VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM We still need Medical Volunteers and Crew to assist with the Avon Walk Houston! We are looking for doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, podiatrists, physical therapists, massage therapists and chiropractors to provide medical services to support our amazing Walkers! Our Medical Crew commit to spending the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). If someone is not able to commit to the whole weekend, we can still use their help as a Medical Volunteer. Medical Volunteers work one or more *four hour* shifts on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. Please call us at 713-968-9250 or email email@example.com and we’ll get you signed up to help! CHEERING STATIONS Cheering Stations are public places along the Avon Walk route where volunteers, spectators, friends and family members can come out and support the Walkers. They are located all along the 39.3 mile walk route (26.2 miles on Saturday and 13.1 miles on Sunday) with designated times. Nothing is more fun or more encouraging than seeing smiling faces at Cheering Stations. So grab your pink flare, motivating posters and pom poms - it’s time to CHEER! Please fill out the information below and indicate your top three Cheering Station choices by the title of the Cheering Station and the date. (See Cheering Station information and location list below.) You don’t need to host a Cheering Station on both Saturday and Sunday, but you’re more than welcome to! Please complete your form and mail/fax back by April 7th. You will receive an email confirmation shortly with your location and assignment. Group Name (if you have one): Cheering Station Captain Name (if you have one): Address: Phone: Email: Approximately how many people will be in your group? _______Saturday, April 16th What is the time First Choice: commitment like? Second Choice: You will need to plan on arriving about 15 minutes Third Choice: before the “Peak Viewing ______ Sunday, April 17th Time” (listed below) and stay about 15 minutes after so you First Choice: don’t miss anyone. We really Second Choice: need Volunteers and groups to stay for the entire shift! Third Choice: The Cheering Station assignments will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. All attempts to accommodate you will be made, but please be flexible about your assignment. Please return your completed forms to: Zett Small Crew & Volunteer Coordinator For Office Use Only Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston 5847 San Felipe #1700 Houston, TX 77057 firstname.lastname@example.org ID ____________ Phone: 713-968-9250 ext 3 Fax: 713-821-1538 WHAT IS A CHEERING STATION? Avon Walk Cheering Stations are select locations throughout the entire 39.3 mile Walk route on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th which Avon Walk Staff have identified as safe and accessible sites to cheer. The Cheering Stations are permitted for use from local governmental agencies and business owners. As a Cheering Station Volunteer, you become an integral part of the Avon Walk Community and have the opportunity to positively affect each and every Walker’s journey. We are always looking for Cheering Stations Captains to rally family and friends to bring a group to support a Cheering Station. We will also publicize each site to the Houston Community to rally their support and encourage them to join you at your Cheering Station. WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE CHEERING STATION CAPTAIN? Rally and recruit your friends, co-workers, neighbors, colleagues and family to be part of your Cheering Station and ensure a lively and engaging experience for the Walkers! Communicate with your Cheering Station Volunteers all necessary details such as location of the Cheering Station, arrival time and schedule, parking instructions and theme information. Ensure that all Cheering Station participants arrive on-time and remain for the duration of your scheduled Cheering Station (3-4 hours total). Create a fun theme supported by elements such as: costumes, posters and signage, balloons, bubbles, noisemakers and/or music (played on a battery-powered radio). THINGS TO REMEMBER Please be a courteous neighbor and leave the Cheering Station as clean as your found it and obey all traffic rules so that we will be invited back next year. Participant Volunteer Waivers are required to be signed – please contact the Crew & Volunteer Coordinator more information. Anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult as Avon Walk Staff are not present. All Cheering Stations are subject to change and we greatly appreciate your flexibility. Please note our Cheering Stations are not our hydration, food and medical stops along the route – those are handled by our Crew and positions are full for the 2011 Avon Walk. All Walkers have passed by when the Caboose (Staff member on bicycle) rides by. Please remember that this is not a political venue or place for personal propaganda. Any business interested in dispersing brand material must get approval from the Crew &Volunteer Coordinator prior to the Event. Please do not hand out food or beverages to Walkers due to city health codes, unless approved by the Crew & Volunteer Coordinator in advance. o If your shift takes place during a meal time, you are welcome to bring your own snacks or food. Please be sure to clean up after yourselves. Food will not be provided by the Avon Walk. SIGN-UP TODAY! 