RE: Sponsorship for 17th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness

It is with much sadness, that we must carry on the Breast Cancer Awareness Cook Off founded by Patsy Childress in 2000, after she lost her long battle with cancer in December 2015. Patsy founded this cook off  to give back to the community. She will be missed, but her spirit and legacy will continue!

For the last sixteen (16) years several individuals and businesses have sponsored this annual cook-off that benefits the Gifts of Hope.  This year’s cook-off will again be held at the American Legion Woods Lynch Post #19, 501 Veterans Airpark Road, in Midland, Texas on Saturday, October 14, 2017 – October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Gifts of Hope provides help with day-to-day expenses for patients at Allison Cancer Center. Gifts of Hope also supports Hope House, a “home-away-from home” at no charge for patients from out-of-town while doing treatments.  All money stays in the Permian Basin.  Donations are tax deductible.  Information concerning their purpose and their 501(3) c certification are attached.

Money for the Gifts of Hope is raised through sponsorships, the sale of T-shirts, caps and koozies, cooking entries, raffle ticket sales, 50-50 ticket sales, a silent auction and donations.  Overall, last year’s cook-off raised just over $50,300.00.  Total raised for the sixteen (16) years of this cook off is a little over $550,000.00.

You or your company can help support this great cause with your sponsorship. The 2017 levels of sponsorship are on the attached page. PLEASE NOTE DUE DATES FOR CHECKS AND INFORMATION are SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.  If you are receiving a shirt, please advise as to the size of shirt you would like.  Donations of any amount – large or small – are very important to us and greatly appreciated.

If  you would like to participate this year, please respond as soon as possible.  If you are new to this cause, we will need two (2) samples of your logo.  All checks should be made payable to Gifts of Hope.  If you want to be included on the shirts for this year, We will need your money not later than August 15, 2017….the absolute cut-off being September 1, 2017.   Use of logos will be on a first paid – first used as space is limited.  An invoice can be provided and an acknowledgement of your donation will be sent from Gifts of Hope.

Should you wish to enter a cooking team for any or all of the categories, please contact:

 Bob Lanham Cell 432-557-0044
  Email robert_lanham@hotmail.com
 Sponsorship Checks
(checks made payable to Gifts or Hope) 
 Mailing Address Sandy Lundberg
4705 Spring Meadow Lane #7
Midland, TX 79705

 Remember any donation – large or small – is appreciated and can make a difference.


Thank you for your consideration,

Sandy Lundberg (for Patsy Childress)

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