Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Miles of Smiles 5K Run and 1 Miles Walk; Donate or Sponsor!

This very fun event will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 9:00a.m
Packet PickUp will be Friday 5/13 from 5-7:00 &
on Saturday starting at 7:30.  
The race start and finish line will be at Pinebrook Elementary School in Aldie, Virginia.

I wanted to help raise awareness and find companies that would love to either sponsor or donate a product to be raffled off to this cause. For those of you who do not know about Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 births, discovered as a distinct entity in 1961.  It is estimated that more than 30,000 people in the United States have Williams Syndrome. Individuals with WS are missing 26-28 genes on one copy of chromosome #7, one of which is the gene that produces elastin, a protein that allows blood vessels and other tissues in the body to stretch.  As a result, more than 75% of individuals have mild to severe cardiovascular problems.

Most people with WS share common facial features, as well as a cascade of medical, neurological and behavioral characteristics.

Medical characteristics include:
  • Feeding difficulties & reflux
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Gastro-intestinal issues
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Neurological and cognitive difficulties include:
  • Developmental delays
  • Poor motor skills
  • Hyper-sensitive hearing
  • Learning disabilities
You can sponsor, and the information is below, or you can donate a product to be raffled off. 

Sponsor Levels –
Gold Smile Sponsor
$1,000 commitment
Benefits of Silver Smile Sponsorship, plus:
    Logo exposure at start/finish line banner
     2 additional complimentary race registrations.
Silver Smile Sponsor
$500 or more commitment
Benefits of  Bronze Smile Sponsorship, plus:
     Link to your website from the race website;
     Mention in all printed advertisements/mailings.
     An additional complimentary race registration
Bronze Smile Sponsor
$200 or more commitment
     Logo exposure on T-shirts, plus:
    Sponsorship mention on the race website
     Opportunity to place insert of goodies in all race packets;
     Sponsorship plugs on race-day; and
   1 complimentary race registration
Family Smile Sponsor
$100 commitment
     Name on Event Banner
All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Williams Syndrome Association.
All money raised will directly enrich the lives of individuals and families affected by Williams Syndrome.
If you would like to donate a product or sponsor, please contact me 

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