I need your help!

In 2012, my grandfather was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. That was the year we started “Team Boychik” to participate in our first PurpleStride event. He died the next year. But we keep walking. We kept talking about the disease. We kept raising money – nearly $125,000 so far. But the cure we so desperately seek is still too far away to see.

This year, Team Boychik is turning 5 and we are determined to reinvigorate our efforts. That’s where you come in.  Scroll down to learn more and find out about the many opportunities for you to help add excitement, sponsor our team and promote your brand at the same time!

FAQs

What is your story and what is Team Boychik?

Team Boychik was started to support Dick Weissman after he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2012. “Boychik” was a nickname he was given by his uncle many years ago. Like so many victims of the disease, Dick passed away a little more than a year after being diagnosed. But our fight to find a cure for the disease continues.

What is our mission?

Our mission is to raise money & awareness in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer so that we can develop reliable tests for early detection, more effective treatment options to increase survival rates and (ultimately) develop a cure.

Who leads the team?

Our team “captain” is, Ali Chesnick (age 15).  Ali started the team at 12 years old after her grandfather was diagnosed.

How much has Team Boychik raised so far?

In four years, Team Boychik has raised over $124,000 for the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

Where does the money donated go?

To the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). PANCAN is a registered as a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Team Boychik collects donations through our PurpleStride team page which ensures that all donors are provided with a receipt for their tax-deductible contribution. PurpleStride is the principal fundraising initiative of PANCAN. Click here to learn more about how PANCAN spends the money collected.

How visible is Team Boychik?

Team Boychik has consistently been among the top three fundraising team at PurpleStride Philadelphia. We’ve even been among the top three fundraising teams for PurpleStride events nationwide! We’ve even manage to grab a few headlines on TV and print media along the way. Click here to check them out!

Sponsorship Options

Sponsor “Team Boychik” in any of these ways and we’ll spread the word about your company’s generosity and include your logo in our campaign communications.  We’ll even be happy to send out a special offer to our community on your behalf and encourage our donors and participants to support our sponsors.

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Estimated cost: $750

The biggest challenge we have each year (especially for school-age participants) is arranging for transportation to Fairmount Park early in the morning.  Having a party van or bus would allow us to overcome this obstacle and drive even more participation!

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Estimated cost: $350

Every good team has to look like a team. The best way to do that is to have our own uniform! Help us by sponsoring our teamwear! Sponsors get their company logo on all the t-shirts which get a lot of visibility at the event. And (of course) you get the thanks of a grateful team!

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Estimated Cost: $250

Help team members get in the spirit by donning purple knit hats, pom-poms, feather boas, glasses, head/wrist-bands and other items participants can take home. Sponsors get their company logo on take home items. And (of course) you get the thanks of a grateful team!

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Estimated Cost/Donation: $150

Give the team members the gift of some well-earned hospitality.  You sponsor and we’ll arrange for the details and make sure everyone knows who provided the food & drink.

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The more money we raise the closer we are to a cure. How do we inspire people to give? By providing incentive!  Everyone that donates to Team Boychik’s 2016 PurpleStride fundraising campaign will be automatically entered in a prize drawing. Each donor will be entered into at least one drawing based on how much they donate. People who donate $100 or more will be entered for the grand prize! We’re looking for prizes to add to our drawing.  If your company offers products or experiences that people get excited about (food, lodging, services, etc.), consider contributing to our drawing to help us drive excitement!

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Companies can often give more than individuals and a great way for companies to participate in our fundraising and inspire others to participate as well is by pledging to match individual contributions. You can match up to whatever level you want.

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