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2018 Earlier.org Sponsorship

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Earlier.org Breast Cancer has not been stopped.

Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer TestÂŽ Our mission is finding a new and innovative biological test to detect breast cancer far earlier than is now possible. Since most

Scientific discoveries

breast cancer is in the body five to eight years before it can be

are dependent on new

detected

ideas and moving beyond the status quo.

through

current

methods,

there

is

a window

of

opportunity for a test that would offer earlier detection, thereby changing the picture of breast cancer treatments and prognosis. We are the nation’s only breast cancer charity focused exclusively on this one mission.


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Martha Kaley is a 24hour-a-day advocate for earlier detection breast cancer research - new research that will find the earliest possible method to detect breast cancer, before a tumor has ever formed...

Martha Kaley, Our Founder Ask any of her friends and they will tell you... Martha did everything right. She was trim and fit, exercised religiously, and had an excellent diet; she was the picture of health. Yet she, like millions of other American women, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The diagnosis came as a complete shock to Martha, who has no history of breast cancer in her family. Fortunately,

Martha’s family does have a history of persistence and ingenuity instilled by her inventor father and industrious mother. These qualities led Martha to found Friends You Can Count On, the nation’s first research funding organization devoted solely to earlier detection, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “I had a cancerous tumor,” explains Martha, “that went

undiscovered in a mammogram.” Three months later, thanks to a scratch from Sherlock, the family’s frisky Chocolate Lab, Martha noticed a lump in her breast. During surgery to remove this benign lump, Martha’s cautious doctor “did a little exploring” and discovered the cancerous tumor on the chest wall.

Sherlock In March 1992, three months after Martha’s clear mammogram, she was wrestling with Sherlock and he scratched her chest. The next day she noticed that there was a straight-line bruise that ran down her chest, and at the base she felt a mass; her cancer may have otherwise gone undetected.

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One Mission We are the nation’s only breast cancer charity focused exclusively on supporting research for new discoveries of an innovative biological test to detect breast cancer earlier. Earlier detection may prevent invasive surgery, minimize treatment and dramatically increase survival chances. With technology as it exists today, the death rate from breast cancer each year is approximately 40,000 women and 460 men. In addition, the lives of well over 200,000 women are impacted by this disease. This is the present, but it need not be the future. Over the past decade, research has exploded exponentially, offering

enormous opportunities for new discoveries. However, these new discoveries must be championed; they must not be forced into the background or postponed. Many non-profit organizations have multiple offices, staff and multi-level internal organizations. Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer TestÂŽ has only one office, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, with just a few staff members. The objective of the organization is to direct as many funds as possible, as quickly as possible, to the research. When we achieve our clearly defined mission, we will willingly and thankfully close our doors.

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RESEARCH

In research, the most difficult, yet most critical funding to obtain, is that of seed grants. These grants provide the startup money to launch promising investigations. By having such a defined and specific mission, Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test® directs all available funding to this one specific and essential focus. With this targeted approach, the Medical Advisory Committee of Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test® carefully reviews and determines the most promising proposals submitted. The identification of a new test is essential and time is critical.

The opportunity to save lives is ours to act upon.

Research Grant Recipients Since our inception in 1995, Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test® has awarded $4,125,677 to fund seed grants to 107 projects in the specific area of finding a biological test to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. 2017 Total Grants

$159,300

Weill Medical College of Cornell University (New York, NY) $40,000 “Bioinformatically-identified, site-specific methylation markers as potential blood-based indicators of early stage breast cancer.” Dr. Manny Bacolod Central Texas Veterans Research Foundation (Temple, TX) $39,385 “A Novel exosome isolation method based on ion exchange chromatography.” Dr. Hosoon Choi University of Naples (Naples, Italy) $40,000 over 3 years “Early Breast Cancer diagnosis through aptamer-mediated exosomes detection.” Dr. Gerolama Condorelli University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) $39,915 “Leveraging cancer-specific small RNAs for early detection of high-risk breast cancer.” Dr. Hani Goodarzi “Whenever people talk in abstract terms about the value of research, it is good to remember that it can impact peoples’ lives in a very meaningful way.” Dr. Michael O’Connor, Mayo Clinic 2015 Grant Recipient

