Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information
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The heat of the summer is upon us! I hope all of you are staying safe and cool.

Early registration ended August 1st. Walker registrations are now $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.

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 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. One of those people was Ellie Hubert. She volunteered to help out at the British Car show and the walk. I was saddened to learn that she died last month after a 27-year battle with three different kinds of cancer and pray for comfort for her family.

The WGA 9-Holers is supporting the Village Walk for Cancer Research with a “Drive Away Cancer” outing on September 18th at the Coronado Center. We have a new team that will be joining the walk this year, “Marching for Matt”. This team is honoring Matt Stewart, son of Jeanne and John Stewart. Matt died from the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans, glioblastoma multiforme.

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.

Village Yogurt is donating 50% of their yogurt sales on Thursday, September 24th. You can enjoy a refreshing yogurt or gelato and help support the walk.

Cork and Bottle is donating 5% of their gross sales on Thursday, September 10th. This will be a great time to restock your beer, wine and liquor supply after the Labor Day weekend!

And last but not least, a thank you to Jan Saunders and the Village Scenic 7 Rotary for inviting me to speak to them last week. I enjoyed meeting all of the members and sharing our story. You can find the presentation posted on the website under “About Us”. There will be an update once I get the information from UAMS on AR lung cancer statistics.

Please 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, Chair

608-692-0458 (cell)

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 19, 2015. See home page for schedule.

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.