2011 CHEERING STATION LOCATIONS Saturday, April 16, 2011 First Stop Food Store (Mile 1.4) 303 Bayland Avenue, Houston Peak viewing times: 7:15am-8:00am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the grass and sidewalk in front of the First Stop Food Store along Bayland Avenue. Free parking along Bayland Avenue. Please do not park in Food Store lot or block driveways. Notes: Encourage the Walkers on this beautiful tree covered street in the historic Woodlands Heights neighborhood. Church’s Chicken (Mile 4.4) 601 Heights Boulevard, Houston Peak viewing times: 8:00am-10:00am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located in front of Church’s Chicken on Heights Boulevard next to the bus stop on the sidewalk. Please park in the back of Church’s Chicken parking lot and do not block the entrance from customers. Notes: Help guide the Walkers down Paul Carr Jogging Trail on their way to the next Quick Stop! Walgreens (Mile 6.4) 415 Shepherd Drive, Houston Peak viewing times: 8:30am-11:00am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the Shepherd/Durham side of building. Please park in the Walgreens parking lot. Notes: Get pumped up and excited to cheer as our Walkers start their path towards the beautiful River Oaks neighborhood. The Walgreens location overlooks Allen Parkway. Capone’s Bar & Grill (Mile 11.1) 4304 Westheimer Road, Houston Peak viewing times: 10:00am-2:00pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located in front of Capone’s on the sidewalk off Midlane Street. Park in the Capone’s parking lot. Notes: Cheer for the Walkers in front of Capone’s Bar & Grill, a 1920’s themed bar and gourmet pizza’s restaurant! Bodegas Taco Shop (Mile 21.4) 1200 Binz #160, Houston Peak viewing times: 12:00pm-4:45pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk in front of Bodegas Taco Shop. Free parking is available along Caroline Street. Notes: Please meet us at Bodegas Taco Shop to give the Walkers a huge “Gran trabajo!” Rice University (Mile 25.8) 6100 Main Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 2:00pm-6:30pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk in front of the Lovett Hall Archway on Loop Road. Paid parking is available in any visitor’s parking lot. Notes: ALMOST HOME! Welcome the Walkers to the prestigious Rice University, home of the Wellness Village! The Walkers will be close to completing their Saturday journey so they will need lots of support! Rice University at the Intramural Fields (Mile 26.2) 6100 Main Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 2:00pm-6:30pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk in front of the Lovett Hall Archway on Loop Road. Paid parking is available in any visitor’s parking lot. Notes: WELCOME TO CAMP! Welcome the Walkers to the Wellness Village and congratulate them on their 26.2 mile Journey! Sunday, April 17, 2011 Etheria Salon & Spa (Mile 2.5) 4444 Montrose Boulevard, Houston Peak viewing times: 8:00am-9:30am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located in front of Etheria along the sidewalk off Montrose Boulevard. Free parking directly in front of the Salon. Notes: Help motivate the Walkers on this long stretch along the bustling Montrose Boulevard! Walgreens (Mile 3.3) 3317 Montrose Blvd., Houston Peak viewing times: 8:00am-9:30am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk on the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne. Free parking is available in the Walgreens parking lot. Notes: Meet us to cheer on the Walkers on Historic Hawthorne Street- home to LBJ! Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen (Mile 4.5) 2616 Louisiana Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 8:30am-10:00am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk on the Louisiana Street side of the restaurant. Limited free parking is available in the restaurant parking lot. Free parking is also available on Louisiana Street and Dennis Street. Notes: It’s a Fiesta! Cheer with us in front of one of Houston’s best Tex Mex restaurants! Brown Book Shop (Mile 5.3) 1517 San Jacinto Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 9:00am-10:30am MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located on the sidewalk in front of the store off Leeland Avenue. Free parking is available in front of the Book Shop Notes: Calling all sports fans! Cheer the Walkers on as they enter the sporting district of Houston where the Walkers will pass the home of the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros! Petsmart Houston Heights (Mile 11.5) 1901 Taylor Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 10:30am-2:00pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located behind Petsmart at the corner of Sawyer and Crockett. Free parking is available in the Petsmart parking lot. Notes: Welcome the Walkers to the new Sawyer Heights Village, one of the newest shopping and living areas in Houston! Jimmie’s Place (Mile 12.6) 2803 White Oak Drive, Houston Peak viewing times: 11:00am-2:30pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located along the sidewalk in front of Jimmie’s on White Oak Drive. Free parking in back of Jimmie’s on the grass. Notes: The Walkers are almost home! Cheer on the Walkers at Jimmie’s Place, a local pub like no other, where the locals go for fun and friends! Stude Park (Mile 13.1) 1030 Stude Street, Houston Peak viewing times: 11:15am-2:45pm MAP Directions: Cheering Station is located at the Finish Line of our Closing Ceremony site. Parking is available in or around Stude Park. Notes: Back to where it all started! These Walkers will have had one amazing weekend and they will love all of your ENERGY and EXCITEMENT as you high five them across the Finish Line! *** We look forward to seeing you on the route, cheering on our Avon Walkers! Thank you for supporting the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.