Create Your Own Fundraiser

Looking for creative ways to support the Mario Lemieux Foundation? You can create and host your own fundraising event — 5K Run/Walk, golf event, birthday party, holiday party, bake sale, auction or much more — to benefit our important cancer research and patient care initiatives or Austin’s Playrooms. Get creative with one of the many ideas to raise funds with your friends, family or co-workers to help inform the community about the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s services.

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5K Walk/Run

Golf Event

Birthday Party

Holiday Party

Bake Sale


Here’s how you can create your own fundraising event with the support of the Mario Lemieux Foundation:

  1. Review our Community Fundraising Guidelines.
  2. Complete the Fundraiser Registration Agreement.
  3. Hold your fundraising event and have fun, all while benefiting the Mario Lemieux Foundation!
  4. Post-Event: Complete the Fundraiser Results Summary.

Turn your next event into a fundraiser for the Mario Lemieux Foundation and discover a fun, new way to give!

Remember our Lemieux Foundation staff is here to help! Once you let our team know about your plans, we will be happy to help spread the word on social media, attend your event and, of course, be here to ask questions or brainstorm.

For questions contact:
Stephanie Spezialetti, Program Manager – 412-281-3466 or

Need inspiration?

The Wise Family created their own golf outing in Ebensburg, PA, in memory of Cindy Wise, supporting Austin’s Playrooms:

Cindy Wise Memorial Golf Tournament

Cindy Wise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved Pittsburgh sports. After losing her two-year battle with cancer in 2011, Cindy’s family decided to host a golf tournament in 2012 to celebrate her life. The monies raised were then donated in her memory to support the Mario Lemieux Foundation and its Austin’s Playrooms initiative. Because of the success of the fundraiser, the golf tournament has continued on and will hold it’s 7th annual event in September 2018. Donations from the Cindy Wise Memorial Golf Tournament, held annually in Ebensburg, helped to fund the Austin’s Playroom located in UPMC Altoona Hospital, which opened in September 2016. Contributions from future golf tournaments will be used to replace toys, update electronics, and provide for general maintenance as needed over the next several years in this playroom, as well as other playrooms.