Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information
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September 2016

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.


Cancer Walk Team
Chairs Coordinators And Many More Volunteers
Melanie Pederson

Clara Nicolosi

Clara Nicolosi

Debbie Jones

Melanie Pederson

Christy Etheridge
Myka Sample

Clara Nicolosi

Volunteer Coordinator
Frances Rutledge

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
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).