Sponsor an Event
Sponsor an Event
We have many sponsorship opportunities for businesses in our community to help raise awareness about breast cancer and support local breast cancer survivors. We support our sponsors and thank them through print and social media. We welcome both monetary and in-kind (products/services) sponsorship.
Sponsorship contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Join the Journey is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity.
Here are some of our current sponsorship opportunities:
Sponsor our Join the Journey Annual Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk (Third Sunday in September)
Our Annual Walk is our largest fundraising and awareness event. Since the first Walk in 2005, we have grown to around 1,000 participants and raised approximately $100,000 annually. Without the money raised at our walk, we could not fund our many programs in support of breast cancer survivors. We are always looking for sponsors to donate raffle prizes, snacks/breakfast for walkers, giveaway items to place in our walk bags, advertising space or mediums for promotion of the Walk or to thank donors, and funds to support our many programs. You may prefer to sponsor a walk team. Registration is $50 per walker (adults 19 and up) and $15 per walker (children ages 3 to 18). You can make customized shirts with your company’s logo and gather co-workers together for a team-building exercise that also raises money for a great cause! Team members can do their own fundraising and create their own fundraising page on our registration site. Registration opens in the spring. For more information about our Annual Walk and how to register, click here.
Sponsor Tough Enough to Wear Pink (early April)
Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night usually takes place on the Friday night of the Annual Valley Featherlite Bull Riding Challenge in Rochester, MN. Join the Journey will have a community outreach table at the event and will sell trademarked Tough Enough to Wear Pink merchandise and clothing to raise money in support of breast cancer survivors in our community. To encourage spectators of the bull riding challenge to wear pink to raise awareness and funding, we ask sponsors to donate money for every person wearing pink that night. In 2014, approximately 1,300 spectators attended wearing pink. Sponsors can donate a lump sum or agree to pay an amount per person wearing pink.
In addition to the recognition listed in our Thank you/Acknowledgments section below, sponsors of Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night are thanked at the event by the announcer, have their logos or names displayed at Join the Journey’s table during the event and are mentioned in radio/television interviews prior to the event, time permitting. To learn more about our Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, click here.
Sponsor Pink Night at Deer Creek Speedway (June)
In 2015, Join the Journey teamed up with Deer Creek Speedway (15 miles south of Rochester, MN on U.S. Highway 63) to host its first-ever Pink Night at the speedway to honor and support breast cancer survivors in our community. It was an incredible night! We raised approximately $10,000 because of the hard work of the folks at Deer Creek Speedway, our JTJ volunteers, the generous Speedway sponsors and the enthusiastic and kind-hearted fans! We are always looking for sponsors to help us raise funds at the event or donate promotion/advertising for the event.
In addition to the recognition listed in our Thank you/Acknowledgments section below, sponsors of Pink Night at Deer Creek Speedway are thanked at the event by the announcer, have their logos or names displayed at Join the Journey’s table during the event and would be mentioned in radio/television interviews prior to the event, time permitting.
Join the Journey Sponsor Opportunity Donation Levels:
- Platinum: $2500+
- Gold: $1000+
- Silver: $500+
- Bronze: $250+
- Contributor: up to $250
Platinum Walk Sponsors
Platinum Walk Sponsors receive twenty free walk registrations (we will mail the registration forms to you upon request).
You may also post your company logo on the walker fundraising web pages. These pages are sent by walk participants to hundreds of friends, family and co-workers and are a great way to show your generous support of Join the Journey!
Platinum and Gold Sponsors
Platinum and Gold Sponsors have the option of posting their company logos on our website (visit our Donate Page or Sponsors and Donors Page to view them) and on the Join the Journey Walk T-shirts (must receive logo by early August) and brochures (must receive logo by March). Please email a high-resolution jpg of your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Walk Sponsors receive eight free walk registrations (we will mail the registration forms to you upon request).
Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors
Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors are listed by donation level on our website (visit our Sponsors and Donors Page to view) at our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and in our “Thank-You” ad in the local newspaper. All donors will also be thanked on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
Silver Walk Sponsors receive four free walk registrations and Bronze Walk Sponsors receive two free walk registrations (we will mail the registration forms to you upon request).