Category: Progress

I was honored to be asked to spend a day photographing some awesome young children at Easter Seals as they received therapy from loving professionals who are devoted to making progress in the lives of kids with disabilities. It is a humbling experience to be in the room as the therapists work with each child one on one, with passion and dignity shown to them it is unlike anything I have witnessed in my adult life. Hope you enjoy the photo’s and donate to this great organization.

-Bob

Photo’s from the second annual Passage to India leadership summit at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The theme of this year’s summit is “Innovation and Collaboration” with a diverse group of local, national and international leaders, including Steve Wunning, group president, Caterpillar Inc,; Bharat Balasubamanian, vice president (retired), Mercedes-Benz; Paul Nunes, global managing director, Accenture Institute for High Performance; and Dr. John Vozenilek, chief medical-director, Jump Trading Center. The featured speaker was Vijay Govindarajan, the co-author of “Reverse Innovation.” Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on stately and innovation, Govindarajan is professor of international business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. This is a benefit to celebrate our cultures combined, with a goal of $ 500,000.00+ for the kids of Easter Seals.

-Bob

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

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