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SPONSORSHIP Please join us and support Earlier.org Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer TestÂŽ. Your sponsorship supports critical research

seeking

an

earlier

biological

detection test for breast cancer. supporting

researchers

with

Gathering of Friends Speaker Series

By

promising

Teeing Off for Ta-Tas

work to have an opportunity to investigate and discover new data, you are releasing power that could have been lost from lack of

funding.

throughout

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have year

sponsorship levels.

many

events

offering

several

Your sponsorship will

Sherlock 5K Exposing Hope

provide you with prominent exposure at these events while supporting this vital research. 5


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Gathering of Friends Speaker Series The Gathering of Friends Speaker Series is our signature event, which offers you an option of the Luncheon or Dinner with nationally known speakers. Previous speakers include: • Mitch Albom, author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician • Bobby Bowden, former head coach of the Florida State Seminoles • Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, best-selling author and health care activist • Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Jim & Jill Kelly, a former NFL quarterback who played in the NFL for eleven seasons and spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills • Hoda Kotb, NBC Today co-anchor and Dateline NBC correspondent • Vicki Lawrence, actress, comedian, and singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show • Joan Lunden, an American journalist, author, and television host. She was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, and has authored eight books. • Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first doctor to diagnose chronic brain damage in NFL athletes • Amy Robach, Good Morning America anchor • Curtis & Sarah Strange, one of the leading golfers of the 1980s. He won the US Open in 1988 and 1989. Strange is one of only two people in the last 83 years who won the U.S. Open two years in a row.

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Teeing Off for Ta-Tas Teeing Off for Ta Tas is an annual golf tournament held in honor of Greensboro (NC) Police Captain Jill Gladieux

to

benefit Earlier.org. Jill

is the

wife

of Tournament Director, Sean Gladieux, who has also served as President of the Board of Directors for Earlier.org.

Jill

was

diagnosed with

breast

cancer at the age of 40 and has undergone multiple surgeries since her diagnosis.

Jill continues her

courageous fight on a daily basis with Sean and their daughter by her side.

Sherlock 5K This exciting event, “The

Sherlock

5K” is

named after the chocolate lab whose playful scratch led to the detection of Earlier.org, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test® founder,

Martha

Kaley’s

breast

cancer.

Sherlock has since passed away, but what better way to honor this best friend and raise awareness and critical research funding for this very important cause than to host a K9-5K in his name?

This event is so much more than

just a 5K. It is a day of fun and activities for the whole family, including the 4-legged ones!

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EXPOSING HOPE This event was the vision of Robert Chou to celebrate breast cancer survivors. Robert Chou Photography will take a portrait of each survivor honored at Exposing Hope to celebrate his or her victory. Those survivors and their guests are celebrated at a special event.

The

selected survivors receive a complimentary portrait, event admission for two and they are presented with a coffee table book featuring their portraits along with their stories. Robert has volunteered with Earlier.org, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer TestÂŽ as our photographer for over three years.

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Corporate Sponsorships Gold Corporate Sponsor - $15,000 Gathering of Friends Two tables (twenty seats) at the Gathering Dinner (October 16) or Luncheon (October 22) with Prominent Seating Twenty Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate tables in Honor or Memory 1/2 page ad in Gathering Program and Logo in program Exclusive Prominent Screen Recognition at the Event Teeing Off for Ta-Tas Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Signage at the tournament Two foursomes in the tournament Sherlock 5K Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Logo on event t-shirts Announcement as Presenting Sponsor in press release, event advertising and at the event Logo prominently displayed at the event Tent and table in Barketplace Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter Fifteen walker spots Exposing Hope Four tickets to the event (September 30 at Greensboro Country Club) Opportunity to have one breast cancer survivor of your choice photographed for the event One copy of the exclusive coffee table book Opportunity to include a marketing item for each guest Signage and recognition at the event Web and social media acknowledgement Ten earlier.org t-shirts for you and your staff

