Looking for Sponsors for 2016

DID YOU KNOW: Currently, It Only Takes a Spark is helping approximately 60 individuals with cancer-related expenses. As the year progresses, this number may grow in excess of 90 as approximately three new patients are added every month. Each year, a minimum 70% of the funds raised by the Cancer Walk stay within the greater Grant County area to support those diagnosed with a cancer-related illness. Our board also recently aided (up to 20% of our delegations through funds raised) in local needs with contributions towards our local Cancer Support Group and towards purchasing chemo treatment chairs for the hospital.

“It Only Takes A Spark” Cancer Walk is made possible in a number of ways including teams that fundraise throughout the year, luminaries that are sold and light the path the evening of the Cancer Walk (to be held June 10-11), memorial donations given throughout the year and businesses that sponsor the Cancer Walk at various dollar levels. These dollar sponsorships are specifically given by the businesses themselves, and in return the businesses receive newsprint/radio advertising and Cancer Walk recognition for that dollar amount sponsorship.

Over the past years, this event has not only raised funds for local cancer patients and their families, but it has served as a major function within this community for individuals to make a difference in fighting the war against cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in South Dakota. It is only one battle, but it is a battle we here in Grant County continue to fight, one lap at a time, one dollar at a time, one year at a time, and one hug at a time!! No one is left untouched by cancer.

Listed below are the Sponsorship Levels and the dollar amounts businesses must donate to receive the specific recognition. The various “rewards” for their donation are also listed. If possible, we would appreciate sponsorships in by March 31, 2016.

TORCHBEARER – For the sponsorship amount of $1,000 your business will receive the benefits of:
* Staff photo and name in 1 newspaper advertisement and other publicity (homepage of website)
* Tagged on all radio advertisements
* Your corporate/business logo or name on 1 major banner located at the event
* An “It Only Takes A Spark” Business Window Poster identifying you as a TORCHBEARER Sponsor

ILLUMINATOR – For the sponsorship amount of $500 your business will receive the benefits of:
* Name of business on advertisement, website reference, and other publicity
* Tagged on all radio advertisements
* An “It Only Takes A Spark” Business Window Poster identifying you as an ILLUMINATOR Sponsor

HEARTWARMER – For the sponsorship amount of $300 your business will receive the benefits of:
* Name of business on ½ pg. advertisement and website reference
* An “It Only Takes A Spark” Business Window Poster identifying you as a HEARTWARMING Sponsor

TRAILBLAZER – A business contributing money, services or product under $300 will receive an “It Only Takes A Spark” Business Window Poster identifying it as a TRAILBLAZER sponsor.

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions regarding sponsorships, please call Angie Johnson (605-949-2155) or Matt Scott (605-467-9689). Thank you for supporting the Cancer Walk in Grant County!

Board Members: Angie Johnson, Ann Tuchscherer, Amanda Cummins, Aaron Anderson, & Matt Scott.