Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information

August 2014

Summer in Arkansas! Hope you have had a chance to get outside and enjoy the fairs, festivals, farmer’s market and other events. School starts for most kids next week and neighbors that migrated to cooler or warmer regions are started to make their way home. This means that we have only six more weeks until the Walk!

We have several new sponsors this year. You will find their names on the Sponsor page. Please show your support by doing business with our sponsors. I would like to recognize our very first sponsor this year, Balboa Dam Storage. They donated one year of free storage. REMAX is providing all of the food and water for the Walk. You will find Jeff, Darla and his team grilling and handing out food. The Bank of the Ozarks will provide the grill/cooker again this year. We will have bake sale items available for purchase as well as yogurt. Village Yogurt will donate ALL of their proceeds to the Walk this year. Cranford’s continues to provide the fruit and beautiful flowers for the honorees. This year Cranford’s also supplied the fruit for the British Car Show breakfast. Hayes Rentals provides the relief stations at the Pavilion and on the trail. Teen Challenge provides two vans and drivers that will give walkers a ride from the parking areas to the Pavilion.

Cork and Bottle is donating 5% of their gross sales on Thursday, September 4th to the walk. Replenish your special beverages and help raise money for cancer research! All walkers and donors are registered to win a door prize this year. We continue to receive items for the walk for door prizes as well as Silent Auction items. Jim and Aundrea Sparks, the owners of Home Plate, have graciously donated a 5 day, 4 night stay at either their condo (20th floor right on the water) in Panama City or their cabin in Pidgeon Falls Tennessee. The condo and cabin have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep up to six people. You would be responsible for the $95 cleaning fee and taxes.

Dr. Peter Emanuel, Cancer Institute Director will give us an update again this year. In addition, Dr. Gao and her team will be providing free skin checks at the walk. If you have a suspicious looking mole or just want another opinion, come and have her check you out! We will have massage therapists on site so that you can benefit from a chair massage before or after walking.

Our goal this year is to raise $43,000 for cancer research. All of the money raised is donated to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS, and is used for research and stays in the state of Arkansas. You can make a difference by being part of this wonderful event!

Remember to mark your calendar! This year's walk date is Saturday, September 27, 2014. The walk takes place at the Cortez Pavilion with the opening ceremonies starting at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. We will have all of the fun things you have come to expect - music, bake sale, food, door prizes and a Silent Auction.

Come and join us! You will see old friends, make new friends, listen to live music, and eat grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. But most of all, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make a difference this year!

Melanie Pederson, Chair


Cancer Walk Team
Chairs Coordinators And Many More Volunteers
Melanie Pederson

Claire MacNeill

Claire MacNeill


Susie Harper

Melanie Pederson

Christy Etheridge

Cindee Nyquist

Volunteer Coordinator
Jean Roberts

Donna Aylward
Jane Kearby
Myka Sample
Lynne Border
Dr. Laura Kelly
Dorothy Bard
Valerie Derryberry
Linda Labowski
Frank Fahrlander
Rob Tillotson
Jerry Jamrich
Susan & Mark Meyers
Ken MacNeill
Bill Stewart
Marge Vorisek
Janice Willett
Linda Choquette
Janice Jensen
Bob Mueller
Maryanne Mueller
Jean Roberts
Delores Teare
Donna Siffermann
John Lucas
Tim Flinn
Margie McGrail
Next Committee Meeting Agenda (last meeting if no new agenda yet)

Last committee meeting Minutes

Downloadable Cancer Walk Flyer

Everyone is welcome to attend monthly planning meetings
Held at the Village Church of Christ Conference Room
Beginning Feb 20, 2014

In the meantime, you may participate NOW by,

Registering and encouraging others to register for the 2014 Walk

Sponsor or donate items for the benefit drawing 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: Catherine Tapp, UAMS; Cyndee Nyquist, Christy Etheridge, Dorothy Bard, Dr. Peter Emanuel, Melanie Pederson, Carla Emanuel, Lynne Border, Frank Fahrlander and Claire MacNeill