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Silver Corporate Sponsor - $10,000 Gathering of Friends One table (ten seats) at the Gathering Dinner (October 16) or Luncheon (October 22) with Prominent Seating Ten Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate tables in Honor or Memory Exclusive Prominent Screen Recognition at the Event Teeing Off for Ta-Tas Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Signage at the tournament Two foursomes in the tournament Sherlock 5K Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Logo on event t-shirts Announcement as Presenting Sponsor in press release, event advertising and at the event Logo prominently displayed at the event Tent and table in Barketplace Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter Fifteen walker spots Exposing Hope Four tickets to the event (September 30 at Greensboro Country Club) Opportunity to have one breast cancer survivor of your choice photographed for the event One copy of the exclusive coffee table book Opportunity to include a marketing item for each guest Signage and recognition at the event Web and social media acknowledgement

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Bronze Corporate Sponsor - $5,000 Gathering of Friends One table (ten seats) at the Gathering Dinner (October 16) or Luncheon (October 22) Ten Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate table in Honor or Memory Teeing Off for Ta-Tas Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Signage at the tournament One foursome in the tournament Sherlock 5K Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Logo on event t-shirts Announcement as Presenting Sponsor in press release, event advertising and at the event Logo prominently displayed at the event Tent and table in Barketplace Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter Fifteen walker spots Exposing Hope Two tickets to the event (September 30 at Greensboro Country Club) Opportunity to include a marketing item for each guest Signage and recognition at the event

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities Gathering of Friends Speaker Series Dinner - Dr. Rick Rigsby October 16, 2018 Grandover Resort Luncheon – Elizabeth Vargas October 22, 2018 Sheraton Greensboro

Platinum Sponsor - $25,000 Two tables (twenty seats) at the Gathering Luncheon or Dinner with Front Row Seating Twenty Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate tables in Honor or Memory Full page ad in Gathering Program and Logo in program Recognition as Platinum Sponsor Thank you from the podium during the Event Premier Prominent Screen Recognition at the Event Gold Sponsor - $10,000 Two tables (twenty seats) at the Gathering Luncheon or Dinner with Prominent Seating Twenty Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate tables in Honor or Memory 1/2 page ad in Gathering Program and Logo in program Recognition as Gold Sponsor Thank you from the podium during the Event Exclusive Prominent Screen Recognition at the Event Silver Sponsor - $5,000 One table (ten seats) at the Gathering Luncheon or Dinner Ten Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate table in Honor or Memory Program Recognition as Silver Sponsor Exclusive Prominent Screen Recognition at the Event

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Bronze Sponsor - $2,500 One table (ten seats) at the Gathering Luncheon or Dinner Ten Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate table in Honor or Memory Program Recognition as Bronze Sponsor Screen Recognition at the Event Table Sponsor - $1,500 (Dinner) or $1,000 (Luncheon) One table (ten seats) at the Gathering Luncheon or Dinner Ten Invitations to Dinner Reception May designate table in Honor or Memory Program Recognition as Table Sponsor Friend Sponsor - $500 Two seats at the Gathering event of your choice (Luncheon or Dinner) Two Invitations to Dinner Reception Program Recognition as a Friend Sponsor

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GATHERING of Friends Speaker Series: DINNER Featuring

DR. RICK RIGSBY In 2017, Dr. Rick Rigsby delivered one of the most passionate speeches ever heard. More than 130 MILLION PEOPLE worldwide viewed the speech in a video that went viral in just a matter of days. When audiences hear Rick Rigsby . . . they are never the same. Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school—and two decades as a college professor . . . most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team. Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower and inspire worldwide—from Africa and Asia, to the Americas, Europe and Canada. Rick’s audiences include Fortune 500 companies, academic communities, and service organizations. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the National Football League and the PGA. Named twice as an outstanding professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M, Dr. Rick has numerous publications. His first non-academic book—Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout—is a USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best seller.

