ww

eAreTheCur .W e. w

Dancers Against
April 4, 2009 at The Phoenix Zoo

Canine Cancers

Dance Team Information
For additional information: Eileen Proctor, Event Coordinator 1-866-262-0642 ext. 6 DACC@WeAreTheCure.org www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

g g or or

About Dancers Against Canine Cancers
No Doubt About It...
Americans are OBSESSED with Dancing... & Dogs!

Dancers Against Canine Cancers
combines these two passions in a fun, ultimately lifesaving way!
We w.

ww

AreTheCu re .

Dancers Against Canine Cancers is The National
Canine Cancer Foundation’s first major fundraising event! It recognizes and feeds the FURver of individuals and companies that have passion for dancing, dogs, or both in a fun and innovative way! When: Registration: Event: Where: Saturday, April 4, 2009 8:00 am 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Stone House Pavilion The Phoenix Zoo 455 Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

Dancers Against
April 4, 2009 at The Phoenix Zoo

Canine Cancers

The day’s festivities will include: ! up to 100 couples dancing in a fun (and fund) raising six hour marathon ! a full eight hours of high energy music, themed to different dancing styles such as ! ! !

• salsa • swing • disco • ballroom • line dancing • & more! demonstrations & lessons provided by professionally-trained dancers gala silent auction and raffle prizes ALL EMCEED BY A SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITY! But Wait... There’s More!

Between February 4 - April 4, 2009, NCCF will also be conducting the world’s largest onLine Dance Marathon on their website, www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC, where thousands of supporters around the globe will have the opportunity to “do the two step for the four leggeds”. Regardless of how you participate --- as a live or virtual dancer, as an event sponsor or a pledger for a dance team --- you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference in the lives of dogs across the nation! All proceeds go toward the lifesaving grants that The National Canine Cancer Foundation is committed to funding in the quest to cure canine cancer.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

g g or or

You Should Be Dancin’... Yeah!
ww

We w.

AreTheCu re .

Skill and grace are NOT required... just the desire to have fun, raise money, and help cure canine cancer!
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is looking for 100 couples to slip on their dancin’ shoes... kick up their heals... boogie-oogie-oogie down... do the twist... or just shuffle their feet for a mere six hours to help find a cure for canine cancer! We’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure that everybody has the time of their life at this first-of-its-kind event. And we’d love for YOU to be part of the fun!

Dancers Against
April 4, 2009 at The Phoenix Zoo

Canine Cancers

g g or or

! ! ! ! !

You’ll enjoy GREAT MUSIC. In fact, each hour will be themed to either a different type of dancing style, musical era... even a special tribute to the animal kingdom (hmmm... you’ll just have to be there to hear it!). You’ll be both ENTERTAINED AND INSTRUCTED ON VARIOUS TYPES OF DANCES by specially invited, professionally trained dancers. You’ll enjoy some GREAT EATS throughout the day to keep you energized. In addition to your COMMEMORATIVE Dancers Against Canine Cancers T-SHIRT, there will be a number of ways for you to win some FABULOUS PRIZES! There’ll even be a super special CELEBRITY EMCEE to keep things rockin’ and rollin’!

or allroom f eB unds! Som ilwaggers! Ho Ta tle for the o for the SOUND GOOD? he Hus ng Do T ows! A Ta W Well, here’s all you have to do: the Bow
! ! !
Commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 per team (we’ll be with you every step of the way with some great fundraising strategies to help ensure your success!) Complete and return the Dance Team Registration Form (last page of this brochure) OR register online at www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC. Show up at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Phoenix Zoo as one of the proud Dancers

Against Canine Cancers

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

You May Be Wondering...
I must admit that I am not a very good dancer. Does that matter? Trust us, many of your fellow Dance Teams are in the same boat. Rest assured that skill and grace are NOT required…just the desire to have fun, raise money, and help cure canine cancer! In fact, you'll be both entertained and instructed on various types of dances by specially invited professionally trained dancers... you'll leave the event an even better dancer than when you arrive!

Is there an age requirement for dance teams? Not really. All age dancers are both invited and encouraged to participate. However, dancers under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present at the Dancers Against Canine Cancers event at all times. How long will we actually be dancing during the event? Although Dancers Against Canine Cancers is officially scheduled for eight hours (8 am 4 pm), the duration of the dance marathon is six hours (9 am - 3 pm). During that time period, each Dance Team will be given two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch break. So your time on the dance floor will be a total of five hours.

