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Mamapalooza & Eve Rising Announce September Sponsor Opportunities

The 2011 Eve Rising Festival

 The Eve Rising Foundation, Inc is a non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization that organizes events and fundraisers for worthy causes in the Merrimack Valley and beyond.  It’s the first grassroots effort of it’s kind to bring together women in music, art and enterprise to help our fellow sisters & their families summon their destiny and experience their potential.  It is through our concerted effort that we will rise to meet and exceed our personal expectations.  Only as we cause others to achieve their goals will we reach our own, and as we rise individually we thrive communally and globally. 

 When: September 17, 2011

Where: The Upper Deck

(MBTA Station), Haverhill

Time: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


CONTACT: Suzanne.Dawson@mamapalooza.com PH: 917.282.6742

 Platinum Sponsor $5,000+ (1 MAIN EVENT SPONSOR)

  • Premium 10×10 Booth to promote company products and/or services
  • Exclusive marketing!  Your company’s banner will be the only banner on the main stage!
  • Event signage and promotional materials as main event sponsor
  • Company logo, description and link on Eve Rising website
  • 3 special announcements acknowledging sponsorship during event
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak on main stage for 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • 10 VIP Passes with backstage access and all access credentials
  • 20 Admission tickets for employees and family or friends
  • Full-page advertisement for your business in Festival program
  • Prominent company logo, “main event sponsor” on Festival T-shirts*
  • Inclusion as main event sponsor in all press releases
  • Inclusion as main event sponsor in all web site announcements and emails
  • Link to your company on our website until 2012’s festival
  • Inclusion as main event sponsor in all Eve Rising social media outlets

Gold Sponsor $3000+

  • 10×10 Booth to promote company products and/or services
  • Company logo placement on event signage and promotional materials
  • Company logo and website link on Eve Rising website
  • 2 special announcement acknowledging sponsorship during event
  • 4 VIP Passes with backstage access to event
  • 10 Admission tickets for employees, family, friends
  • Half-page advertisement for your business in Festival program
  • Company name on Festival T-shirts*
  • Inclusion in all press releases
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements and emails

Silver Sponsor $1000+

  • Company name in text on event signage and promotional materials
  • Company logo on Eve Rising website
  • 2 VIP Passes with backstage access to event
  • 5 Admission tickets for employees, family, friends
  • Quarter-page advertisement for your business in Festival program
  • Your business name on all Festival T-shirts*
  • Inclusion in all press releases
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements and emails

Bronze Sponsor $500+

  • Company name listed in text on promotional material
  • Company name listed in text on Eve Rising website
  • 5 admission tickets for employees, family, friends
  • ⅛ page advertisement for your business in Festival Program

Sponsors $250+

  • Company name listed in text on Eve Rising website
  • 2 admission tickets for employees, family, friends
  • company name listed in program book

Patrons $50+

Charitable donors will be listed in program book

**Due to production deadlines for festival marketing materials, sponsorships received after August 15, 2011 cannot be included in T-shirt and event signage.**

Mamapalooza Celebrates Women, Moms, Families May 14

Great entertainment, women’s health and fitness, family life and green living will highlight the seventh annual Mamapalooza, a free music, arts and health festival Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kensico Dam.

Kids Drum Circle

Voted the “Best in Girl Power Event 2009” by Westchester Magazine, Mamapalooza is a day of fun with free helpful information and plenty of activities and services to help empower women, mothers and families. There will also be shopping, fun for kids, foods to sample and purchase, and a farmers market. So, bring a chair and blanket and spend the day listening to some great musicians and learning how to make your life better.

Mamapalooza is presented in partnership with Westchester County Parks, along with local and national sponsors, to raise awareness for the Museum of Motherhood.

Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Fun for everyone at Mamapalooza 2011Health and Fitness
Get geared up for the day’s events during a Walk Live Westchester exercise program with Heather Buyers that will kick off at 11 a.m. The Westchester County Office for Women and non-profit organizations will provide information on health, wellness and social services for women and families including help for victims of domestic violence. Pick up information about summer events and programs from Westchester County Parks and the county’s Office of Tourism.

Living Green
Vendors celebrate a holistic lifestyle of mind, body and spirit with information and booths selling natural cleaning products, soaps and holistic products, many from the Awaken Fairs.

Media partner 100.7 WHUD radio will be onsite. This year’s stage features Massachusetts Six; Dawn Drake and ZapOote world percussion; a musical performance by Armelle for kids; and exhibitions by Suburbia Roller Derby.

Women’s Marketplace
Shop the women-centered vendors offering everything from handmade jewelry and gifts, make-up and sunglasses to active wear fashions and tee shirts. Cash accepted only.

For Kids and Families
Kids and their families can also learn how to have fun as they get and stay fit with the county’s own Be Fit Mobile, a fitness center on wheels, which offers hula hoops, obstacle ladders and Frisbees to show everyone how to have fun as they work out. There’ll also be face painting and gymnastics.

Farmers Market
Bring your market bag and your appetite to shop a selection of locally grown produce, baked goods, cheeses and food products.

Food and Refreshments
Take your pick of several vendors offering salads, wraps, veggie burgers, rice and beans and gyros. The concession stand will also be open for sandwiches, pizza, burgers and hot dogs.

There will be free giveaways and raffles for prizes throughout the day.

