Video Guidelines

Creating a Video Message of Support

Thank you for taking the time to create a video message of support for a young adult cancer patient!

Here are a few tips to inspire you:

  • Positive and upbeat messages only, please. Let’s give them a reason to smile.
  • Be as creative as you’d like—film at a fun location, throw in a joke, sing a song, etc.
  • Think about what you want to say in advance. It can be helpful to have a couple of talking points to stay on track, but it is more important to be authentic
  • Feel free to briefly share your story or motivation for fundraising
  • If you want to introduce yourself, we recommend just sharing your first name
  • If you were a fundraising team leader or part of a group that enabled the gift – share that – it lets the patient know a community supports them
  • Express a message of encouragement and support
    • “I hope this brightens your day. You have a community standing behind you.”
    • “We are routing for you to get better and will keep you in our thoughts and conversations.”
  • Things to avoid: 
    • Profanity
    • Personal contact info
    • Religious sentiment (patients come from all religious backgrounds)
    • “I know how you feel” (every experience is different)


Read article: Examples of What to Say When Someone Has Cancer


Recommended video length: Under 2 minutes

Formats accepted: MP3, MOV, WMV, and GIF 

When you are ready to share your video, please email the file or file link to [email protected] so we can make it accessible to the cancer patient.

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