Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information
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May 2017

Happy Summer!

Yeah! The first day of summer is June 21st and I hope you are making plans to enjoy a great summer, whether you are staying put in the Village or traveling the world. Be sure and mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30th and plan on joining us at the 16th Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research celebration.

Cancer is one disease that doesn't discriminate and takes on hundreds of forms which makes finding a cure so difficult. We need to look at each cancer to truly understand it and deal with it. Cancer cannot be eradicated by any single advancement. You can help us make a difference by being a part of this event.

The 2017 Village Walk for Cancer Research will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, September 30th on the grounds of the Balboa Pavilion, 476 Ponce de Leon Drive. You will enjoy music provided by the one and only, Larry Wilson along with food (hot dogs and brats), bake sale, door prizes and a Silent Auction. You will find sponsorship and registration forms for the walk on our website. You can also register online, just click on the online registration link. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for the UAMS Palliative Care Division to further their research in the area of evidence-based medicine to improve the patient's quality of life.

This year we are honoring Bonnie Kierstyn who is a four (4) time cancer survivor and the memory of Larry Ebner who lost his battle with cancer. Look for their stories in the Village Voice and Sentinel Record in August and September.

We continue to promote the walk at local events and appreciate the wonderful and generous response from all of the people we have met on our journey. Your donations are making a difference and you will hear about that from Dr. Emanuel in his update at the Walk. You can find out more about the Village Walk for Cancer Research at the following events and on our website You will learn more about why we walk and how you volunteer to help us.

Our Committee Meetings are always on the third Thursday of each month from 10 am to noon at Village Church of Christ. You are welcome to come and be a part of this year's walk. You can make a difference by helping us help others.

Melanie Pederson, Chair

Cancer Walk Team
Chairs Coordinators And Many More Volunteers
Melanie Pederson

Clara Nicolosi

Donna Aylward


Melanie Pederson

Christy Etheridge
Myka Sample

Clara Nicolosi

Volunteer Coordinator
Clara Nicolosi

Gloria Lyda
Donna Aylward
Lynne Border
Tammy Easton
Cyndee Nyquist
Linda Labowski
Frank Fahrlander
Rob Tillotson
Susan & Mark Meyers
Ron Burns
Claire MacNeill
Ken MacNeill
Bob Hebert
Bill Stewart
Marge Vorisek
Linda Choquette
Janice Jensen
Mary Anne Mueller
Delores Teare
Donna Siffermann
John Lucas
Mary Ann Farner
Margie McGrail
Linda Kimble
Lynn Kurtz
Ann Molk
Jeanne Scott
Martha Goldman
Dee Dixon
Colleen Bland
Bonnie Kierstyn
Barbara Haroldson
Tommy Rutledge
Ginny Misch
JoAnn Kohlmeyer
Sue Ratcliffe
Kathy Mielke
Betty Jones
Barbara Bushee
Mary Rehfeldt
Christian Easton

Ham Radio Operators
Frank Fahrlander
John Piette
Bobby Walker
Gerald Gordy
Al Stout
Gene Balch
Jim Davis
Lyle Sands
Linda & John Stone
Bill Stewart

Next Committee Meeting Agenda (last meeting if no new agenda yet)

Last committee meeting Minutes

Right click here for a downloadable Cancer Walk Flyer

Everyone is welcome to attend monthly planning meetings
Held at the Village Church of Christ Conference Room
Beginning Feb 18, 2016. See home page for schedule.

In the meantime, you may participate NOW by,

Registering and encouraging others to register for the 2015 Walk

Sponsor or donate items for door prizes and purchase tickets

Volunteer to help with vacant positions

Make a commitment to work as a volunteer the day of the walk

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).