We wanted to share some photos and event recaps submitted from Donate Life Illinois coalition partners, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and the Illinois Eye-Bank. Thanks to Mary Schlereth and Nicky Jett for their submissions!
Gift of Life Walk – July 1, 2007
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported The National Kidney Foundation 2007 Gift of Life Walk! More than 1,200 walkers helped raise awareness for kidney disease and helped make this the most successful event for 2007! We had a perfect day to walk along the lake and we’re already looking forward to next year!
-Mary Schlereth, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Youngsters pose for a pic before heading out on the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ Gift of Life Walk and Family Health Fair. More than 1,200 walkers helped raise awareness of kidney disease, making the event the most successful to date.
“Team Baxter” takes to the lakefront for the gorgeous three-mile Gift of Life walk. The free walk was also followed by an educational health fair, refreshments and entertainment for children and adults.
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile poses with Soldier Field as a backdrop. The KidneyMobile was a popular attraction at the Walk’s health fair.
Lions of Illinois Foundation Night Walk – June 3, 2007
The third annual Lions of Illinois Foundation Night Walk was a great success!!! A team of 23 people representing the Illinois Eye-Bank participated in the 3-mile walk to raise funds to benefit visually impaired children and adults to help them live a better life, and to help stop preventable blindness.
-Nicky Jett, Illinois Eye-Bank
(L to R) Bonnie Sterling, Dan Clark, Dave Marubio, Julie Cerny, Lisa Clark, Mary Beth Stillmaker, Ron Stillmaker and Kathy Michaels walk as a family for Ron and Mary Beth Stillmaker’s daughter Jackie (not pictured), who is a corneal transplant recipient.