That doesn't sound too bad, but what if I can't physically dance for that long? We've thought of that! Your registration form allowed for a total of four dancers who may alternate on the dance floor throughout the event.

What will I be able to do during my breaks and “non-dancing” time? You will not be wanting for things to keep you occupied! As a Dancers Against Canine Cancers dancer, you will have unlimited access to the beautiful scenery, flora, fauna and animals present throughout The Phoenix Zoo. We're planning an incredible silent auction that you'll no doubt want to do some bidding on. Or, just relax in the special dancer's lounge.

Do I have to bring lunch, or will there be something to purchase? We will be serving you a sumptuous lunch and providing beverages to you all day to keep your energy up (and costs down!).

Why did our team need to pay a non-refundable/non-transferable $50 registration fee? Due to space considerations, we can only accommodate 100 dance teams on a first-come, firstserved basis. Your deposit essentially guarantees your team's spot so you're not left out of the Dancers Against Canine Cancers experience. The good news is that this $50 is applied to your initial $1,000 commitment, so your team only has another $950 to go!

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

You May Be Wondering... (cont’d)
I know that my Dance Team has committed to raising $1,000 on behalf of the National Canine Cancer Foundation, but are we expected to raise it on our own? ABSOLUTELY NOT! NCCF is here to help you every step of the way! ! We will guide you through the process of setting up your online fundraising page. ! We will provide a template for a fundraising letter. ! Our Event Coordinator, Eileen Proctor (DACC@WeAreTheCure.org) will be sending you periodic e-mails with creative suggestions for your own fun and simple fundraising events!

Isn't it going to be difficult to raise that much money? Not really. It all comes down to one thing… ASK! Ask friends, family, co-workers, neighbors: anyone who has ever put the bite on you for girl scout cookies, magazine subscriptions or any other fundraising drive. Don't think of it as $1,000. Admittedly, that can seem rather daunting. Think of it as 10 people (or companies) each giving you $100, or 20 people each giving you $50, or 50 each giving you $20 each. Sounds a little easier, doesn't it?! But it all starts with the “ask”!

When you say it that way, it DOES sound quite doable! May we raise more than $1,000? OF COURSE! We encourage you to raise as much as possible. As an incentive, valuable prizes will be awarded for Dance Teams raising the most monies!

How and when do our donors actually pay? To streamline the process, we advise that you collect your donor's pledges at the same time that they make them. By the way, the National Canine Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization so pledges are tax deductible (as permitted by law).

! Pledges made by check should be made out to National Canine Cancer Foundation ! Pledges made by credit card (Amex, Visa, MC & Discover) should be made directly on
your online fundraising page.

What is this online fundraising page you're referring to? It's an online giving platform and website that will make fundraising fun and easy! After you have registered your team, we will be in contact with you to provide information about how to set up and optimize use of your online fundraising page. Then you'll be able to send a link to these pages to friends and family who can then donate securely online.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

You May Be Wondering... (cont’d)
When does our team hand in our check and cash pledge monies? Record all donor pledges, regardless of how they are funded (check, credit card or cash) on your Dance Team Pledge Forms. That form, along with all checks and cash, should be handed in during registration on the morning of April 4 at the Dancers Against Canine Cancers event. If you want to hand in your pledge monies before then, contact Event Organizer Eileen Proctor at 1866-262-0542 ext. 6 or DACC@WeAreTheCure.org.

Can our family and friends attend Dancers Against Canine Cancers? We were hoping you'd ask! The answer is YES! In fact, we hope you will encourage them to come and root you on, enjoy the music, participate in the silent auction, and tour the beautiful Phoenix Zoo! However, they will need to purchase regular admission to the Zoo for $16 on the day of the event OR preferably, one of NCCF's special combo tickets for only $40 which includes: ! admission and access to the Phoenix Zoo for the entire day ! a commemorative Dancers Against Canine Cancers t-shirt ! a sumptuous lunch at Dancers Against Canine Cancers These special combo tickets are available online at www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC.

How will my family and friends know where to go when they arrive? In addition to highly visible signage guiding participants and guests of Dancers Against Canine Cancers to the Stonehouse Pavilion, NCCF will have a special table at the main entrance of the Zoo and a number of greeters and guides to ensure they find their way to the fun!

