The 2013 Walk to REbeL was a huge success…even with the soggy conditions! The morning of April 27th was cool and rainy, yet full of bright, energized faces ready to walk with friends and family to raise awareness of eating and body image issues. And walk, we did! Students cheered as over 350 attendees were inspired along the route by REbeL signature inspirational signs and stats. Following the walk, attendees were able to enjoy treats and giveaways from our incredible sponsors and vendors.
This year’s event was a success in both attendance and fundraising which will help us to achieve important goals. We saw a 23% increase in attendance and had over 650 people who registered to join us for the walk. Of more critical importance, we netted $28,000 (a 68% increase over 2012) which will assist us in paying our expenses for another year and help us to keep this REbeLution going! This is an absolutely incredible amount of growth… Our sincere thanks goes out to all of you who supported the 2013 Walk to REbeL with your time, interest, and your dollars!!
Once again, we would like to recognize our Diamond and Platinum Level sponsors for 2013: Fed Ex Services, Enterprise Bank and Trust, Parris Communications, Timberline Knolls, Title Boxing, Treat America, Truestar Heath, and VeriProcess. Your generous financial contribution and support was critical to our success!
Last, any great event is not possible to pull off without a dedicated group of volunteers. The committee heads, who worked tirelessly to plan and organize the walk, deserve recognition and praise!
Chapter Promotions/Marketing – Julie Serati
Corporate Business Solicitation – Kelly Ranallo
Entertainment – Lea Daum and Lynne Ornduff
Food – Laura Harsch
Registration – Vicki Service
T-Shirts – Leslie Duggan
Volunteer Coordinator – Nancy Woodworth
After another successful year, we will be absolutely ecstatic to rock what we got again at the 2014 Walk to REbeL! Date to be announced soon.