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WunderGlo’s Beat Colon Cancer 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament  

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                              

EducoGym                      

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...

Sponsorship Tiers:

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.

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