Making a Difference
Five Years Running!
Florence Forth is the premier community event and fundraiser for the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. Over the past 4 years, Florence Forth sponsors, supporters and participants have raised $162,000 to support the AE Alliance’s efforts to raise awareness and support towards a cure for autoimmune encephalitis. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Proceeds from Florence Forth allowed the AE Alliance to organize the first International Symposium on AE; fund the first clinical trial for treatment of AE in partnership with Mayo Clinic; expand access to resources; sponsor a meeting on AE patient treatment protocols; launch the first clinicians network with 61 doctors; and connect 1,100+ patients and family members.
Last year, 1400 participants, 400 spectators and 120 volunteers joined together to make Florence Forth another great success. 75% of Florence Forth runners are from the Triangle with 50% from Durham. Nearly two-thirds of runners are women with the majority between 30 and 50 years old. The fourth annual Florence Forth was sponsored by 4 Super Hero sponsors, 5 Community hero sponsors and 19 Local Hero sponsors. Come join a growing, dedicated community of runners, walkers and community leaders.
Partner with Local Community Event
Florence Forth provides sponsors an opportunity to partner with a high visibility local event that reflects your organizations values. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to motivate employees and build teams. It’s a chance to give back to the community and connect with a loyal consumer audience. Perhaps most importantly, corporate, community and private sponsors provide the resources necessary to host Florence Forth. Each sponsorship level provides benefits to the sponsor and to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance.
A variety of sponsorship levels are available including in-kind and cash sponsorships from $250 to $2,500 and above. The 2017 Sponsorship Kit provides all the details.