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PuSh AmEricA LEndS A hELPing hAnd                                furnace, hauled gravel, trimmed trails, painted ceilings, and
Push America, a non-profit organization founded by mem-          built a ramp on the west
bers of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, was created to serve        end of the female dorm.
people with disabilities and to instill a foundation for         Although the days were long and the work hard, the con-
lifelong service in their members. One of the ways they are      tributions the Build America team members made to Camp
working to accomplish these goals is by providing hands-         Wawbeek gave them a lot of satisfaction. Spending time
on help through a program called Build America. Easter           with the campers, though, was the most rewarding part of                                                                The newsletter of Easter Seals Wisconsin • Summer 2004
Seals Wisconsin’s Camp Wawbeek has been lucky enough             their stay. This summer the Build America team ate every                                                                    • Services for children and adults with disabilities in Wisconsin •
to benefit from their generosity.                                meal with the campers. As the days passed, they began
The Build America team is                                                                     to join in the camp activities
                                                                                                                                                                    EAStEr SEALS BLAzES nEW trAiLS
                                                                                              more and more. They par-
comprised of 19 young men
who have made a commit-                                                                       ticipated in a Fourth of July             Inside                      Enrollment goals were surpassed, a new segment of the population was reached and everyone in-
ment to spend the summer                                                                      parade, attended the “Hat                                             volved had a great time. The launch of Easter Seals Wisconsin’s newest program, Trail Blazers, is an
traveling, doing construc-                                                                    Dance” and went canoeing                                              official success! Easter Seals Wisconsin has been serving children and adults with physical disabili-
                                                                                                                                    Easter Seals News....2
tion projects at camps that                                                                   with the kids.                                                        ties for more than 75 years, but the creation of Trail Blazers enables us to reach a new group – young
specialize in services for                                                                                                          What’s New..............3       men and women between the ages of 16 and 30 with mild to moderate cognitive delays.
                                                                                                 “I can think of no better way
people with disabilities.                                                                        to spend the summer than                                           “This program was so successful because this is an underserved population. There just aren’t a lot of
Along with hammering,                                                                                                               Event                           organized leisure opportunities that are appropriate for this population,” said Stu Mace, Vice Presi-
                                                                                                 traveling around to wonderful      Highlights.................4
digging, swatting mosqui-                                                                        camps like Camp Wawbeek                                            dent of Camping and Respite Programs for Easter Seals Wisconsin.
toes and singing along with                                                                      and getting to hang out with       Upcoming                        The inaugural Trail Blazers session served 42 campers, most of who had never participated in Easter
the campers around the                                                                           the campers,” Jason Howard         Events......................5   Seals programming before. Ben Heier, who lives at Bethany Homes in Frederic, had so much fun
campfire, each young man                                                                         said. Build America team-
also commits to person-                                                                                                                                             that he talked about his experience for days afterward. “I really liked the bow and arrow and swimming,”
                                                                                                 mate Jason Zickafoose added,       Support....................6
                                                                                                                                                                    Ben said. Ben’s caregiver, Kathy Bennett, was looking for a program where Ben could be among
ally raising a minimum of                                                                        “I knew it would be difficult
$3,500. This money is used                                                                                                          IMPACT                          individuals who have the same abilities and interests that he does.
to cover the costs of the trip                                                                                                      Campaign.................7      “We have a pool table [at Bethany] and we go bowling and do
                                    The PUSH America team members proudly pose at the            leave, but I never realized it
and to allow Build                     front entrance of Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek.                                                                                 crafts, but I wanted to send Ben somewhere where he could have
                                                                                                 would be so hard to say
America to give $5,000 to each                                                                   goodbye to the kids.”
                                                                                                                                    Disability                      some experiences that he can’t have at home.” Kathy also noted that
                                                                                                                                    HelpLine..................8     the 2 campers to each counselor ratio was very good. She said Ben is
camp they visit over the summer.
Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek matched that $5000, and the             Over the past several years, PUSH America has raised                                              excited to be a Trail Blazer again next year!
                                                                                                                                    FARM News...........9
pooled money was used to purchase building materials for          thousands of dollars for Easter Seals’ projects and programs,                                     Dallas Teufel had attended Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek in the
Build America’s construction projects.                            and has donated uncounted man-hours to renovate facili-           Camp Wawbeek.....10             past, but found a better fit in Trail Blazers. “He loved it!” said
                                                                  ties to better serve people with disabilities. Easter Seals
The young men accomplished a lot more than their original                                                                                                           Dallas’ mother Kathy Teufel, “This is the best thing that ever could
                                                                  is grateful for their generosity and hard work and looks          Respite...................11
project, which was to build a deck onto the Arts & Crafts         forward to working with them again in the future!                                                 have happened for him.” Kathy explained that her son was able
building. They also set posts, cut wood, moved a cast-iron                                                                                                          to try new things and become more independent because of the
                                                                                                                                                                    energetic atmosphere in the group. She also felt that Dallas ‘fit in’
                                                                                                                                                                    more. “It is awesome for him to have a life outside of our home.
                                                                                                                                                                    He will definitely go again next year!” Kathy went on to explain
                                                                                                                                                                    how pleased she was with Easter Seals’ counselors. “Dallas really
                    Easter Seals Wisconsin                                                                        Nonprofit Org.
                                                                                                                   U.S. Postage                                     liked his counselors. They were really hip and treated him like a
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                    Madison, WI 53713                                                                              Madison, WI     Printing of the Network News     The Trail Blazers had plenty of chances to spend time with their
                                                                                                                                   is generously donated by
                                                                                             Rural Insurance Companies        new friends during a week of activities and adventures that used
                                                                                                                                   Madison, WI                      Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek as a home base. Along with such
                    Creating solutions, changing lives.
