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We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of “The Bat Run”, a 5K run/walk on September 18th, 2016 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. The run is hosted by The Jesse Heikkila Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization created in memory of Jesse. Jesse died at the tender age of 7 after battling stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer since his 3rd birthday.

Our mission is to raise funds for childhood cancer research, so no other parents have to bury a child. 100% of proceeds go to the cause, as our foundation is 100% volunteer run. Childhood cancer research receives less that 4% of federal funding, resulting in many families hearing the news “I am sorry, there is no cure for your child”. This needs to change. Seven children die every day in the United States alone.   We are raising funds to support a national collaborative effort of researchers, oncologists and family advocates to bring forward new therapies for children. More information is available at our website

“The Bat Run”, named to honor Jesse’s love of Batman encourages participants to dress as their favorite super hero. We selected September as it is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We hope to attract over 500 participants.

Your sponsorship helps to defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase t-shirts for registered race participants, facility costs, awards and complimentary drinks and snacks for each race participant. Any additional money from sponsorships will help go toward our fundraising goal of $50,000.00. Your contribution is also tax deductible.

There are various levels of sponsorship for The Bat Run. Please contact us at to request a Sponsor Package today.

Thank you!