BENEFITING: Us TOO International, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2016
- 08:30am - Registration Opens ($25)
- 10:15am - Walk Begins
- 11:30am - Raffle Drawings & Prizes
This is a no-frills, family and pet-friendly event organized entirely by prostate cancer survivors and volunteers of "Us TOO Rochester". A photographer will be on site and the entire photo album will be made available online at no cost.
The purpose is to spread awareness about the disease, advance finances for local patient support and education, and give cancer survivors an opportunity to stroll with family, friends and neighbors while showing support for those living with this life-changing illness.
Bring the kids and the grand-kids, and don't leave Fido home alone.
Get your picture taken with "Spikes", the Rochester Red Wings Mascot! Walk as an individual, or form a team! Participants may register as an individual walker or as a team. Everyone who conducts additional fundraising may be eligible for prizes. The last day for fundraising to be considered for prizes is July 14. INDIVIDUALS: Individuals who conduct additional fundraising will become eligible for prizes including but not limited to a RCA 32-inch flat screen LCD HDTV. [Note: Team captains and team members are excluded from this category.] Registration fees are not included when tallying additional funds raised. TEAMS: Teams that conduct additional fundraising may be eligible to earn gift cards. Every member of a team that collectively raises $401 or more* [excluding registration fees] will receive a gift-card equal to five percent (5%) of the team's entire amount of funds collected, rounded to the nearest dollar. Example #1: If the total amount raised by all members of a team is $436, then each of that team's members will receive a gift card valued at $22 (5% of 436). Example #2: If the total amount raised by all members of the team is $1,927 then each of that team's members will receive a gift card valued at $96 (5% of 1,927). The last day for team fundraising to be considered for prizes is July 14. Registration fees are not included when tallying additional funds raised. Gift cards will be ready for pick up by September 23. Gift card options include: Amazon, ITunes, Tops, Wegmans, Kohl's, Macy's, Target or Walmart. The team captain of a qualifying team must notify the event organizer no later than 6pm on July 14 to indicate the team total and team name. Email: email@example.com TEAM BONUS: Additionally, teams that collectively raise $801 or more, on or before 6pm-JULY 14, may also have their team name appear on the event T-shirt design. The team captain of a qualifying team must notify the event organizer no later than 6pm on July 14 to indicate the team total and team name. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Before You Begin Registration at the event is $25. Save $ by registering online. Online registration ends at 6pm on July 14. Early Bird registration ends March 31. Individuals may register at the Early Bird Ticket or Blue Ribbon Ticket levels. Teams must register at the Blue Ribbon Ticket level. Children age 13 and under are FREE but each child must be registered at the Child Ticket level. A parent or guardian must also complete a release form at Packet Pick-up for each child who will be walking with them. Dogs are also FREE, but each dog must be registered at the Pup Ticket level. How to Get Started Completing your ticket registration online is easy. Click the green "GET TICKETS" button beneath the group picture seen at the top of this screen. Select "Individual" or "Team" If a new Team, enter the Team Name. If an existing team, begin typing the name of the Team. Every registrant must enter '1' for 'Number of Tickets' [Even if the ticket level is FREE]. Complete the registration form by following the prompts. Upon completion, the system will send you an email confirmation. Notes: Team names should be at least 3characters long. It is best when the team name contains at least the first name of the Team Captain. eg "Patrick" or "RogerV" etc. A small Eventbrite servicing fee is added at checkout. Upon successful registration, you will be prompted to: Create your own personal Eventbrite userid and password. Sign-in as an Individual or as Team Captain. Tell the system if you would like to do additional fundraising as an individual or as a team (optional). The last day for team enrollment is July 14. Teams are comprised of at least two but not more than eight persons including the team captain. Each team member must register their own name, pay for their own Blue Ribbon registration ticket, and plan to pick up his/her own packet & T-shirt on Packet Pick-Up days. Team members must register in advance at the Blue Ribbon level ($20) to be eligible for team prizes. The team captain is the first person to purchase a ticket on behalf of the team and is the one who enters the agreed upon team name. Once the team captain has completed his/her registration there will be a system prompt for registering the Team Name. Once a team name has been registered, other team members may proceed to register at any time using the Blue Ribbon ticket level. The additional members will be prompted to select their team name from a drop-down list during the online registration process. Every team member is responsible to pick up his/her own registration packet on one of the two dates below or at the event. Conduct additional fundraising and be eligible for prizes. The deadline for additional fundraising to qualify for prizes is 6pm on July 14. No exceptions. Design your own fundraising page (Optional) With Eventbrite's intuitive page design template every registered participant has an opportunity to conduct fundraising and design their own website page for sending to family, friends and coworkers. In just minutes your personal page can provide compelling reasons why they should want to help you reach your fundraising goals. Eventbrite staff are readily available to provide guidance, as needed. About Dogs & "Pups for Prostate Cancer". Because dogs have been dubbed 'Man's best friend' it seems appropriate that non-aggressive dogs-on-leash with responsible families be allowed to join us. However, every dog must be registered at the Pup Ticket level. There will be a prize for the 'LEASH' that best represents the "S.E.A. Blue Ribbon" theme [attached bows, ribbons, etc.]