Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information
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June/July 2016

We are so excited about the Village Walk for Cancer Research this year. Plan on joining us for our celebration of 15 years of walking and raising money for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. You can help make a difference in by walking, donating items/services and or becoming a sponsor.

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. Be a part of making this change happen.

On June 29, Vice-President Joe Biden is convening a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Little Rock at the UAMS Cancer Institute. This is one of many summits that are being help throughout the United States. Researchers, doctors, nurses, advocates, survivors and others will all convene under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure. You are invited and encouraged to attend all or part of the summit. Registration starts at noon on Wednesday, June 29th on the 10th floor of the Cancer Institute located at 4018 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. Parking is available in Parking Deck 3. Remember to present your parking ticket at the registration table for validation. The first 100 attendees will be served lunch. Pre-registration isn't required.

The 2016 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. You will find both 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 Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Participants will be able to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to this disease, while also celebrating the lives of the cancer survivors.

You will be able to find out more about the Village Walk for Cancer Research at the following events.

We look forward to meeting you at these events! You will learn more about why we walk and how you can volunteer to help us. Check out our website for more information.


Melanie Pederson, Chair

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
Myka Sample
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

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).