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UCLA Dribble for the Cure

2019 UCLA Dribble for the Cure

Online Registration opens May 1st, 2019

The University of California, Los Angeles Athletic Department and Bruin Basketball are pleased to join forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA for the 11th Anniversary of the Dribble for the Cure event at UCLA.

Online Registration is closed.

Head coaches of the Bruin Men’s and Women’s basketball teams and the UCLA Athletic Department have dedicated their support in honor of this celebratory event. Together we will raise funds for pediatric cancer research through the Cancer Research Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

Every year our Donors and Dribblers have helped PCRF break fundraising records without fail. This year we raised over $125,000 in fundraising to help find the cure for pediatric cancer – are you in?

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30am – Registration opens and Dribble for the Cure Festival opens

10:00am – Welcome Ceremony

10:15am – Start of Dribble for the Cure course

11:15am – Finish Line Festivities at Pauley Pavilion

2018 UCLA’s Dribble for the Cure

About the Dribble for the Cure

Despite the incredible progress in technology, cancer still claims the lives of more children than any other disease. Pediatric cancer is every family’s nightmare. Parents and children’s lives are on “hold” – waiting, hoping, and searching for the cure. That’s where the Dribble for the Cure comes in.

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has dedicated itself to supporting research efforts to find the cure for pediatric cancer. With the help of University Athletic Departments, the Dribble for the Cure connects research dollars with local pediatric oncology hospitals. Together we are helping communities fundraise in a fun and unique way.

How it Works

Head coaches along with the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams join forces with PCRF and local children’s hospitals. Together we help raise awareness and dollars that will save the lives of children battling cancer. At the event participants meet their local college teams, Dribble alongside athletes, and even get autographs and photos.

With all the fun and excitement, the Dribble for the Cure really transcends the importance of fundraising for this deserving cause. Local hospitals choose active oncology patients as Honorary Team Captains to attend the event. Their stories are heard and participants are able to see where all their fundraising efforts are being directed towards – saving each of these child’s lives.

What to Expect at UCLA

This fun-filled day gives you the opportunity to meet the UCLA basketball teams and head coaches. Everyone will receive a Dribble for the Cure t-shirt and goodie bag. But don’t forget to bring your own basketball (or buy one online) so you can Dribble for the Cure along a 1-mile course that winds through the UCLA campus.

The event will feature a festival of games, autographs and pictures with players, along with food and entertainment prior to the campus Dribble. So get there early to check in and enjoy the festivities.

We challenge you to fundraise leading up to the event. Your fundraising will allow you to be eligible for prizes based on the amount of pledge money turned in by the date of the event.

Head coaches of the Bruin Men’s and Women’s basketball teams along with the UCLA Athletic Department have been dedicated to this Dribble for the Cure initiative and are proud partners of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and the Cancer Research Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Join us in 2019 for the 12th Annual Dribble for the Cure at UCLA!

Last year the Dribble for the Cure at UCLA hit a record high in attendance and raised over $125,000 dollars! Without fail businesses, schools, students, and families alike have banded together to support our most precious children. Please join us in our efforts to advance research and save more lives than ever before by subscribing to one of our sponsorship levels available here.

“There has never been a more exciting time in cancer research than now. Decades of basic research has provided us with insight in how cancers grow and escape the immune system. We are well positioned for the revolution in new targeted therapies to treat cancer. The sad part is that there is minimal support for research into how these new discoveries can benefit children with cancer. The Dribble for the Cure and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation provides the partnership that helps make that happen, by supporting new and innovative ideas to revolutionize the therapies for children with cancer. Nothing is more wonderful than to see our UCLA community come together in this effort!”

– Dr. Theodore B. Moore, Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has granted out over $42 million since 1982 to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant disease. With the help of business’ like yours, we have made a dramatic impact in the survival rates and the treatments for children, and your support is deeply appreciated.

We welcome the opportunity to develop new corporate partnerships for this year’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.

2018 Sponsorship Information

Please contact Erin Arreola at earreola@pcrf-kids.org to explore a mutually beneficial sponsor relationship with PCRF.

National Dribble Sponsor

Conference Champion Sponsor

Hometown Hero Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Fundraising & Team Support

Once you register you’ll be connected with your very own Coach who is committed to making sure you have a wonderful team experience. Your Coach will help give you tools you need to start fundraising, answer any questions you may have, and have you on your way to earning great prizes while curing pediatric cancer!

Recognition Levels & Awards

PCRF recognizes individual fundraisers at the following levels:

$150 RECOGNITION LEVEL
Dribble for the Cure Basketball

$350 RECOGNITION LEVEL
UCLA hat

$750 RECOGNITION LEVEL
Four tickets to a Men’s and Women’s basketball game

$1,500 RECOGNITION LEVEL
Autographed UCLA basketball jersey

Prizes are cumulative and all monies must be received by the event date to qualify. Note: entry fees do not count towards fundraising totals.

