HOST/ESS REGISTRATION FORM Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ City: ___________________________________ State: __________ ZIP: ___________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: __________________________________ N eurofibromatosis is the term for a set of distinct disorders characterized by their tendency to cause multiple, benign (non-cancerous) tumors to grow on nerves. Neurofibromatosis (NF) affects roughly 100,000 individuals in the U.S. alone. It strikes people of all races and ethic origins worldwide and both sexes equally. The Children’s Tumor Foundation sponsors critical research, public awareness and patient support services. H o w to H o st a T e a P a r ty fo r N F Yes, I want to host a “virtual” Tea Party for NF. Please send me _________________ invitations. I have NF I am a Parent Grandparent Relative or friend of someone with NF Optional: Name of person with NF______________________ If s/he is a child, what is her/his age?__________ Other Options I would like my guests’ donations sent directly to me and I will forward them to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Sorry, I cannot host a party this year but I give my support to the Tea Party for NF program with my enclosed donation of $_____________. Please make check payable to Children’s Tumor Foundation. Please charge my Amex Discover Visa MasterCard F or Tea Party hostesses who raise over $150 you will receive this beautiful bamboo wood tea chest, an elegant addition to any home! It has a beautiful and stylish antique finish and is lined in rich green velvet! Acknowledgements The Children’s Tumor Foundation thanks Pearl Dexter, editor of Tea: A Magazine, for supporting the Tea Party for NF program. Number: _______________________________ This “How to Host a Tea Party for NF” guide includes excerpts from “A Tea Instructor’s Guide to the Pleasures of Tea” written by Cathy Berry and Jana Jopson, and edited by Pearl Dexter. Expiration date: ________________________ For further Tea Party information contact: Signature: _____________________________ Traceann Adams at 800.323.7938 x236 [email protected] Name on card: ________________________ Please fax completed form to Traceann Adams at 212.747.0004 or mail to: Children’s Tumor Foundation 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10005 For a detailed guide on hosting an “actual” Tea Party for NF please visit our website: www.ctf.org www.ctf.org HOW TO RAISE FUNDS WITH A TEA PARTY FOR NF H osting a Tea Party for NF is an easy way to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s research grants and medical programs. Hundreds of other Tea Party for NF host/esses have raised over half a million dollars to help the Children’s Tumor Foundation find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for NF. Your Tea Party for NF can be simple or grand – Virtual or Actual This guide provides you with all the information you need to have a fun, easy, and successful Tea Party for NF, and allows you to add your own creative twists to your efforts on behalf of NF research. T he Tea Party for NF concept is flexible. You can hold a party anytime throughout the year and even incorporate the party into special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Or maybe try a Mother/Daughter Tea or a Children’s Tea Party. Feel free to use your creativity! Consider hosting a tea party with a friend or a group to increase your network of funding sources. Virtual Tea Party for NF A Virtual Tea is not actually a party, but a mailing to your family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues. You invite them to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation in honor of a loved one and have a cup of tea compliments of the Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation will help make your Tea Party for NF simple and easy to manage. We provide you with a host/ess kit that includes the following items for your party: Invitation Cards Response Cards and Envelopes Thank You Cards Keepsake Bookmarks Tea Bags Helpful tips for your Tea Party It is a good idea to add a personal note with each invitation, explaining your reason for being involved in the Tea Party for NF and why funding for NF research is so important. If your Tea Party is in honor of a special someone, consider including his or her photo in your Tea Party for NF invitation. Actual Tea Party for NF An Actual Tea is a party where you ask guests to attend the event to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Plan a tea event that is in line with your available time, energy and budget. It may be a High Tea held in a local Tea House, an Adult/Child Tea with separate activities for each, or sweet tea and lemon bars in the backyard with friends on a hot summer day. Use your creativity to come up with a theme. Helpful tips for planning your Tea Party for NF The most important ingredients for a Tea Party are great tasting tea, refreshments, and relaxed guests. Logistics – Your guest list may include family, friends, and anyone you know who you feel you can ask to donate to the NF cause. Send invitations at least three weeks in advance, and include a request for a donation along with your handwritten note inviting your guests to your Tea Party for NF. You may choose to use printed cards as invitations or you may wish to have original ones created. Always follow-up with a phone call to make sure the invitation was received and to answer any questions. Management – Plan your menu, party necessities, and any activities. Create a system to manage your budget, donations and ticket sales. Please contact Traceann Adams at 800.323.7938 x236 or [email protected] for assistance with planning your “virtual” Tea Party for NF. Please contact Stephanie Yolish at 800.323.7938 x245 or [email protected] for assistance with planning your “actual” Tea Party for NF.
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