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 http://walkforcancerresearch.org/. You will learn more about why we walk and how you volunteer to help us.
Melanie Pederson, Chair
|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).