Honor T-Shirts and T-Shirt Fundraising Tools

Honor, remember, and celebrate those you love using the power of custom t-shirts. Whether you’re walking to fundraise for a charity, or bringing family and friends together to memorialize a loved one, custom t-shirts and sweatshirts help bring people together for a common cause. Explore the photos below for great examples of people who came together to honor those they love. You can even create a fundraiser in their honor with our new free fundraising tool.

Team Matty - Head for the Cure 5k Wichita, KS by Team Matty - 3 months ago

Team Matty   Head For The Cure 5k Wichita, Ks  T-Shirt Photo

"For us, it started out like any other Saturday morning. We had breakfast and then Matt was off to get his eyes checked as we were sure that was what was causing his headaches. Not long after he arrived at the Dr’s office he sent a text “They want me to get an MRI”. Within a few hours we heard the words that would change our lives forever. “A very large mass on the right front lobe of your brain. It is cancer.” He was 20 years old. By Sunday afternoon, 24 hours later, the tennis ball size tumor had been removed, or at least 90% of it. Matty bounced back like a true warrior despite major pain and swelling and on Thursday afternoon we walked out of the hospital, confident that the worst was behind us. Within a few weeks the swelling was so bad that they had to put in a VP shunt. Within about a month they removed the shunt as it had caused massive infection. He was now experiencing grand mal seizures, loss of memory and functionality. Shortly after that he was fired from his job and we added major anxiety and depression to our list of issues. Basically, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. He continued to focus on school and within just over a year he graduated top of his class at ITT Tech. It was truly a highlight of his life. After 6 weeks of radiation, 11 months of chemo and 5 stays in the hospital we finally heard the words “no evidence of tumor” and it looked like we were finally getting a break! With his confidence at an all-time high he accepted a job in San Francisco, California and we moved him out there. There were many struggles during the 18 months he was there. He had just gotten his dream job working for Google when we realized the infection had never really gone away and two more surgeries would be required. The first was to remove the infected brain plate and start him on aggressive antibiotics. Of course, during that time the cancer returned and by the time they were able to replace the brain plate the tumor had grown to the size of a fist. It was stage 4 and angry. The doctor was so aggressive in the recession of the tumor for the fifth and final surgery that Matty lost half of his eyesight in both eyes, the use of his entire left side, his short term memory and some of his cognitive skills. We managed to get him home to Valley Center, Kansas after an extensive stay in the hospital and quickly signed up for a clinical trial through Mayo Clinic. But to no avail. Just days after his 24th birthday, we were told there was nothing more they could do. Matty wanted to go home and party with his family and friends and that is just what we did. For the 3 weeks and 3 days he was with us we opened our home to anyone, anytime. Friends and family came from all over the country to spend time with him, reminisce about the good times and embrace the present, soaking in every moment with him. It was such a difficult time filled with tears, laughter, heartbreak, stress and always love. Lots of love. Matthew came into this world on a Sunday morning at 8:53am as a content happy baby boy and left on a Sunday morning at 8:35am as a peaceful young man ready to let go of this life and seek out new adventures. During his entire fight Matthew displayed a kindness and gentleness that amazed us all. He always thanked everyone for their assistance and never lost his patience, despite severe pain at times. He was constantly trying to help people feel comfortable with his cancer, with a ready quip or comeback to make them laugh. Often times when a nurse finally arrived with pain meds to help with a horrible headache he would purpose marriage and make them know he appreciated their efforts. His final effort to help others was to donate his body to science. It was his hope that somehow he just might help find a cure so others would not have to endure what he did. We intend to continue his legacy by contributing to and becoming involved in all of the various organizations focused on brain tumor research. Our wish is for everyone to enjoy today, whatever it brings, make the most of it. Our dear Matthew is gone in body but he lives on in our hearts and our memories. We are all better people for having shared in his journey and experienced first hand his determination and courage while never losing his sense of humor. Matthew is our hero and we just hope that we can make him as proud of us as we are of him! "

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3 generations of Rebels fighting cancer by Rebels For A Cause - 3 months ago

