Team Will – About Us Team Will is a community of cyclists of all levels and ages committed to raising public awareness and funds for childhood cancer research through a mixture of cycling activities and events. Team Will's mission focuses on providing a coherent, credible voice to educate society about childhood cancer.
What is Go the Distance 2010? Coast-to-coast bicycle event raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. June 15-June 24 – San Francisco, CA to Kitty Hawk, NC Focus to raise needed advocacy and funds on behalf of the Foundation for Children with Cancer (FCC).
The Route Beginning in San Francisco, CA on June 15, 2010, riders will cycle across California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina arriving in Kitty Hawk, N.C., on June 24, 2010.
The Heroes Team Will Heroes are children across the country with cancer. Our original hero is William Kiefer, who lost his battle in 2004, at just 17 months of age. We carry some of our heroes with us, and some we meet along the way.
On March 7th, 2004, just two days after his first birthday, William was diagnosed with a Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney (RTK), a rare and extremely lethal cancer.
Within a week, the tumor was removed and William began intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Five months later, the cancer reappeared as a brain tumor. William passed away August 1, 2004 at 17 months old.
Hero: Aimee Dickey
Aimee was an active 11-year old when she was diagnosed with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brainstem glioma and the rarest and deadliest of all brain tumors in children.
She passed away on September 27, 2007 at the age of 12.
It was Aimee's dream to help raise awareness and funding for all childhood cancer.
Hero: Jett Lewis
Jett is just over a year old, born January 24, 2009.
On May 16, he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a tumor in his eye. It is rare and spreads rapidly.
Jett is in the ending of his treatments but will always have to undergo eye exams under anesthesia every six weeks.
Hero: Oliver Keller
Oliver was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) on January 25, 2007, at the age of four.
After many rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, he has been cancer free for the last year.
Oliver has a younger brother, Cole, and a new baby sister, Cassidy. He loves to hold and feed her.
Hospital Visits Riders will visit hospitals in select locations across the country. Focus on meeting and spending time with children. Selected cities will include events and rallies to raise awareness and funds.
Go the Distance – the Numbers 3,400 miles in 10 days 8 state capitols and 13 major cities 3 relay teams 15-20 cyclists & 8 drivers 17 hospital visits Community rallies Financial support to 300 families
How can you get involved? Event Sponsorship Platinum, Gold, Silver Regional, City or Official Supplier Sponsorship Donate supplies and resources Individual donations and matching programs Promote Team Will at your company/site
Opportunity to premiere “Go the Distance” movie
Silver Sponsor - $10K Company Logo on Website Company Logo on print and other electronic collateral Company Logo on up to 2 Selected Event Rally T-shirts Company logo on up to 2 city stop/Event rally signage Company logo on all support vans in one region Company featured in pre-event media kit Opportunity to premiere “Go the Distance” movie
Other Sponsorship Opportunities Official bicycle sponsor - nationally Official bike shop sponsor (by major city/stop) Water bottle sponsor Helmet sponsor Sponsor a city or hospital Gas sponsor Hotel sponsor Grocery store sponsor (nationally and/or regionally) Restaurant sponsor Movie sponsor - by city, region, show on site Other – your suggestions?
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