Batfrog Returns (Again)!
After a 3 year hiatus, BATFROG IS BACK!
This will be our eleventh year, and I'll trade you your money for my pride in the form of an ERNIE costume!
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers with a five-year survival rate of just 12%. It is currently the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and is expected to become the second by 2030.
I cover all event fees and costume expenses so 100% of your generous donations can fund research and provide support for pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers.
$250: Ernie sunglasses
$500: Ernie sunglasses + Ernie shirt
$750: Ernie sunglasses + Ernie shirt + Ernie gloves
$1000: FULL ERNIE : giant Ernie head + Ernie shirt + Ernie gloves
$1500: add rubber duckie
$2000: add some of Ernie's disguises
$3000: add one of Ernie's counting sheep
$4000: add Ernie's typewriter
$5000: FULL BERNIEFROG - I will somehow find a way to wedge my old Batman cowl over the giant Ernie head
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you use the team total or your personal total to determine the costume level?
I use the team total.
Can I give you a cash or check donation the next time I see you?
Yes, but please let me know you plan to do this so I can count it toward the total dollar amount for costume purposes. Also, if you give me cash I can’t give you a receipt so you won’t be able to write it off on your taxes.
My company will match my charitable donations if I make the donation through the company website. Can I donate that way?
Yes, but please let me know you plan to do this so I can count it toward the total dollar amount for costume purposes. The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your company should be able to add it if it isn't already in their donation-matching system. If your system allows you to enter a note or comment with your donation, please enter "LACC 2023 - Team Superweirdos" or "LACC 2023 - Sarah Mertan" for Hirshberg's tracking purposes.
Can I register on your team and run with you?
YES! Join my fundraising team, Team Superweirdos, and your registration fee will count towards our team total.
Why did you make the "donation goal" $2000 this year?
BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT
Are you still running in memory of the same people as before?
Yes, except this stupid disease keeps killing more people, so now I’m running in memory of even more people. Give me money so this stops happening.
We run to remember:
My dad, Alan Mertan; Fr. Michael Lewis of St. Luke’s Orthodox Church in Garden Grove; my great uncle, E.J. Schreiber; my friends' grandfather, Russell Roseberry; industry colleague Bob Weitkamp; and my friend's dad, George Jaeger.
Read more about Batfrog at https://sarahmertan.com/2023/10/07/batfrog-2023-berniefrog/
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