LUNCHEON Featuring

ELIZABETH VARGAS As an award-winning anchor and correspondent, Elizabeth Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews. Currently the coanchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David Muir, Vargas was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting. During the historic Iraqi elections in December 2005, she reported extensively for World News Tonight from Baghdad on both civilian life in Iraq and American military involvement there. She has interviewed leaders from around the world, including President Bush from the Oval Office in the White House. Vargas has also anchored ABC News coverage of live, breaking stories, including the deaths of President Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Hurricane Katrina’s devastation from the U.S. Gulf Coast. Vargas won an Emmy in 2000 for Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story for anchoring live coverage of the Elian Gonzalez case. Vargas has also interviewed a wide range of celebrities, from actors and musicians to business leaders and authors, including: Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Skoll, Sheryl Crow, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Simpson, Mick Jagger, Drew Barrymore, Dan Brown, Alanis Morissette, and Cat Stevens. Vargas’s memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) details her struggles with anxiety and alcohol, and tells a powerful story of healing and coping. A special episode of 20/20 aired in conjunction with the book’s release, in which Vargas and Diane Sawyer

discussed Vargas’ experiences, reported on the link between anxiety and alcohol abuse, and interviewed both addiction experts and people recovering from addiction.

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September 17, 2018 Greensboro Country Club Farm Course, 5121 Hedrick Drive Hole in One Sponsor - $2,500 Premier Sponsorship (Category Exclusive): Logo on all Tournament advertisements, enrollment and information forms and all other printed and electronic communications Prominent Signage at the Tournament Recognition at the Tournament and in the Tournament Program Two foursomes in the Tournament Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Six tickets to the Gathering of Friends Event of your choice Opportunity to provide marketing item (i.e. business card, coupon, advertisement or promotional item) to each Tournament participant Eagle Sponsor - $1,250 Signage at the Tournament One foursome in the Tournament Recognition at the Tournament and in the Tournament Program Logo or name will appear on event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials Four tickets to the Gathering of Friends Event of your choice Opportunity to provide marketing item (i.e. business card, coupon, advertisement or promotional item) to each Tournament participant Web and Social Media acknowledgement and recognition Birdie Sponsor - $750 Signage at the Tournament One foursome in the Tournament Recognition at the Tournament and in the Tournament Program Web and Social Media acknowledgement and recognition Hole Sponsor - $150 Signage at one of the 18 holes the day of Tournament Recognition in the Tournament program Web and Social Media acknowledgement and recognition

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Sherlock 5K Fall 2018 Date & Location TBA Best Friend Sponsor - $3,000 •

Logo or name will appear on earlier.org website, event print advertising, signage, social media and other promotional materials

Logo on event t-shirts

Announcement as Presenting Sponsor in press release, event advertising and at the event

Logo prominently displayed at the event

Tent and table in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Fifteen walker spots Struttin’ Mutt Sponsor - $2,000

Logo or name will appear on earlier.org website, signage, social media and other promotional materials

Logo on event t-shirts

Announcement as sponsor in press release and at the event

Logo prominently displayed at the event

Tent and table in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Ten walker spots Ramblin’ Rover Sponsor - $1,500

Logo or name will appear on earlier.org website, signage, social media and other promotional materials

Logo on event t-shirts

Announcement as sponsor at the event

Tent and table in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

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2018 Woof Pack Sponsor - $1,000 •

Logo or name will appear on earlier.org website and social media

Logo on event t-shirts

Announcement as a sponsor at the event

Tent and table in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Six walker spots Proud Pup Sponsor - $500 •

Company name will appear on earlier.org website and social media

Company name on event t-shirts

Announcement as sponsor at the event

Vendor area in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert and/or promotional item in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Four walker spots

Furry Friend Sponsor - $250 •

Company name will appear on earlier.org website and social media

Company name on event t-shirts

Vendor area in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Four walker spots

Supporting Pup Sponsor - $100 •

Vendor area in Barketplace

Opportunity to put an insert in the walker packet

Recognition in the Earlier.org newsletter

Two walker spots

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September 30, 2018 Greensboro Country Club

Perfect Exposure - $5,000 Premier Sponsorship: Logo on all event advertisements, enrollment & information forms & all other printed and electronic communications Prominent Signage at the event Ten (10) tickets to the event Opportunity to have up to two (2) breast cancer survivors of your choice photographed for the event (Survivor + guest) Four (4) copies of the exclusive Exposing Hope Coffee Table Book Eight (8) seats at the Gathering of Friends Luncheon or Dinner Professional headshots for up to eight (8) professionals in the Robert Chou Photography studio Opportunity to provide one small marketing item (business card, coupon, small logo trinket) to each guest Recognition at the event Web & social media acknowledgement