                                                                                                                                                                    traditional camping activities as campfire sing-a-longs, hockey,
                                                                                                                                                                    obstacle course and arts & crafts, the Trail Blazers set out on a
RetURN SeRvIce ReqUeSteD
                                                                                                                                                                    number of day trips. Shopping on Madison’s State Street (often
                                                                                                                                                                    an adventure in itself) was combined with a trip to Vilas Zoo and
                                                                                                                                                                    a tour of Wisconsin’s beautiful State Capitol Building. Tommy
                                                                                                                                                                    Bartlett, Inc. embraced the new program by offering free admission,
                                                                                                                                                                    as well as round trip transportation, to their Exploratory and to the
                                                                                                                                                                    afternoon performance of their world famous water ski show. “The
                                                                                                                                                                    Trail Blazers loved discovering in the Exploratory and they really
                                                                                                                                                                    liked the ski show,” said Christine Hollar, Easter Seals Camp Waw-
                                                                                                                                                                    beek Director, who oversaw the first Trail Blazers session. “It was a
                                                                                                                                                                    terrific opportunity for them to share these experiences with their peers.”
                                                                                                                                                                    Easter Seals hopes to serve 50 young adults in the Trail Blazers
                                                                                                                                                                    program next year. We received a lot of positive feedback and the
                                                                                                                                                                    2004 trailblazers are already recruiting their peers and friends!
                                                                                                                      SUMMER 2004
    EASTER SEALS N E W S                                                                                                                               RESpiTE cAmp
    BELovEd cAmP WAWBEEk dirEctor rESignS AFtEr 8                                                                                                      EAStEr SEALS rESPitE ProgrAm iS ExPAnding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Krantz
    Chris Hollar’s boundless energy and enthusiasm were wonderful assets to Easter           Christine Fessler, President/CEO                          new Weekend Session will Serve indivduals in northwest Wi.
    Seals Wisconsin and especially to Camp Wawbeek. She is an amazing individual,   n (608) 277-8288 x 116
                                                                                                                                                       Rural Northwest Wisconsin is an underserved area of the state for respite care.

    and everyone connected to Easter Seals whose life she has touched wishes her             Nance Roepke, Executive Vice President
                                                                                                                                                       It is difficult for families in this area to make the long drive to Easter Seals
                                                                                    n (608) 277-8288 x 117
    success and happiness in her new endeavors.
                                                                                             Nanc Howard, Executive Assistant                          Respite Camp in Wisconsin Dells in order to take advantage of this needed
    To the campers and seasonal staff of Easter                                     n (608) 277-8288 x 115         service. To help solve this problem, Easter Seals is taking our staff, program-
    Seals Camp Wawbeek and Respite – you                                                     mArkEting And communicAtionS                              ming, and expertise on the road!
    have made my tenure at Camp Wawbeek                                                      Tiffany Niederwerfer, Director
    one of the most amazing aspects in my
                                                                                    n (608) 277-8288 x 107   A new respite session will be held at the Schwan Center in the Pine Village
    journey through life. You have touched my                                                FinAncE                                                   Retreat in Trego, WI (about one hour south of Duluth/Superior) for individu-
    heart in a variety of ways. I will miss your                                             Sue Ebert, Director
                                                                                    n (608) 277-8288 x 119
                                                                                                                                                       als with moderate to severe physical and developmental disabilities. Respite          For the past 5 years, Megan Krantz
    smiles, your kind words, and your hugs.                                                  Linda Shaw, Accounting Assistant
                                                                                                                                                       campers are invited Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm through Sunday, May 1st at          has spent summers and weekends as
    You have left footprints in my heart and                                        n (608) 277-8288 x 118           2:00 pm. “We are pleased to provide respite for families and a professionally         the Trip and Travel Coordinator at
    mind and I have been forever changed. As                                                 ProgrAm dEvELoPmEnt                                       led, outdoor recreational experience for individuals with disabilities in North-      Easter Seals Respite Camp. Megan,
    in our final song we sing at camp...                                                     Ken Saville, Vice President                               west Wisconsin,” said Stu Mace, VP of Camping & Respite Services.
                                                                                    x 108                                                                                                               a Special Education teacher in the
      “hmmm I want to linger, hmmm a little                                                  Elisabeth Marx, Foundation & Government Relations                                                    Respite campers will be matched one        Edgerton School district, has
                            longer, hmmm a little longer                            n (608) 277-8288 x 120                                                      on one with a trained staff member.        “wonderful energy, and has been
              here with you ….. This is goodnight and not good-bye.”                         cLiEnt ASSiStAncE                                                                                    A professional camp director and           dedicated to the Respite program
    GOODNIGHT and Thank you! -Chris Hollar
                                                                                             Jill Gretzinger, Outagamie County Disability HelpLine
                                                                                    n (920) 832-0344                                                      registered nurse will be on site 24        since the day she started,” says
                                                                                             cAmP And rESPitE ProgrAmS                                                                            hours a day. Campers ages 3 and up         Respite director Kelly Housman.
    EAStEr SEALS WiShES A dEAr FriEnd FArEWELL                                                                                                                                                    will participate in a wide range of        “We’re thrilled that her family’s love
                                                                                             Stu Mace, Vice President
    Jack Weishoff has been a wonderful asset to Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps. His   n (608) 277-8288 x 126
                                                                                                                                                                                                  activities including crafts and games,     and support for Megan has spilled
    deep commitment and enthusiasm for his mission of improving camp was felt                                                                                                                                                                over into support for Respite, too.”
