Walking with, for others at Walworth County Relay for Life
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Family and friends participate in the 2011 survivor lap: Katelyn Rosenow, Heather Vierck (Heidi Schulz’s sister), Heidi Schulz, Kim Booth and Michelle Wenzel, also a cancer survivor. Photo submitted.
ELKHORN -- Katelyn Rosenow couldn’t take any of those excruciating steps for her mother during the latter’s painful journey through multiple surgeries and subsequent chemotherapy and radiation treatments in 2010 and 2011.
However, the Delavan youngster was beside her mom the entire way, and last summer they walked together -- for each other, and for the millions of others diagnosed with cancer who can’t walk for themselves.
(Read all of this week's stories from Walworth County Sunday HERE. )
And Katelyn, 12, and her mom, Heidi Schulz, will keep on walking next weekend as they join other members of the Walworth County Cloggers for the annual Relay for Life event to support the American Cancer Society.
The event will be held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn starting at 6 p.m. Friday and ending Saturday morning (July 21).
Schulz is the Cloggers’ team captain, and more importantly, she was named this year’s honorary survivor chairwoman. And she doesn’t take her role as ambassador lightly, especially because of Katelyn’s involvement.
For the complete story, see HERE.
For your info
What: Annual Walworth County Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
When: Friday and Saturday, July 20 and July 21
Where: Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn.
Activities: “Ray of Hope” is the theme for this year’s event. Participants earn team points by dressing in the spirit of the various themed laps throughout the night: rainbow, duct tape, wedding, monster mash, gender bender, American spirit, western, toga-toga-toga, pajama party, celebrity, school spirit, decades lap, holiday, superhero and Circle of Life lap. Activities and games include karaoke, making wedding dresses from toilet paper, Minute-to-Win-It, human puzzle, scavenger hunt, blind taste test, cheese ball toss, limbo and Ultimate Survivor.