Category: Cerebral Palsy

Some images from the Inaugural Run, Walk and Roll hosted Saturday morning in the new East Peoria Levee District. This fundraiser was the first race of the year for Mark Scott in his quest to run a minimum of 50, 5-K races in 50 weeks. Mark’s  goal is to raise at least $ 100,000.00 for the kids of Easter Seals in the process. He is also establishing a new Endowed Scholarship fund in the name of his young buddy Payton J McSimov. I hope you enjoy the various shots from the awesome Spring sunny day, and plan to follow Mark as he runs to raise money for the kids and mark your calendars to attend next years event.

Click here to listen to Mark on the Greg & Dan show on WMBD radio.

Click here to view the WEEK-TV video by reporter Beau Ebenezer.

-Bob


More than $2.4 million was raised Saturday during the annual Easter Seals Telethon. The telethon, held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria and broadcast on WMBD Channel 31, resulted in $2,439,743.00 in donations. The organization’s goal was to top last year’s telethon total of $2.382 million. “We did great,” said Steve Thompson, President/CEO of Central Illinois Easter Seals. “We were really excited about our results.” Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to people living with autism and other disabilities. Congratulations to all of the VIP’s for all of there hard work, energy and compassion for the kids. Limestone High School raised $ 62,000 this year for the kids. Please enjoy some of my favorite photo’s from in front of the TV camera’s and some from behind the scenes.

-Bob


Limestone Community High School students kicked it up a notch today by breaking there all-time record in raising $62,000 for the kids of Easter Seals. Over the past 38 years they have raised $710,000. The closing ceremonies included tug of war contests between classes and pie throwing. You could feel the energy in the gym as they announced money raised thru various school activities during the past two weeks. They will present the check Saturday evening at the Par-A-Dice Hotel during the annual telethon live on WMBD Channel 31 television from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

-Bob

The loving and caring students of Limestone Community High School are once again setting their lofty sites for raising money for the kids of Easter Seals. The Rockets kicked off today their 38th consecutive year of raising money to help the children of Easter Seals, and have raised over $640,000.00 to date. There is no High School in the country, I REPEAT NO OTHER HIGH SCHOOL that can make that statement. The theme for this year is Where Dreams Come True and the goal for the campaign this year is $60,000. Please tune in on Saturday March 1, 2014 to see them present their check live on WMBD Channel 31 at the Easter Seals Telethon from the Par-A-Dice Hotel from 6-10 pm. Here are a few snapshots from the opening ceremonies Tuesday.

-Bob

The ninth annual Black & Blue Ball for the kids of Easter Seals was once again the place to be in downtown Peoria. Your host for the evening were Mark & Jodi Scott, Don & Brenda Young and Chris & Helen Chadwick. Bradley University Chi Omega Sorority sold over $ 6,000 in 50/50 tickets, and with the silent and live auction over $ 150,000+ was raised. The Brat Pack was once again the highlight of the evening, putting on a rocking show. The dance floor was packed all night. Don’t forget the 2014 Easter Seals Telethon is Saturday March 1st from 6:00-10:00pm at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria and live on WMBD TV Channel 31.

-Bob

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