Football season is finally here. While I am not a huge fan, I still follow the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. In football games as with all sports, there are winners and losers. We all know people who have won their battle with cancer as well as those that have lost their battle. That is why we walk and raise money for cancer research.
By now, most of you have picked up your shirts and are ready to hit the trail. We are praying for good weather (no rain) so that our vendors (new this year) stay dry. We continue to receive items 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.
Cork and Bottle donated 5% of their gross sales on Thursday, September 4th and presented a check in the amount of $178 to the Walk. Landers will be sending a car as well as a $500 check. Stonecroft Ministry is participating in the Walk this year. 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. 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.
Dr. Peter Emanuel, Cancer Institute Director will give us an update on cancer research and identify where the money was used from last year's walk and plans for 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.
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. We will post a list of the Silent Auction items so that you can find something of interest to bid on!
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
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Melanie Pederson CO-CHAIR
Claire MacNeill REGISTRATION
Claire MacNeill SECRETARY
Susie Harper PUBLICITY
Melanie Pederson FUNDRAISING
Christy Etheridge FOOD
Cindee Nyquist Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Laura Kelly
Susan & Mark Meyers
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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