Dash for a Cure

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Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate Donation Options: Please contact Dave McKanna, Vice President Development, ALS TDI, dmckanna@als.net, 617-441-7244
Click here to download the Dash sponsorship form.

Illumination Sponsor (Title Sponsor)
  • Company logo will appear in the most prominent location on the plane.
  • All materials regarding the trip, including presentation materials, web site, and book to be written upon return, will feature company as the Title Sponsor
  • Company logo patch will appear prominently on the pilots' flight suits
  • Company Executives will be invited to tour the ALS TDI research facility
  • Company Executives will be invited to all launch and return receptions.

Inspiration Sponsor ($20,000)
  • Company logo will appear in a prominent location on the body or tail of the plane.
  • Company logo patch will appear on the front of the pilots' flight suits
  • All materials regarding the trip, including presentation materials, web site, and book to be written upon return, will feature company as an Inspiration Sponsor

Imagination Sponsors ($10,000)
  • Company logo will appear in a prominent location on the body or tail of the plane
  • Company logo patch will appear on the pilots' flight suits
  • All materials regarding the trip, including presentation materials, web site, and book to be written upon return, will feature company as an Imagination Sponsor

Innovation Sponsors ($5,000)
  • Company logo will appear on a wing of the plane
  • All materials regarding the trip, including presentation materials, web site, and book to be written upon return, will feature company as an Innovation Sponsor

Donors will be added as commitments are made. We thank you in advance for considering this worthy cause.
Product Sponsors
These companies have provided products for the flight or for raffle to increase donations to ALS research. We appreciate their association with this world record flight.

In product after product, Champion Aerospace has earned a global reputation for high quality and performance-proven aviation solutions. This is readily apparent in its Champion-brand turbine engine exciters, leads, and igniters; Champion-brand piston engine spark plugs, filters, and harnesses; as well as in its extensive line of Champion-brand power converters (power supplies).

Here at GAMI , we are always busy. While the GAMIjectors are a great addition to the world of aviation, GAMI is always seeking to improve the quality of your flying experience. Although most of our time is used talking to our customers and selling GAMIjectors, we still manage to make time for new innovations.

Concorde Battery
Concorde Battery Corporation is a manufacturer of premium quality lead-acid batteries. The present product lines include valve regulated (sealed) lead-acid batteries (VRB) for aircraft, marine, medical, telecommunications, emergency backup, and photovoltaic applications as well as flooded lead-acid batteries for commercial and military aircraft.

Since 1979 Concorde Battery Corporation has manufactured aircraft batteries and batteries for shipboard use by the U.S. Military. Concorde Battery Corporation has provided the Department of Defense with over 150,000 military batteries manufactured to rigid quality requirements. Concorde Batteries have been adopted by worldwide militaries including Canadian, British, Australian and Italian air forces.

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company carries everything a pilot could need, including pilot supplies and aircraft parts,always at the lowest prices. Aircraft Spruce supplies components for a wide variety of homebuilt aircraft, including the Lancair, Vans Aircraft, Cozy, Starduster and Europa, as well as factory built parts for Cessna, Piper, Beech, and Mooney.

Products include Garmin avionics, tools, charts, propellers, spruce, software, instruments, aircraft engines, aviation headsets, landing gear components, and composite materials. We also carry a full line of aviation grade hardware, covering supplies and materials, electrical components, and steel and aluminum.For airplane parts and pilot supplies, Aircraft Spruce is the leading aviation supply house in the world. Call Spruce for all your aviation needs.

Eliteetc.com is on-line shopping for ExxonMobil aviation lubricants, greases and more.... Entitled "Lubrication Solutions for Today's Aviators", ExxonMobil's electronic brochure describes the features and benefits of their complete line of aviation oils and greases including those designed for use in both piston and turbine engines.

The brochure includes a complete description of ExxonMobil's super premium piston oil, Exxon Elite 20W-50, FAQs about Exxon Elite, and even some tips about rust prevention when you aren't flying as much as you'd like. Please see our web site.

Oregon Aero
Oregon Aero designs and manufactures more than 500 products for aviation and other industries that prevent and eliminate pain, improve impact protection and reduce noise. Everything you need to know about how our products work, who uses them, and what you need to order is here. Just click on the logo to get started.

The Original Green Aviation Air and Oil Filter Company.
From the drag strip to the air strip, Challenger's new FAA/PMA air filters are the undisputed leader worldwide.

What we can offer you:
  • K&N re-cleanable air filter media
  • Up to 50% more air flow with the same dirt holding capability
  • NO ADS
  • Increased horsepower
  • Reported fuel savings of .3 to .5 gallons per hour

Arctic Air Portable Air Conditioning Systems Private Planes Aircraft A/C
Introducing Arctic Air, a portable self-contained air-conditioning system for general aviation planes. Travel in comfort and convenience without radio interference. Prepare for take-off with Arctic Air.

Magnum Engines
When Magnum overhauls an aircraft engine, we focus on attaining the highest levels of engine performance without sacrificing reliability.