                                                                                             Kelly Housman, Senior Director of Camping & Respite                                                  music and dance, hiking, fishing and
    during his five years as the Camp Maintenance Director. He was truly a “jack”   n (608) 254-2502
    of all trades switching from fixing toilets and light fixtures, to tractors and vans,    Valerie Crossiant, Director of Camp Wawbeek                                                                                                     Joe and Pat krantz, megan’s
                                                                                    n (608) 254-2502
    then to carpentry, metalwork, and the pool! There is nothing at camp Jack did                                                                                                                 “The Pine Village Retreat is a beauti-     parents, were major donors to a
                                                                                             Becky Parkhurst, Program Assistant
    not touch with his kindness and care to keep everything operational for the     n (608) 277-8288 x 124                                                 ful, fully-accessible, modern facility.    Sensory room at respite camp.
    campers. Jack was on call at all hours of the day answering with a “I’ll be right        Sherry Larson, Camp Nursing Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We are excited to hold our first respite   this special environment provides
    there” even if that “right there” was at 10:30 at night (when the power went out                                                                             session there,”notes Mace.                 tactile experiments, sound stimula-
    in male dorm) or 6:00 in the morning (when one of the ovens wasn’t working               FArm ProgrAm                                                                                                                                    tion and special lighting for visual
                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information contact Kelly
    in the kitchen). It is rare to find in one person the comprehensive traits of hard-      Paul Leverenz, Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             stimulation. in the future, Easter
    work, dedication, task master, entertainer, and friend. When Jack wasn’t repair-
                                                                                    n (920) 898-9224             Housman, Senior Director of Camping and Respite Services at (608) 254-2502
                                                                                             T. Ellenbecker, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist                                                                                                 Seals will expand on this gift to
    ing something or enroute to repair something                                    n (715) 842-3411                                                                                                create a wonderful, safe place for
    - he would always stop to talk with campers                                              Carlene Volbrecht, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist        EAStEr SEALS rEcEivES AmEricorPS grAnt                                                our campers.
    along the way. Jack always had a smile and an                                   n (715) 877-3402
                                                                                                                                                       Easter Seals Wisconsin has been selected to receive a $113,309 renewable
    answer for every question. The campers loved                                             Bruce Whitmore, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist
                                                                                    n (920) 675-0570             grant to recruit, train, and supervise 27 AmeriCorps members to serve at Easter       The Krantz family was also instru-
    him as much as he enjoyed them. Jack in-                                                                                                           Seals Camp Wawbeek and the Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp.                  mental in improving the outdoor
                                                                                             Judith Guttman, Technical Assistant
    volved his whole family with Easter Seals- the                                  n (608) 277-8288 x 125                                                                                              lighting at Respite. Joe’s Verona
    Weishoff family band played for the campers                                                                                                        Easter Seals will provide AmeriCorps members with dozens of hours of train-
                                                                                             Brooke Welch, Technical Assistant                                                                                                               business, Krantz Electric, donated
    throughout the summer. They would set up a                                      n (608) 277-8288 x 106          ing on how to serve people with physical and developmental disabilities as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             time and resources to provide needed
    huge sound system and play the oldies and folk                                           dEvELoPmEnt                                               well as training on civic participation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lighting to the upper and lower park-
    music. He will be truly missed- but his efforts                                          Terri Spring, Director of Special Events                  “Easter Seals Wisconsin has a long history of promoting and sponsoring                ing lots, making them safer for both
                                                                                    n (608) 277-8288 x 109
    can be seen throughout Easter Seals Camp                                                                                                           volunteer service. We are proud to be able to offer AmeriCorps members the            campers and staff.
                                                                                             Brenda Thompson, Director/Northwestern Wisconsin
    Wawbeek and Respite Camp.                                                       n (715) 834-9452                         opportunity to learn more about volunteerism and to work with people with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Krantz family recently invited
                                                                                                                                                       disabilities,” states Christine Fessler, President/CEO, Easter Seals Wisconsin.
                                                                                             Karen Ziemke, Director/Northeastern Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the entire group of Respite camp-
                                                                                    n (920) 886-3615               “We are very excited to welcome AmeriCorps members to our programs.”
                                                                Thank you to the Edgar                                                                                                                                                       ers and staff (over 70 people) to their
                                                                                             Mary Statz, Administrative Assistant
                                                                High School FFA and n (608) 277-8288 x 103          Stuart Mace, Easter Seals Vice President for Camp and Respite Programs,               home for a BBQ following a field trip
                                                                principal Bob Houts for      donAtion cEntEr & Pick-uP SErvicE                         notes how the service hours will affect Easter Seals camps. “Easter Seals camp        to Madison.
                                                                inviting Easter Seals to     Jo Warren, Manager                                        programs will benefit enormously from this award. We will be able to serve            “Pat makes the most delicious choco-
                                                                                    n (608) 257-7780
                                                                attend their banquet and                                                               more children and adults with disabilities, offer more programs to our campers,       late chip cookies ever,” Housman
                                                                                             Sue Besler, Assistant Manager
                                                                for their generous contri- n (608) 257-7780               and recruit more volunteers to help with our programs.”                               smiled. It’s so great that Megan’s
                                                                bution to the                                                                          Visit our website to learn how you can become an AmeriCorps member at                 family is so close and supportive of
                                                                FARM Program.                Network News is published by Easter Seals Wisconsin
                                                                                             101 Nob Hill Rd., Suite 301, Madison, Wisconsin 53713     Easter Seals Wisconsin.                                                               one another. We really enjoy having

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                                               Toll-Free Number: 1 800 422 2324                                                                                                Find a Respite schedule at
                                                                                                             SUMMER 2004                WHAT’S NEW
     cAmp WAWbEEk

                                                AnothEr grEAt SummEr At cAmP WAWBEEk                                                    EAStEr SEALS WiSconSin LAunchES ground-BrEAking AccESSiBLE WEB SitE
                                                We had another exciting summer at Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek, with
     Meet Kayla!
