–Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
In just five years, Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research, and our signature event, Lily’s Luau, has grown tremendously because people do care a “whole awful lot.” From our first luau in 2009 which raised just $16,000, to our luau a few months ago that raised $105,000, Lily’s Fund continues to build momentum for a cure, and encourage our community to shed the stigma of epilepsy. We invite you to be part of this energy, by joining us as a sponsor on January 25, 2014. Here’s why:
Top 6 Reasons to Sponsor Lily’s Luau #6
#6 Where else are you greeted by live fish in the bathroom and a 5 ‘ flying shark circling above the dance floor? Plus the ever-popular coconut shrimp. And grown men and women in coconut bras and grass skirts. And 10′ palm trees….The Luau is about celebrating our accomplishments and our shared hope that a cure for epilepsy can be found here at the UW-Madison.
#5 Where else can you get so much thankfulness for your sponsorship? From your logo in lights on the wall, to Facebook and Twitter shoutouts, to PSAs mentioning your company name, and so much more! We make sure our community knows how much you care and how grateful we are.
#4 Where else is a huge event like this coordinated completely by volunteers? With no staff, we rely on the 100+ volunteers who make Lily’s Luau happen. We are 100 percent volunteer-driven, meaning ALL money raised goes directly to research.
#3 Where else can you make such a difference with your sponsorship? This is not your $100 formalwear event. Luau ticket prices are incredibly affordable…by design. Because epilepsy afflicts 1 in 26 of all people, regardless of income bracket, Lily’s Fund is committed to making this event accessible to all. This is why we SO depend on sponsors.
#2 We are locally grown. Every dollar is raised and spent locally to raise awareness and support epilepsy research at the UW-Madison. In just five years, we have funded two Lily’s Fund Fellows and a Grace Grant, with more to come!
#1 Because 1 in 26 of us will develop epilepsy in our lifetime! That’s crazy common. And yet even though epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and cerebral palsy combined…. it receives less research funding than any one of them?
We would not be where we are today without the help of all our generous sponsors. Please join us this year. Please email us for more information.