Sunday, June 12, 2011

Let's Get Planning

It’s time to get serious and plan this One Small Step Walk for Prader-Willi Syndrome (also referred to as the OSS Walk). The walk will be August 27, 2011, at Heardmont Park. My friend, Jenn, and I spent some time yesterday discussing all the things we would like to see at this event. As we are only 2 people, we know we will need some help getting these things and running this event. This is where you come in. If you would like to volunteer, provide a service, or hunt for sponsors with us, now is the time to speak up.

Below I will list some of our ideas. We would love to hear yours as well. We will be having a meeting, Wednesday night, June 22 at 7pm, in Cahaba Heights (Jenns House) to discuss and plan the OSS Walk. Wine and heavy appetizers will be provided. All interested in helping out are invited to attend. We would love to see you there. If you would like to attend, please email me at so I can provide you the address and directions if needed.

Items/Services Needed for OSS Walk:
If you can provide any of these items, please email me at
  • ·      Volunteers (to work at specified areas, i.e. registration table, water table, set up, clean up, etc)
  • ·      PA System/DJ (something we can make announcements over such as winners of raffles, etc)
  • ·      Children’s Activities

o   Bounce House
o   Face Painter
o   Balloon Animals
o   Games (to be decided/planned)
o   Arts and Crafts
o   Anything else that you can think of that may be fun.
  • ·      Silent Auction Items

o   Would like to see at least 10 items to make the Silent Auction. More would be AWESOME!
  • ·      Raffle Prize Items

o   Looking for a few (2-3) big ticket items (i.e. iPod, iPad, etc) to entice walkers to raise lots of $$.
o   Also would like a few (2-3) moderate items for the raffle.
o   For every $100 raised, participants will receive a raffle ticket to put towards whichever prize they would like.
  • ·      Loot Bags

o   Will need the Bags as well as the items to be placed in the bags. (Would love to put a pedometer in each bag.)
  • ·      Event Photographer

o   Does not need to be professional. Someone who is willing to walk around and take some photos for us would be great.
  • ·      Beverages and Snacks

o   Think healthy, as this is a walk about Prader-Willi Syndrome. (Granola, fresh fruit, popcorn, etc)
o   Need Water (has to be a product of Buffalo Rock as the walk is at Heardmont Park, which they sponsor.)

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