizing they were in a fight against time, the couple turned to GoFundMe to raise money for expensive gene replacement therapy. They raised over $251,000 in just two months.”, “_content_columns_1_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_1_title”: “”, “_content_columns_1_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns”: 2, “_content_columns”: “field_606e244a8f61a”, “footer_content”: “”, “_footer_content”: “field_606e25638f621” }, “align”: “”, “mode”: “edit” } /–> <!– wp:acf/multi-column { "id": "block_60728b4856da2", "name": "acf\/multi-column", "data": { "header_content": "", "_header_content": "field_606e23508f616", "type": "regular", "_type": "field_606e235d8f617", "columns": "6", "_columns": "field_606e24288f619", "content_columns_0_content": "“, “_content_columns_0_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_0_title”: “”, “_content_columns_0_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns_1_content”: “

Battle for Bryce Turner\r\nWhen 15-year-old Bryce went to the doctor for a strange rash, he never imagined he would leave with a leukemia diagnosis. Because the leukemia was aggressive, doctors placed Bryce in the hospital for five months to undergo testing and treatment. His friends and family rallied around him, raising over $50,000 in just 20 days to help cover the expensive medical costs.”, “_content_columns_1_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_1_title”: “”, “_content_columns_1_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns”: 2, “_content_columns”: “field_606e244a8f61a”, “footer_content”: “”, “_footer_content”: “field_606e25638f621” }, “align”: “”, “mode”: “edit” } /–> <!– wp:acf/multi-column { "id": "block_60728bd456da5", "name": "acf\/multi-column", "data": { "header_content": "", "_header_content": "field_606e23508f616", "type": "regular", "_type": "field_606e235d8f617", "columns": "6", "_columns": "field_606e24288f619", "content_columns_0_content": "Man painting next to a lake “, “_content_columns_0_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_0_title”: “”, “_content_columns_0_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns_1_content”: “

Every Picture Tells A Story: Artist Mark Melnick\r\nAs a professional artist and muralist, Mark had spent his entire life honing his craft. That came to a screeching halt when he suffered a stroke at the age of 60. Suddenly, he couldn’t paint and his monthly expenses ballooned overnight: He needed extensive therapy sessions, in-home care, and adjustments to his house to accommodate his new mobility restrictions. Mark’s community launched a GoFundMe that raised almost $19,000 in two months to help him recover.”, “_content_columns_1_content”: “field_606e24c98f61c”, “content_columns_1_title”: “”, “_content_columns_1_title”: “field_606e252b8f61f”, “content_columns”: 2, “_content_columns”: “field_606e244a8f61a”, “footer_content”: “”, “_footer_content”: “field_606e25638f621” }, “align”: “”, “mode”: “edit” } /–>