2013 sponsor

 

Laura’s Smile Mile is set for its seventh annual event on Saturday June 1, 2013 on Milwaukee’s lake front at Veterans Park. The event is a 5K run/2 mile walk, along with a short run for children called the Giggle Gallop. It is sponsored by Laura’s Smile Foundation, an organization that supports ovarian cancer education and awareness. The event is dedicated to Laura David, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23. Laura fought her cancer head on and maintained a smile throughout her struggle with this difficult disease. Laura lost her battle to ovarian cancer at the age of 30. We continue to remember her smile and hold this event in her memory and to raise awareness for this devastating disease.

 

There are very few events nationwide that support and promote ovarian cancer awareness. It is estimated that annually over 23,000 women are diagnosed with and 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer. The 5 year survival rate for women diagnosed with this disease is only 43% versus 90% for breast cancer. The low survival rate is mainly due to lack of awareness of the symptoms and a reliable method of early detection. Approximately only 15% of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed in the early stages.

 

Laura’s Smile Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has donated over $50,000 to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WOCA) since the inception of the event. Our organization has continued to grow and spread awareness about ovarian cancer. We hope someday an early detection method and a cure will be found for this disease.

 

We are asking for donations and sponsorships that you can provide to help our event. Donations can be monetary or service. We also accept donations of products to be used in gift bags for our participants. We have 5 levels of sponsorship as follows:

 

Bronze ▪ $100 Name on sponsorship banner
Silver ▪ $250 Name on sponsorship banner

Company name, logo, link added to www.laurassmilefoundation.com website

Gold ▪ $500 Name on sponsorship banner

Company name, logo, link added to www.laurassmilefoundation.com website

Name and logo added to event & volunteer t-shirts*

Teal ▪ $1,000 Name on sponsorship banner

Company name, logo, link added to www.laurassmilefoundation.com website

Name and logo added to event & volunteer t-shirts*

Name and logo added to reusable gift bags* given to each participant

Champion ▪ $5,000 Name on sponsorship banner

Company name, logo, link added to www.laurassmilefoundation.com website

Name and logo added to event & volunteer t-shirts*

Name and logo added to reusable gift bags* given to each participant

Additional high profile recognition that best suits sponsor and can be discussed prior to commitment

*In order to guarantee name on t-shirts or goodie bag, sponsorship confirmation is required by April 29th.

 

The race website can be found at www.laurassmilefoundation.com. If you would like more information about WOCA, please visit www.wisconsinovariancancer.com.

 

Thank you and we appreciate your consideration!

 

Cassie Simpson

Laura’s Smile Mile Sponsor Coordinator

laurassmilemile@gmail.com

(414) 758-6148