Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

My Story

Team Elika - LLS MWOY

After several grueling days of swinging back-and-forth between dread and hope, the bone marrow biopsy results came in on March 31, 2016. My sister Fatima called from Florida where she and my parents live and said she was going to figure out how to add my brother Carlos to the call. Once we were all on the line, my sister tried to steady her voice: “Dad. Cancer. CMML. It’s a type of leukemia…” My sister was on the frontlines, attempting to translate English medical jargon into Portuguese that my dad and mom could grasp, so they could begin to understand what had just detonated in our lives.

As this new reality sunk in over the coming weeks, we learned that my dad, João Carlos Queirós, at 65 was the exact median age for this rare CMML diagnosis. Dad has cancer, I found myself repeating throughout my busy days, as if each repetition would help this new reality settle in. We learned of elevated monocytes, survival rates, and—the hardest thing to accept—that the standard protocol in our specific situation was to “watch and wait.”

Now, more than two years later, my father’s condition is still thankfully stable, but I can’t just watch and wait. I’ve made it my life mission to do whatever it takes to work towards a cure for blood cancers—not just for Dad, but for so many others who I’ve met and who I may never meet and yet we share this all too common experience.

In April of 2017, I ran my first half marathon through Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and raised over $2,000 with the help of my friend and coach, Dr. Kim Yarnall. Towards the end of 2017, I officially became part of Team Kim 2018. Kim was nominated—and ultimately won— the 2018 LLS Woman of the Year distinction. During the 10-week campaign, I had the privilege of meeting Schyler Herman, a brave 15-year-old student from Pleasant Valley High School who was diagnosed with leukemia on Kim’s birthday, October 2, 2017. Schyler was Team Kim’s 2018 Honored Hero during the campaign. I would come to learn that Schyler and I share the same birthday of March 20th (sometime the universe winks to let us know we are on the right path). The connections I formed and the sense of purpose I found through the LLS MWOY campaign and the Herman family is one of the main reasons I decided to accept the nomination for LLS Woman of the Year made by my friends on Team Kim.

I’m proud to be a candidate and dedicated to bringing all of my work and volunteer experience to bear on raising as much as possible for cancer research (our goal is to fund at least three research grants). I believe my personal connection to this mission, work experience, and philanthropic background will serve me well in this pursuit. I currently hold a challenging and rewarding position as the Waterpark Group Sales Manager at nearby Kalahari Resorts. Prior to joining Kalahari, I studied business management in college and worked in the medical field for seven years before starting my own event planning business (where speaking three languages—English, Portuguese, and Spanish—came in handy).

With my loving family, I live in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania where I’ve always given back to the community, whether through working at the United Way of Monroe County or as a co-founder in 2009 of Youth Infusion, Inc., a non-profit organization empowering young people to impact their communities and the world through service-learning.

With the help and generosity of others, I’m dedicated to bringing us one step closer to beating cancer.

For you, Dad. For everyone affected by this disease. I’m just getting started.

What is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year?

Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.

Why Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer.

Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer.

More than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis.

More than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis.

Every 9 minutes someone dies in the United States of a blood cancer.

Every 9 minutes someone dies in the United States of a blood cancer.

Sponsorship Partner Opportunities

CORPORATE BEACON SPONSOR – $60,000

Company highlighted as Presenting Sponsor in every instance of the local event title
Company logo displayed on candidate billboards across the Lehigh Valley Area
Grand Finale program books – Premier color logo recognition on program book front cover
Two-page black & white spread in the Grand Finale program book _Center
Two tables of 10 to the Grand Finale Gala Celebration (20 tickets)
Recognition in the LLS annual report – 20,000 distributed nationally
“Reserved” table sign with company name and logo
Recognition in event related media coverage and/or press releases distributed to local media
Company logo displayed on event signage and 2019 recruitment collateral
On stage podium recognition at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Logo and link on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Company name and logo featured on event banners
Company name and logo featured at June 2, 2019 5K Run/Walk Festival EndCancer00 with Team Elika Event,
Including on all T-shirts provided to all participating runners
Company information and marketing materials placed in June 2, 2019 5K Race swag bags
Activation available: Toast to Heroes; Experience of the Year; Mission & Citizenship; Lights, Camera, Action

CO-PRESENTING SPONSOR – $30,000 (INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVITY)

Company highlighted as Presenting Sponsor in every instance of the
local event title
Company logo displayed on candidate billboards across the Lehigh Valley
Opportunity to speak at Grand Finale
Premiere placement of one b/w full page advertisement in
Grand Finale program book
One table of 10 to the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Recognition in the LLS annual report – 20,000 distributed nationally
“Reserved” table sign with company name and logo
Recognition in event related media coverage and/or press releases distributed to local media
Company logo displayed on event signage and 2019 recruitment collateral
On stage podium recognition at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Logo and link on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Company information and marketing materials placed in June 2, 2019 5K Race swag bags
Activation available: Toast to Heroes; Experience of the Year; Mission & Citizenship; Lights, Camera, Action