                                                                                                                                        Easter Seals Wisconsin is proud to announce the              disabilities, and hope that other organizations and corpo-
                                                over 400 hundred campers attending 12 different sessions! One of the                    launch of its new web site (www.EasterSealsWiscon-           rations will follow suit.”
                                                new sessions, Transition Teens, was a big hit for campers ages 18-25          , an innovative, accessible online resource for
                                                who have physical disabilities. Many of the older teens and young                                                                                    Online accessibility issues affect millions of Americans
                                                                                                                                        clients, donors, referrers and educators.
                                                adults who attend this session, are anticipating, or already making, the                                                                             nationwide who have disabilities, particularly those
                                                                                                                                        As the Internet replaces                                                            whose disabilities affect their abil-
                                                difficult transition from school or other structured environments to a
                                                                                                                                        traditional sources of in-                                                          ity to see, hear, move or process
                                                more independent stage of their lives. Teen Transitions provides a spe-
                                                                                                                                        formation and interaction,                                                          information. Easter Seals Wis-
                                                cial place for participants to enjoy and learn from their peers by partici-             accessible Web sites will                                                           consin’s Web site is highly-acces-
                                                pating in group discussions and outdoor adventure-based activities.                     offer unprecedented access                                                          sible, making it possible to share
        Hi my name is Kayla. I am 14            The Transition Teens session took                                                       to information for the 20                                                           information about services and
        years old and was diagnosed with        place during a typical adult Camp                                                       percent of Americans with                                                           resources, despite differences in
        Cerebral Palsy when I was about         Wawbeek session. However, this                                                          disabilities.                                                                       Internet users’ ability. Accessibil-
        16 months old. Some of the things       group participated in more active                                                       “We are committed to ensur-                                                         ity issues may include the ability to
        that I like to do in my free time in-   programming that was consistent                                                         ing that our clients, donors                                                        use a keyboard or mouse, or use of
                                                with their interests. Many times it                                                     and volunteers can access                                                           a text-only screen, a small screen
        clude: shopping, writing, reading,                                                                                                                                                                                  (handheld computers and wireless
                                                is a large leap for campers to transi-                                                  Easter Seals Wisconsin’s re-
        collecting CDs, magazines, and                                                                                                                                                                                      telephones) or a slow Internet con-
                                                tion from the active youth session                                                      sources online,” said Easter
        books, 4x4 jet skiing, and spend-                                                                                               Seals President/CEO Chris-                                                          nection.
                                                to the more laid-back social atmo-
        ing time with my family or just                                                                                                 tine Fessler. “Removing bar-                                                        Users also can register for Easter
                                                sphere that the older adults enjoy.                                                                                                                                         Seals’ e-newsletter, make secure
        hanging out with my friends. I like                                                                                             riers is part of Easter Seals’
                                                The active young adults climbed                                                                                                                                              donations, apply for job and vol-
        going to school and being with my                                                                                               legacy – we are excited and
                                                the tower, went on hikes, and                                                                                                                                                unteer opportunities, and register
        friends. I always work hard and I                                                                                               honored to lead this new
                                                participated in many group activi-                                                                                                                                           for events.
        get pretty good grades.                                                                                                         technical era for people with
                                                ties. The time together gave them
                                                opportunities to share with their peers their worries                                   Please note our new website, and email addresses and visit us online today!
        When i grow up i want to go to
        college so that i can work with         EAStEr SEALS thAnkS our voLuntEErS And donorS                                           WE nEEd Your SmALL houSEhoLd itEmS And Your uSABLE cLothES
        children with special needs at a        All of the wonderful programming and new facilities at Easter Seals Camp                Easter Seals Pick-up Service Expands to the northwestern Part of the State.
        hospital.                               Wawbeek would not be possible if we did not have the wonderful commu-
                                                nity support that we do. Many dedicated volunteer groups spent count-                   The Easter Seals Pick-Up Service, which picks up clothing and household goods for resale is now available in Eau
                                                less hours at camp painting, cleaning,                                                  Claire and surrounding communities. The Pick-Up Service has been operating in southern Wisconsin since 1997, pro-
        When school is out for the sum-                                                                                                 viding a service to area residents by sending trucks into local communities to pick up used goods that would otherwise
        mer, one of the things I look           hauling, and planning. We would like to
                                                                                                                                        be discarded and end up in landfills.
        forward to is going to Easter Seals     specifically thank the Milkman Cor-
                                                poration, Boy Scout River Fall Troop                                                    Easter Seals has expanded this program and is now picking up items in northwestern Wisconsin. These items are sold
        Camp Wawbeek. I have been go-                                                                                                   to Savers Thrift Stores (Madison & Eau Claire) and proceeds are used to support Easter Seals services for children
                                                459, Randolph Reformed Church, and
        ing to Camp Wawbeek for 3 years.                                                                                                and adults with disabilities. “With this expansion, we are able to nearly double the amount of goods that we divert
                                                Reedsburg High School for their time
        I love going to this camp which         and personal committment.                                                               from landfills and our customers are thrilled to have us come to their door to pick up their items,” said Jo Warren,
        is designed for kids with special                                                                                               Easter Seals Pick-Up Service Manager. Residents are notified by mail of the pick-up date in their neighborhood and
                                                Easter Seals aslo recognizes the                                                        are asked to place their donated items at the curb. An Easter Seals driver then scans the streets looking for items that
        needs. I have made tons of friends
                                                Wisconsin Dells Art Association for                                                     residents have left out.
        and have a chance to get away from      their $2,000 gift (pictured right) and
        home which I love even more. At                                                                                                 “The expansion of the Pick-Up Service means that we are not only able to meet a
                                                the WWAAC for their donation of
        camp I have had a chance to meet                                                                                                community need in over 41 new communities but also that we will have additional
                                                $4,000 to purchase mosquito-eater                                                       funds to expand Easter Seals services to people with disabilities throughout Wiscon-
        kids just like me. I also get to go
                                                                                                                                        sin,” said Christine Fessler, President/CEO of Easter Seals Wisconsin. “We have a
        to dances or do fun activities that I                                                                                           wonderful partner in Savers Thrift Stores and both our organizations are thrilled to
                                                                We love to hear about your experiences at Easter Seals Camp
        could never do at home. When I’m        Submit          Wawbeek, Trail Blazers, or Respite Camp! Tell us about your             have this
        at Camp Wawbeek I’m with people         YOUR            craziest adventure, or the biggest fear you overcame. We might          opportunity to serve others.”
