Updates on Evan

The Promise of Easter.

Posted by: Myra
Date: March 31st, 2013

I can't think of Easter without remembering "Hop." When Evan was about 2-years-old his Grandma Billie delivered a GIANT 4' tall stuffed Easter Bunny to the house. It had to be three times the size of Evan and weighed twice as much. And, it shed like a dog. Evan named the mammoth stuffed animal "Hop."

My mom and I laughed just the other day recalling how when Evan was mad he would go to his room, climb up on the bed with Hop, suck his thumb and pout. When Evan was around nine, I put Hop in our Garage Sale. Evan walked out to the garage, grabbed the still shedding rabbit and took it back inside.

Thank you to everyone who has already mailed in their registrations for the 3rd annual Evanwalk! This year's event is Sunday, April 28 and we hope you'll plan to join us. For more information and to download your registration form, please visit evanwalk.com. For weekly event updates, join us on Facebook.com/evanwalk.

We are also grateful to our corporate sponsors, many of whom are returning for the third year. We could not host the event without them. Thank you to BOS, RW Troxell Insurance Co., Northend Storage, Renken Dentistry, Springfield Business Journal and Butler Funeral Homes.

We are pre-selling iPad raffle tickets for $10 each, need not be present to win. If you're interested in tickets, please email raffle@evanwalk.com and we'll get those to you.

Please note, this year's event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park. Get those registrations mailed in to guarantee yourself a goody bag with an all new Evanwalk T-shirt!

A special thanks to the many volunteers who give graciously of their time and talents each year. A few days before Evan passed away he told us, "The Lord loves compassionate people. The Lord loves you." He was speaking about every one of you.

Easter is the promise of new life, both in this world and the next. That promise is what keeps me going.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.


The 3rd Annual Evanwalk is April 28.

Posted by: Myra
Date: March 7th, 2013

Dear Friends & Family,
We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Evanwalk will be held Sunday, April 28 at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park. We are blessed by a great group of supportive and loving friends (and sponsors) who continue to help us with this special day of remembrance for our sweet Evan. We could not do it without them.

They say time heals, but all it really does is underscore how much we miss Evan every single day. He would be 16 on his birthday, May 1, this year. High school, prom, driving...big sigh, many tears.

To register for Evanwalk, please visit the website evanwalk.com and download a registration form. Please mail it in with your donation by April 5 to reserve your goody bag including an all new event t-shirt. Lunch is also provided with your registration.

BOS is generously sponsoring an iPad raffle again this year, and donating the water for the walk. Thank you! If your business would like to sponsor Evanwalk, please visit evanwalk.com and download the sponsor form. Our sponsors help underwrite the event, so that all proceeds may be donated to the Evan Hoffman Children's Endowment Fund at St. John's Children's Hospital.

Stay in touch with us through the Facebook.com/evanwalk page. We'll be updating this page regularly with event details, sponsor news and photos.

To volunteer for Evanwalk, send an email to volunteers@evanwalk.com and to contribute to the bake sale, please email bakesale@evanwalk.com.

Thank you for your continued support of our family, your kind words, your prayers, and mostly, for remembering Evan.