PLATINUM SPONSOR – $15,000

Premiere placement of one b/w full page advertisement in Grand Finale program book
One table of 10 to the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Recognition in the LLS annual report – 20,000 distributed nationally
“Reserved” table sign with company name and logo
Full page b/w advertisement in Grand Finale program book
Recognition in event related media coverage and/or press releases distributed to local media
Company logo displayed on event signage and 2019 recruitment collateral
On stage podium recognition at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Logo and link on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Activation available: Red Carpet Live; Location, Location, Location; The Envelope Please; All Star Sponsor; Going Once, Twice, Sold

GOLD SPONSOR – $10,000

“Reserved” table sign with company name and logo
Full page b/w advertisement in Grand Finale program book
Recognition in event related media coverage and/or press releases
distributed to local media
Company logo displayed on event signage and 2019 recruitment collateral
On stage podium recognition at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Logo and link on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
8 tickets to Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Activation available: Double Down; Ride in Luxury; Alumni; After Party; Motivation Frenzy

SILVER SPONSOR – $5000

Full page b/w advertisement in Grand Finale program book
Recognition in event related media coverage and/or press releases distributed to local media
Company logo displayed on event signage and 2019 recruitment collateral
On stage podium recognition at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Logo and link on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
6 tickets to Grand Finale Gala Celebration
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Activation available: Entertainment; Glam Squad; Hydration & Libations

BRONZE SPONSOR – $2,500

Full page b/w ad in the Grand Finale program book – $1,000 value
Logo placement on audio visual scroll and signage at event
Logo on the local pages of the LLS Man & Woman Year’s website
4 tickets to Grand Finale
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms
Activation available: Candidate Midnight Madness; Team Member Midnight Madness; Operation Inspire; Treat Yourself; Unsung Heroes

SUPPORTING SPONSOR – $1,500

Two (2) tickets to the Grand Finale
Half page black & white ad in program book
Company name listed on signage & power point presentation shown at the Grand Finale – 425 attendees
Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms

STRENGTH SPONSOR – $1,000

Company name listed on signage at all EndCancer00 with Team Elika events during 10-week campaign
Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms

HOPE SPONSOR – $750

Company name and logo listed on EndCancer00 with Team Elika website (EndCancer00.com)
Company name mentioned on all EndCancer00 with Team Elika Social Media platforms

May
29
Wed
Shoot for a Cure @ Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come participate in the Shoot for a Cure Fundraising Event to be held at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays – Coplay, PA on May 29, 2019 – RAIN OR SHINE for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Candidate Elika Almeida.

To receive Registration please contact: mike@EndCancer00.com. 🎗
Once registered, payment can be made by donating here or Venmo @ EndCancer00

We ask that each organization participate by fielding a team of four shooters.

➡Platinum Sponsor $3,000 Includes:
Title Sponsorship, Team of 4 Shooters, Ammunition & Targets,Station Sponsor Sign, Station 1 Placement, Marketing (Logo on: Social Media Video, FB Campaign, Social Media blast)

➡Gold Sponsor $2,000 Includes:
Team of 4 Shooters, Ammunition & Targets, Station Sponsor Sign, Marketing (Logo on: Social Media Video, FB Campaign, Social Media blast)

➡Silver Sponsor $1,500 Includes:
Team of 4 shooters, Ammunition & Targets, (Logo on Social Media Video)

➡Station Sponsor (15 Available) $300 Includes:
Sponsor Sign Recognition at a shooting station (no shooters) (Social Media blast)

➡Group $650 Team of 4 Shooters Includes: Ammunition & Targets

➡Individual Shooter $175 Includes: Ammunition & Targets

All registrations Include Targets, Ammunition, Loaner Guns, Push Carts (Holds 3- 4 Guns / Storage for Shells and Gear) and Lunch Provided.
* Golf carts available by reservation – call 610-261-9616

🌟ALSO🌟
Mulligans 3/$25
50/50 Raffle $25
Crossing Targets $50 *premium prize awarded
Silent Auction

Registration from 8:30am-9:15am
Safety Briefing from 9:15am-9:30am
Shotgun Start 9:30am
Breakfast and Lunch to follow
🌟Food Catered by Queen City BBQ and Jaindl Farms.🌟

Shoot for a Cure Event

Shoot for a Cure Event

Jun
3
Mon
Paint n Sip Party for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ The Cinder
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Paint n Sip Party for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ The Cinder

Join Anna & George on June 3 as we paint this beautiful Beach Sunset on wooden pallets at the Cinder.

This event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of “EndCancer00” with team Elika’s MWOY Campaign. All proceeds will benefit cancer research. $40 includes all paint supplies, step by step personal instruction, your first glass of house wine or draft beer, and memories that will last a lifetime. No experience necessary- Anna K. makes painting easy and fun! ALSO, you will have the option to add dolphins, starfish, turtles, footprints in the sand, pigs, wolves, dogs, cats, or anything you think of that Anna can help you with. There are many options. Message Art by Anna K. on Facebook with any questions or animal ideas. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in and choose your seats- especially if you are part of a group that wants to sit together. We hope to see you there, Cheers! https://www.facebook.com/artbyannak/