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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby miranda childers » Tue May 15, 2007 10:55 am

by miranda childers (39 Posts), Tue May 15, 2007 10:55 am

MN had beautiful weather!!! I think we had about 130-140 walkers which is about the same as last year. this was less than I had hoped for but this is the same weekend as the Breast Cancer walk which is HUGE! I don't have an amount total yet...but will update as I get the info!

All-in-all it was a great day.
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby shellysmomdad » Wed May 16, 2007 01:54 am

by shellysmomdad (96 Posts), Wed May 16, 2007 01:54 am

Hi Everyone,
Even though we still have contributions trickling in, our totals are pretty much complete.

WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!
The weather was perfect (after last year, almost anything would've been an improvement!!) We were a few bodies short of 300 walkers (about 280, I had hoped for 400). It looks like the funds raised will be just shy of $15,000 (I hoped for more, but it's acceptable).
We had great speakers. Along with Anne, State Representative Cindy Winkler read a proclomation from the Governor's wife. Mary Kenyon, from Iowa City, told her story of losing her son the same week that Shelly passed away. Both were at the same hospital. And Mada Harpster made the drive from Illinois to attend our Walk.
Hailey was the "official starter" of this year's Walk. After releasing a few balloons (PF colors) she lead the Walk with Gamma and Gampa (Brenda and I), Kim (our daughter), Brad (Shelly's husband) & his mom, and Brad's fiance', Michelle.
Overall, a successful day. Ideas are already floating around for next year.
Our efforts to raise awareness will continue...
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby mada » Wed May 16, 2007 11:22 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed May 16, 2007 11:22 am

John!! 15,000!! That is so awesome!! You guys did a wonderful job on the walk. It was so great meeting you all and I will defenitley be there next year with a bunch more walkers!!! Thanks for an amazing day. Mada
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby sandy » Wed May 16, 2007 11:35 am

by sandy (1138 Posts), Wed May 16, 2007 11:35 am

John and Brenda,
Congratulations on a successful walk and memorable morning. We need to "bottle" what you do and replicate it!!
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby angelkat » Wed May 16, 2007 12:00 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Wed May 16, 2007 12:00 am

John & Brenda,

All I can say is WOW! Congratulations to you all
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby lgw » Sat May 19, 2007 09:16 pm

by lgw (382 Posts), Sat May 19, 2007 09:16 pm

I want to congratulate all the WAT coordinators. You guys did a fantastic job and you should all be very proud of your efforts. I'm going to try to get a WAT together for next year as the South is very poorly represented. That said, I registered as a solo walker and think I'll end up w/ approximately $1,000. No where near what you guys did, but I'm amazed at the response I got from the email I sent out. Keep posting your results - you are really an inspiration!
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby sandy » Sat May 19, 2007 10:18 pm

by sandy (1138 Posts), Sat May 19, 2007 10:18 pm

Here is my Squidoo page recaping the walk withe some pics taken by my mother: http://www.squidoo.com/preeclampsia/07SanDiegoWAT

And here are some pics of the San Diego WAT taken by Alicia's brother, Rudy.

http://www.photoreflect.com/scripts/prsm.dll?eventthumbs?event=03UK0041

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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby miranda childers » Sun May 20, 2007 11:20 am

by miranda childers (39 Posts), Sun May 20, 2007 11:20 am

I have a total - $19,500! [:)] Just a hair short of our $20,000 goal!

Here is the web-site to view a few pictures (these are from my camera so there are probably a few too many of me and my daughter). But I hope to have pictures from the other cameras shortly!


http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=1AZNnDdwzbMXKA

Congratulations to everyone else -sounds like the walks went great!!!
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby sandy » Sun May 20, 2007 01:06 pm

by sandy (1138 Posts), Sun May 20, 2007 01:06 pm

Holy cow, Miranda ! ! ! ! (and your daughter is adorable).
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Re : How did today's WAT's go?

Postby angelkat » Sun May 20, 2007 04:17 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sun May 20, 2007 04:17 pm

WOW!! All of your pictures were GREAT!!
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