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WHAT WE ARE
Playing for a Cure, Inc. (PFAC) is a non-profit, tax exempt,
all-volunteer fundraising organization devoted to raising money to find
a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. In its first four years, Playing for a
Cure has raised an impressive total of over $125,000.
WHO WE ARE
Playing for a Cure has raised over $85,000 over the past three years.
The members of Playing for a Cure live in Clarke, Oconee,
Oglethorpe, Madison, Morgan, Walton, Jackson and Barrow counties and
are united in the conviction that a cure will be found for Juvenile
Diabetes. Many members of the group have children, spouses or loved
ones who have Juvenile Diabetes (also known as "Type 1" Diabetes)
WHERE OUR DOLLARS GO
Because this is an all-volunteer group, every penny PFAC nets goes
either directly to support research into a cure for Juvenile Diabetes
or Camp Kudzu (a week-long camp for children with Juvenile Diabetes).
PFAC is committed to raising money every year until a cure is found.
HOW WE WORK
The centerpiece of the PFAC auction is the 'Athens Guitar.' The 2002 guitar was signed by over thirty Athens bands who started in 1973-1983, including R.E.M., the B-52's, Pylon, Love Tractor and the Squalls...
Every year, Playing for a Cure hosts a weekend of fundraising
activities, including a concert, live and silent auctions and a softball
tournament. (In October of 2005, we're adding a Golf tournament!) Area
artists, musicians, athletes and businesses donate their goods, services
and time to make it all happen. We specialize in finding creative ways
that donors can support PFAC. Our sponsors are mentioned in all of our
publicity, and we urge our friends and neighbors to support our sponsors
and donors throughout the year. In 2004, over ninety percent of the
2003 auction donors once again contributed to Playing for a Cure.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Become a Corporate Sponsor
We have flexible sponsorship opportunities available to accommodate
every business. With higher levels of sponsorship, business logos are
incorporated into print ads, our website, t-shirts and the PFAC banner.
We also offer unique sponsorship activities at the softball tournament.
- Donate Services or Items to the Auction
With both silent and live auctions, we can find a place for any
type of donation. Donorsí names are in the Evening Program, and are
prominently displayed with the auction item. Live auction donorsí names
are also announced during the live auction.
- Make a Financial Donation
Time is of the essence. With proper funding, we know that a cure
will soon be found for Juvenile Diabetes. By letting us put your money
to work, our generationís children who are now suffering will be freed
from this debilitating disease.
- Become a PFAC Volunteer
We always welcome new committee members, softball tournament volunteers,
and night-of-show helpers.
Won't you join with us in finding a cure for this disease? Concert/Auction - Saturday, July 15, Softball Game - Saturday, July 22.
For more information, please contact: Mark Smith 706-769-4100 firstname.lastname@example.org
JDRF, the world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes-a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $500 million to diabetes research worldwide. We are proud to say that 87 cents of every dollar goes directly to research and education about research. Our mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For more information contact Rob Shaw, Executive Director, Georgia Chapter JDRF at 1-800-925-5533, or visit the JDRF website at http://www.jdrfgeorgia.org.
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