Your Business SPONSORSHIP
Support kids with rare diseases and their families so they never feel alone.
The Luka The Lion Foundation exists because of The Pride, a group of passionate supporters -- individuals and businesses -- who honor Luka's spirit by roaring for kids with rare disease and their families. Our goal is simple. We raise awareness for pediatric rare disease and support patients and their families so nobody ever feels alone. We achieve this by fulfilling our values everyday:
- Be a lion. Honoring Luka's spirit of bravery, beauty, strength, and resilience to help others embody the characteristics of a lion -- and always remember to roar.
- Raise awareness by roaring. For kids and families with rare + undiagnosed disease, the need for platelet + cord blood + bone marrow donation, newborn screen as a vital early diagnostic tool that can save lives, and effective treatment options.
- Support kids with rare diseases and their families through The Pride. Together, forming an eternal circle of love that connects patients, families, health care providers, and supporters.
- Address unique, individual needs. Focusing efforts on meaningful, therapeutic ways to address rare patient and family's unique, individual social + emotional + research needs.
The Luka The Lion Foundation grows The Pride through a variety of fundraising efforts including an individual donor campaign, The #ScarfChallenge, an annual community benefit event, and a wide variety of creative sponsorship collaborations with the business community. We pride ourselves on unique ideas that engage people of all ages to embody our values. Our goal is through our sponsorship collaboration, we can grow The Pride to support kids with rare diseases and their families so nobody ever feels alone.
To read about sponsorships that epitomizes what it means to live out the Luka The Lion Foundation's value, read about the story behind the Luka The Lion watercolor in "The Gift From My Son's Nurse That Came During My Greatest Time of Need" (The Mighty) and the #LukaTheLion scarves in "How a Scarf Came to Symbolize the International Movement for My Son's Rare Disease" (The Mighty).
The following businesses support the Luka The Lion Foundation through generous financial and in-kind donations:
- Bren Sparling Watercolor
- The Rock Shop
- Witt | O'Briens
- Anna Kate Design
- Ruffneck Scarves
- The Storyteller Studios
Luka The Lion Foundation's Non-Profit Story
The Luka The Lion Foundation honors Luka Fisher, born March 4, 2014 also known as "March Forth," who fought bravely like a lion his entire life. With a rare disease that is thought to be unique to him after extensive diagnostic testing, Luka endured a lifetime of medical treatment to earn a total of 48 feel of Beads of Courage. On this necklace, each bead represents every day and procedure of his 10 hospitalizations; 11 surgeries; countless clinic visits, infusions, scans, injections, and more; two weeks of chemo, a bone marrow transplant, and treatment for several major complications. Luka did this all while teaching us to embody the characteristics of a lion of beauty, bravery, strength, and resilience -- and to always remember to roar. Despite his passing away at nearly 21 months on December 1, 2015 and #GivingTuesday, Luka continues to guide us as we give support to kids like him who brave rare disease and their care-giving families.
As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, established effective January 28, 2016, all donations to the Luka The Lion Foundation are tax-deductible and used directly to support kids with rare diseases and their families. We are a 100% volunteer organization and pride ourselves on giving it forward, as we were in those same shoes not too long ago. Yet, because of The Pride, we have accomplished meaningful, concrete results in a short time. With a growing list of business sponsorship opportunities, we will increase our impact to support even more kids with rare diseases and their families.
To set up a meeting to discuss a creative sponsorship opportunity to directly support kids with rare diseases and their families, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.