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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Itinerary for the 2nd Annual AttackACC Walk - Sept. 6th

[The following information comes from Alicia's big sis, a key operator in the Attack ACC organization. The photo to the left is of Alicia and her daughter, Courtney. Alicia and her fight against ACC are the reasons behind the AttackACC group. I congratulate all of them for the hard work they have done to get this event off the ground, not just one year but TWO! -Teri]

Friends and Family of Attack ACC: We are up to 180 runners/walkers!!!!!! 3 days and counting. Wishing you all a Happy and safe Labor Day holiday. Thank you so much for visiting our website and registering for our 2nd annual 5 mile Attack ACC walk/fun run. Also, thank you for all your research donations. If you have not yet signed up, we will continue taking registration online at or in person at Hickory Creek Junction on the day of the walk/run. If you register online after 9/4, please bring PayPal confirmation. T-shirts not guaranteed after 8/17. $20 Adults. Students $10. Strollers Free.

To see what fun is in store for you when you attend this exciting event, check out the 2007 walk/run slideshow video on YouTube. 100% of all donations will be sent to the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the few hospitals researching ACC.

Event will include: Entertainment courtesy of Radio station FM 99.9, Jumping Jack, Bean bags, Skiddles the Clown, Pinata, Face Painting, Temp Tattoos, Food/Refreshments, Popcorn, Volleyball, Softball, & Raffles.

If you can't make it in person, you can still donate to this wonderful cause! Through PayPal at the AttackACC website: , or mail your donation directly to: AttackACC, 11401 South Hamlin, Chicago, IL 60655.

Sept. 6th Itinerary
8am: Sign in and/or Day of Registration sign ups. Fruit/Coffee/Bagels/water available courtesy of Panera Bread & Starbucks 8am Silent auction bidding starts
8am-11am: Bean bag tournament sign up starts $10 per team. If you do not have a partner, we will provide one. Split the pot!
8:45am: Stretching & Warm up courtesy of Langrede Chiropractic - Dr. Alexis & Charlie Langrede, Tinley Park, IL
8:50am: Blessing. Chicago Police Officer John Harmening, brother-in-law to recently departed ACC friend Nancy Harmening, will kick off our race with the Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society.
9am: Runners start
9:15am: Walkers Start
Noon: Bean Bag Tournament Food & Refreshments (Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn, water).
Entertainment by FM 99.9
Please bring lawn chairs, if available. There will be tents, chairs, & tables available. Also, a restroom on site. In case of rain, there is a large pavillion.

Last year was a wonderful family event. Great food, great entertainment, fun activities, awesome exercise, a wonderful cause and many wonderful family & friends.

I want to advise everyone of our only issue last year. BEES!! It was not bad but they were there! We had a lot of sweets which we opted to discontinue this year in hopes of getting rid of that issue. The Village promises to spray the evening before and we are taking extra precautionary steps to control the bees. Parents with strollers may consider bringing a stroller netting.

Also, thank you so much for all the love and support showered upon the Almanza, Viktora, Santos & Wiszgowaty Family. Since last year, we have been blessed to join with additional ACC survivors. Last year, our family thought that we were alone. Since than we have found several ACC survivors in the area:
Genny Viktora, - Homer Glen, IL
Helen Wiszgowaty - Homer Glen, IL
Lualhati Santos - Joliet, IL
Ralph Alexander - Southwest suburbs, IL
Debbie South - suburbs, IL

We have also been blessed with many long distance survivors:
Jacque Curry - Kansas City, MO
Leigh Hlavec - Dallas, TX
Teresa Hartman - Omaha, NE
Please keep all our ACC survivors and our recently departed ACC friends: Daniel Nadwornik - Schaumburg, IL; and Nancy Harmening - Chicago, IL; in your prayers.
If you are interested, please sign up to join our committee for future events. It is such a rewarding experience. This years event consists of 14 committee members, Alicia, Courtney, Donna, Anna, Gina, Rick, Ginny, Jim, Sheila, Carla, Joelle, Mark, John and I. You will be amazed at what 14 non-experienced but determined family & friends of Alicia & Genny can ACHIEVE!!!! Thank you for all your time and dedication.
News coverage promoting this event:,082908communitypage.article

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