Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Thanks to our sponsors and donors, over $216,000 (net) was raised in support of the patients and families at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children's & Women’s Hospital Long Beach as part of the 2016 Torch Run-Champion’s Run for Life event.

Each year, 300 patients and their families gather to celebrate those who won the battle, those who are still fighting, and those who have lost the battle to this life-threatening disease. Each patient holds a torch as they run, walk, are carried, or are wheeled the 400 yards until passing the torch to the next waiting patient.

The Torch Run is an ideal arena to showcase your business! With maximum exposure to the Long Beach, Orange County, and South Bay communities, sponsors of the Torch Run will get a variety of marketing options depending on level. Sponsors will also demonstrate to the public the company’s dedication to curing pediatric cancer in their community.

 

Click here to become a patient sponsor for the 2017 Torch Run event and receive recognition >>>

 

Did you know that you can also fundraise to be a patient sponsor by creating an online fundraising page, click here to sign up >>> 

 

Why We Raise Support:

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Miller Children’s provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex all under one roof. Only 5 percent of all hospitals are children’s hospitals, making them unique not only to children’s health care needs in the community, but across the region.

Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center
The Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s has a dedicated unit of 24 private rooms in a home-like setting that provides comprehensive, family centered care to children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders. The Center is known for its comprehensive psychosocial programs and multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. JJCCC is one of the primary institutions that comprises the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) – an international, cooperative childhood cancer research network. JJCCC patients have access to the latest clinical trials and research initiatives, which leads to improved cure rates and breakthroughs in treatments of childhood cancers and blood disorders.

 

The Facts and Figures:

  • 46 kids will be told they have cancer in the US today.
  • 91,250 children lose their life to the disease every year.
  • Pediatric cancer is random and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographical region.
  • The causes of childhood cancers are unknown and are not strongly linked to lifestyle or environmental risk factors.
  • Less than 5% of the Federal Government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers each year.
  • Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment
  • Approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. are affected by Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder
  • A typical treatment plan for a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia results in:
    • 213 missed days of school
    • 1,652 antibiotic pills to prevent infections
    • 2,504 chemotherapy pills
    • 115 finger pokes
    • 92 chemotherapy injections
    • 58 outpatient doctor appointments
    • 47 days in the hospital
    • 22 spinal taps
    • 8 emergency visits