                                                Story !         even publish it on our web site or in the next issue of Network News!
                                                                                                                                        To learn more about communities in which this service is available or for information on contacting the Pick-Up Ser-
                                                                Email your stories to or mail
                                                                them to Easter Seals Wisconsin (address on back page).
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                                                                                                        SUMMER 2004
E v E N T H i g H L i g HTS                                                                                                     FARm NEWS
    SnoWmoBiLErS Join ForcES                                                                                                    rEhABiLitAtion For FArmErS With diSABiLitiES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Meet Jeff!
    This year the weather cooperated for the annual Blizzard Blast sponsored by the Dane County Council of Snow-                Easter Seals FArm Program makes great Strides
    mobile Clubs. The Hawk’s Nest was filled with club members and their families enjoying games, food, raffles                 Since 1991, Easter Seals FARM Program has helped over 1,000 farmers and
    and live music. Over $10,000 was raised to support the programs offered by Easter Seals Wisconsin to children               agricultural workers with all types of disabilities successfully accommodate
    and adults with disabilities. A special thank you to the Whippoorwill/Hawk’s Nest, John Flint and Tammy Lee                 their disability and either continue to farm, return to farming or develop an
                                                                                                                                alternative agricultural occupation.
                                       from WJJO and Wisconsin Distributors.
                                                                                                                                Last year, Easter Seals Wisconsin served 185 people through our FARM
                                        WinES Around thE WorLd                                                                  program and each farmer received, on average, more than 40 hours of ser-
                                        The 3rd Annual Wines Around the World event to benefit Easter Seals Wiscon-             vice. This includes an on-farm assessment by a rural rehabilitation specialist,
                                                                                                                                follow-up consultation and analysis to develop a work plan, identifying suit-
                                        sin was held on February 24th at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on Madison’s                                                                                                  Hello, my name’s Jeff. I was injured
                                                                                                                                able assistive technology and getting multiple estimates, and case manage-
                                        west side. Guests “traveled” to different countries, sampling delicious wines           ment to assure that the plan is successfully implemented.                             going to work one day. The guy’s
                                        and hors d’oeuvres. The last stop on the trip was New Orleans for a Mardi Gras
                                                                                                                                An April 2004 survey of 67 farmers served in the past year indicated that as a        windows fogged up-he ran a stop
                                        celebration that featured fabulous desserts and dessert wines and live enter-
                                                                                                                                result of Easter Seals services, 80% of farmers could farm more successfully,         sign and hit my truck. A couple of
                                        tainment provided by the Ed Anders Quartet, caricature artist Bernie Tennis,
                                                                                                                                69% could continue to farm, and 11% could live on their farm and pursue work          discs ruptured in my back. I had back
                                        tarot card reader Brian Babbits, and The Lakeside School of Massage. The                elsewhere.
                                        nearly $15,000 raised in this event helps Easter Seals to serve children and                                                                                                  surgery when I was 22, and then
                                                                                                                                Agriculture is the largest industry in Wisconsin and contributes $40 billion          there was another rupture. Prior to
                                        adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin. This event was made possible
                                                                                                                                to Wisconsin’s economy. There are over 78,000 farms and other agricultural
                                        by our sponsors: Carlson Wagonlit Travel-Monona & Target East, Holiday Inn                                                                                                    my injury, I was working in con-
                                                                                                                                and forestry operations in the state. Unfortunately, farming is also one of the
                                        Hotel & Suites, Bretl’s Wine & Spirits, Capital Newspapers Inc., Edgewater              most hazardous professions. In Wisconsin, over 4,000 disabling accidents              struction. After the accident, they
                                        Greenhouse, George’s Chophouse, Madison’s Wine & Cigar Room, Nedrebo’s                  occur annually on farms throughout the state. In addition, farmers are at             said my construction career was
                                        Formal Wear, The Widget Source, Whole Foods Market, and WOLX/Triple M                   high risk for disabling health conditions resulting from physical strain and          over.
    Brandon & Bridget Buell of Cottage Grove                                                                                    hazardous exposures. The farm workforce overall is aging and is now pre-
    pose in the Mardi Gras Photo Booth.                                                                                         dominantly over 40 years old. Not surprisingly, given the rigorous physical           At first I didn’t believe them,
                                                                                                                                                                 demands of farming and the aging of farm-            because I was too young to be
EAStEr SEALS dAncE And rAFFLE in WAuSAu                                                                                                                          ers, the two primary diagnoses for farmers           handicapped. it took six months
Easter Seals Benefit Dance & Raffle took place on March 13 at Schmidt’s Ballroom in Wausau. The purchase                                                         with disabilities are orthopedic impairments         of being off work to believe it.
of $50 raffle tickets gave participants the opportunity to win exciting cash prizes and enjoy an afternoon of free                                               (34%), mostly back and knee problems, and            And then after that i said,
food and drink. Evening activities were open to the public and included additional raffles, door prizes and danc-                                                arthritis (11%). The next largest categories
                                                                                                                                                                 are amputations (10%) and spinal cord inju-          “i guess i have to do something
ing to the band SouthBound. Thanks to the support of area residents and businesses, over $7,000 was raised to                                                                                                         else.”
