The Arthritis Foundation is excited to announce our 8th annual Purses With Power’ Purse Auction and Social to be held on Thursday, November 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte. Targeted to women, over 300 people attended this event last year raising $45,000 for arthritis research, programs and education. This year our goal is to raise $58,000.
We Need You
Sponsors are the lifeblood of this event and a critical component to our success. We hope that you will be able to assist us in reaching our goal by partnering with us to help us underwrite the cost of this event. For your tax-deductible contribution, you will receive marketing and philanthropic benefits detailed on the following pages.
New this year, sponsors at the $5,000 and $2,500 level will have logos featured in all local print advertising. Our emcee, Colleen Odegaard host of Charlotte Today on WCNC-TV will return again this year. In both 2010 and 2011 we had excellent television coverage on Charlotte Today and Channel14. With your partnership in this event, we can easily reach the demographics you seek as well as get your company in front of over 10,000 people each week by adding your company to our website.
A Critical Health Issue: 1 in 5 Americans have Arthritis
Affecting women nearly twice as often as men, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It is a health care issue. It is a business issue. It is a community issue. The Arthritis Foundation works to minimize the social impact of arthritis through advocacy, awareness, programs and research. We support nearly 50 million adults and 300,000 children currently living with arthritis – 2.7 million of whom reside in the Carolinas.
We sincerely hope you will consider partnering with The Arthritis Foundation this year. All proceeds from this event will go to arthritis research and community programs in the Mid Atlantic Region. We hope you will join us in this effort.