Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

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Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby shellysmomdad » Tue May 27, 2008 06:30 pm

My apologies for this past-due post. The incoming donations have slowed to the point to where we can finally announce our results.

The best word to describe this year's Walk- Fantastic!!

It proved to be more successful than we anticipated. With nearly 350 participants, our event raised $20,000.

It was an overcast day, but pleasant. Being forced to a different location (due to flooding) 2 weeks before the Walk, we were concerned on the turnout we would have. But we were proven wrong. Brady Street Stadium proved to be an ideal location. It's not like we had never been there before. We spent many a night there during Shelly's high school days, as she was involved in band and a cheerleader. Perhaps it was meant to be. I somehow think so.
The Weinermobile was a big attraction, for the young and us not-so-young. We had various mascots present, and the guest speakers who told their experiences with preeclampsia were excellent. State Representative Elesha Gayman (a classmate of Shelly's) read letters of support from Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley and from Iowa's First Lady Mari Culver.
I think the biggest and most pleasant surprise of the day was the media coverage. We had 3 TV stations present, and each of them had a segment about the Walk on their nightly newscast. Totally unexpected, but heartwarming to see the efforts of raising awareness are starting to show results.
Our efforts will continue...
Thank You.

I'll post some pictures when I figure out how :)
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby lgw » Tue May 27, 2008 08:47 pm

WOW!

Great job John & Brenda.
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby cindyh27 » Tue May 27, 2008 11:39 pm

Brenda & John,

AMAZING!!!

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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby annegarrett » Sun Jun 01, 2008 02:11 am

I thought of you all and missed being there with you!!! So glad to see things going so well. We're definitely snowballing and I am so humbled to have people with your passion, drive, and commitment carry on what we started nine years ago. Sending lots of hugs and definitely hope to get there next year!

Sending lots of love,
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby denise » Sun Jun 01, 2008 01:38 pm

That is wonderful John! Thank you for your continued efforts to raise awareness. Shelley is never far from the thoughts of many here, and I know you guys were in my thoughts that day.
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby mrs.magdaleno » Mon Jun 02, 2008 06:37 pm

Whoohoo! You all did such an amazing job. I know Shelly would be so proud of you.
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby for faith » Mon Jun 02, 2008 07:31 pm

Wow, what an amazing walk!!! Congrats on such a wonderful job!!!
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby shellysmomdad » Tue Jun 03, 2008 03:31 pm

Well, I thought we were done, but the checks keep coming.
Our revised total to date is $21,500!
I think we have created a friendly monster here!
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Re : Davenport (Iowa) Awareness Walk/ Results

Postby cindyh27 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 07:57 pm

Excited to see pictures :) Incredible that the support keeps pouring in!
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