                                                                                                                                                                 ries (5%).
support Easter Seals programs and services. A special thank you to S.D. Ellenbecker, Inc., Schmidt’s Ballroom,
Marathon County Tavern League Restaurants and Members, Greenheck Fan Corp., United Structures Inc., Mara-                                                    Employment rates for people with disabilities            I started looking into agriculture.
thon Wood Shavings Supply Inc.,Waraksa Excavating and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.                                                                      in Wisconsin are at about 27.8%, compared                That’s when I found out about the
                                                                                                                                                             with 76.3% for the general population. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Easter Seals FARM Program. If it
    SPring FLing                                                                                                                                             people with a “severe work disability,” the
                                                                                                                                                             rates are even more disturbing: the employ-              wasn’t for them, I’d be in the
    The 1st Annual Spring Fling on March 28th was a success despite
                                                                                                                                ment rate is 7.5% and 90.3% have dropped out of the labor force entirely.             unemployment line, or welfare line,
    the inclement weather. About 100 people attended, including
                                                                                                                                Traditionally, the culture of farming is one of privacy and self-sufficiency.         one of the two. They came out and
    families from Easter Seals Respite program and from the commu-
    nity and surrounding area. They had a great time playing games,                                                             Farmers try to work things out by themselves. Additionally, it is difficult for       assessed my situation and watched
    visiting with the Easter Bunny, and searching for Easter eggs. The                                                          farmers to seek help from outside agencies because they cannot leave the              how I did a lot of things. They
    Spring Fling raised just over $2,000, which will fund programs                                                              responsibilities of their farms unattended for very long. Milking, feeding            recommended changes in the way
                                                                                                                                and other chores cannot wait.
    at the Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp in Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                      I did things and new equipment, so
    Dells for people with severe disabilities. The grand prize raffle                                                           One reason Easter Seals FARM program has been so successful is that it                that I didn’t have to use my back
    winner of a child’s battery powered car donated by Glacier Valley                                                           focuses on helping the farmer continue to farm. The farmer is seeking help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as much. Our business continues to
    Ford-Mercury was Ros Lyness from Wisconsin Dells. The first                                                                 “for the farm,” not him/herself. The other reason is that all of our FARM
                                                                                                                                program staff have strong backgrounds in agriculture as well as in rehabili-          grow. We currently have 550 calves,
    place winner of a 20” TV donated by Cookies Nook was Linda
                                                                                                                                tation. They know and respect the culture of farming as well as farm work             more than we can fit! Easter Seals
    Outhouse of Oregon
                                                                                                                                and can work around the farmer’s schedule. Easter Seals continues to serve            FARM Program has been excellent
     Congratulations! Thank you also to the following sponsors:                                                                 more farmers every day.
    Portage Pick -n- Save, Davis Duehr Dean, Copps Food Stores,        These two young boys found all kinds of goodies on the                                                                                         and instrumental in our business.
                                                                           Spring Fling Easter Egg & Treasure Hunt.             If you know of someone who may be able to benefit from our services,                  I can’t say enough about them.

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                                               Toll-Free Number: 1 800 422 2324                                                           Read more about Easter Seals FARM Program at
DiSAbiLiTY HELpLiNE                                                                                   SUMMER 2004            E v E N T H i g H L i g H TS
    Fox vALLEY BuiLdS FuLLY AccESSiBLE PLAYground With mothEr’S hELP                                                         goLFErS And cELEBritiES tEE it uP For
    memorial Park’s universal Playground opened this Past Spring                                                             kidS
                                                                                                                             golf outing for kids raises over $60,000
    In late 2001, Lisa Nerenhausen became frustrated                                                                         The 9th Annual Pat O’Donahue Golf Outing for Kids! was
    because she could not find an accessible place for her                                                                   held on June 29 at the beautiful Wilderness Woods Golf Club
    daughter Leah to play. Lisa contacted Easter Seals                                                                       in Wisconsin Dells. It was a day filled with sunshine, friend-
    Disability HelpLine, a service in Outagamie County,                                                                      ship and fun. Thirty-four teams captained by celebrity athletes
    and voiced her frustrations over the need for an                                                                         participated and raised over $60,000 to support Easter Seals
    accessible playground in the Fox Valley. Jill Gretz-                                                                     Wisconsin and our camp programs. Among the many celebri-
    inger, Manager of the Disability HelpLine knew of                                                                        ties joining us were former Green Bay Packers Bob Skoronski
    another parent with similar concerns. Amy Perry was                                                                      and Bob Long and past and present UW Badgers Mark John-
    injured in a car accident as a young adult and uses a                                                                    son, Jeff Sauer, Lisa Stone and Pat Richter. Brad Niebuhr from
                                                                                                                             the Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum team left the course smil-
    wheelchair. Amy couldn’t take her children to area
                                                                                                                             ing after his hole-in-one shot earned him a Golf & Gamble Trip
    playgrounds. She was afraid that one of her children                                                                                                                                      The Neuman Pools golf team was captained by former Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a cookout and awards Ellerson.
                                                                                                                             to Las Vegas. After golfing, everyone headed to Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek forDetroit Lions player Garypresentation.
    would be injured and she would not be able to reach                                                                                                                                       Bay Packers &
                                                                                                                             Celebrity athletes used the time before dinner to mingle with
    them due to wood chips on the ground and other ac-                                                                       campers and sign autographs. WISC-TV anchorwoman Carleen Wild returned again this year and did a wonderful job as
    cessibility barriers.                                     Six year old Leah plays and discovers at the Universal Play-
                                                              ground while her mother Lisa looks on.
