MARCH TO FRIENDSHIP

Every March, coworkers, friends, and families join together to help kids & young adults with cancer across the country.

All you have to do is register your team, make and submit your bracket, and sponsor Connecting Champions young adults and kids.

OUR 2022 TOTALS:

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Our Goal: $25,000, 100 friendships

68 basketball teams. 67 games. And after all that, one team, and one bracket, reign supreme. Congratulations to the Kansas Jayhawks on their national championship, and an equally big congratulations to Lily, our official 2022 March to Friendship bracket champion!

Most importantly, though, a huge thank you to all of you who participated in this year’s March to Friendship. This year we raised, thanks to 385 donors like you, over $36,000, which will go such a long way toward creating transformational experiences for children who have cancer — and for their role models — all around the country. We believe that every child who has cancer should have a chance to build a life-changing connection with somebody they want to be like when they grow up. Whether you are a March to Friendship “Diaper Dandy” (basketball-term for a talented 1st-timer), or a March to Friendship “Super-Senior” (basketball-term for someone with many years of experience), we are honored to have had your support, as we seek to make that goal a reality! 

It is a joy, every year, to channel the spirit of March Madness toward the creation of a better world, with you. We hope that Connecting Champions, and this fundraiser in particular, has carved out permanent real estate in your heart. To some extent, the month of March is about St. Patrick’s Day, and the beginning of Spring. But for us, March wouldn’t be March without this event, and supporters like you. If your bracket, like mine, struggled mightily this year — no need to fear. We look forward to Selection Sunday 2023, when the quest for eternal bracket glory will commence once more!

With love and gratitude,

Lex Rofeberg, Founder of the March to Friendship, and the whole Connecting Champions team

Leaderboard Top 10

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Pittsburgh Insurance Companies

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University of Pittsburgh

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Highlights from the last March to Friendship

Total raised: $40,318
Friendship moments sponsored: 161

Congratulations to last year’s top teams!

Top Friends and Family Team – Lex’s Team $11,797
Top Companies and Schools Team – RoadRunner Recycling $1,488
Top Rookie Team – University of Pittsburgh Connecting Champions Club $378

Timeline

February 3rd – March 11th
Teams register for the March to Friendship

March 13th 
Selection Sunday — brackets are live
(basketball teams only)

March 17th
Deadline to submit brackets
(basketball teams only)

March 1st to March 31st
Donate & sponsor every kid!

Events & Fundraisers

Milestones, recognition, fundraising….the list goes on

(& we can’t wait to build more!)

Reach Out to Us

Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755