Twisted Pink and the patients we serve depend on our corporate sponsors to help us offset the cost of our major fundraising events so we can direct as much money as possible to stage IV breast cancer research. As a result of the generosity of our local and national corporate sponsors, YOU have successfully helped us raise $1,394,922.84 towards research since 2014. Your sponsorship support of our major events allow for us to keep our event expenses low. 100% of our fundraising efforts (less expenses) goes to stage IV research. Please consider sponsoring Twisted Pink efforts either with the 2019 Refuse To Lose Tennis Tournament or the 6th Annual Twisted Pink Gala. These events are our two largest fundraisers of the year. Sponsorship brochures can be downloaded below.
We also have other events and fundraising opportunities throughout the year to showcase your brand and partnership with Twisted Pink. If you are part of an organization that would like to sponsor Twisted Pink in another capacity, please email us at email@example.com.
The idea for the tennis charity event was due to the inspiration of Marshall Sample and his battle with cancer. Marshall is an avid tennis player who has competed in USTA League tennis for many years at both 4.5 and 5.0 levels. Marshall had his first seizure at the age of 34 and was diagnosed with brain cancer in January of 2008. A biopsy revealed a grade-2 tumor and he was given, at best, five years to live. Neurosurgeons in the area informed him that due to the location of the tumor surgery would affect his mobility and speech. After 4 years of MRI’s and countless doctor visits, his oncologist put him in touch with a world-renowned neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco. In February of 2012 surgery removed 99.9% of a grade-3 tumor. Marshall was then placed on six rounds of chemo to clear out any remaining cancer cells.
In 2017 the RTL Committee decided to include Twisted Pink as a charity partner in the event. 100% of the proceeds from the tennis tournament benefit the mission of Twisted Pink.
2020 will mark the 6th year for the Annual Twisted Pink Gala. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Louisville on Saturday, February 29, 2020. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year with over 300+ guests in attendance. Each year, we recognize a person that has supported the mission of Twisted Pink by presenting the Dace Polk Brown Ambassador Award.
2017 - Presented to Dace Polk Brown
2018 - Presented to Alana-Auslander Price
2019 - Presented to Jennifer Alderman
Guests enjoy a silent auction, dinner program and dancing to Kudmani. Your sponsorship support helps us provide hope to people facing metastatic breast cancer. Each year, we invite local and regional patients to join us for a day of peer support and attend the event at no cost to the patient.