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Celebrate your birthday by supporting sight-saving research. Encourage your family and friends to donate to
Fighting Blindness Canada as their gift to you.
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Your birthday is coming up. Your friends and family are asking you what gifts you would like, but your mind is blank—you really have everything you need! Sound familiar? Instead of asking friends and family for gifts on your birthday, set up a Birthday Fundraiser and ask them to make a contribution. Here are a few easy ways to help you set it up.




Our Sight Savers platform lets you easily create your own custom fundraising page to share your birthday story. Link to the page in your personal emails and then track and thank donors in one place.




Leverage your social network and host a Facebook fundraiser on your birthday. Facebook collects the donations and forwards to Fighting Blindness Canada on your behalf.​

Tips for Successful Campaign

Tips for a Successful Birthday Fundraiser


  • Organize some games or competitions where friends have to make a donation to join in.

  • Create a goal amount to match your age. Turning 30? Set out to raise $3,000 for a cause you care about! Ask for a $30 donation.


  • Leverage social media to share your story.


  • Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are an easy way to let everyone know it's your birthday - and Facebook delivers the donations right to us.


  • Write a short but compelling email to all your contacts encouraging them to donate to FBC on your behalf.

  • Create your own fundraising page with our Sight Saver portal and include the link to donate.  Our portal even allows you to send emails directly from there.


  • Most friends and family are happy to support a cause you are passionate about - you just need to ASK!

  • There is never any harm in asking. Let them know of your Birthday Goal and suggest an amount to contribute to help you reach it. Include the donate link or instructions and be sure to THANK them for their gift.

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is Canada’s leading private funder of vision research.


We offer hope to Canadians by identifying the best, most promising research that is driving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases, and by raising and stewarding funds to support this essential, sight-saving research.

All of the research and educational initiatives we fund supports our goals of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how sight can be restored.

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Need some inspiration?

We've collected some great suggestions to get your

Birthday Campaign started:

  • Ask for donations specific to your birth DATE. ie: birthday on February 15th  - donate $15 or better yet, why not $215.

  • Suggest your life experience AGE as the requested donation to your birthday campaign.


  • Ask people to forgo their daily "fancy coffee" and instead donate $5 to your birthday campaign.

  • Create a virtual game night - $20 a person to play with the birthday guest! Send the link to everyone who donates.

  • SHARE your story and WHY you are connected to the cause. Send personal emails, share on social media and spread the word.

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