2019 St. John’s Dribble for the Cure
Online registration opens May 1st, 2019
Please encourage all of your friends and family to join in this important fight against pediatric cancer.
Come meet the Red Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with Head Coaches Chris Mullin and Joe Tartamella, at St. John’s University for the 9th Annual Dribble for the Cure!
We are committed to raising awareness and dollars to help save the lives of children battling cancer. Last year’s event had a record-breaking year, raising over $100,000. Proceeds raised from this event will be directed to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in support of the Pediatric Cancer Research Laboratory at New York Medical College. The PCRF Laboratory is directed by Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., also director of the Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
2018 St. John’s Dribble for the Cure
This is a fun-filled day, where participants will be given the opportunity to bring their own basketball and Dribble for the Cure on a course winding through the St. John’s Queens campus and ending at Carnesecca Arena. The event will kick-off with a festival featuring the St. John’s cheerleaders and band, games, and refreshments, and culminate with an opportunity for photos and autographs with the players and coaches. Each participant will be asked to collect pledges for their “dribble” and will be eligible for prizes based on the amount of pledge money turned in by the date of the event. In addition, each participant will receive a Dribble for the Cure t-shirt.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has utilized a social fundraising platform for more than a decade. It increases awareness of our mission, and it increases funding for the ever expanding footprint that PCRF is developing across the nation. Less than 4% of NIH cancer research dollars are spent on pediatric cancers. For far too long, babies and children have been receiving scaled down adult treatments that often leave survivors with lasting effects and a very high probability of additional cancers in the future. At PCRF, we stand vigilant in our mission to fund research that improves the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant disease. Thank you for joining in the fight.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $42 million since 1982, all to find a cure for cancer. With the help of businesses like yours, we have made a dramatic impact on the survival rates and the treatments for children, and your support does not go unnoticed.
We welcome the opportunity to develop new corporate partnerships for the St. John’s Dribble for the Cure event to help us raise awareness and funds to accelerate pediatric cancer research and bring us closer to a cure.
Sponsorship Opportunities can be viewed here.
Please contact Catherine Raack at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore a mutually beneficial sponsor relationship with PCRF.
National Dribble Sponsor
Conference Champion Sponsor
Hometown Hero Sponsor
Fundraising & Team Support
Once you register you’ll be connected with your very own Coach, a member of the St. John’s Dribble for the Cure Committee who is committed to making sure you have a wonderful team experience. Your Coach will give you the tools you need to start fundraising, answer your questions, and have you on your way to earning great prizes while curing pediatric cancer!
Prizes & Awards
All registered participants receive an official Dribble for the Cure t-shirt. In addition, each participant will be eligible for the following prizes based on pledge money turned in by the event date. Prizes are cumulative and all monies must be received by the event date to qualify.
$1,500 4 tickets to a men’s or women’s regular season basketball game and coach signed mini St. John’s basketball *Restrictions will apply to basketball game tickets.
$750 St. John’s Fleece Sweatshirt
$350 St. John’s Hat
$150 PCRF Tumbler
NEW This Year! For every $50 raised, not including registration, you will be given a raffle ticket to win Beats Wireless Headphones. Winner will be drawn at the Awards Ceremony and the winner must be present.
For teams who have 10 participants or more and reach $1,500 in fundraising or more by September 4, 2018 – Your team will receive custom t-shirts with your team name on them! While shirts can only be guaranteed for registrants as of September 4, 2018, there will be an opportunity for teams to purchase extras for friends, family, and donors. Entry fees do not count toward fundraising totals.
An additional award will be given to the Top 3 Fundraising Teams and Top 3 Fundraising Individuals.
We offer a variety of tools to make your fundraising journey easy. Here you’ll find ideas and guides to help keep you stay motivated, along with a success plan that will have you well on your way to reaching your goals.
Registering online for the Dribble for the Cure allows you to quickly and easily request tax-deductible donations from your friends and family by e-mail. They, in return, can easily donate online in your name through your personal page. It’s easy, secure and efficient! Online donors will be e-mailed a receipt from PCRF.
You may also collect pledges from family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who don’t have internet access. By using this method you must collect your pledges immediately. Offline donors will be mailed a receipt from PCRF.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Registration and opening event festivities with members of the St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will take place in Carnesecca Plaza on St. John’s Queens campus.
10:00 AM – Registration opens and Festivities Begin
11:30 AM – Welcome Ceremony
11:45 AM – Dribble for the Cure begins
12:15 PM – Awards and Autographs
Closing ceremonies includes awards announcements, followed by meet & greets with the St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches for pictures and autographs immediately following the Dribble.
A: A child under the age of 12 is $10, High School or St. John’s University Students are $10 and Adults are $25. For Group discounts, please call our office to arrange in advance. Event shirts are included if you register before September 1st.
A: There are four different ways to register:
– ONLINE – click on the “Register Now” button at the top left of the page . Please note that the earlier you register, the more time you have to fundraise!
– BY MAIL/FAX* – Fill out a printable registration form and mail to: PCRF, 17932 Sky Park Circle, Suite E, Irvine, CA 92614 | FAX 1-949-859-6323
– IN PERSON* – You may also register at the event on September 22, 2018.
– OVER THE PHONE – You can call our offices at 949-859-6312 and we can help register participants.
*One form is required for each participant – you can make copies of the form or you can request one from PCRF (949)-859-6312 or email@example.com.
A: There is no minimum age requirement for this event. The Dribble is a non-competitive, casually paced walk and/or dribble around St. John’s campus.
A: The course is about a mile.
A: There is water available at the end of the short one mile course. Please feel free to bring your own water bottle.
A: There are numerous sponsorship opportunities and levels available. Please click here to view sponsorship opportunities or call the PCRF office at (949) 859-6312 to have a sponsorship packet sent to you.
A: Paid registrants may push their infants and toddlers in strollers in any of the events. For safety reasons, participants cannot bring skateboards or other equipment to the event. While we love pets, we discourage you from bringing them, due to campus safety requirements.
A: We understand that things happen, but the policy for registrations is no refunds. You may convert your registration to a tax deductible donation that funds lifesaving pediatric cancer research.