. Water bowls, pick-up bags and drop-off stations will be provided. The dog's family will be solely held accountable for 'clean-up' and their pet's behavior, so bring current veterinary records with you. If your pet is considered aggressive or is having a bad-fur day, please leave him/her home. Due to the potential for a hot summer day, dog costumes are discouraged. Dog costumes and fur coloring will not be considered for prizes. All dogs must be on least at all times. We are grateful to representatives of Lollypop Farm who will decide the winning entry for the Winning Leash. Ticket registrations and event T-shirts make perfect Father's Day or Birthday gifts for the men in your life! Advance registration tickets may be purchased as a gift at any level, but the gift recipient must identify the original purchaser by name, conduct his/her own Packet Pick-Up, plan to attend the August 20 event; and provide his/her contact information to the event organizer no later than 6pm on July 14. No exceptions. Email: email@example.com Event T-shirts make perfect Father's Day gifts or Birthday gifts for the men in your life! Event T-shirts are provided free to registrants at the Blue Ribbon level and may be purchased by others, or as a gift, for $10. The absolute deadline for any registrant to identify his/her T-shirt size, or to place an order, is 6pm, July 14. No exceptions. T-shirts will not be for sale at the August 20 event. To order an event T-shirt, or identify the required size, send Email to the event organizer with registrant's name, phone number, and T-shirt size no later than 6pm on July 14. Your T-shirt can be picked up by appointment anytime after August 1st and prior to the event, or at Packet Pick-Up dates below. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Packet Pick-Up will be conducted in the piano room of Joey B's Restaurant, located inside Brickstone by St. John's, 1325 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14620 [between South Avenue and S.Clinton] on the following dates and times: Wednesday, August 10, 2016: 4-6:30pm Saturday, August 13, 2016: 10am-12 Noon Please bring a photo ID and be prepared to read and sign the registration disclaimer form. Packets MUST BE picked up by the registrant. No packets will be released to substitutes. No exception. Registrants who cannot pick up their packet on either date should arrive to the August 20 event early to receive their packet then. Packets will include the registration form that every participant must sign, a T-shirt (not Early Bird registrants), and a 'bib' upon which the participant may write the name of a person affected by prostate cancer whom they wish to acknowledge (living or deceased). The 2nd Annual S.E.A. Blue Ribbon Walk for Prostate Cancer is hosted by Us TOO Rochester. Proceeds benefit patient education and support for those affected by prostate cancer right here in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. Us TOO Rochester is the local chapter of Us TOO International, a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing patient support and education while advancing awareness about the importance of early detection [EIN# 36-3723349]. Prostate cancer information will be readily available. Click the logo above for the Us TOO Rochester chapter. Click here for the 2016 patient focused program. There are NO PAID STAFF at Us TOO Rochester. Unlike events that raise funds for research in other cities, 100% of event proceeds from the S.E.A. Blue Ribbon Walk 2016 helps provide patient support, education and advocacy for local men with prostate cancer no matter where they receive care. Seventy five cents of every dollar stays in Rochester to support the local prostate cancer educational program at Us TOO Rochester; and twenty five cents ensures that all printed and electronic materials reflect current treatment trends and are provided to the chapter at no cost. Donations can be made in the following ways: Purchase a ticket to register and walk in the August 20 event. Encourage your employer to sponsor the walk or to match donations made by employees. Send a check or money order payable to: "SEA Blue Rochester 2016"; send to: Us TOO Rochester, 102 Creek Hill Lane, Rochester NY 14625, Attn: Patrick Fisher - Chapter Leader. Donations are tax-deductable to the extent of the law. [EIN #36-3723349] $1 will print eleven fliers about the next patient education and support meeting. $10 could provide two men with unbiased information about all available treatment options. $50 could help provide a co-pay for one office visit to someone in need. $95 could help pay for one PSA screening test for someone without medical coverage. We thank all our event benefactors and welcome UR Medicine & Wilmot Cancer Institute as Title Sponsor 2016. [View sponsor levels here] Multiple branding opportunities remain available. Event sponsors benefit by being seen as an organization that cares about the health and wellness of their employees and patients. Organizations interested in being an event sponsor should have their representative print and complete the Sponsor Commitment Pledge form below on or before July 14, 2016; or contact the event organizer by email at: email@example.com [Print Sponsor Commitment Pledge form here]. Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of roles, including: Greeters Set-up crew Registration attendants Parking lot attendants Water-stop attendants Participant "Cheering" Clean-up crew If you or your group would like to volunteer and help with the S.E.A. Blue Ribbon Walk for Prostate Cancer, please contact the event's Volunteer Coordinator by sending Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or the event organizer. About The Title And Theme: Blue is to prostate cancer as pink is to breast cancer. The letters "S, E and A" stand for "support, education and awareness", the mission of our patient-centered program at Us TOO Rochester. Men with prostate cancer deserve unbiased information regarding the risk vs. benefit for all medical options before making a treatment decision, including treatments that may not exist in Rochester or New York State. For this reason, we want a SEA-of-Blue at the 2nd Annual S.E.A. Blue Ribbon Walk. Participants will be welcomed with blue balloons, blue bracelets, and blue ribbons. Blue surgical-masks and blue surgical gloves will also be available for those who wish to show even stronger support. Don't forget "Pet's for Prostates": Man’s best friends are invited too [ Details below]. About The Trail The 2-mile trail is relatively level, easy to navigate and provides intermittent shade. Participants using wheelchairs or walkers should be accompanied by a responsible friend to assist as needed. [Fees for the friend will be waived.] Accessible public restrooms are available along the walk. September is: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Monroe County and prostate cancer is the leading cancer in men. Thousands of men in Rochester are affected. Many had advanced disease at their initial diagnosisis. A cure is possible, but only if detected early. There are typically no symptoms for early stage disease. Those at greater risk may include Caucasian men over age 50, African American men over age 40, men with a family history of the disease, men taking testosterone supplements without a doctor’s care, military men exposed to Agent Orange and transgender women in those categories who have a prostate. Those concerned should talk with their doctor or see an urologist. A Message from the Chapter Leader at Us TOO Rochester I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants and volunteers who helped make this year's event possible including survivors and chapter members, the 2016 event planning committee, and the folks at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester. We deeply appreciate the subject matter experts from multiple care centers in Rochester, urologists at Center for Urology and UR Medicine, and radiation oncologists at Wilmot Cancer Institute who so willingly donate their time throughout the year to facilitate the patient education program at Us TOO Rochester. Thank you, one and all. - Patrick Fisher, Chapter Leader Prostate cancer is highly curable, but ONLY if detected early. Thousands of men in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region are living with prostate cancer. Many were presented with advanced disease at their initial diagnosis. Some were diagnosed at younger ages than ever before. Us TOO Rochester was founded in 2012 and has since helped hundreds of local men get unbiased information enabling them to make informed treatment decisions for their cancer no matter where they receive urologic or oncological care. FAQs Is this a 'carry in' and 'carry out' park? Yes. There will be trash bags located at the shelter and adjacent to the rest rooms along the trail. Empty plastic water bottles will be recycled. Are public restrooms available and accessible? Yes, Are there age limits to enter the event? Men and women of all ages are encouraged to participate. Children and grandchildren are welcome! What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking for this event is available in the University of Rochester Medical Center employee parking lot on Intercampus Drive. From Elmwood Avenue, turn onto Wilson Boulevard toward the UR campus. Then, turn right onto Trustee Road just before the information booth. Go to the end and turn right again onto Intercampus Drive. Proceed across the overpass into the larger parking lot on your right. The park is adjacent to this lot. Lock your vehicle and follow the paved path toward the park. Cross Moore Road and follow the park walkway to Riverside Shelter. What can/can't I bring to the event? Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bottles of water will be provided along the route, but you are welcome to bring your own water bottle. Wrapped cereal bars & coffe/tea will also be available. Water bowls will be provided for the dogs, and pet families will be responsible for cleaning up after their own pet. Doggie bags and 'deposit stations' will be located along the trail. NOTE: No roller blades, bicycles, iPods, or music players of any kind are allowed. Walking strollers for small children may be used but no 'running strollers'. Will first-aid be available? Yes. A regional ambulance service will be on site to provide first aid or transportation to the nearest emergency room. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Send Email with your question to the event sponsor at: email@example.com or call Patrick at (585) 787-4011 Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Registration fees are not refundable, exchangeable nor transferrable. Can I update my registration information? You may update your registration information anytime before online registration closes at 6pm on thursday July 14, 2016. What is the refund policy? No registration refunds. Event T-shirts are FREE to registered participants (not Early Birds). T-shirt size must be indicated at the time of registration, no later than July 14. No T-shirt exchanges or refunds are allowed.