Two quotes from two people that I loved and admired tremendously! My father, and of course my beautiful daughter and angel, Kimberly who passed away of the childhood cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma on March 17, 2014.
Being diagnosed just before high school graduation in May of 2008, our lives and hers turned upside down and inside out. We watched Kimberly go through severely brutal chemo and radiation treatments for almost six years. Her cancer returned five times. One of the things she always told people about being in the hospital, was that she could see the lights on, late at night, in the MACC Fund research building. She knew there were people in there, trying to work on cures for childhood cancers, which gave her endless hope. She knew that raising awareness and funds for research were critical to hers and other children’s survival. She was a remarkable girl.
I am honored, as a mother and as a Women for MACC member, to have our very first golf event,Nine, Wine & Dine, in Kimberly’s memory. I chose these quotes, as one is advice about golf, and the other about living life to it’s fullest. It was my daughter who fought with all she had that embedded the words “Always take the bolder action” into my heart. So I am asking you to consider taking “bolder action” in Kimberly’s memory and to commit to joining us to help other childhood cancer patients by Joining us Monday, September 14th at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, WI. It is sure to be filled with great company, good food, raffles, wine and wine tasting, a very fun and memorable event with small reminders of my amazing Kimberly throughout the afternoon. – Dawn Graham
Save the Date for Women for MACC’s 33rd annual Couture for a Cure – The Art of Style and Giving, on Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee!
Couture for a Cure – The Art of Style & Giving
We are just over two short months away from Women for MACC’s 33rd annual Couture for a Cure, a premier fashion show, presented by Boston Store & our capacity is already half full! We don’t want you to miss the Midwest’s best fashion show with the hottest fashion trends of the season or even a moment of our inspirational program, highlighting some very special kids.
This year, we hope to raise more than $100,000 for pediatric cancer research to end this terrible disease. Every advancement in research is a step closer to a cure and provides hope for many children – children like Lulu and Gavin, treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
See The Morning Blend with Gavin & Dayle Bugalski on Monday August 10 as well as the link about Lulu!
There are MANY ways to get involved! If you have questions, would like to secure a sponsorship, donate to our Silent Auction / Raffle / Wine Pull / Guest Swag bags, volunteer day of, or help out in any number of other ways leading up to the event, please contact our Co-Chairs:
WMACC BEAT THE PRO – THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!!!!
HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who attended the event and helped share it with all of your friends and family!
This event could not have happened without the help of our great board!
We were able to raise $2,488 for WMACC and bring together some fun people and get them excited to help a wonderful cause!
We will see you again next year.
NEW EVENT! September 14, 2015!!! Save the date.
Dear Friend of Women for MACC,
Women for MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) invites you to become a partner in the fight against childhood cancer by investing in life-saving research through ourInaugural Nine, Wine and Dine Golf Event onMonday, September 14th at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, WI.
What is Nine, Wine and Dine?
An exclusive women-only golf experience where you can enjoy a fall afternoon golfing nine (9) holes with your favorite group of ladies! Our inaugural event will offer you an opportunity to taste various wines and other fun beverages; engage in conversation during our brief networking reception; and peruse our fabulous raffles, all while supporting our cause of raising critical research funds in finding a cure to childhood cancer and blood disorders.
About Kimberly Graham
Kimberly Graham lived an extraordinary but short life. Diagnosed at age 18, she battled the deadly childhood cancer Ewing’s Sarcoma for almost six years, with outstanding courage and great strength. Throughout her journey, she demonstrated sheer determination by focusing her attention on speaking and volunteering for childhood cancer research and related organizations. She was a student at U.W. La Crosse, member of Women for MACC – all while battling chemo, radiation, many surgeries and severe complications from treatment. Kimberly passed on March 17, 2014 and we are honored to host our inaugural event in her memory.
With the generous support of our community partners, the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer has risen to 80 percent since 1976. Women for MACC has a sincere commitment to support research until all children are cured of this devastating disease, but we can’t reach our goal without your support.
Thank you in advance for your commitment to the fight against childhood cancer. We look forward to spending a day out on the golf course with you – all while supporting a worthy cause.
We have secured the Rock Bottom Beer Tappingagain this year for Wednesday, September 23rd 2015.
Last year was our first year doing this and I made sure we secured their Rocktober Fest slot again where they have the event on the main floor..
We brought in about $750 last year. Every dollar stays in Wisconsin for research for childhood cancer.
” I can do everything though Christ who give me strength.”- Philippians 4:13
Meet Janelle Boeldt, Electronic Media Manager
Janelle became part of our board through her friend, Katy Glodosky, President Elect. I am so thankful for her. I have been a fan of the MACC Fund for a long time and I am thrilled to be able to support their efforts. I love that I get to work with an amazing and inspiring group of women to raise money for childhood cancer research.
Janelle has a wide spectrum of interests, especially outdoor activities. Ranging from hiking, camping, kayaking, and preparing for her 2nd “tough mudder”. She has enjoyed Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin, as well as Myrtle beach, and had the opportunity to travel to Rome.
“Pursuit of Happiness” is how she describes the title movie of her life. She loves to explore the world.
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
Are you interested in donating in memory of or to honor a loved one? Click here for more information.
Do you ever wonder how the MACC Fund came to be? You can learn more about the history of the MACC Fund, as well as the the great strides that have been made since its founding in 1976, by watching this video featuring MACC Fund President and Co-Founder, Jon McGlocklin.
“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” Walt Whitman – Song of Myself
Woman for MACC is always looking for “friends of MACC” to assist in various fundraising and/or assisting in opportunities that benefit Childrens Hospital.
WMACC is once again going to be “manning” a break station at the Brewers Mini Marathon, which will take place onSaturday, September 26th. (The race benefits the MACC Fund, and they need a lot of volunteers).
Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, a ticket voucher good for a Monday thru Thursday regular season game in April/May 2016, and an invitation to the post-race tailgate party at Miller Park.
We’d love to have you and your family / friends help out. If you’re interested, please use the link below to complete your sign up.
Our Aid Station will be Aid Station #9, located near 44th & Wells (the same areawe’ve been in the past few years) The link and instructions to sign up as a volunteer are provided below.
We will be handing out water and Gatorade and cheering the runners on! It’s an early start to your day, but you’ve got a lot of day left when you’re finished, AND you’ve done something to feel good about (rather than just roll over in the morning, tempting as it is!) The shift starts at 6:00am, as we have to get things set up for when the runners come through our area, and finishes at 11:00am, although we’ve finished a bit early in the past.