Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information


Hope you are enjoying your summer!

The walker registrations are starting to come! A special thank you to the Village Voice and the Sentinel Record for their publicity of the walk. Also, we appreciate KVRE for sponsoring our monthly, “Take 5 ” spot on KVRE. The POA is also promoting the walk on the Events Calendar on their official website for the Village.

Volunteers from the Village WFCR Committee will be at Walmart on Hwy 7 to take donations, hand out walker registrations forms and answer questions, weather permitting. The dates are July 18th, August 15th, and September 19th. It is amazing how many people come up to use and share their stories about how cancer has affected their lives.

We are pleased to announce our honorees for 2015. They are Rita and Lou Costello, both cancer survivors and supporters of the Village WFCR since the walk started as the Midge Bates Walk. Rita and Lou promote the walk at their church and their time whenever asked. We also honor the memory of Dr. Hans VonBerg who recently lost his life to cancer. Dr. VonBerg and his wife, Lee, were generous supporters of the walk. Lee continues to show her support by getting people to sign up to walk and/or send in cash donations. Their stories will run in the Village Voice and the Sentinel Record the end of August and early September.

On Wednesday, August 19th, the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association will present the Village WFCR Committee members with a Proclamation proclaiming Saturday, September 16th, 2015 as the Village Walk for Cancer Research Day. This affirms our commitment to raise money and awareness to find a cure for cancer. The proclamation asks our citizens to join the fight against cancer with their participation and support on this day.

Early registration ends August 1st. After that day, all walker registrations are $35 and anyone can register up until the day of the walk. We cannot guarantee the size of your t-shirt, but will do our best. All registered walks are asked to pick up their t-shirts at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (lower level) on Monday, September 14th or Tuesday, September 15th from 1 to 3 p.m. both days. Any questions about t-shirts, please contact Claire MacNeill at 501-922-3642.

Join us as we work to raise $45,000 for cancer research this year. Remember, ALL of the money we raise is donated to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation Fund and stays in Arkansas. Yes, you can make a difference by helping us help others.

Melanie Pederson

Cancer Walk Team
Chairs Coordinators And Many More Volunteers
Melanie Pederson

Claire MacNeill

Claire MacNeill



Melanie Pederson

Christy Etheridge


Volunteer Coordinator
Jane Kearby

Gloria Lyda
Myka Sample
Lynne Border
Dr. Laura Kelly
Dorothy Bard
Valerie Derryberry
Linda Labowski
Frank Fahrlander
Rob Tillotson
Jerry Jamrich
Susan & Mark Meyers
Ken MacNeill
Donna Aylward
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: Frank Fahrlander, Ken and Claire MacNeill, Shirley Engquist, Jane Kearby, Lynne Border, Melanie Pederson, Robert Tillotson, Carla Emanuel.