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September 28, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP for Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation’s (DTRF)

5th Annual 2014 Running for Answers (RFA) 5K Run/ Walk and Kids' Fun Run benefiting desmoid tumor research

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gain national exposure through this community-led & inspired event that impacts thousands.


Why should I sponsor RFA?

One word: Success.

Running for Answers 5K (RFA) is an event on the move. In 2013, we had over 700 participants in our 5K run/ walk in the middle one of the biggest media markets in the country. RFA is the largest fundraising event for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF). In 2013, we raised over $275,000 for research into this terrible disease.

With each year, the RFA 5K becomes more prominent in the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, as well as in the national charitable giving arena.

2013 was our biggest year yet, with celebrities including:

  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Michelle Rounds (Rosie’s partner & desmoid patient)
  • Pat Ciarrochi (Philadelphia TV personality)
  • Kevin Reilly (Former Eagles linebacker & desmoid tumor survivor)

Come be a part of cause that is sure to give your business a boost and the recognition it deserves.


What are my sponsorship options for 2014?

RFA Title Sponsorship $7,500

  • Exclusive naming rights for RFA event: "Running for Answers 5K Run/Walk presented by ___"
  • Main tent location and banner displayed
  • Recognized at all media appearances and newspaper articles when appropriate (Exception: PSA radio spots)
  • Company name and logo on prime, top front page of RFA website, Patient Meeting brochure & RFA tshirts
  • Company profile and interview in RFA monthly newsletter and on RFA social media outlets in September
  • Complimentary race entry for up to 20 company employees

RFA Gift Sponsorship $5,000

  • Exclusive right to name and logo on gift handed out to all participants
  • Company name and logo on RFA t-shirts
  • Company profile and interview in RFA monthly newsletter and on RFA social media outlets in August
  • Company name, logo and link on RFA home page
  • Complimentary race entry for up to 10 company employees

RFA Transportation Sponsorship $5,000

  • Exclusive right to post a company banner around the RFA stage on race day
  • Company name, logo and link on RFA home page
  • Company profile and interview in RFA monthly newsletter and on RFA social media outlets
  • Complimentary race entry for up to 5 company employees

RFA Stage Sponsorship $3,000

  • Exclusive right to post a company banner on the RFA stage on race day
  • Company table near stage area
  • Company name, logo and link on RFA home page
  • Complimentary race entry for 5 company employees

RFA Water Station Sponsorship $3,000

  • Exclusive naming rights to the only Water Station: "___ Water Station"
  • Water Station will be manned by company volunteers and 3 Superheroes for picture opportunities
  • Company name, logo and link on RFA home page
  • Complimentary race entry for 5 company employees

RFA Brunch Sponsorship $3,000

  • Exclusive naming rights to the post-race brunch to be advertised to all sponsors and participants: "RFA Brunch presented by ___".
  • Banner to be hung at the Brunch
  • Verbally recognized on race day and in Patient Meeting handout
  • Company name, logo and link on RFA home page
  • Complimentary race entry to 5 Employees

RFA Friend $500

  • Name listing on RFA Website
  • 5 RFA t-shirts


Have questions about sponsorship? Feel free to contact Lynne Hernandez at lynne@runningforanswers.com or 215.760.3977.

Sponsorship guidelines: Sponsors may not sell products, solicit business, or pass out promotional material. We reserve the right to refuse sponsorship for any reason. All gifts that are noted "non-sponsor", having no advertising benefit, are tax-deductible. Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Facts about Desmoid Tumors

  • Desmoid tumors arise from cells called fibroblasts, whose main function is to provide structural support and protection to vital organs such as the lungs, liver, blood vessels, heart and kidneys.
  • Desmoid tumors often have a high rate of recurrence.
  • Research efforts to fight desmoid tumors can be used to learn about other sarcoma cancers.

Our Mission

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF) is the only foundation in the country dedicated to funding desmoid tumor research and finding a cure for this rare disease. We fund research projects at some of the world’s top cancer research centers in both basic science and clinical trials.

Also, we have have facilitated collaboration between researchers from different institutions, including MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, and we have made significant advancements in our understanding of the disease. Discoveries made through desmoid tumor research can also potentially be applied to many other kinds of cancers such as breast, colon, ovarian and other sarcoma cancers.

For more information about DTRF, please visit www.dtrf.org.