Tuesday, August 30, 2011

5k fundraiser, October 23rd!

Last year we hosted a 5k race to raise money to donate Build A Bear stuffed animals at Christmas time. Well, our fundraiser was so successful, we were able to donate Build A Bear stuffed animals at Christmas time...and keep donating until this past July! So, this year we decided we must do another 5k...and we must do it bigger and better than last years! So, here's the details....

Thanks to our FABULOUS, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, AND SUPPORTIVE sponsors...Rockford Health System is our Platinum level sponsor, and our bronze sponsors are Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Sargento Cheese, Rock Road, Inc, and onlinefitness.com....we are planning a really fun event:

5k run/walk* race and kids fun run (*all skill levels are welcome)
October 23rd, 9am, kids fun run following 5k
Rock Cut State Park, Olson Lake
$25 for pre-entry before October 16th, (register by October 8th to guarantee proper tshirt size)
$30 after October 16th
$20 kids fun run

Every participant gets a tshirt. Medals for the first 3 male and first 3 female finishers.

PLEASE JOIN US!!! It will be a fun, rewarding experience.

You can register online at http://www.active.com/running/loves-park-il/little-hands-make-a-big-difference-5k-2011

Or, please email me at littlehandsmakeabigdifference@heuerman.com and I can send you a registration form!

See you in October!


Oh. My. Goodness. It's been ages since we have updated and it is not because we forgot about the blog....or about all our dedicated readers. It's because we forgot our email/password combination. Blogger has incredible security, I could not get on for months. Then tonight, in a moment of sheer brilliance, the email/password came to me....and here we are!!!! Lots to update on!

This summer we had two big fundraisers. One was a garage sale/lemonade stand. We had several families donate items or a percentage of their garage sale profits to us and we held a lemonade stand at the garage sale. It was a lovely day, and a successful fundraiser, what more could we ask for? We got visits from some special friends that we hadn't seen in a while and of course, our loyal supporters stopped by too! The lemonade was delicious and Jack was thrilled. The brilliant idea of the fundraiser was given to us by an amazing friend, and we have plans to make it even bigger next year!

Last weekend we hosted a lemonade stand at Rockford Memorial Hospital. And, when I say lemonade stand....I mean LEMONADE STAND!!!! They had this amazing stand that they loaned us and we sold lemonade for 2 straight hours....10 GALLONS worth! The Rockford Memorial Hospital community came out in droves and their generosity was overwhelming. We raised over $630 in just 2 hours!!! Incredible!!!

President and CEO of RHS, Gary Kaatz stops by for some lemonade.

Look at this lemonade stand, it's fabulous! Jack worked really hard selling his product to his customers, but he couldn't have done it without his loyal staff....Max, Abbie, Izzie, and Mia!

What a fabulous summer of fundraising! We can't wait to make a donation, any suggestions of where you'd like to see us donate?