Event Sponsorship

 

Dare to Defy is a father’s quest to complete IRONMAN Chattanooga 2014 on September 28, 2014 for his son who has a life-threatening medical condition, Neuroblastoma, and increase the awareness and raise funds for two local non-profit organizations who have helped his son and his family.

Jason Greer is not a seasoned athlete and has never done a triathlon much less anything of the magnitude of an IRONMAN. IRONMAN is an endurance event that consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a full 26.2 mile marathon. Jason is a firefighter for the City of Chattanooga and he and his wife are the proud parents of three amazing boys, Tristin age 17, and 12 year old twins Austin and Justin. Their lives were turned upside down 4 years ago when their oldest son, Tristin, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the sympathetic nervous system that causes tumors throughout the body. Because of the rarity of Tristin’s disease, they have spent the last 3 ½ years traveling monthly to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering and currently, Grand Rapids, Michigan for treatments and clinical trials.

So, “Why IRONMAN Chattanooga?” Jason figured that it was one of the toughest events that he could do that has a slight resemblance to what his son has been through and continues to experience. Jason knows that whatever he will experience in his training and on 9/28/2014 will not compare to what his son has endured the past 4 years and the road ahead but it is a way for him to honor his strength and determination and the other children that they have met throughout Tristin’s illness.

As if the training for IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA and the actual event isn’t difficult enough Jason has also decided to fundraise and increase the awareness for two local charities in Chattanooga, TN: Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee and Emily’s Power For A Cure. The two organizations have supported Jason and his family throughout their quest with Tristin’s illness. Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee granted Tristin’s wish to go to Bora Bora recently and Emily’s Power for a Cure has been supporting them since Tristin’s diagnosis. Jason and his family have experienced first-hand the power of a wish and the many clinical trials that Tristin has been involved in are funded by organizations like Emily’s Power for a Cure.

About Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee
Make-A-Wish East Tennessee is a nonprofit organization that has been making a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1988. Serving Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Tri-Cities areas, it is our mission to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Visit www.etn.wish.org for more information, like us Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Emily’s Power For A Cure
Emily's Power for a Cure raises funds and awareness to fight Neuroblastoma while helping families who are actively fighting this disease. The Foundation, Emily's namesake, was founded in 2006 by Emily's parents Jonathon and Wendy Ransom. Her family wishes to continue her fight and find a cure for this disease. While the goal of the Foundation is to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Neuroblastoma, there are more immediate needs for families and children fighting this disease. Visit www.emilyspowerforacure.com for more information. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and on Jason's blog.

TITLE SPONSOR

– $10,000 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
As the exclusive Title Sponsor of Dare to Defy, Jason’s quest will be named after you, your company or organization. This will enable your company to capitalize on its investment and maximize its brand and communication throughout the area via media, visitors and participants.

  • Named as the Title Sponsor (Your Name/Company/Organization) Dare to Defy and communicated as such on all aspects of the promotional campaign.
  • Recognized in all print and promotion (including TV, magazine, newspaper, online, and radio).
  • Corporate logo on large banner at Dare to Defy HOST tent/cheering area.
  • Invitations for 25 people to Host tent.
  • Corporate logo on Emily’s Power For A Cure, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, and Dare to Defy web pages and social pages, with hyperlinks to Title Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

HOST SPONSOR

- $7,500 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

  • Recognized in all print and promotion (including TV, magazine, newspaper, online, and radio)
  • Corporate logo on large banner at Dare to Defy HOST tent/cheering area.
  • Invitations for 20 people to Host tent.
  • Corporate logo on Emily’s Power For A Cure, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, and Dare to Defy web pages and social pages, with hyperlinks to Title Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

– $5,000 (multiple available)

  • Recognition as the presenting sponsor in all print and promotion
  • Invitations for 15 people to Host tent
  • Corporate logo on Emily’s Power For A Cure, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, and Dare to Defy web pages and social pages, with hyperlinks to Title Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

CORPORATE SPONSOR

– $2,500 (multiple available)

  • Recognition in print/online media specifically advertising Dare to Defy
  • Invitations for 10 people to Host tent
  • Corporate logo on Emily’s Power For A Cure, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, and Dare to Defy web pages and social pages, with hyperlinks to Title Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

EVENT SPONSOR

– $1,000 (multiple available)

  • Invitations for 5 people to Host tent.
  • Corporate logo on Emily’s Power For A Cure, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, and Dare to Defy web pages and social pages, with hyperlinks to Title Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

MILE SPONSOR

We will have oversized mile sponsor boards at the host tent and would like to have every single mile sponsored for Jason. This is a great way to get everyone involved.

Click HERE to sponsor a mile (or many)

 

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH US

For further information on sponsorship and other opportunities contact:

Stephanie Wilkins                                    Wendy Ransom
Office: 423-629-9474                               Office: 423-309-7836
swilkins@wishetn.wish.org                        powerforacure@gmail.com

 

 

 

Site Sponsored by
Chattanooga Allergy Clinic
Emily's Power For A Cure - P.O. Box 1387 | Hixson, TN 37343 | powerforacure@gmail.com