We are SO excited! The 15th Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research (WFCR) is almost here. The planning committee has worked very hard getting donations for our silent auction and door prizes. A special thank you to all of our sponsors for your continued support and to our new sponsors. We couldn't do any of this without your support.
We are finalizing the names for the shirts to get them printed and ready for pickup on Thursday, September 15th and Friday, September16th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 1 pm to 3 pm. If you registered by the August deadline, please mark these dates on your calendar to pick up your shirt. This will avoid waiting in the line at the registration table the day of the walk.
This year, Jack Abernathy and his wife, Beverly, are bringing their "Cancer Tractor" to the walk. Cancer has claimed several lives in Jack's family so he decided to help raise awareness for groups such as the Village WFCR by painting his John Deere H Tractor pink to represent breast cancer. His seat is blue to represent prostate cancer. There are colored magnet ribbons all over the tractor that represent all of the other cancers. The Cancer Tractor will lead the survivors to the Balboa Trail head after the opening ceremonies and survivor group photo. We hope that you can join us!
The HSV Day Spa is donating their time to paint the cancer ribbon on nails. We will have the UMC Prayer Tent and massage available again this year. REMAX is providing the food and drink. There will be plenty of water at the pavilion and on the trails. We will have mile markers on the trail and cheerleaders along the way. There will be a bake sale, silent auction and great music to walk/dance to. All teams will have an opportunity to get their picture taken as well. We will have vendors again this year so please visit them to learn more about why they are supporting the Village WFCR. Dr. Peter Emmanuel, Director of the Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute will share some exciting news on research development.
Cork and Bottle is donating 5% of their sales on Thursday, September 8th. Take this time to restock your beverages of choice in support of the Village WFCR. We will be at Walmart on Hwy 7 from 8-noon on Saturday, September 17th. Stop and see us. And lastly, visit Sonja Kelley's table at the Grove Park Farmer's Market for walker registration forms. She is a cancer survivor and donor to the walk.
The 15th Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research is set to begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, September 24th on the grounds of the Balboa Pavilion, 476 Ponce de Leon Drive. Plan on joining us for our celebration of 15 years of walking and raising awareness and money for cancer research at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. You can help make a difference in by walking, donating items/services and or becoming a sponsor.
See you at the party.Melanie
|Cancer Walk Team|
|Chairs||Coordinators||And Many More Volunteers|
Susan & Mark Meyers
Mary Anne Mueller
Mary Ann Farner
Ham Radio Operators
Everyone is welcome to attend
monthly planning meetings
In the meantime, you may participate NOW by,
Left to Right:
Frank Fahrlander, Melanie Pederson, Tammy Easton, Susan Meyers, Christy
Etheridge, Lynne Border, Cyndee Nyquist,
Gloria Lyda, Donna Aylward Robert Tillotson, Phyllis Lovelace (UAMS).