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July 10, 2009                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT ELIZABETH HANSON-DELAGDO

FOR MORE INFORMATION 262.595.3341

 

 

 

The Brownlee Fun Walk to be held on August 2 at UW-Parkside

This new Family-Fun Walk will benefit the Kidney Cancer Association

 

On Sunday, August 2, community members and their families are invited to show their support in finding a cure for and raising awareness about Kidney Cancer.  The walk and festivities start at 10am and continue until noon.  The walk is approximately two miles and will meander around the picturesque UW-Parkside campus.  Walkers are invited to walk with pets, strollers and wheelchairs. No stairs are on the walkers’ route.

 

Walkers can register and/or contribute in advance online at active.com, keyword Brownlee Fun Walk or call Elizabeth Hanson-Delgado at UW-Parkside’s Center for Community Partnerships at 262.595.3341.  Walkers can also register the day of the walk.  The registration fee is $20 for ages 13 and up.  Walkers 12 and under are free.  All registration fees and walker contributions directly benefit the Kidney Cancer Association.

 

During the walk, participants can enjoy live music and refreshments.

 

The Brownlee Fun Walk is spearheaded by Elizabeth Hanson-Delgado.  She was inspired to plan the walk because her dad was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer in 2005.  Hanson-Delgado’s friends and family have been the backbone of this new walk.  “As our family has supported him in his fight, we have learned about the limited options and difficult decisions those with renal cell carcinoma face. As my father fights his battle, we wanted to show our support to him and all of those who are fighting this life threatening disease,” said Hanson-Delgado.

 

Contributions to the Kidney Cancer Association will educate patients and families; help those with kidney cancer cope with the disease; advance medical research on the disease; provide education for physicians and nurses; and allow the KCA to serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.

 

Sponsors of the Brownlee Fun walk include Riley Construction, Jockey International, and Custom Care Orthotics. 

 

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