4th of July Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk
What a crazy year it has been – and continues to be. Despite the uncertainty of last year, 2020 donations helped The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation (PHBF) reach a significant milestone. To date, we have funded more than $500,000 ($543,580 to be exact) in pediatric brain cancer research. We have also provided scholarships and support programs for children battling brain cancer. We couldn’t do this without supporters like YOU!
 
The Pray Hope Believe 5K (PHB5K) held on July 4th is our primary fundraiser  This year will be our 10th year and, despite the continued uncertainty of COVID, we HOPE to make it another great year! PHBF was established to honor the memory of our son, Tony, who was 6-years-old when he died on July 4, 2011 after an almost three-year-battle with brain cancer. The primary mission of PHBF is to fund innovative pediatric brain cancer research. We emphasize not only ridding the body of cancer, but also minimizing the long-term, serious side effects of treatment. Additionally, PHBF offers various forms of support (like Family Camp Day) to young people facing brain cancer and their families. We continue as a foundational partner with the DIPG/DMG Collaborative (www.dipg.org) – partnering with organizations throughout the world to fund innovative research and to more quickly get better treatments to the children who need them. Because we are a strictly volunteer-run organization, all profits go directly toward our mission. We fund specific grants so we know exactly how our funds are being used and by whom. We hold our researchers accountable to using funds as promised and providing us with regular status updates.   
 
We know the pandemic has been very difficult for many businesses and individuals, but we still need help to achieve our mission. If you are in a position to help us this year with a PHB5K sponsorship or donation, please consider doing so. If you are not able to do so this year, we understand and HOPE we can count on your support in the future. Our greatest need is in the area of financial contributions, but we also welcome donations for our basket raffle. We promise to be good stewards of your generosity. To learn more, visit www.prayhopebelieve.org, email us at info@prayhopebelieve.org, or call us at 513-304-2388. We thank you for your consideration in helping us bring HOPE to young people battling brain cancer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
With HOPE and appreciation,                         
 
Rick and Lynne Merk
Co-Founders, PHBF

* While we are hoping to hold our event in-person, we will be following health guidelines in our decision-making; regardless, virtual participation will be available. We will update you via email or social media resources

Sponsor & Donor options   
We will accept sponsorships and donations at any time, but to guarantee advertising, please verify your sponsorship/donation by the following dates:
    Posters – 5/15/2021
    T-shirts – 6/15/2021
    Signs displayed at race & Basket Raffle inclusion – 6/15/2021
 
PLEASE EMAIL your logo to info@prayhopebelieve.org. Artwork is best as a vector/line art file sent as a .pdf, .ai, .eps or .jpg format.

Sponsor/Donor Form for 2021 Pray~Hope~Believe 5K
Please complete and return this form to:
Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation
P.O. Box 53236
Cincinnati OH 45253
(513) 304-2388
Or email to info@prayhopebelieve.org (and we’ll arrange to pick up your donation).
[Checks should be made out to PHBF. If you prefer to pay online, you can do so via our website, but please email us a copy of this form so we recognize you at the appropriate level.]
 
 
BASKET RAFFLE, DOOR PRIZE, AND GOODY BAG DONATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED
** In-Kind donations will be recognized at sponsor level consistent with ½ the value of Goods or Services donated.
o  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Please list in-Kind product or service donated:
 
 
o  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Please list race bag items or other products to be distributed:
 
 
 
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Company Name_________________________________________________

Contact Name __________________________________________________

Sponsorship Level_______________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________

City, State, Zip__________________________________________________

Phone (______) _______________Website ___________________________

Email__________________________________________________________

Signature _________________________________Date _________________
[Checks should be made out to PHBF. If you prefer to pay online, you can do so via our website, but please email us a copy of this form so we recognize you at the appropriate level.]
 
The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation thanks you for your generosity in supporting efforts to bring HOPE to young people with brain cancer!
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION!   

PHBF is a 501c3 IRS approved nonprofit organization FEIN: 45-3913286
In Loving Memory of Tony Merk
2004-2011