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  • 2020 S P O N S O R S H I P

    O P P O R T U N I T I E S

    September 26 – October 3, 2020

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    Four Seasons Hotel

    W A S H I N G T O N , D C

    Since 1980, Four Seasons has organized and participated in annual charity runs and other initiatives all over the world to raise funds toward advancing cancer research, a cause that has been supported by Four Seasons employees since Terry Fox’s historic Marathon of Hope across Canada 40 years ago.

    Along highways, through towns, and in pouring rain, Terry inspired thousands along a route that was lined with supporters from all walks of life who cheered on his courage and advocacy. Terry succumbed to cancer before reaching his goal. Following Terry’s passing, Isadore Sharp, founder of the Four Seasons, worked closely with the Canadian Cancer Society and other sponsors to ensure Terry’s legacy lived on through an annual run held in his name.

    The first Terry Fox Run, held the following year, drew more than 300,000 participants and raised $3.2 million. Supporting Terry’s dream is just one way Four Seasons employees strive to advance cancer research. Through annual runs, golf tournaments, food and beverage promotions, and other activities, every Four Seasons hotel and resort actively supports local and regional efforts to find a cure for cancer.

    2020 will mark the 40th anniversary of

    the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

    raising crucial funds for cancer

    research. It also marks the

    20th anniversary in partnership with

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s

    Washington Cancer Institute. We look

    forward to collaborating with you

    during this historical year!

    Race to Beat Cancer is one of the most

    important events of our year at

    Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC.

    For 40 years, our team and the DC

    community have mobilized to race to help

    fund cancer research and clinical trials.

    Together, we have raised over $2.7 million

    for MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    and have grown the race to nearly 1,000

    participants. More than ever, we need your

    help. Please make any size donation to join

    us in breaking the $3 million barrier

    of money raised to fight cancer!

    D A V I D B E R N A N D R E G I O N A L V I C E P R E S I D E N T

    & G E N E R A L M A N A G E R , F O U R S E A S O N S H O T E L

    W A S H I N G T O N , D C


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    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The District of Columbia ranks as one of the highest in the nation for cancer incidence and death rates in breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.

    The Washington Cancer Institute, a part of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, treats more cases of cancer than any other cancer institute in the region. It is the largest outpatient cancer center in the District of Columbia, serving nearly 82,000 outpatient visits with about 3,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed annually. No matter what the barriers may be for a patient, Washington Cancer Institute treats each individual and their family with the highest quality, compassionate care.

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington Cancer Institute is a regional leader and national model for patient- focused cancer diagnosis and treatment that provides the highest quality, and latest medical advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Washington Cancer Institute delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary care including surgical, radiation and medical oncology services, patient/ family support services, cancer screening, education, and clinical trials.


    Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be turning the 2020 Race To Beat Cancer into a virtual walk/run only. Our biggest priority is for the health and safety of all Race To Beat Cancer families, participants, volunteers, and community. It is our hope that as we are in a temporary time of social distancing, the virtual race will bring people together in a safe capacity. Offering the community an opportunity to stay active and enjoy the warmer weather while boosting spirits through helping a cause in need.

    There are many ways to get involved with Four Seasons Washington DC and Washington Cancer Institute in supporting the Race To Beat Cancer. Whether through building a team, sponsorship opportunities, or spreading the word about virtual participation, you can make a real difference in finding tomorrow’s cures today. Read on to find out what’s right for you, your company, or organization, and join our mission to support cancer research and clinical trials.

    As the city’s only five-star, five-diamond luxury hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is a prime location to virtually showcase your company’s generous support of this 40th annual event supporting a lifesaving cause. We need businesses and individuals like yourself to support the Washington Hospital Center’s vital mission of providing tomorrow’s cancer care today to some of most vulnerable residents in Washington, DC.

    In a time of much uncertainty, join us in a movement that we are certain about, the fight to #BeatCancer by becoming a sponsor!

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    I M PA C T I N 2 0 2 0

    9 0 0+ runners and walkers

    participated in the event

    4 ONGOING investigator-initiated research

    projects started with Race

    To Beat Cancer funding

    OVER 2 , 2 0 0 new cancer patients treated

    at Washington Hospital

    Center annually

    3 0 0+ PATIENTS are currently enrolled in

    one of 35 clinical trials

    $ 4 8 6 ,0 0 0+ was raised on behalf of

    Washington Cancer Institute

    26 teams participated

    in last year’s event

    “I am healed, healthy, and here to help others like me

    because of the generosity of those who support the Race

    to Beat Cancer 5K. Your participation provided access

    to a post chemotherapy clinical trial that changed the

    way I approach my health and wellness through food

    and exercise. I am so grateful! However much you gave,

    it was much appreciated and put to great use!”

    V I O L A D A V I E S C A N C E R S U R V I V O R

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    Grab some friends or rally your co-workers and create a champion team to #BeatCancer. Help power the fight against cancer by teaming up to help raise much needed funds for cancer research through this year’s virtual race. Every little bit helps, and we need teams like yours to help Washington Hospital Center continue its life-saving mission. Visit for more information and sign up today!

    You don’t have to be a runner to participate. With one goal, our virtual race offers an opportunity for runners and walkers of all types - hospital doctors, nurses, cancer survivors, friends and loves ones, serious runners, and elected officials all participate. No matter what your mission, all are welcome to be part of the race and mission to #BeatCancer.

    Given the 40th Anniversary Year and the 20th Anniversary partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute, we’ll be adding unique opportunities for sponsors to engage with participants through email blasts, social media posts, and video messaging. Now more than ever we need your support for some of our most vulnerable fighting cancer amid COVID-19. Join us today to maintain our commitment to cancer research and supporting those that are on the frontlines treating those battling cancer.

    WHAT WILL THIS LOOK LIKE? We will have 3 challenges each week for any walker or runner to choose from in order to stay fit, stay focused, and #beatcancer.... a mile, 5K, or 10K. Individuals and teams will be able to track their own personal mileage via their smart watch or fitness tracking device to upload on the website. Your company can engage not only in the race but internally with teams and departments to see who can get the most miles combined. Individuals can choose to walk/run any of the 3 challenges, or all 3! They are virtual, so you can run them at any time and then upload your results to the website. The last day to upload all results will be on October 2nd, 2020 by 8pm. Results and awards will be announced on October 3rd at 8am.


    Feeling inspired and want to give year-round? Sign up for a monthly donation that works for you and know that you are championing the fight to #BeatCancer each month, all year round. Every little bit helps and it is individuals like you that help the Hospital Center continue their lifesaving mission at Washington Cancer Institute.

    Cancer is a great equalizer; it doesn’t

    discriminate between class, race,

    or geography and thus affects so many lives

    and communities. This is why I so proudly

    support WMHC Cancer Institute’s mission

    to lead cancer research and provide our local

    communities with access to advanced clinical

    trials and high quality treatment.

    M I C H E L L E L E E S T G I N T E R

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