                                                                                                                             emcee for the program. The Pat O’Donahue Golf Outing for Kids has become one of Easter Seals’ most successful special
                                                                                                                             events. Diamond Sponsors: The Great Lakes Companies, Neuman Pools,Water Technology and Jack Waterman. Gold
    Jill introduced the two mothers and the team went to
                                                                                                                             Sponsors: Kraemer Brothers, Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum, Inc., Stevens Construction, Wilderness Hotel & Golf
    work. They formed a committee, held countless meet-       play on her own and be more independent.”                      Resort and Start Renting. Silver Sponsors: Meridian Laboratory, Ho-Chunk Hotel & Casino,Virchow Krause Capital,
    ings, conducted research and raised funds all with one                                                                   American Family Insurance and Cardinal FG-Portage. Visit to see additional supporters.
                                                              Several hundred volunteers joined together to con-
    goal in mind-to build a fully accessible playground
                                                              struct the playground, and more than 350 donors
    that accommodates children with disabilities, allow-
    ing both disabled and non-disabled children to play
                                                              contributed over $325,000 in funding for the project.            SAvE THE DATE!
                                                              “This was very much a community effort,” said Jill.
                                                              “In addition to Easter Seals Wisconsin, Options for In-            octoBEr                                 FEBruArY
    Construction of Memorial Park’s Universal Play-           dependent Living, local businesses, parents, commu-                Hop-N-ing Kicks Off                                                              Sunday, April 3
                                                                                                                                                                         February 4-6
    ground was completed in May of 2004. The unique           nity members and even school children were crucial to              Educational opportunity & fund-                                                  Spring Fling
                                                                                                                                                                         Teen Weekend at Camp Wawbeek
    design includes ramps and rubber turf to allow wheel-     the project’s success.”                                            raiser for young children (see                                                   12:30-3:30, Elks/Easter
    chair access. The rubber surface permits position-                                                                                                                   Saturday, February 5
                                                              The playground design integrates a variety of play                 page 6).                                                                         Seals Respite Camp
    ing close to the equipment, allowing children to                                                                                                                     Blizzard Blast
                                                              experiences and challenges while providing for access                                                                                               April 29 - May 1
    play without being taken out of a wheelchair. The                                                                            NOW - November 22                       Time TBA, Nora’s II
                                                              and needs of persons with physical, sensory or devel-                                                                                               Respite Session in NW, WI
    teeter-totter and swings have backrests, seatbelts                                                                           Car Raffle Sponsored by                 Raffle and dance conducted by the
                                                              opmental disabilities. Six year old Leah has Mito-                                                                                                  (see page 11)
    and restraints which provide spinal and neck sup-                                                                            Century 21-Affiliated.                  Dane County Council of Snowmo-
                                                              chrondial Myopathy and cannot stand, crawl or walk
    port. These are just a few of the pieces of playground                                                                       Visit                        bile Clubs.                              Tuesday, May 3
                                                              due to her low muscle tone. She is developmentally

    equipment you will find at the Universal Playground.                                                                         for ticket information.                                                          Easter Seals Awards Ban-
                                                              delayed and communicates through hand gestures and                                                         mArch
         The neatest thing is to see the
         smile on my daughter’s face,
                                                     “        facial expressions.
                                                              “The universal playground is a wonderful place for
                                                              non-disabled children to interact with children with
                                                                                                                                 Saturday, November 6
                                                                                                                                 Eau Claire Dance & Raffle
                                                                                                                                                                         IMPACT Campaign Kicks Off
                                                                                                                                                                         Easter Seals state-wide annual
                                                                                                                                                                         fund-raising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nakoma Golf Club, Madi-
         because she can play there.                          disabilities because it teaches tolerance,” said Lisa.
                                                                                                                                 6-11 pm, Eagle’s Club                   (see page 7).                            Awards ceremony,
                                                                                                                                 Hwy 63, Hallie                                                                   key-note speaker and
                                                              “Other children encourage Leah and she is able to bet-                                                     Saturday, march 19                       Easter Seals presentation.
                                                                                                                                 Purchase raffle tickets & dance
                                                              ter interact with her siblings and peers.”                                                                 Wausau Benefit Dance
                                                                                                                                 to the band, Illusion. Buy tickets                                               may 6-8
                                                              For more information about Easter Seals Disability                                                         Details TBA
     “The neatest thing is to see the smile on my daugh-                                                                         at any Eau Claire area
    ter’s face, because she can play there,” Lisa said. “It   HelpLine for residents in Outagamie County, visit                  Mega Pick-n-Save.                       APriL
                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more information about any
    makes it so much easier that I can strap Leah in and or call Jill at the                                                           La Crosse Radiothon
                                                                                                                                 dEcEmBEr                                                                 of these activities, log on to www.
    not have to sit with her and hold she can       HelpLine at (920) 832-0344.                                                                                Details TBA
                                                                                                                                 December 27-30                                                           Easter or
                                                                                                                                 Respite Holiday Session                                                  call 1-800-422-2324.