BioNutritional Research Group, Inc.
BioNutritional Research Group, Inc. (BNRG) formulates and distributes engineered foods and nutritional supplements. All Company business activities are governed by a singular focus: To make available to consumers products which have clearly demonstrated the ability to significantly enhance the health and performance aspects of human physiology. BNRG believes that, when optimally directed, the core issues involved in this pursuit, a strong immune system, efficient food metabolism and rich daily supplies of proper macro and micro nutrients measurably extend and enrich the life experience. We know of no goal more satisfying than this and are proud and privileged to participate in the life enhancing process of any individual entrusting our group with that mandate.

With the SPOT Satellite Messenger, you and your loved ones have peace of mind knowing help is always within reach. SPOT is the only device of its kind, using the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location – with a link to Google Maps™ – and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. And unlike Personal Locator Beacons, SPOT does more than just call for help. Tracking your progress, checking in with loved ones, and non-emergency assistance are also available, all at the push of a button. And because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world – even where cell phones don't.

WINSLOW® LifeRaft Company
WINSLOW® LifeRaft Company builds the world's best marine and aviation life rafts. WINSLOW Marine and Aviation Super-Light™ and Ultra-Light™ life rafts have been rated #1 in every independent life raft evaluation in which they have been included. At WINSLOW we know you are trusting us with your life. WINSLOW marine and aviation life rafts are built with only one thing in mind . . . to save your LIFE!™

Iridium's constellation consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites operating as a fully meshed network and supported by multiple in-orbit spares. It is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world.

The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. The company also designs, builds and sells its products, solutions and services through a worldwide network of more than 150 partners.

The company supplies both voice and data connections. Voice services are provided via dedicated handsets, or through a variety of installed communications systems onboard ships, aircraft and land-based vehicles. Increasingly incorporated into hundreds of applications, Iridium's 9601 short burst data (SBD) transceiver provides packet data connections to every corner of the Earth, transferring location information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a reliable, global, two-way connection.

Jeppesen is committed to operating in a manner that promotes environmental stewardship and resource conservation. We will strive to:
  • Develop products and services that are environmentally progressive.
  • Work together with our customers, employees and communities on activities that promote environmental protection.
  • Operate in compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and Jeppesen policies and procedures.
  • Prevent pollution through energy and resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling.
  • Continually improve our environmental management system.
Imagination Level Sponsors

Scheyden Precision Eyewear


Scheyden Precision Eyewear is handcrafted from the finest materials in the world. Our tolerances and specifications rival that of the aerospace industry. Lightweight yet powerfully strong.

Scheyden eyewear is quickly becoming the first choice for discerning professionals. Demand precision when you pilot your aircraft, drive your car, negotiate a championship golf course, battle a marlin or sail the seven seas.
Innovation Sponsors

Fusion is among the world’s leading independent PR firms. Our clients, which can be found in 15 states and 10 countries around the world, are some of the world’s largest companies and the most exciting start-ups. To ensure PR programs of high-quality and wide-ranging media reach, Fusion has offices in locations in the US and Europe and a network that extends throughout the world. Fusion PR practices in key areas and industries including: Hi-tech, digital lifestyle, consumer, business-to-business, and digital entertainment.

Universal Weather & Aviation
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (UniversalR) began providing weather briefings specifically for corporate aviation in 1959. Today, we are much more than a weather company. We are a global trip support services provider, serving clients at every point along their trips, virtually anywhere they fly. Through Trip Support Services, the UVairR Fuel Program, Universal Aviation(sm), and online trip planning tools, we're prepared to meet every client's need for a given trip, from start to finish.

This breadth of services, combined with our experience and information resources, attracts clients worldwide to Universal. But it's not the services themselves that have made us the industry leader. What sets Universal apart is our ability to consistently facilitate successful trips - to learn each client's unique definition of success and deliver it every time they take to the sky.

Ken Melanson's quest for a cure

Ken was a victim of ALS. “Ken Melanson’s Quest for a Cure” has been a long time supporter of ALS TDI and their ALS research. Ken was an avid amateur pilot and would have been very enthusiastic about this venture. He was instrument rated and had training in Aerobatics.

Ken piloted a Mooney on a number of occasions. It was one of his favorite aircraft, primarily because of its powerful engine and speed.

Ken was diagnosed at age 40 and passed away at 43. He left a wife and two sons who are now 8 and 9 years of age.

We know that Ken will be looking after CarolAnn Garrett and Carol Foy as they strive for a successful record setting flight.


The firm provides a wide variety of business aviation services, from the smallest roadside ADG support, to the largest airframe maintenance and refurbishment projects possible. Offering aircraft fueling, maintenance, avionics, refurbishment, exterior painting, and aircraft sales services, the company provides services to clients from around the globe.

As an authorized FAA Repair Station (#Q5BR079X), a Venezuelan INAC Repair Center (#OMAC-E 482), a Bermuda DCA Repair Center (#BDA/AMO/274), and a Honeywell 731 Engine Line Service Center, StarPort provides maintenance support to a wide range of aircraft, including Bombardier, Cessna, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker/Beech and more.

In Memory of W. W. "Chip" Gulden; a courageous man who loved life, loved aviation and died of ALS
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