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BENEFITING: Global Genes

EVENT: 2017 Denim Dash

Michelle Cotton


Join us for the 3rd Annual Virtual Denim Dash!


The virtual race will be held April 1 through April 30, 2017.


Dash 2017 Net Proceeds:
Proceeds from the Virtual Denim Dash 5K will go directly back to the Rare Disease Community through Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.


New this year:
We are excited to announce our Denim Dash partnership with our 501(c)3 Foundation Alliance members. This is bringing our program to an entirely new level of excitement. When you sign up to Dash for a Foundation Alliance Team, we will be splitting the net proceeds (money raised minus administrative costs) 50/50 with the Foundation you are running for. You are now getting to run for Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant Program and your Foundation Alliance Team at the same time.
*You must have 501(c)3 status and be a Foundation Alliance member to qualify


That’s what makes this Dash so different from other; the funds you raise through the Denim Dash go directly into a program that positively impacts the rare community.


Supporters from all over the world will run/walk/swim/bike or roll 3.1 miles to support the RARE community. The DENIM Dash 5k for Rare Disease is a virtual race, so you have the flexibility to participate wherever, whenever is most convenient for you!  Dash anytime between April 1st-30th and raise awareness and funds for the Global Genes RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.


Once you register, you will receive a dash packet. Included in the packet will be:

  • Dash T-Shirt (must register by 3/9/17 to receive t-shirt) 
  • Dash Bib & Safety Pins
  • Medal (to the first 750 who register)
  • Blue Denim Genes Ribbon to wear on your shirt


How to Register:
Register as an individual, create or join a team, or simply fundraise. It’s up to you!
Individual: You can register as an individual and let your friends and family know and they can donate to your fundraising page.
Team: Join an existing team or create your own and invite your friends and family to join. The best thing about a virtual dash? Uncle John can join your team even if he lives 3,000 miles away!
Fundraise: Don’t want to dash, but you still want to participate? No problem! Simply create a fundraising page and get started!


Tips & Ideas for Your Virtual Run
Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile route near you to bike, hike, row, paddle, swim, or whatever you like! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you - how will you DASH? You can share your 5k DASH with your friends, family, and other members of the Rare Disease Community through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #Dasher2017! Can’t DASH 3.1 miles in one day? No problem! You can take your time and complete the 5k during the month. All you have to do is register


Maximize your fundraising impact!  Ask your friends and family to sponsor your DASH. Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total 5k. Please also keep in mind that there’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. You can also choose to pay more than the registration fee as an extra donation!


Please join us in this incredible opportunity to raise awareness for those you are dashing for, all while supporting the Rare Disease Community as a whole through raising funds for Global Genes Patient Impact Program.


Be sure to share your experience by using #Dasher2017 on any social media platform!


Happy Dashing!


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