Archive for year: 2015

Retired teachers association

We were delighted to present to the Retired Teacher’s Association of Grand Forks on Tuesday, March 17th. Thank you Jan for doing another awesome presentation!

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Pictured from (l to r) Karen Axvig, Vice President, Jan Bjork, Advocate, Cheryl Weissenberger, Co-President.

 

Presentation in Grafton

Yesterday a presentation was shared in Grafton with members of North Dakota Job Service and other agencies! A hospitality home will help so many people in the region. Thanks for listening and to Jan and Elaine for their great work in spreading the news! If you have a group that would like to know about this project, just let us know!

 

Back row (l to r) Dusty Hillebrad, Job Service; Andrew Nathan, Job Service; James Beck, Veterans Service; Chris Kratochul, WC Veterans Service Front row (l to r) Janelle Davis, Domestic Violence and Abuse Center; Virginia Rodriquez, Walsh County Social Services; Belinda Morin, Community Health Service; Kalen Ault, Grand Forks Senior Center; and Elaine Broker, Sunshine Advocate.

Back row (l to r) Dusty Hillebrad, Job Service; Andrew Nathan, Job Service; James Beck, Veterans Service; Chris Kratochul, WC Veterans Service
Front row (l to r) Janelle Davis, Domestic Violence and Abuse Center; Virginia Rodriquez, Walsh County Social Services; Belinda Morin, Community Health Service; Kalen Ault, Grand Forks Senior Center; and Elaine Broker, Sunshine Advocate.

Raffle winners

And the winners are. . . . . . . With lots going on to wrap up Sunshine Fest from Saturday and moving right into Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, we haven’t posted our winners from last weekend yet. But, they are as follows:

Week accommodations in Cozumel, Mexico – Donated by Dee and Van Larson – Kim Thomasson

Week accommodations in MN Log Home – Donated by Dee and Van Larson – Jack Robertson

Truyu Spa Treatment – Donated by Truyu – Tommy Kenville

Hugo’s $700 gift card – Donated by Hugo’s – Paul Fleissner

L & M Meats Gift Card – Donated by L & M Meats – Barb Erickson

$500 Cash – Donated by Sunshine – Alice Kotchman

Thank you to everyone that bought a ticket and to those that donated prizes for this raffle. We are so grateful!!

Raffle Board winners

Here are the winners from our wonderful raffle board prizes at Sunshine Fest:

– Diamond necklace – Donated by Riddles Jewelry – Brian Larson

– iPad Air – Donated by Van and Dee Larson – Nick Wilcox

– $300 Sanders Gift Card – Donated by Sanders 1907 – Val Ames

– $300 Hugo’s Gift Card – Donated by Hugo’s – Rose Travis

– $400 Sublime Gift Card – Donated by Sublime – Kevin Zabinski

Again, thank you to those that donated these prizes and to the people that both squares on the raffle boards. We are grateful for your support and excited to announce the winners.

If you have not picked up your items yet, get in touch with Jena in the Sunshine Memorial Foundation office.

Registration location update

Hello all! I can hardly wait for Saturday morning to roll around. Here are the most up-to-date locations for registration.

Runners will register in the Main Lobby (main entrance).

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2014 Sunshine Fest registration volunteers

Walkers on a team register at the Southwest Entrance (student entrance).

All other walkers can register at either the Southwest or Northwest Entrance.

As always, visit www.sunshinememorial.org for any other event questions.

See you soon!

Until then,

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And the winner is….

Can you believe it? We are just THREE days away from the big event! I bet you’ve had team discussions. You’ve figured out what your theme is. You’ve designed your team uniforms and you’re ready to go. If you still need additional information check out www.sunshinememorial.org. Online registration is no longer available but have no fear….you can still join the fun. Just come to Ralph Engelstad Arena on Saturday to register in person and buy raffle board spots. They will be available all morning!

I wanted to be sure all of our wonderful walkers and fun-runners are aware of the awards up for grabs on Saturday morning. There are several categories you can work toward and who doesn’t want bragging rights?!?!?!!

2014 More Sunshine Team Award winner Altru Same Day Surgery.

 

 

The award categories are…drumroll please….

