Walk/run planned for Bremenite with cancer
BREMEN — A walk/run is being organized for June to help a Bremen resident, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, pay for treatment.
Ginger Smith, race director, is seeking sponsors and donations for “Eye Jog for Jake” 5K OffRoad Walk/Run.
This race is being held to raise funds to cover medical expenses for 26-year-old Jake Sahlhoff, a Bremen resident diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Sahlhoff was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in August 2012, according to Smith.
This rare form of cancer has a poor prognosis unless treated with the most cutting-edge treatment, which is offered in Florida. Jake does have insurance, however, he was denied for unexplained reasons which are currently under investigation.
To prevent metastasizing, he pursued treatment with faith and a profound amount of support.
The race funds will be donated 100 percent to Jake’s medical costs.
It will be held at Jane’s Park in Bremen at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22.
The race has been approved through the town and received positive feedback.
Smith said she would be grateful for any type of donation.
Free-will donations are accepted.
Organizers hope to have many small sponsors, since this is a community event that deserves widespread community support.
Sponsoring specific needs, including:
– Bottled water and cups for approximately 300 participants.
– Sports drinks for approximately 300 participants post-race.
– Sponsor T-shirts for participants at approximately $6 per runner: full sponsorship for $1,800; 100 shirts for $600; 50 Shirts for $300; 25 Shirts: $150; timing of the race in part or in whole for $950; or “Eye Jog for Jake” Finish Line Banner for $100.
Payment can be made by check to First Baptist Church of Burnettsville, 202 S. Main St., Burnettsville, IN 47902.
Any type of sponsorship will qualify your company to have your logo on the back of every T-shirt sold within the racing package.
All donations will be tax deductible with receipt available.
For more information about the race, please visit facebook.com/ EyeJogForJake5k.
For more information, contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.