Full of Hope - $2,000 Prominent Signage at the event Six (6) tickets to the event Opportunity to have one (1) breast cancer survivor of your choice photographed for the event (Survivor + guest) Two (2) copies of the exclusive Exposing Hope Coffee Table Book Four (4) seats at the Gathering of Friends Luncheon or Dinner Professional headshots for up to four (4) professionals in the Robert Chou Photography studio (or one family portrait session including 10 images) Opportunity to provide one small marketing item (business card, coupon, small logo trinket) to each guest Signage & recognition at the event Web & social media acknowledgement

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The Second Shooters- $1,000 Four (4) tickets to the event Opportunity to have one (1) breast cancer survivor of your choice photographed for the event (Survivor + guest) One (1) copy of the exclusive Exposing Hope Coffee Table Book Two (2) seats at the Gathering of Friends Luncheon or Dinner Opportunity to provide one small marketing item (business card, coupon, small logo trinket) to each guest Signage & recognition at the event Web & social media acknowledgement The Crew - $500 Two (2) tickets to the event Opportunity to provide one small marketing item (business card, coupon, small logo trinket) to each guest Signage & recognition at the event

The Paparazzi - $250 Signage & recognition at the event Web & social media acknowledgement

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SPONSOR RESERVATIONS Corporate Sponsorships _____ Gold - $15,000 _____ Silver - $10,000 _____ Bronze - $5,000 Company Name: ______________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________ E-Mail: _________________________________ Gathering of Friends Event Selection: ___ Luncheon

___ Dinner

_____In Memory _____ In Honor Name: ___________________________________________________________ ___ Payment Enclosed

___ Please Send Invoice

• Return this reservation form to:

earlier.org P. O. Box 10363 Greensboro, NC 27404-0363

Or via e-mail to lconway@earlier.org • Please make checks payable to earlier.org • Credit Card Information Circle One:

VISA

MASTERCARD

AMERICAN EXPRESS

DISCOVER

Account Number: ______________________________________________________________ Expiration Date: __________________________

CID: _______________________________

Name as it appears on the card: __________________________________________________ Billing Address: _______________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________

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SPONSOR RESERVATIONS Event Sponsorships Gathering of Friends

Teeing Off for Ta-Tas

Sherlock 5K

Exposing Hope

___ Platinum - $25,000

___ Hole in One - $2,500

___ Best Friend - $3,000

___ Perfect Exposure - $5,000

___ Gold - $10,000

___ Eagle - $1,250

___ Struttin’ Mutt - $2,000

___ Full of Hope - $2,000

___ Silver - $5,000

___ Birdie - $750

___ Ramblin’ Rover - $1,500

___ Second Shooters - $1,000

___ Bronze - $2,500

___ Hole Sponsor - $150

___ Woof Pack - $1,000

___ The Crew - $500

___ Dinner Table - $1,500

___ Proud Pup - $500

___ The Paparazzi - $250

___ Luncheon Table - $1,000

___ Furry Friend - $250

___ Friend Sponsor - $500

___ Supporting Pup - $100

Gathering of Friends Event Selection: ___ Luncheon ___ Dinner Gathering of Friends Sponsors (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Table Sponsors) may designate their table(s) in honor or memory, please designate below: _____In Memory _____ In Honor

Name: _________________________________

Company Name: ______________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________ E-Mail: _________________________________ ___Payment Enclosed

___Please Send Invoice

• Return this reservation form to:

Earlier.org P. O. Box 10363 Greensboro, NC 27404-0363 Or via e-mail to lconway@earlier.org

• Please make checks payable to Earlier.org or complete credit card information on next page • Credit Card Information Circle One:

VISA

MASTERCARD

AMERICAN EXPRESS

DISCOVER

Account Number: ______________________________________________________________ Expiration Date: __________________________

CID: _______________________________

Name as it appears on the card: __________________________________________________ Billing Address: _______________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________________

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Contact Us

Earlier.org P. O. Box 10363 Greensboro, NC 27404-0363 336.286.6620

Leslie Conway Development lconway@earlier.org

Kara McBurney Event Coordinator kmcburney@earlier.org

earlierdetection

@earlierdotorg

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