Ronald McDonald to host charity run/walk
Ronald McDonald House Charities of southeastern Wisconsin will host Sarah’s Stride, a memorial 5K run/ two mile walk in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park, 70th and State St., on Saturday, June 19 at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Wauwatosa.
The event is named after Sarah Hegarty. Hegarty and her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald house for many months during her fight. The Run/Walk has become a tribute to all of the Ronald McDonald House families who are fighting battles against diseases and injuries. Registration for the event will begin at 12 p.m. on site, Kathy Mykelby, WISN Channel 12 news anchor will emcee the event and at 4 p.m. Radio Disney will give its Road Crew Performance. Guests can enjoy music, games and prizes and register to win tickets to see Justin Bieber LIVE in concert on June 27th at Summerfest courtesy of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor’s and Convention’s Bureau.
ARC receives $15,000 grant for educational programs
Northwestern Mutual Foundation recently awarded ARC of Greater Milwaukee (ARC) $15,000 to provide education and transition planning services to students with developmental disabilities and their families.
“Northwestern Mutual Foundation is a generous partner in our efforts to assist students with disabilities and their families in accessing information and developing a futures plan as they move toward independence and adult life,” said Vicki Spataro Wachniak, executive director of ARC.
ARC’s educational program is a collaborative program that works with students, parents and school districts to provide future planning, educational advocacy and self-advocacy training programs. ARC works with 15 area school districts throughout the greater Milwaukee area.
“Services like the ones offered by ARC are especially valuable, because they help kids achieve their full potential,” said Deanna Tillisch, Northwestern Mutual Foundation vice president. “Our partnership helps enable progress, because it provides parents and schools with tools needed to support children with special needs.”