Do you have any ways for my friends and relatives outside of the Phoenix area to participate in Dancers Against Canine Cancers? We assume that you mean they want to participate in addition to making a pledge for your Dance Team! And the answer is YES! Direct them to the NCCF Dancers Against Canine Cancers website, www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC where they can: ! dance in the country's largest line dance ever… in the form of a virtual onLine Dance! ! Purchase raffle tickets, t-shirts, magnets and other promotional products ! Honor a beloved pet with a pink paw For details on all of the above, go to www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC. There are also a number of different Dancers Against Canine Cancers available for companies and individuals ranging between $500 - $5,000. For details, request the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure or go to www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC.

We want this to be a fun and stress-free experience. If you have any questions at any time leading up to the event on April 4, do not hesitate to contact Event Organizer Eileen Proctor at 1-866-262-0542 ext. 6 or DACC@WeAreTheCure.org.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542

Dance Team Registration Form
ww
We w.

AreTheCu re .

YES! We’re ready to kick up our heels to help cure canine cancer!
We understand that only 100 dance teams can participate and are therefore submitting a non-refundable/non-transferable $50 deposit to hold our team’s spot. In addition, we commit to: ! raise $1,000 or more on behalf of The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF) and turn in those funds to an NCCF representative no later than April 4, 2009. (The Dance Team FAQs & Pledge Form will show you how easy this can be to do!)

Dancers Against
April 4, 2009 at The Phoenix Zoo
For additional information, contact Event Organizer Eileen Proctor at 1-866-262-0542 ext. 6 or DACC@WeAreTheCure.org

Canine Cancers

__________________________________________________________________ Dancer #1 (Team Captain/Primary Contact) Name ____________________________ Age ___ M F Address _______________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________ Phone ( ) ___________________ Shirt: S M L XL XXL Dancer #2 Name ____________________________ Age ___ M F Address _______________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________ Phone ( ) ___________________ Shirt: S M L XL XXL

E-Mail Address __________________________________ Signature ______________________________________ Dancer #3 (Optional: may rotate in & out throughout event) Name ____________________________ Age ___ M F Address _______________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________ Phone ( ) ___________________ Shirt: S M L XL XXL

E-Mail Address __________________________________ Signature ______________________________________

Complete and mail form with your check to: The National Canine Cancer Foundation, 5437 E. Sweetwater Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 OR Register online at www.WeAreTheCure.org/DACC THANKS! We’ll be in touch soon with everything you need to get started!

rg or

! attend the entire Dancers Against Canine Cancers event on Saturday,April 4, 2009 between 8am - 4pm and abide by all Dancer rules and regulations ! allow pictures or images taken of me during Dancers Against Canine Cancers in NCCF promotional materials and on their website

TEAM NAME (you may provide this at later date)

E-Mail Address __________________________________ Signature ______________________________________ Dancer #4 (Optional: may rotate in & out throughout event) Name ____________________________ Age ___ M F Address _______________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________ Phone ( ) ___________________ Shirt: S M L XL XXL

E-Mail Address __________________________________ Signature ______________________________________

About The National Canine Cancer Foundation

Canine Cancer is robbing us of our beloved companions at an unacceptable rate. Mots pet owners find their dog has cancer when it’s too late for successful treatment. Here are some other disturbing facts about Canine Cancer:

! ! ! !

Cancer is the #1 natural cause of death in dogs One of three (1 of 3) dogs will get cancer and 50% of those will die of the disease One of the worst hit breeds are Golden Retrievers with 65 - 75% dying of cancer 10,000 new cases of Osteosarcoma in dogs are diagnosed every year in the United States alone

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to finding accurate, affordable diagnostic methods to detect cancer in dogs at an earlier stage, find better treatments, and ultimately find a cure for cancer in dogs. The purpose of the Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness. Just As Importantly... through a major project funded by the National Institute of Health, the mapping of the genome sequence of the dog has been completed. Knowing the mapping of every gene in the dog, gives researchers an advantage not yet achieved in humans.

It goes to follow... once we have cures for cancer in dogs, it gets us that much closer to finding them for humans!

The National Canine Cancer Foundation • www.WeAreTheCure.org • 1-866-262-0542