Every year thousands of people help raise awareness and money for cancer by participating in charity walks across the world. People create fundraising teams and proudly wear custom t-shirts as they walk. And more often than not, teams pick a funny name that adds some levity to a serious situation. One of the benefits of using a light-hearted team name is that it gives supporters a way to connect through humor. It’s one way to help make things less somber and more uplifting.
Ready to make your own cancer fundraising team name? Here are four simple formulas to use when creating a team name for cancer awareness as well as a list of cancer-specific team name examples.
Team names for cancer awareness: Four simple formulas to try
1. Team (first name last name) + end rhyme
Including the name of the individual you’re raising money for helps give the team name an undeniable link to the beneficiary. End rhyme is a great way to complete the team name. It’s a simple formula that makes it easier for potential donors to remember.
- Team Tim Carter Crushes Cancer Harder
- Team Olivia Lear: Melanoma Outta Here!
2. Try using alliteration
If you are looking for a name that rolls off of the tongue, try alliteration—repetition of initial sounds. This team name highlights the purpose of the fundraiser within its name, to find a cure for cancer, while also adding some light-heartedness.
- Christina’s Cancer Curesaders
- Sarah’s Support Squad
3. Make it stand out with a pun
Puns are one key to coming up with a cool team name and can be a great way to grab people’s attention with cleverness. Just make sure your pun isn’t too groan-worthy (test it with friends before you commit).
- Pirates of the Cure-ibbean
- The Turmorators
4. Play off of popular culture
Tap into existing popular memes and themes, such as a famous TV show, to create a fun cancer fundraising team name. Riffs on TV shows, books, movies, or song titles can also inspire costume or team uniform ideas.
- Hawaii Cure-O
- The Race Pack
Cancer fundraising team name examples
If you’re walking in a cancer-specific charity walk you may consider picking a team name that relates. Here are a handful of cancer fundraising team name examples that get more specific based on cancer type.
Breast cancer team names examples
- Too Inspired to Be Tired
- Cancer Cops
- Breast Foot Forward
Childhood cancer team names examples
- Hope Brigade
- Strike Out Cancer
- Prancers Against Cancer
Pancreatic cancer team names examples
- Tumor Slayers
- Purple Pavement Pounders
- Pancreas Pirates
Leukemia team names examples
- I Wear Orange for (Name)
- Walking Warriors
Cancer fundraiser team names examples on GoFundMe
These titles generate interest and motivate teams and donors.
- Help Dean Kick Cancer
- Stomp Out Cancer: Team Lucian
- Kickin’ Cancer: One Song at a Time
- Scott’s got Bad Blood (Leukemia)
- Orlando Vargas CAN-CERvive
- Teaching Cancer a Lesson by Kellie
Team up to raise awareness and money for cancer
If you’ve got a funny cancer fundraising team name ready to rock, we’re ready to help with GoFundMe’s free fundraising platform. And if you’re in need of more inspiration, we have many more cancer fundraising ideas.
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