Besides raising funds to help support the mesothelioma community, the best part about the Alton Miles for Meso race are the shirts.

Miles for Meso 2014
Run Well, a local running store, was a Bronze Sponsor during the 2013 Miles for Meso race. As part of its sponsorship, it received a table to participate in the Miles for Meso’s vendor fair.

If you’ve ever attended a Miles for Meso race, you know what I mean because everyone who registers for the Alton race, receives a free shirt. They are a moisture-wicking, long-sleeve shirt with cuffed sleeves.

The most common comment we hear every year from race attendees is how much they like the shirts. This is great news for our corporate sponsors because all the sponsorship levels include having their logo on the back of the Miles for Meso shirts.

There is still time for businesses who would like to support the mesothelioma community and become a Miles for Meso sponsor. The deadline to become a sponsor this year and still get your logo on the back of the shirts is Sept. 15.

If you are interested, there are four sponsorship evles to choose from, which include:

Bronze $500 – The Bronze Sponsorship includes a small company logo on the Miles for Meso T-shirt, items in the goody bag, company name included on the Miles for Meso web site, table at vendor fair and 4 Race Day passes.

Silver $1,000 – The Silver Sponsorship includes the above with the following upgrades: medium company logo on the Miles for Meso T-shirt, company logo and link included on the website, inclusion in press releases and e-blasts and 6 Race Day passes.

Gold $2,000 – The Gold Sponsorship includes the above with the following upgrades: large company logo on the Miles for Meso T-shirt, company logo and link included on main Alton race page and online registration page, inclusion in press releases and e-blasts, inclusion in Alton Telegraph print ad, social media mentions and 8 Race Day passes.

Platinum $3,500 – The Platinum Sponsorship includes the above with the following upgrades: recognition as the platinum sponsor on the online race registration page, the logo included on runners’ bib numbers, largo logo given priority placement in banners/T-shirts and 10 Race Day passes.

Another option available to businesses is to take part in a $100 vendor sponsorship. This sponsorship reserves a table for your company at our popular vendor fair.

Why Be a Miles for Meso Sponsor?

The first Miles for Meso race was held in 2009. Since then, the Alton race has raised more than $125,000 for mesothelioma cancer research and support. The support from sponsors of the race play a huge role in the amount of funds raised.

Thousands of lives are impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases every year. In short, becoming a corporate sponsor of the Miles for Meso 5k means you are not only receiving excellent exposure in the Alton community and beyond, but more importantly, you are helping to support a worthy cause. There is no known cure for mesothelioma and all proceeds from the Miles for Meso race will benefit mesothelioma research and awareness.

If you are interested in joining the 6th annual Miles for Meso 5k by becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Miles for Meso by calling 877-304-MESO (6376) or e-mailing info@milesformeso.org. If you are looking for more information, learn more today.