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Free ME From Lung Cancer 5K Benefit Run
Sunday, November 05, 2017, 07:00am
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Free ME Walk 11.5.17

We are currently offering a coupon good for a free Elevation Burger for the first 25 people who register for the walk or run. The run is timed by Back 40. We also will offer a $15.00 gift card to Five Guys for the first three team leaders who register 10 or more participants. The team leader will also receive a free registration. The event will start at YMCA on Union Street. Doors open at 7am with the race to begin at 8am.

The race will go to Hallowell around Granite Park and back to Augusta on the trail. Prizes for the first three men and the first three women to cross the finish line. Capitol Park is reserved for those who wish to walk. It would be great if you could also include this on your calendar as well. 

 

WHO WE ARE
Free ME from Lung Cancer is registered with the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to raising money for lung cancer research, education, and community support. We are committed to making lung cancer a health priority.


OUR MISSION
To decrease the suffering caused by a diagnosis of lung cancer by raising much needed money for lung cancer research, early detection community support.

DID YOU KNOW?
Lung cancer is the number one cause of death from cancer. It takes more lives than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. Every day more than 440 people lose their battle to lung cancer. This is equal to a jumbo jetliner crashing every signal day. One in fourteen
Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime. Lung cancer receives less than 5% of federal cancer research funding but accounts for more than 28% of cancer deaths. There is no effective early diagnostic testing for lung cancer. Only 16% of all those diagnosed with lung cancer will survive more than 5 years. The 5 year survival rate will improve by 52% if lung cancer is caught in its early stage before it has spread. Lung cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures 2012 and National Cancer Institute SEER data 2011.


WHY SPONSOR THE SAVE YOUR BREATH EVENTS?
Progress in lung cancer research requires a continued commitment in order to secure better treatment options that will benefit cancer patients in the future. Lung cancer has and still is woefully underfunded. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis
technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing. TCGA is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), two of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Reference NCI and NHI) Genomics has recently been used to customize cancer treatment for patients. This has led to more targeted therapy options for the patient. This course of treatment identifies the most effective course of treatment, while sparing patients from the debilitating side effects of treatment. It saves time wasted on ineffective treatments. (Reference NCI and NHI)These advancements in cancer genomics are only a small sample of the great strides being made. We cannot afford to lose this ground on these very important breakthroughs. You generous support will help researchers continue their important work in finding better treatment for lung cancer patients. Our foundation is growing thanks to your generous and continued support. We are happy to
report that we have finally raised our first $100,000 to support a research grant and will be searching for the best facility to donate the money to and will follow the progress of the research we fund. We continue to fund low dose CT scan to high risk patients who are under insured or have no insurance while funds area available. We entered into a contract to fund low dose CT scans at MaineGeneral Hospital in late 2016.

LEVEL OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SPONSOR EVENTS
PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000
• Company promoted as a Presenting Sponsor in press releases
• 10 complimentary registrations for the event
• Company’s logo on event day poster
• Company’s logo on event t-shirts*
• Company’s promotional items in event goody bags to be provided by the sponsor
• Table space on event day
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s logo included on social media event page
DIAMOND SPONSOR $7,500
• Company’s logo on event day poster
• 8 complimentary registrations for the event
• Company’s logo on event t-shirt*
• Discounted table space on event day
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s logo included on social media event page
PLATINUM SPONSOR $5,000
• Company’s logo on event day poster
• 5 Complimentary Registrations for the event
• Company’s logo on event t-shirt*
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Complaint’s logo included on social media event page.
GOLD SPONSOR $2,500
• Company’s logo on event day poster
• 3 Complimentary registrations for the event
• Company’s Logo on event t-shirt*
• Company’s logo included one vent webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company mentioned on event social media page
SILVER SPONSOR $1,000
• Company’s logo on event day poster
• Company’s logo on event t-shirt*
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s logo included on social media event page

BRONZE SPONSOR $500
• Company’s name include on event day t-shirt*
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s logo included on social media event page
FRIENDS $300
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s logo included one social media event page
IN-KIND DONORS
• Company’s name in text only on the event t-shirts for contributions valued at
$500.00 or more*
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
MEDIA and RADIO SPONSOR
• Company’s logo on event day poster as Media/Radio Sponsor
• Company’s logo on the event t-shirts*
• Company’s logo included on printed event materials
• Company’s logo included on event webpage with link to company’s webpage
• Company’s banner displayed at events to be provided by company
• Company mentioned on event social media page
• Table space on event day
*DEPENDENT ON SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE COMMITMENT DATE IN RELATION TO PRINTING DEADLINE

2017 Save Your Breath Sponsorship Application


Thank you for your very generous support to the Save Your Breath – EVENT to benefit the Free ME
from Lung Cancer’s mission. Your support today will help save lives tomorrow.
Sponsor – Company Name (please write it as it should appear on our promotional materials)
Contact Name and Title: ________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________
City: ________________________________________ State: _______________ Zip: _______
Phone Number: _______________________________ Fax Number: _____________________
Email: _______________________________________________________________________
Website: _____________________________________________________________________
SPONSOR Level
___$10,000 Presenting ___$7,500 Diamond ____$5,000 Platinum ___$2,500 Gold ____$1,000 Silver
____$500 Bronze ____ $300 Friends _____In-Kind donation _____Media ____Radio
Please describe the in-kind item or service donated, the quantity donated and the fair market value of
the item or service.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: Please email your logo in EPS format. The logo must be received no later than
September 25 th. Email a colored logo and a black and white logo to Deb Violette at

TOTAL CONTRIBUTION ENCLOSED: $______________________
____Full Payment Enclosed ____Please Send Invoice
Please make checks payable to: Free ME from Lung Cancer (include Save Your Breath in the memo
section)
Mail completed form and payment to:
Free ME from Lung Cancer
Deb Violette, President
176 Leavitt Road
Augusta, Maine 04330
Signature: _________________________________________________________Date: _________________
Once we receive the form we will contact you to confirm and implement your sponsorship.

For more information contact or 207-215-9035Free ME from Lung Cancer is
a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. EIN 36-4734024. SPONSORSHIPS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Location Start at YMCA ~ Union Street