Updates on Evan

EvanWalkers unite!

Posted by: Myra
Date: April 8th, 2014

Plans are well underway for the 4th annual Evanwalk to be held Sunday, May 4 at the Lake Springfield Beach House in Center Park from 1:00 - 3:00p. We hope you are able to join us as we gather to remember and celebrate our dear Evan.

Proceeds will once again benefit the Evan Hoffman Children's Fund for St. John's Children's Hospital. The previous three years we have raised $48,000 together as a community to help bring some small comfort to sick children and their families.

This year you can register online at evanwalk.com or download a registration form on the website. Those registered will receive a Evanwalk bag and a great new t-shirt along with a delicious lunch. Please mail or register online by April 14 to guarantee yourself a shirt!

Kids (and adults) will be delighted by a number of activities including: a photo booth (sponsored by Barbara and Joe Lokaitis), face and nail painting (sponsored by the University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts), a fun craft project, a visit by BOS Dog, a super cool honeybee observation hive, AND a ride on the Gandy Dancer (thank you Laura and Chris Camp)! Last, but not least, our moving Messages to Heaven ceremony sponsored by the Wort/McGrath/Mishkel families.

Speaking of BOS, along with sponsoring our water bottles each year they are also sponsoring not one iPad raffle but TWO iPads! Only ten bucks a ticket for two chances to win either an iPad Air or an iPad Mini! We also have several additional raffle items including a beautiful container garden from Annette Bennett at Gardening by Design.

As if those things were't sweet enough, you'll love the yummy homemade goodies at our giant Bake Sale. After the 1-mile walk treat yourself to a brownie or two!

The response from our Corporate Sponsors has once again been heartwarming! Our generous sponsors help us underwrite the event so that 100% of the registration proceeds can be donated directly to the charity. Special thanks to the following businesses and individuals: BOS, BJ Grand Salon & Spa, Skinner Copper & Ehmen Wealth Management, Zara's Collision Center, A Tot's World III, HIP Advertising, Mid-America Advertising, Renken Dentistry, Norton Agency, do. Active Products, Geiger Midwest/Wendy Franklin, NorthEnd Storage, RW Troxell & Co., Frontline Association Management, Sarah Petty Photography, Ann Holmes and Arvin Pierce.

None of this would come together without the help of our very good friends (and their extended families) who cheer us on each year and step up to the plate to volunteer their time and talents. We love each of you, thank you.

Stay in touch with us by liking our page at Facebook.com/evanwalk. Here you'll be able view all the photos from past walks and read the latest details.

If you plan to attend let us know! Go to evanwalk.com and register online or download your registration form today. PLEASE MAIL YOUR FORM & CHECK TO US BY APRIL 14. We need to get the bags and shirts ordered and we want to make sure we have enough for everyone. We hope to see you there!

Grateful for your support,
Myra & Jeff
on behalf of the Evanwalk Committee/Volunteers