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Seeds of Hope 2024

Friday, May 17 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Kahkwa Club - 3300 Kahkwa Club Rd, Erie, PA 16506

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In 2017, Diane Mitra launched a grassroot effort in Erie to bring awareness and funding to gynecological oncology research. As a grateful patient, Diane and a close group of friends created the Seeds of Hope Luncheon benefiting Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), the largest research institute in the U.S. dedicated to women’s health and reproductive biology.

The enthusiasm behind this event supported the establishment of the MOMI Database and Biobank in Erie, creating understanding of maternal and infant health. With Hamot Health Foundation and other local partners, MWRI leveraged the success of MOMI to launch MWRI Erie, the institutes first ever expansion outside of Pittsburgh; this $26 million partnership is elevating the most important women’s health research in the world, right here in our community.

These achievements build a success story and we think the future of women’s health in Erie is even more exciting.

While Diane passed in 2021, her remarkable legacy will live on through Seeds of Hope. One half of all sponsorships will go toward the annual Diane Mitra Seed Grant— a grant designed to support promising new collaborative women’s health studies at MWRI Erie.

Presented by:

ERIE Strayer

Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000 Presenting Sponsor

Reserved by Erie Strayer Company

$5,000 Gold Sponsor

• One reserved table with preferred seating for 10 total guests

• 50% of sponsorship will directly support the 2024 Diane Mitra Seed Grant

• Recognition as the Gold Sponsor on the event invitation, event website, and

event signage

• On-stage thank you as a Gold Sponsor during the event

$2,500 Silver Sponsor

• One reserved table with preferred seating for 10 total guests

• 50% of sponsorship will directly support the 2024 Diane Mitra Seed Grant

• Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on the event website and event signage

• On-stage thank you as a Silver Sponsor during the event

$1,000 Table Host

• One reserved table for 10 total guests

• 50% of sponsorship will directly support the 2024 Diane Mitra Seed Grant

• Recognition as a Table Host on event signage