PASTA FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW; Volunteers Needed!!
The countdown is on… Women for MACC’s popular, family-friendly Past Fest is less than two months away. Join us on March 6 from 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM at American Serb Hall. Buy your tickets today and plan to treat your family to a delicious pasta dinner, exciting raffles, musical entertainment, clowns and so much more.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! As a member of WMACC there are many ways for you to become involved:
Want to help roll meatballs on Monday, February 29? Volunteers are needed at Serb Hall from 9:00 AM – Noon. To sign up contact Diane Theime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed to help the day of the event in a variety of roles. To sign up, contact Margaret Haagensen via mail email@example.com or at 262.391.4074.
Would you be willing to donate a gift card or another item to the raffle? We are in need of items that interest men, women and kids.
Do you have or know of a business interested in advertising in the program? To donate a raffle item or purchase a program ad, please contact Beth Wilmoth via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 414.861.0452.
CHW KIDDOS WIN BIG WITH THE BUCKS!!!
One of the biggest events for the children in the MACC Fund Center every year is the annual visit from the Milwaukee Bucks entire organization including the players, coaches and staff. This year on December 22nd, the kids were treated to visits from players who brought Bucks Caps, bears and team photos to autograph fr the children. Photos were taken by CHW and by the bucks PR personnel and then given to the families. Some of the children in the BMT area were very sick and could only receive guests fully masked and gowned. It was quite a challenge for us “short” WMACC’ers to “dress” the players in the lovely paper gowns and masks. It was evidenced by all involved that the players were very moved by the suffering of the childhood cancer and blood disorder patients.
It toook much coordination and may people were involved in order to make this event a success, including two of our very own WMACC Elves- Jessica Monville and Tanya Bissen!!. This traditional Women for MACC event, partnered with two outstanding organization in the Bucks and CHW, is very special and much looked forward to and leaves smiles and good wishes for everyone. We are grateful to all involved.
Women for MACC social at Indulgence Chocolatiers
(211 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI).TUESDAY, February 9, 2016
*6:00pm (will last about 2 hours)
*5 wine and chocolate pairings
$30 for a ticket which will include the pairings and raffle ticket
$40 for a ticket which will include the pairings, raffle ticket and grand raffle ticket.
It’s winter in Wisconsin
and the gentle breezes blow.
Seventy miles an hour,
At thirty-five below.Oh, how I love Wisconsin,
When the snow’s up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter air
An your nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here i wonderful,
So I guess I’ll hang around.
I could never leave Wisconsin,
‘Cause I’m frozen to the ground!’
Gather your ingredients and tools. I used a Betty Crocker Devil’s Food cake mix. My 11oz bag of Rolo’s had 56 candies. I believe the ones that are packaged in rolls have 12 candies.
This step is the most time-consuming… Remove the Rolo’s wrappers. (Got to love the after-Xmas sales on holiday candy! I always stock up on M&M’s and Kisses, ‘because who honestly cares about color?)
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix with spatula. It will not be like a cake batter, but more like a dough.
A very oily ball of dough.
Using clean hands, take roughly a tablespoon of dough and wrap around a Rolo candy. Just enough to wrap it completely. Careful not to leave any holes where the chocolate and caramel can ooze out.
This will be about a 1.5 inch cookie. If you wish, you can use a little more dough to make them up to 2.5 inches. Doing that will likely yield about 36 cookies instead.
Place them about 1.5-2 inches apart on nonstick cookie sheet. Although, there’s plenty of oil so they won’t stick anyways. Bake for 8 minutes.
This is what they look like when done. They have a nice smooth and shiny exterior with some crackle.
Place on wire rack to cool.
Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy while warm and gooey
As you see, the Rolo has melted inside. As you bite into the cookie, it’s crispy and then you get a little gooey surprise in the center. Perfectly delicious with a glass of milk!!! Enjoy!!
Woman for MACC is always looking for “friends of MACC” to assist in various fundraising activities and/or assist in opportunities that benefit Children’s Hospital.
If you, or you know of someone or a group looking to get involved in a great organization as a volunteer, contact us. We always need good participation in our events, and it’s always good to have helping hands.
The Women for MACC are proud to announce that our President, Lindsay Schweikert was recently elected as a Board of Director for the MACC Fund. Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.Lindsay is no stranger to volunteering and has been an extension of the MACC Fund family for many years. She is a second generation Women for MACC Member and has served on the Women for MACC Board in a variety of roles, most recently leading the efforts to raise brand awareness and providing guidance and direction as the Boards’ President. Her passion, dedication and commitment to both the organization and the cause will prove to be a valuable asset to the MACC Fund
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
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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.
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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso
Art Therapy is a broad term used to refer to the practice of creating a way to heal wounds of the mind or spirit. While art therapists are employed with increasing frequency at hospitals, nursing homes, in schools and treatment programs for a wide swatch of ailments, the rejuvenating, stress- busting results of such a practice are something we can all benefit from. Here are 10 ideas of Art Therapy to reduce stress:
1) design a postcard – give your words extra dimension by literally decorating them yourself.
2) give thanks with cards of your own – focus on words of gratitude of your own design.
3) cut and paste a collage – take a scissors to the advertisements and circulars lying around and let your imagination run wild.
4)make a digital collage – short on art supplies or simply more of a computer person, fire up the computer and download a collage program.
5) draw in response to music – energize, relax and otherwise give attention to your by simply putting a pen or pencil to paper and moving it as rhythm dictates.
6) bring a motivational message to colorful life – do you have a phrase or saying that makes you feel uplifted. Cut the words out of magazines and arrange an encouraging display.
7) make a be-dazzle box. Decorate a box to store your memorabilia.
8) Map out your heart – see photo – at a loss for a place to start art therapy, go to the course and draw a picture of your heart – literally.
9) sculpt a better state – sculpturing doesn’t have to require a lot of space or materials, make your own play-dough and unleash.
10) Grow something – gardening is an art form, build your garden in a small tabletop bowl, or an entire hillside, let your imagination soar.