Dash for Danni

Dash for Danni

A Community Challenge

 

3.1 Mile Run/Walk -All Abilities

Saturday – May 18, 2019 9:00 am

Joseph A. Foran High School

     80 Foran Rd Milford CT

http://www.lightboxreg.com/dash-for-danni-5k-run-and-walk_2019?mobile=0

   Proceeds to benefit:
 Danni Kemp Cancer Support Fund

 

Danielle Kemp a lifelong Milford resident, Joseph A. Foran high school graduate, and Stony Brook University Division 1 student-athlete alumni was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in the summer of 2016. Danni an avid softball player since childhood was spending that summer  the same way she had been for the past 10 years playing summer ball, when she received her devastating diagnosis.

 

Danni had gotten hit by a pitch in the helmet during an at-bat while practicing with her team the Stratford Brakettes. Soon after the practice she began experiencing balance problems, trouble focusing, and dizziness. Her physician had initially thought it was a concussion, but as her symptoms did not improve, and actually progressed, an MRI was ordered. Doctors quickly realized that Danni did not have a simple concussion.

 

After being sent to Yale New Haven Hospital Danni and her family where told the unthinkable. That her symptoms where actually being caused by an inoperable brain tumor located in the Pons region of her brain.

 

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG for short, primarily affects children and is a relatively rare cancer with about 400 new cases diagnosed every year. It is an especially lethal cancer with no known cause or cure. The only traditional treatment is a 6 week course of radiation. After which clinical trials and immunology therapy outside of the United States hold the most hope for treatment success.

 

Unfortunately, these treatments are expensive and are not covered by insurance. The Kemp Family and Friends have been fundraising to help children with DIPG, like Danni, cover the cost of their continued treatment, and to fund research in hopes of one day finding a cure for this terrible disease.

 

Danni leaves a legacy of love and hope. She fought a brave battle against this horrible disease, but the struggle still continues for all the children and families affected by DIPG. The Kemp Family and Friends need your support so they can continue to lead the charge in memory of Danni against this terrible childhood disease. Let’s all stand together for Danni and “KICK CANCER’S BUTT”!

 

Let’s all be “DANNI STRONG” by coming out and participating in this worthwhile event!

 

MS Running Productions, the Kemp Family & Friends are very proud to host this event

Saturday May 18, 2019.

 

 

Thank you for your time!

We hope you will join us in our benefit for Danni.

Please answer by  April 20th to insure print deadlines are met.

Presenting Sponsorship              $1500

This level sponsor will receive:

  • Name LARGEST & BOLD on the back of over 300 race  t-shirts
  • Name featured on our web page and all email blasts
  • 6 free race entries
  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure

 

Gold Sponsorship                      $1000

This level will receive:

  • Name second and bold in size on the back of over 300 race t-shirts
  • Name featured on our web page and email blasts
  • 4 free race entries
  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure

 

Silver Sponsorship             $500

This level will receive:

  • Name third and bold in size on the back of over 300 T-shirts
  • 3 free race entries
  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure

Bronze Sponsorship                        $200

This level will receive:

  • Name printed on back of over 300 t-shirts
  • 2 free race entries
  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure
  • May set up table at race.

Friend of the Dash                           $100                                    

This level will receive:

  • Name print-type on the back of over 300 T-shirts
  • 1 free race entry
  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure

Community Partner                       $50

 This level will receive:

  • Name listed in our Community Partner Race brochure

 

 

We will gladly accept smaller donations or ‘in kind products, services, food, and gift certificates for this event”. All types of donations at ANY level are accepted and encouraged!

 

We request your commitment by  to April 20th to meet our print, publicity and t-shirt deadlines. In order to maximize the publicity and visibility of our sponsors we hope that you will reply to this offer as soon as possible.