Sunday, February 28, 2016

Volunteers for a Cure Fundraisers



Volunteers for a Cure will be selling
Bark For Life T-Shirts as a fundraiser for this event!

Cost $10 per t-shirt 

T-shirts will include a purple design printed on a white t-shirt.
(FYI- we have plan to add paw prints to the back of each shirt at Bark For Life of Ionia County!)

PRE-ORDER T-SHIRTS

To be sure to get the right size, pre-order your shirt by March 30th!  
Pre-ordered shirts will be available for pick up at the April Team Captains Meeting or after April 21st with special arrangements. T-shirts must be paid for at the time of pick up. Any shirts not picked up before April 30th will be sold at the Bark for Life event.

Contact Penny Beeman to place your order at pbeeman@outlook.com or order through a Bark For Life Committee Member.

T-Shirts will also be available for purchase at the Bark For Life event on May 7th at the Volunteers for a Cure Booth or directly through PromoPrint&Stitches2!



If you would like to have the Bark For Life Graphic printed on other items such as hoodies, jackets, bandanas or more, contact Vicki at PromoPrint&Stitches2 to place your customized order!
413 W Main St, Ionia 522-9200

Pet Alert Window Clings

Cost $5 per window cling!

Window Clings will be printed on 5 in by 5 in static cling material for placing inside your home window.  You can simply use a Sharpie to write in the # of pets you have in your home.  The cost of this item is $1.50 each, allowing the remaining $3.50 as a donation to the American Cancer Society through Volunteers for a Cure Team.

Donations directly to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Volunteers for a Cure!

Find Volunteers for a Cure on the Bark For Life Website:  http://main.acsevents.org/goto/barkv4c
You can make a donation directly to the team or select anyone of our team members to make a donation.  

Find Volunteers for a Cure on the Relay For Life Website: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/volunteers4acure.
We would ask that you consider making a donation to one of YOUTH team members to help them to their goal of raising $100 before walking the track!  This will earn them an event t-shirt from the American Cancer Society.

For more information about what the Volunteers for a Cure team is doing to raise funds for the American Cancer Society visit our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118461678174003/



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bark For Life Vendor Info


VENDOR INFORMATION

Calling all crafters and businesses which sell items for family pets!  We want YOU to participate in our Flea Free Flea Market on May 7th at Bark For Life!  Fill out this simple form to show interest and one of our Committee Members will contact you with more information.



Download the PDF Vendor Form  - This Form can mailed in to the American Cancer Society or turned in to any Bark For Life Committee Member or Team Captain.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bark For Life Sponsorship Opportunities


What is Bark For Life?
The American Cancer Society's Bark For Life® is a Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the care-giving qualities of canine companions. Bark for Life also gives us an opportunity to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost their fight with the disease.

Why Participate?
Besides being fun, the Bark For Life of Ionia County will raise funds for the fight against cancer. Your registration fee and any money you raise will support our mission to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.

How to Participate….
  1. Register a team at www.relayforlife.org/barkioniami and begin fundraising as a team.
  2. Follow the Facebook Page for fun ideas and the latest news.
  3. Join us on May 7th to walk the track with your family friendly canine companions.

Sponsorship Levels

Top Dog Sponsor - $1000
  • On-Stage speaking opportunity during the opening and closing ceremony
  • Sponsorship logo displayed on Bark For Life event website and flyers*
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be displayed at event
  • Complimentary booth space for sponsor’s own activity, promotion or giveaway (tent provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to supply items for event goodie bag
  • Name recognition on a 24”x18” sign (provided by the American Cancer Society) displayed around the Bark For Life route
  • Framed recognition certification acknowledging your level of support 
  • Inclusion is Bark For Life related press releases 
  • 10 VIP passes to the event 
  • Logo on Relay For Life event shirts
Best in Show Sponsor - $500
  • On-stage announcement of your support during the opening ceremony 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on Bark For Life event website and flyers* 
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be displayed at event 
  • Complimentary booth space for sponsor’s own activity, promotion or giveaway (tent provided by sponsor) 
  • Opportunity to supply items for event goodie bag 
  • Name recognition on a 24”x18” sign (provided by the American Cancer Society) displayed around the Bark For Life route 
  • Framed recognition certification acknowledging your level of support 
  • Company name on Relay For Life event shirts 

Bow Wow Sponsor - $250
  • On-stage announcement of your support during the opening ceremony 
  • Sponsor logo displayed on Bark For Life event website and flyers* 
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be displayed at event 
  • Complimentary booth space for sponsor’s own activity, promotion or giveaway (tent provided by sponsor) 
  • Opportunity to supply items for event goodie bag 
  • Name recognition on a 24”x18” sign (provided by the American Cancer Society) displayed around the Bark For Life route 
  • Framed recognition certification acknowledging your level of support 
Canine Crusader - $150
  • Sponsor logo displayed on Bark For Life event website and flyers* 
  • Complimentary booth space for sponsor’s own activity, promotion or giveaway (tent provided by sponsor) 
  • Opportunity to supply items for event goodie bag 
  • Name recognition on a 24”x18” sign (provided by the American Cancer Society) displayed around the Bark For Life route 
Best Friend Sponsor - $50
  • Complimentary booth space for sponsor’s own activity, promotion or giveaway (tent provided by sponsor) 
  • Opportunity to supply items for event goodie bag 
In-Kind Donation
  • In kind donations are greatly appreciated and treated as a sponsorship based on %50 of the value of the donated product and/or service.
  • In-kind donations may include printing, publicity, entertainment, photography, dog food/treat samples, food/drink, or other Bark For Life related supplies.
Download the Sponsor Brochure to share with a Friend!
Download the Sponsor Form to submit your sponsorship!

Visit the Bark For Life of Ionia County's Sponsor Page to see all of our great sponsors!

Want to learn more about sponsorship's or donations to Bark For Life of Ionia County?  Contact pbeeman@gmail.com and someone on our Committee will be in touch!


Register your canine at www.relayforlife.org/barkioniami or fill out this downloadable registration form to mail in.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Red, White and BOWL!

Red, White and BOWL

Blue Star Mothers Chapter MI-188
is hosting a fundraiser to help us support our military and veterans at

Yellow Jacket Lanes
Greenville, MI

Sunday, March 6 at 1pm
Sign up your 4 person team now!
Prizes, raffle items, 50/50 raffle and LOTS OF FUN!  

$20 per person (includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental and a page of raffle tickets)
Bring your family!  We will have 2 lanes for children 5-12 to bowl frame by frame games. ($10 each)
**Follow us on Facebook for more details: Blue Star Mothers – Michigan 188 

*We only have room for 22 teams, so get your registration in early!
Prizes for best team name and most team spirit!

You may contact Tara at tlsowa0137@gmail.com or Rosie at rosemariedavis3@gmail.com with any questions.


Please mail registration form and check to:
Blue Star Mothers, PO Box 366, Lakeview, MI 48850
no later than February 21, 2016.

Bark For Life of Ionia County




The next Bark For Life Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, February 15th at 6:30 PM at Biggby's! We are need of some new committee members, so if you are interested, please attend this meeting!

Committee Members work to plan out the event, schedule activities and contests for the stage and demonstration arena, collect sponsors and items to give away to those who attend. Committee Members also work together to make decisions for the event. Such as do we have the Flea Free Flea Market? Do we design our own Bark T-Shirt or use the American Cancer Society National Design.  If you want to be a part of this group come out the meeting on Feb 15th or contact pbeeman@gmail.com for more information.

Leap into Action at Kickoff!


This event is open to the public and FREE!
If you want to learn more, come out and join in the fun!