NHF Hemophilia Walk
Saturdayday, October 18, 2008
Lake Crabtree County Park
Morrisville, NC 27560
Our inaugural 2008 Hemophilia Walk in NC is now complete and what a great day it was! We had over 420 people participate in the Walk on Saturday and raised $62,424 with donations still coming in. Over the past couple of days, we've been busy tracking the donations we received that day and posting them out on the site by team. The web site will remain open and available for donations from those who may still be interested in contributing to the cause or late donations that may have been received by the team captains.
The Walk would not have been the success that it was without many of you who worked tirelessly to promote the event, recruit volunteers, collect donations & assist in the activities of Walk Day! We have many people to thank and would like to acknowledge those groups and their contributions to the Walk.
Our thank you to the vendors & entertainers who woke up early in the morning and provided the crowd with delicious food & beverages along with some terrific entertainment to keep the crowd pumped up! We would also like to acknowledge the staff at Lake Crabtree County Park for their hospitality and assistance in allowing us to host the Walk at their facility. It was a beautiful walk route and a great venue.
Thank you to our media sponsors who helped to promote the Walk and to Julie Henry, NBC 17's Health & Fitness Reporter, who did an outstanding job of emceeing the festivities.
Our sincere thanks to the sponsors who supported the Walk and many of whom had huge walk teams that provided so much support to this effort. Attached are the banners displaying our sponsors for the Walk and we graciously acknowledge their generous support.
A very special thanks to the volunteers who came from all over to help make sure things ran smoothly. We had groups from high schools, universities and companies along with HNC members that came out and jumped right in to help! If you were one of these valuable volunteers and need a letter for your organization, please contact me and I would be happy to prepare one for you.
Finally, a huge thank you to our walkers, fundraisers and donors. We could not have done it without you! The goal of the Walk was to raise funds and awareness for those people affected by a bleeding or clotting disorder. Not only did you succeed in accomplishing both of these goals, the energy and enthusiasm from the Walk helped to form many new relationships and helped renew old ones that will last for years to come - a very sincere thank you for all of your support!
For the Y-Princess Tribes, we should have the patches in shortly and I will contact you when they arrive. Thank you for your support of the Walk - how, how!
We have hundreds of pictures from the Walk and are available for viewing and download in our Photo Gallery. The Walk was highlighted on NBC 17 Saturday evening and is also posted on their web site at http://cary.mync.com/site/cary/news/story/11321/first-walk-for-hemophilia-enjoys-large-turnout/
As with all of our events, we love to hear your feedback - good, bad or otherwise! If you participated in the Walk we'd like to know what you thought so we can use the information in preparation for next year.
We are looking forward to the 2009 Hemophilia Walk that is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 17th so SAVE THE DATE! Also, we will begin planning for the 2009 Walk soon and if you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, please contact me!
Thank you again for your wonderful support!
— Susan Cowell
Hemophilia of North Carolina
Every Step Makes a Difference!
Remember the 2008 NC Hemophilia Walk
October 18th, 2008 – Morrisville, NC