MS Walk thanks |

MS Walk thanks

Dear Editor,

We had a large ad expressing appreciation to the corporate sponsors, in-kind sponsors and the extra-special supporters of The David Donelan MS Walk 2002, which was held on May 18. We would, however, like to mention some exceptional individual contributions that were vital to the success of the walk.

The Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs approached us and offered to put on a pancake breakfast with all of the proceeds going to the walk. Our first-time-ever food coordinator, Erin Pressler, and her very supportive husband, Ron, worked tirelessly to secure the donated food items, haul tables and chairs and work hand-in-hand with Kiwanis to make the breakfast a wonderful success, while also procuring all the food and other items needed at the Grizzly Creek turnaround.

A true blessing to anyone who coordinates this event is Xi Sigma sorority. For a total of 12 years, they have come in great numbers and handled the registration. We simply make one phone call and we have 12 well-trained, dedicated volunteers who always show up and do a great job.

Melody and Ron Morris suggested that we start providing bus transportation due to the limitations of parking at No Name. Through Re-I Transportation Services, we obtained the volunteer services of two drivers, Carol Burns and Rick Tadus, and the cost of the buses was underwritten by Melody and Ron.

Community Television, Channel 12, lived up to its name with hosting three separate interviews regarding our event. Jeannine Ford Artaz and Paul Vandre gave us a forum, for information on the walk and on the disease, that was invaluable.

The Glenwood Springs Cheerleaders and Directors generously gave of their time, talents and spirit to enliven the event.

To conclude our thanks, we must pause and give appreciation to the family of David Donelan. Again this year, the entire family has put aside their personal feelings and given 100 percent as they continue to FIGHT MS.

As coordinators of The David Donelan MS Walk 2002, we express our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all.

Tillie and Rolly Fischer

Glenwood Springs

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