Village Walk for Cancer Research Team Committee Information
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September 2015,

Labor Day had come and gone. You know what that means! The Village Walk for Cancer Research and football!

It's not too late to register for the walk. The walker registration fee is $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 walkers that didn't pick-up their t-shirts on Monday, September 14th or Tuesday, September 15th can call Claire MacNeill at 501-922-3642 to avoid any delay the day of the walk.

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 this Saturday, September 19th. It is amazing how many people come up to us and share their stories about how cancer has affected their lives. A special thank you to Walmart for allowing us to have a table again this year. Stop by and say hello to Gloria and Christy!

Cork and Bottle donated 5% of their gross sales on Thursday, September 10th and will present the Village WFCR with a check in the amount of $139. Thanks to KVRE for advertising and the folks at Cork and Bottle for their donation. But more importantly, THANK YOU to everyone that took time out of their busy day to go in and make your purchases. We appreciate you!

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. A few members of our planning team plan will be at Village Yogurt during the day to thank you for your support.

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $31,000 so far and are on our way to reaching our goal of $45,000 this year. Over 400 people have registered to walk so far. ASMSA, Jessieville and Fountain Lake students are started their fund raising and will be walking with us. We have several teams that are walking this year with Sacred Heart still on top. However, the Marching for Matt team is right behind them!

Come join the fun and be a part of this year's Village Walk for Cancer Research. This is our 14th year and together we have raised over $329,000 in cash donations for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation Fund at UAMS for cancer research.

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Location: Cortez Pavilion

Time: 7:30 am (rain or shine)

Trail: Hernando Trail, 2.5 mile loop from pavilion to Good Sam's

Food: Hot dogs, hamburgers, water, coffee, fruit

Fun Stuff: Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Vendor Tables, Massage

You can make a difference by helping us help others. Thank you and see you at the Walk!

Melanie Pederson, Chair

608-692-0458 (cell)

Cancer Walk Team
Chairs Coordinators And Many More Volunteers
Melanie Pederson

Clara Nicosi

Clara Nicosi



Melanie Pederson

Christy Etheridge
Myka Sample

Clara Nicosi

Volunteer Coordinator

Gloria Lyda
Donna Aylward
Myka Sample
Lynne Border
Tammy Easton
Cindee Nyquist
Valerie Derryberry
Linda Labowski
Frank Fahrlander
Rob Tillotson
Susan & Mark Meyers
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

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 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).