Imagine every time you sit up your heart races until it feels like it will explode. Imagine feeling like you have the flu every day. Imagine being unable to go to work or school, sit at the kitchen table with family or even shower on your own.
These are common symptoms of POTS - postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome - a disorder of the autonomic nervous system that affects approximately 1-3 million Americans, mostly young women. The vast majority of people have never heard of POTS, including many doctors. As a result, POTS patients are slow to be properly diagnosed, lack effective medication and are left with unclear treatment plans.
This is the fourth year of this wonderful event. Prior races attracted hundreds of families from Boston and surrounding communities and raised over $75,000. Our goal this year is to raise $80,000. The funds raised will support Dysautonomia International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds POTS research, physician education, and other advocacy programs that benefit people living with POTS and other forms of dysautonomia. For more information, please visit DysautonomiaInternational.org.
We would greatly appreciate your donation to make our fundraising event a success!
Gold ($2500) – Shout out on Dysautonomia International’s three social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), with over 50,000 followers. Large logo on t-shirt, website and print material. Advertising in the goody bag. Table/samples at the event along with six event registrations.
Silver ($1000) – Shout out on Dysautonomia International’s Twitter page with over 5,600 followers. Medium logo on t-shirt, website and print material. Advertising in the goody bag. Table/samples at the event along with four event registrations.
Bronze ($500) - Small logo on t-shirt, website and print material. Advertising in the goody bag. Table/samples at the event along with two event registrations.
We would also warmly welcome any in-kind gifts, including breakfast food and drinks, post-race snacks, water, coolers, prizes for the runners, tents/awnings, entertainment during the event, and other creative donations that can help us maximize the impact of this event.
All sponsors can provide promotional materials for the race goody bags, such as post cards, coupons, snacks, or small freebie items. Vendor tables can have a sponsor-supplied banner and marketing materials to hand out to event guests. Sponsors can sell merchandise during the event with advanced permission from the race organizers. We also encourage sponsors to provide free samples at their tables. To receive maximum impact from the logo marketing service, the sponsor commitment form and your business logo should be submitted by Feb 2, 2020, Sponsorship fee is due upon agreement.
Please contact Kirsten at info@POTSwalk.org if you are interested in making an in-kind donation, in becoming a sponsor or for more information. Thank you for considering supporting this amazing cause!
Dysautonomia International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of over 70 million individuals around the world living with disorders of the autonomic nervous system. The organization offers patient and physician education resources, community outreach, legislative advocacy, and patient support for all autonomic disorders. Our innovative research program focuses on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
Since its launch in 2012, Dysautonomia International has raised over $5M for research, education and support. The organization has partnered with autonomic experts at Mayo Clinic, Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, University of Texas Southwestern and many other institutions to advance the pace of research and provide educational programs for physicians and patients alike.
Dysautonomia International created the POTS Research Fund in December 2013 to provide a dedicated stream of funding for POTS research. In the past four years, we have issued nearly $1.7 million in POTS research grants.