CONGRATULATIONS! It was another beautiful day, as promised, on Saturday! Over 250 walkers and 18 teams participated in the 4th Annual Washington VisionWalk! By Saturday you were already well on your way to $62,000 and with the additional $2,500 we brought in on Walk Day and the money still coming through the door, we are in sight of our $70,000 goal. Remember, the Walk may be over but the need for research funding continues.
If you receive any checks, please send them to:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: Washington VisionWalk
2800 28th Street, Suite 310
Santa Monica, CA 90405
CONGRATULATIONS to our Top 5 Fundraising Teams on Walk Day:
1. Believing is Seeing - $19,525
2. VisionQuest - $15,228
3. Team Noah - $9,787
4. Cooper's Troopers - $3,235
5. Wet Floor Sign Kickers - $2,671
Huge recognition to our class of 2014 VisionWalk All-Stars: The Hoag Family, Kathy & Gary Chung, Noah Kucera, Jessica Lauer, Thomas Krooper, David Freeman, Bert Bailey, Francois Provost, Ellen Farber, Lupe Reintsma, Sahana Desai and Ingrid Baumgartner-Gray. I'm fairly sure this was the largest group of All-Stars for Washington yet.
BRAVO to our contest winners:
S is for Spirit: Cooper's Troopers
Most Inspirational Walker: Francois Provost
Man's Best Friend: Chicken Louie
Most Valuable Volunteers: The University of Redlands
Best T-Shirt: Staches for Sight
The Walk could not have happened without the dedication of this year's Chair, Jessica Lauer!
Thank you to Troy Whalen with 206 Events our DJ who kept the music bumping. Franny and Scooter, our official Walk "High Five" clowns. Chris Beck for documenting our day with his amazing photogrpahy. And Washington Bounce House for providng the cottong candy, popcorn, carnival games to bounce around in our tummys.
We also want to thank all of our fantastic volunteers for making this day possible, with a special shout out to our volunteers from The University of Redlands Alumni, Kiwanis Aktion Club, Evergreen Eye Center, and our Volunteer Match volunteers.
Special Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
The Hoag Family, Evergreen Eye Center, Sound Retina PS, Cornerstone Advisors, Eye Associates NorthWest, Retina Institute, Informed DNA, and Veronica and Harold.
We also want to thank our in-kind donors for providing food and coffee for our Walk. Thank you to Einstein Bagels and Starbucks Coffee.
And, most importantly, to all of you, THANK YOU, for all the emails you sent, phone calls you made, letters you wrote, people you asked, over and over again! Because of you this Walk was a huge success! Because of you, we will keep fighting to find those cures. And because of YOU, there is a ... CURE IN SIGHT!
Please stay tuned for photos.
Your FFB Team,
Donna, Katie, Christina & Deana