Official Event Website (register here): wunderglo.eventbrite.com
Event: 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament and Silent Auction Benefiting Colon Cancer Research and Advocacy
Objective: To raise funds to find a cure for colon cancer, and to raise awareness about how a healthy, active lifestyle can help prevent colon cancer
Date: September 24, 2011 Location: USC Lyon Center
Team Registration Fee: $100 Men’s and Women’s Brackets (no co-ed teams, ages 18 and up); lunch, swag bags, and a chance and prizes and the grand trophy are free to all participants
Background on WunderGlo:
On September 19, 2010, 28 year old Gloria Borges was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. She started a blog, www.WunderGlo.com, to track her “cancer-killing adventures” as she planned to “thoroughly embarrass” the deadly disease with medical treatment, exercise, diet, acupuncture, meditation, and -- above all -- a positive, tenacious attitude. During her journey, she barreled through 13 rounds of chemo and 2 surgeries (the first, a routine surgery to remove the tumor in her colon, the second, an 11-hour radical surgery to rid her of all the cancer in her body), and is now in remission. Her story has touched many, as her blog has over 25,000 unique visitors, 120,000 page views, and has been read in over 80 countries.
Sensing a deep need to give back to her new community, a community she calls the “cancer warriors,” Gloria has embarked on this fundraising effort. The proceeds of this tournament and silent auction will go to the D.C.-based advocacy group Fight Colorectal Cancer and the USC Center for Molecular Pathways and Drug Discovery, which administers clinical trials for a groundbreaking stem-cell drug and is led by her oncologist, the world-renowned Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz of USC Norris Cancer Center.
MVP and Other Sponsors:
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Los Angeles Sparks
The Professors of Stanford Law School
Duke University Partnership for Service
Duke University Men's Basketball Program
Silent Auction Donors Include:
Duke University Men's Basketball
Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks
Stuart Scott of ESPN
Los Angeles Sparks
and many more...
MVP: $5,000 and up: name prominently featured at event (signage and program), name on tourney gear and trophies, website exposure
All-Star: $2,500 to $5,000: name prominently featured at event (signage and program), name on tourney gear, website exposure
Starter: $1,000 to $2,500: name featured at event (signage and program), website exposure
6th Man: $1,000 and under: name featured at event (program), website exposure
If interested in sponsorship, donating a silent auction item, or items for the "swag bag" distributed to tournament participants, please email Gloria at glo (at) wunderglo (dot) com.