3 Generations Of Rebels Fighting Cancer T-Shirt Photo

"We participate in the Relay for Life- American Cancer Society. My mom is a cancer survivor and we are tired of hearing about family & friends being diagnosed so we do our best to help finish the fight. We love our custom ink shirts. My daughter designed our logo. Every cancer has a different color and the colors on the flower represent the cancer colors. This is the 2nd year we have placed an order and we are very happy with the service and the items. "

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MS Walk 2014 "Team Kelsey" by Team Kelsey - 3 months ago

Ms Walk 2014 "Team Kelsey" T-Shirt Photo

"We walk every year to support my daughter Kelsey who was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of 16 with MS. Everyone loved the shirts! Thanks also for the donation from Custom Ink. It helped Team Kelsey raise over $1100 for MS research. "

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Siblings remembering their brother by Cullen 2014 - 3 months ago

Siblings Remembering Their Brother T-Shirt Photo

"For the past 3 years my family has walked the March of Dimes "walk for babies." My twin boys were born at 35 weeks unknowingly on the verge of dying in utero. Grady is our survivor, he had 2 NICU stays and Cullen died after a 5 hour fight. We miss him everyday. I wonder ALL the time what life would be like with both my little boys. Every year we make shirts in memory of Cullen with Customink. "

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TEAM BALDWIN walking at the March of Dimes Walk in Pensacola, FL in memory of Celia Rose Baldwin by TEAM BALDWIN - 3 months ago

Team Baldwin Walking At The March Of Dimes Walk In Pensacola, Fl In Memory Of Celia Rose Baldwin T-Shirt Photo

"My family has been putting together a team for the March of Dimes Walk each year for that past 6 years. We lost our daughter, Celia Rose, in March of 2005. This was a biggest team ever and we raised $6200 to help more babies be born healthy. We absolutely loved our Custom Ink shirts! Thank you for all of your help in getting them just right. We will be ordering from you from now on!"

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Team Ramona & Savannah by Team Ramona & Savannah - 3 months ago

Team Ramona & Savannah T-Shirt Photo

"On December 24, 2013 two very special families lost both of their angels. Ramona Alice and Savannah Jane did not have the same luxury as many of us do. Together, Team Ramona and Savannah raised nearly $13,000 towards the March of Dimes/March for Babies! As the #1 team in the metro-Detroit area, we were beyond proud to be wearing our bright purple team shirts marching proudly in the April 27, 2014 event. Our love is infinite!"

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2014 Autism Walk by Katya Moreira - 3 months ago

2014 Autism Walk T-Shirt Photo

"In honor of my beautiful baby boy, we walked in the 2014 Autism Walk that was held by Autism Speaks in Los Angeles, CA . It was such a great experience and I am really greatful with Custom Ink for doing an amazing job with our t-shirts. They were absolutely beautiful and my son's picture looked amazing. I will definitely order from Custom Ink when again. Thank you."

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Team Poppy- 2014 Relay for Life by Lauren Liddle - 3 months ago

Team Poppy  2014 Relay For Life T-Shirt Photo

"CustomInk helped design shirts for our 2014 Relay for Life at Virginia Tech! Our team was inspired after my Poppy, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and unfortunately lost the battle in February. CustomInk made the perfect shirt for our team and even donated towards our cause!"

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Autism Walk 2014 by Corbin's Crew Chiefs - 3 months ago

Autism Walk 2014 T-Shirt Photo

"This is an amazing group of people that got together to show their support and love for our 5 year old, Corbin. Corbin has autism but it clearly does not define him. Our autism walk was Saturday April 26, 2014. It is held at our zoo to make it as kid friendly as possible. Our Corbin loves the zoo so it's perfect!!! What made this day even more special were the shirts... Not only was it the coolest shirt there we had an amazing experience using your website. From customer service to you actually donating to the walk in Corbin's name. Can't explain how much that means to us. Just an amazing company!! Thank you!! "

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Marching for Ava and Niko by Jilian Keller - 3 months ago

Marching For Ava And Niko  T-Shirt Photo

"Our first March of Dimes in Allentown, Pa. We marched because of our miracle preemies, Ava and Niko who were born at 23 weeks 6 days. Customink was great to work with and even donated to our team!"

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