Team Perks, Custom Shirts & Team Banners

For teams who have 10 participants or more and reach the following fundraising goals will earn Team Perks!
$1,500 RECOGNITION LEVEL – TEAM SHIRTS!
Custom Team Shirts with your team name on them! While shirts can only be guaranteed for participants registered as of October 1, 2018, there will be an opportunity for teams to purchase extras for friends, family and donors.

$2,000 RECOGNITION LEVEL – TEAM BANNER!
Custom Team Banners, New this year! Teams who raise $2,000 by October 5, 2018 will earn a basketball style banner with their team name on it to carry with their team along the course and have as a keepsake for their top fundraising efforts.

$2,500 RECOGNITION LEVEL – VENUE TEAR DROP BANNER TO LAST YEARS!
Team Tear Drop Banner, New this year! Teams who raise $2,500 by October 5, 2018 will earn a tear drop banner that will stand 10 feet tall in the air at the event venue for years to come. This badge of honor will be for teams who really strive together to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Fundraising Tools

We offer a variety of tools to make your fundraising journey easy. Here you’ll find ideas and guides to help keep you motivated, along with a Success Plan that will have you well on your way to reaching your goals.

DOWNLOADABLE TOOLS:
Team Captain Toolkit

Getting to Know Your Fundraising HQ

Tried & True Fundraising tips

Team & Individual Recognition Levels

Team FAQs

Printable Fundraising Posters

ONLINE PORTAL:
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 download a pledge form for those 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.

Download a Pledge Form

Top Fundraisers

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Registration and opening event festivities with members of the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams will take place in Drake Stadium on the UCLA campus.

EVENT SCHEDULE
8:30am – Registration opens and Dribble for the Cure Festival opens
10:00am – Welcome Ceremony
10:15am – Start of Dribble for the Cure course
11:15am – Awards and autographs at Pauley Pavillion

Closing ceremonies includes awards announcements, followed by meet & greets with the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches for pictures and autographs immediately following the Dribble.

A: General UCLA Parking and Directions http://www.ucla.edu/maps-directions-parking/

Traveling North on I-405:

Exit on Sunset Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto W Sunset Blvd. Continue onto W Sunset Blvd. and turn RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza.Turn RIGHT onto Charles E. Young Dr. At the stop light turn LEFT into LOT 7.Parking Attendants will be available from 7 am – noon. Parking is $12. Pay by space spots are available on a limited basis.

Traveling South on I-405:

Exit on Sunset Blvd. Turn LEFT onto N Church Lane, and LEFT onto W Sunset Blvd. Continue onto W Sunset Blvd. and turn RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza.Turn RIGHT onto Charles E. Young Dr. At the stop light turn LEFT into LOT 7.Parking Attendants will be available from 7 am – noon. Parking is $12. Pay by space spots are available on a limited basis.

Map of UCLA Parking Lots: http://www.transportation.ucla.edu/maps/parkingmap/0206UCLAParkingMap.htm

A: A child under the age of 12 is $15 and Adults are $25.  For Group discounts, please call our office to arrange in advance.

Event Shirts and Goodie Bags are included.

A: There are four different ways to register:

– ONLINE – click on the “Register Now” button on the left top of page. Please note that the earlier you register, the more time you have to fundraise!

– IN PERSON* – You may also register at the event.

– OVER THE PHONE – You can call our offices at 949-859-6312 and we can help register participants

A: After arriving to the UCLA campus, participants will make their way to our Registration booths to check in. Here you can register if you haven’t already, purchase a basketball (while supplies last), or turn in donation pledges.

At check-in you will be given tickets to claim your event shirt, goodie bag, and any prizes you may have earned from your fundraising efforts.

There will be a festival with vendor booths, photo opportunities, games, etc. There will also be the opportunity to meet the UCLA basketball teams and head coaches. Participants should plan to bring their own basketball (or purchase one here online, or at registration).

After our opening ceremonies,the Dribble fore the Cure will commence with a 1-mile course winding through the UCLA campus. Participants can walk, jog, dribble, skip, or even dance along the route – all at your own pace! This path will lead you to the closing ceremonies where the basketball teams will address the crowd, fundraisers will be acknowledged, and additional photos and autographs will be arranged!

A: There is no minimum age requirement for this event. The Dribble is a non-competitive, casually paced walk and/or dribble around UCLA’s campus.

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: Yes! There are opportunities available, but they are limited. Please contact our events director for more information at earreola@pcrf-kids.org or (949) 859-6312 for more information.

A: Paid registrants may push their infants and toddlers in strollers. 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.

Ways to Volunteer

This event is fueled by Bruin student volunteers – however if you’d like to volunteer with the PCRF staff, we have a small selection of roles that we look to be filled each year. Please contact Brooke Bain with your inquiry: bbain@pcrf-kids.org

Thank you for your support. Please consider attending as a participant in support of the 15,000 children a year who will be newly diagnosed with cancer.

Dribble Photo Gallery

2018 UCLA’s Dribble Photo Album