Thursday, July 7, 2011
As I've mentioned before, the CureSerach walk is coming up this Saturday, July 9th. It is at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. We have had such an amazing response--thanks to all! I have ordered 77 T-shirts and I'm a little worried we won't have enough--that is a lot of people! Last I checked we were just dollars away from raising $2500. Thanks to all who have or will donate!
If you have registered to walk, you may be getting email from CureSearch to explain the day, but for those of you who are registering the morning of, here is what I know about the walk:
Parking may be tricky. If parking at the park is full, you can park on a side street or there is an LDS church on Harvard Ave. which has some parking. There are also several bus routes that go past the park if you'd rather take a bus.
There is a parking lot kind of in the middle of the park, but more northeast than anything. That is where the fun begins. Registration starts at 8:00am. There will be food, clowns, face painting before the walk. I will be there with the Team Steven shirts so look for us. I believe the shirts are turquoise (I haven't seen them yet). If you have already registered online, you don't need to check in unless you have raised $100+ (then you can get a CureSearch Tshirt, not to be confused with Team Steven shirts). No matter how much you donate/raise, you can go and pick up a bandana for your whole party, including dogs. The bandana color represents if you are walking for a survivor or fighter or in memory of a child. There will also be a table for those who register that morning.
At 9:00am they will have the opening ceremony where they will talk a bit about CureSearch. They will have the kids who are currently fighting cancer come and introduce themselves and they will get a medal. Steven should be there--hopefully he'll be willing to introduce himself! Then the survivors will come up for a picture and then they will release balloons for kids who have lost their fight to cancer.
After that the walk will begin. It will be about 1.5 miles--around all of Liberty Park. You can bring strollers, I'm sure you can jog if you'd rather. There is a short version of the walk if the whole thing is too long. If you haven't been to Liberty Park, the playground has a splash park and is a lot of fun if you have extra time to play.
When the walk is over, they will have a closing ceremony and announce the top fundraising teams. So far we are number five. Go Team Steven! It won't hurt our feelings if you take off directly after the walk--I know it is a busy Saturday, and I am just amazed that you would come out and support us. And here is the link one more time if you'd like to register as a virtual walker or donate: CureSearch. Thanks again!