Mamapalooza 2011 is presented to benefit the Motherhood Foundation, an organization that creates and presents visual, literary and performing arts events for mothers. Sponsors are the County’s Office for Women, 100.7 WHUD radio, Westchester Family, Natural Awakenings and Parenting magazines, Awaken Fair, Q.bel, New York Liberty and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. Some Exhibitor Space still available: JoinMama.net to sign up or call 877.711.6667

Organized by Paula Caracappa

Eve Rising Festival: Inspiring a Little Help

A performing songwriter/friend of mine asked me to sing harmonies for her performance at an upcoming festival.  Lori Diamond is a musical force to be reckoned with, a mom of three, with a voice to die for.  Not only has she inspired me to get back to my own piano-playing roots, but in a world where people can be so catty and cutthroat with each other, Lori is a generous spirit of collaboration.  We are both moms always working for life balance – it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in trying to navigate this “follow your bliss” life, and that there are others who are in the same boat and willing to help.  She keeps an impressive performance schedule at www.loridiamond.net.

Lori is one of the performers in the upcoming Eve Rising Festival, Sunday, July 18 at the Winnikenni Castle in Haverhill, MA.  The festival is spearheaded by Elle Gallo, an amazing performer in her own right.  Elle dreams big – she wants to change the world.  Starting the Eve Rising festival is how she plans to do it – featuring female performers across musical genres, and raising money for charities and organizations that empower women.  Elle’s music website is www.ellegallo.com, and more information about the Eve Rising Festival is at online at http://everising.org.

I asked Lori and Elle to answer three questions for me:

What drives you to be a positive and helping force for other women, rather than competing with them?

Lori: I think it’s incredibly important for women to work together to raise each other up.  Too often we feel as if there is only room for one at the top – when in reality, success is both abundant and boundless!

Elle: I’m driven by an inner certainty that when women come together with honesty, sincerity and compassion, there isn’t a thing we cannot accomplish together.  Part of the female DNA is giving birth – we are capable of sowing the seeds of new ideas, new ways of thinking and approaching challenges then nurturing them, feeding them, loving them into fruition.  Not only are we capable, but we are responsible for this!  As well, I know that the key to a happy and successful life is to cause others to have what we feel we are lacking in our own lives.  One woman liberated affects the whole, and the contagious energy of the freeing of spirit can affect the climate of our communities.

Was there an a-ha moment or event in your life that made it obvious that this is how you want to be?  Have you always been that way?

Lori: Unfortunately, it took me longer than I would care to admit… but, luckily, somewhere down the line, I figured out that everyone brings valuable gifts to the table, and it’s not up to me to offer judgment.  Offering support and upliftment is not only easier, but is profoundly more joyful – for everyone involved!

Elle: I’m not sure that there was ever a single a-ha moment that set me on this path.  I’ve certainly always embodied a compassion for humanity; but perhaps my varied personal history caused these seeds to grow within me.

Just in the short time since I started having children I’ve been “that” mom who stood in the grocery line with 3 babies (age 3, 1 and a newborn) after hours of very challenging (torturous, really) shopping – at my wits end, fighting tears – to be told that my credit card was declined -3 times in one month.  I’ve also been the soccer-mom proudly signing my children up for one of the more expensive private schools in the area.

My younger years exposed me to high-risk situations as a rebellious teen, and brought me to the State Senate as a spokesperson for the importance of open communication between adults and teens.  I walked in dark alleys with pennies in my pocket and in the spotlights of Atlantic City Convention Center wearing expensive gowns and donning the crown of Miss MA.  I’ve had lunch with friends in the homeless community of Boston, and champagne with celebrities and dignitaries.  In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with severe depression, and today help others to change their mindset in order to achieve lasting happiness.  I’ve been a breakfast bar waitress, a hairdresser, a special needs teacher, a momma, and an entertainer.  I’ve covered the gamut of social circles and emotional levels, so I think I have a pretty solid understanding of people.  Perhaps these are the reasons I care so deeply about other people’s trials and am committed to their successful outcomes.

I’ve spent years learning the philosophies of different “religions” and ways of thinking.  They have stirred my spirit and awoken me from slumber.  I feel a responsibility to share the approaches that changed my life with other women.  We are all sisters, after all.

And – how do you see it working for you as a result?

Lori: Does it work for me?  I’d say so.  I’ve only had a couple of folks challenge me on my “style”, but as cliché as it may sound, in the end, I listen to my heart.

Elle: How have these outlooks served me?  I have the most meaningful relationships with those around me.  I have been blessed with a support system that overwhelms me with gratitude every single day.  I AM truly happy knowing that I am fulfilling my destiny in this lifetime.

About Eve Rising’s Charities

This year, Eve Rising is a benefit for Emmaus of Haverhill, MA and the YWCA of Greater Lawrence.   Emmaus is a non profit organization that provides housing and services for homeless individuals and families, developing affordable housing and helping people to rebuild their lives.  http://www.emmausinc.org/

The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.  The YWCA provides all kinds of support services – in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, transitional housing need, women’s health advocacy and gender-specific programs for girls.  On their website, a statistic is listed that the YWCA helps 32 women to secure restraining orders every week; 46% of women have repeat mammograms through the YWCA’s programs, 139 calls are received by their Domestic Violence Program, that the average household income of families using YWCA childcare is $15,000, and that 88% of donation dollars go to fund programs like these.  http://www.ywcalawrence.org/donate/index.asp

If you can get to Haverhill, MA on Sunday, July 18 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – join Elle, Lori, and the other amazing women giving their time and talent to raise money for moms helping moms and women helping women.  If not – consider looking through the websites of the amazing charities and sending a donation, or spreading the word about them.  Or – find charities local to you that do the same.  Whatever you can do, whatever you can give, however you can help will be appreciated.

Get inspired – a little help goes a long way!

Kim Jennings, Guest blogger