Message from our Committee Chair
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Dear Friends & Supporters,
Thank you for your interest in Chattanooga's only event for colon cancer awareness, the Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K Run and Fun Walk (formerly known as the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K). In early 2012, a group of volunteers worked together to create the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation (GCCCF). This newly formed 501(3c) non-profit foundation is now the coordinator of the Chattanooga Rump Run 5K Race and Fun Walk. This is a crucial development, as it means 100 percent of all funds raised will now stay in our area to support the mission of GCCCF in our fight against colon cancer.
Unfortunately, Tennessee ranks among the lowest in the United States for colorectal screenings, and sadly ranks among the highest for deaths related to colorectal cancer. We must have an impact in bringing these fatality rates down by providing awareness regarding better colon health and regular screenings. Funds raised through the Chattanooga Rump Run will benefit GCCCF as we re-invest your support into local projects to help increase awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screening and offer support to those affected by the disease.
Between 2011 and 2016, close to $200,000 has been raised in support of colorectal cancer awareness. In 2017, we are working hard to create a bigger and better event, while remaining at the popular Enterprise South Nature Park.
Each year, our sponsors have made the greatest impact on our fundraising goals. We ask you to join our founding leaders from University Surgical Associates, Erlanger, Memorial and Parkridge Hospitals to make this annual race the biggest success ever. Your support can and will make a difference, and is greatly appreciated.
Below is sponsorship information for your review. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this event or our organization. Thank you in advance for being a supporter of this critical effort for colorectal cancer.
Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD, FACS
Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation Chair
Your Support Opportunities
- Event Sponsorship –As a sponsor, you will reach important market segments represented by the survivors and their teams, spectators, volunteers, runners and walkers – anticipated to be over 500 people. You will also be a part of the only local benefit race for colorectal cancer. Being a race sponsor is a great way to unify employees around a positive and worthy community event.
- Form a Team- Participating in the race as a team not only brings co-workers together to participate in a great event, it is one of the biggest and best sources of financial support for the race. Some teams design their own t-shirts, come up with fun and inventive names and participate together - a great way to improve morale.
- Volunteers – Volunteers are critical to the success of the race. More volunteers mean a better organized event on race day and a grass-roots approach for our message, which is often more meaningful.
- Display marketing materials – Having race information in your facility will be a huge benefit to GCCCF. The public needs to know that the race is local and how to get involved.
2017 Sponsor Levels
General Gluteus Maximus Sponsorship - $6,000
Brigadier Booty Sponsorship - $5,000
Commander Colon Sponsorship - $3,000
Sargent Sigmoid Sponsorship - $2,500
Corporal Caboose Sponsorship - $1,000
Private Polyp Sponsorship - $500
In Honorarium or Memoriam Sponsorship - $100
Questions regarding sponsorship: Kayse Rigsby (423) 757-0730.
Questions regarding volunteer opportunities: Kim Shank (423) 495-7827.
Contact by email: email@example.com
To register and/or form a team, visit us on the web at: www.chattrumprun.com