Become a Beacon of Hope Sponsor

Please contact Kathleen Wakefield, Executive Director to discuss sponsorship!

Email: kwakefield@ineedalighthouse.org
Phone: 757-496-9775

INAL is saving the lives of young people in our community by providing education and awareness around teen depression and suicide. The silent epidemic of youth suicide must not be ignored. We cannot turn a blind eye to preventable suffering and loss of life. Join us as a sponsor of INAL’s Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Memory Walk and Family Fest on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and take a stand for the youth in our community!

INAL, under the inspiring leadership of Kathleen Wakefield, is the premier organization in Hampton Roads working to educate and inform teens and young adults about the issues of depression and suicide. Kathleen founded INAL ten years ago after losing her wonderful son, Jake, to suicide. So far this year, INAL has presented to over 5,700 9th grade students in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  In the past we have also provided educational programming to the Virginia Beach Police Department and local 911 operators.

The Beacon of Hope is an annual event raising funds to support INAL’s educational efforts. Last year over 300 participants walked and ran to support the cause of suicide prevention. To increase INAL’s impact on the youth of our community in the coming year we need YOUR support.

We will be holding our 10th annual Beacon of Hope 5k at 24th Street Park on the Oceanfront on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We invite you to join us in fighting the epidemic of youth depression and suicide by sponsoring this event.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become A Beacon of Hope for the youth of our community!

The Beacon of Hope 5k Run/Walk will draw an anticipated 250+ participants from throughout Hampton Roads to the Virginia Beach oceanfront on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. Extensive regional exposure guarantees strong publicity and promotion for our sponsors.

The race is comprised of individual racers and teams. In addition, the Family Festival following the race draws in passing community members and tourists, creating an additional audience for sponsors.

Beacon of Hope is advertised through PSA’s on local radio and television stations, via I Need A Lighthouse’s website (www.ineedalighthouse.org), via social media (Facebook and Twitter), and via email outreach and brochure distribution. Recognition of all sponsors will be included in all printed and press materials.

Sponsorship Levels

Lighthouse                         $10,000

This premier sponsorship is a wonderful way to publicize your business while aligning with a wonderful cause.

  • Premier logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Hyperlink from your website to yours
  • Logo placement on all promotions and publicity including: radio PSAs, print ads, press releases, flyers and race application
  • Logo on all Mile Marker signs
  • Water Station Sponsorship
  • Vendor booth space during the race and Family Festival
  • Free registration for 10 people

Beacon of Hope            $7,500

  • Top row logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Hyperlink from our website to yours
  • Logo placement on all promotions and publicity including: radio PSAs, print ads, press releases, flyers and race application
  • Logo on all Mile Marker signs
  • Water Station Sponsorship
  • Vendor booth space during the race and Family Festival
  • Free registration for 8 people

Cape Henry                        $5,000

  • Top row logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Hyperlink from our website to yours
  • Logo placement on some promotion and publicity including : race flyers and registration forms
  • Logo on all Mile Marker signs
  • Vendor booth space during the race and Family Festival
  • Free registration for 6 people

Sand Dollar                        $4,000

  • Logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Hyperlink from our website to yours
  • Logo placement on some promotion and publicity including : race flyers and registration forms
  • Logo on all Mile Marker signs
  • Vendor booth space during the race and Family Festival
  • Free registration for 4 people

Seashell                         $2,500

  • Logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Logo placement on some promotion and publicity including : race flyers and registration forms

Beacon of Hope            $1,000

  • Logo placement on race t-shirt
  • Link to your website on www.ineedalighthouse.org

Cape Henry                        $500

  • Sponsor name on race t-shirt
  • Link to your website on www.ineedalighthouse.org

Hatteras                        $250

  • Recognition on printed materials
  • Recognition on www.ineedalighthouse.org