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2014 More Sunshine Award winner Altru Same Day Surgery

 

More Sunshine Team Award

Presented to the team that embodies the greatest showing with: Attitude, Costumes, Participants & funds.

 

 

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2014 More Sunshine Award winner Joellen Cariveau

 

More Sunshine Individual Award

Presented to the person that best embodies a spirit and attitude of helping others with the greatest amount of Sunshine.

 

 

 

Most Team Participants Award

Presented to the team with the most participants present on the day of event. Corporate and Individual Awards will be presented.

2014 Most Community Team Participants Altru Family Birthing Center

2014 Most Community Team Participants Altru Family Birthing Center

2014 Most Corporate Team Participants award winner Alerus Financial

2014 Most Corporate Team Participants award winner Alerus Financial

 

 

Most Team Funds Raised Award

Presented to the team with the most funds raised. Corporate and Individual Awards will be presented. The 2014 team winner was Soaring Sunshine. The 2014 corporate team winner was AgCountry. Photos unavailable.

 

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2014 Volunteer Award winner Don Anderson

 

 

 

 

 Volunteer of the Year Award

 

 

 

 

Now you have another goal (or two) in mind for Saturday! I encourage you to finish your costumes, raise a few more dollars, buy your raffle tickets, recruit a few more teammates, eat well and get some rest. We all need to be ready for More Sunshine on Saturday!!!

Until then,

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P.S. Click here for all things Sunshine Fest!

Fun stuff

If you haven’t already registered you need to do that ASAP people! You can visit www.sunshinememorial.org to get all the Sunshine Fest schedule details and get registered.

I have some fun pictures to share today. Who doesn’t love a swag bag with neat stuff?!?!?!?

Every participant will receive a water bottle, a carabiner, and a swag bag, filled with lots of great information from our vendors.

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There’s a water bottle for everyone. The white one is for the kids (8 and under) who participate in the events. The blue Lexon water bottle is for everyone else who has registered. Remember one mission of the Sunshine Memorial Foundation is to promote hydration and hiker awareness…don’t wait, HYDRATE!

 

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2015 SFest Apparel

 

A long-sleeve runner’s shirt is included in each runner’s registration. You may order Sunshine shirts online at www.sunshinememorial.org (but they won’t be here in time for this year’s event) and a limited number will be available for sale at Sunshine Fest. This is a great way to remind yourself of Sunshine whenever you need it!

 

 

 

 

 

I would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the sponsors of the 5K fun run. Thank you for your incredible support of Sunshine Fest 2015!

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All of the details are coming together! I’ve got one more post planned and then I just might have to do a little wrap-up after Sunshine Fest. I have a feeling there will be lots of wonderful ‘stuff’ to remember. Some fantastic costumes, wonderful smiles and contagious enthusiasm.

Until then,

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Time to take a chance

Last week something showed up in my inbox. All I needed to see was the subject line which read…Board Raffles for Sunshine Fest. Since I’ve been to a few Sunshine Fest meetings I knew what it was immediately. Who doesn’t like to take a chance and hope to win? Especially when it supports a great cause AND the prizes are really fantastic!

Here’s how it works. You can choose which raffle board(s) you’d like to buy a spot on. Spots are $10 each. You can purchase multiple spots on a single board, multiple spots on multiple boards OR you can choose to purchase a “full ride” which is $50 (and includes 1 spot on each prize board). No one will mind if you purchase multiple full rides either!! It’s pretty simple!

Without further adieu, the board prizes are:

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Riddle’s Diamond Necklace ($600 value)

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Hugo’s Gift Certificate ($300 value)

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Sublime Laser Hair Removal ($400 value)

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Sander’s 1907 Gift Certificate ($300 value)

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Sunshine iPad Air ($500 value)

 

I told you they were pretty fantastic!

Here’s your mission for the week. CLICK HERE! Take a chance and buy some spots. You don’t need to be present to win but why not attend Sunshine Fest too and experience all the fun that will be happening that day.

A few other links to remember….

Register for walk or fun run here.

If your business or organization would like to take part in the Health & Wellness Fair click here.

We’re still looking for helpers. Click here to volunteer for the big event.

Buy your spots on the Raffle Boards here.

That should be enough homework for this week don’t you think? Spread the word and let’s make this the biggest, brightest Sunshine Fest ever!

Until then,

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