                                           Toll-Free Number: 1 800 422 2324
    SUppORT                                                                                        SUMMER 2004             SUppORT

    Join thE FriEndS oF EAStEr SEALS                        EAStEr SEALS WiSconSin FindS Long-                             EAStEr SEALS AnnuAL imPAct cAmPAign A SuccESS

                                                            TerM FrIeND IN CeNTury 21 reAlTy                               local Community Members raised over $150,000 to Support easter Seals Wisconsin’s Programs
             aster Seals Wisconsin’s premier annual
    giving                                                  Local realtors raise Funds for children and Adults             Together, Easter Seals VIPs (Very Important Partners) have given generously of their time, raising over $150,000 for
             and recognition club, Friends of Easter        with Disabilities in Their Communities.                        Easter Seals Wisconsin during the 2004 IMPACT Campaign. The money raised will be used for Easter Seals pro-
    Seals,          is comprised of caring individuals      Century 21 has been a supporter of Easter Seals nationwide     grams that help create greater independence for people with disabilities. Easter Seals wholeheartedly thanks our VIPs
                                                            since 1979, raising more funds than any other corporate        for their time, creativity and generosity and the caring sponsors, businesses and individuals listed below for their
    who make an annual commitment based on their
    belief that everyone with a disability deserves ac-     partner.                                                       Southern Wisconsin                     Joel & Sara Klinge                     Wisconsin Dells Rotary Club

    cess to quality, comprehensive and compassionate        Century 21 Colleen realty in Kenosha has been holding          A & E Business Solutions               Paul & Kristine Kroog                  WISC-TV                                Easter Seals viPs
                                                                                                                           Accola Steel                           Landgraf Construction                  Wonder Wash Car Wash
                                                                                                                                                                  Lands’ End
    programs and services.                                  a Porky-Pancake Breakfast to benefit Easter Seals ser-         Advertisers Press
                                                                                                                                                                  Leisure Concepts
                                                                                                                                                                                                         northern Wisconsin                     Southern Wisconsin
                                                                                                                           AIR Temperature Services                                                                                                 Matt Amman
    When you give to the Friends of Easter Seals, your      vices since 1992. This year’s breakfast, held on February      Alliant Energy & Employees             Neil Lonergan
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Badger West
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Biesterveld & Company, LLC                   Skip Avery
                                                                                                                                                                  Jeff & Natosha Lonigro
    gift is an investment that, combined with others,       22, raised $3,600.                                             Barry & Cindy Alvarez
                                                                                                                                                                  Rick & Amia Lonigro
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Neil & Susan Camrud                       Mary Breunig
                                                                                                                           American Family Insurance                                                     Carroll Carlson
    will enable people with disabilities to achieve their   Century 21 Affiliated Blowers in Janesville holds a golf       Anchor Bank                            M & I Bank of Southern Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Charter Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   James Brunker
                                                                                                                           Badger Abstract & Title Corp.          Madison Prehung Door                                                             Brandon Buell
    fullest independence, self-                             outing each summer. This year’s event, held August 17,         Badger Funding Corp.                   McKenzie 300 Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Community Dental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chuck Buell
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Edina Realty, Inc.
    reliance, productivity                                  rasied $3,350.                                                 Neal & Linda Bardele                   Menard Brokerage & Development
                                                                                                                                                                  Mermaid Car Wash
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Employees of Erv Smith Services Inc.    Fred Delmenhorst
                                                                                                                           George & Regina Block
    and joy of life.                                         Century 21 Affiliated, with 22 offices throughout Wis-                                               Monona Grove Optimist Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Erv Smith Services Inc.                    Pat Formella
                                                                                                                           Bock Water Heaters, Inc.                                                      Pete & Michelle Farrow
                                                                                                                           Joseph Boucher                         Mt. Horeb Masonry                                                              Cheryl Frohmoder
                                                              consin, is selling raffle tickets through November 22. To                                           MTM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         James & Mary Flanagan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Terry Godfrey
    As a Friend,                                                                                                           Mary Breunig                                                                  Gordy’s IGA
                                                               learn more about this exciting opportunity to win a new     Tony Brewster                          Munz Corporation                                                                     Ed Heinz
    you help make                                                                                                          Robert Brownell                        Nakoma Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mike & Connie Griffin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bill Holley
                                                                VW Beetle Convertible or a Buick Rendezvous SUV,                                                  National Guardian Life Insurance Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Group Health Cooperative
    a reality Easter                                                                                                       Chuck & Bonnie Buell                                                          Guelzow Law Offices                         Pat Jennings
    Seals Wisconsin’s                                           visit                                          Calkins Engineering                    NCR Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gustave A. Larson, Co.                        Tom Jilot
                                                                                                                           Tim Carey                              Oak Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marjorie & Claire Johnson                     Ben Lake
                                                                                                                                                                  Oil Equipment Co.
    mission to cre-                                            Century 21 First realty in Appleton will hold a live        Century 21 Colleen Realty
                                                                                                                                                                  Olson Heating & Appliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kaiser Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rick Lonigro
                                                                                                                           Clean Power
    ate solutions that                                        radio auction on WHBY, from 4-6 pm on November 4,            Connery Construction, Inc.             Optimist Club of East Madison
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kell Container
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Richard J. Kelly Law Office               James Loshaw
                                                                                                                                                                  Paragon Business Furniture Group
    change the lives of                                      with great items and interviews with Easter Seals staff       Corporate Support Services, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                  John & Rose Pelletter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         KMTSJ                                    Carolyn Loshaw
    children and adults
                                                                                                                           CPM Corporation                                                               Landmark Company                             Dan Mack
                                                             & clients.                                                    Credit Union Executives Society        Preferred Title
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Calvin & Patricia Longsdorf               Vicky Moeser
                                                                                                                                                                  Prefinished Millwork
    with disabilities and                                                                                                  Data Financial Business Service                                               Michael Longsdorf                           Dan Nichols
    their families. Fur-                                    help the environment and support Easter Seals.                 Dayton’s Commercial Interiors          Princeton Homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pete and Ione Lukowitz                     John Pelletter
                                                                                                                           Fred & Pat Delmenhorst                 Providence, LLC
    thermore, your gift can                                 Many Century 21 offices participate in Cartridges for          Demco, Inc.                            Ragsdale, Spritz & Reuschlein, SC
                                                                                                                                                                                                         M & L Distributors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dan Redman
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dan & Debbie Market
    be designated to support the         Easter Seals       Kids, an inkjet and laser printer cartridge recycling pro-     Design Build                           RanderCom
                                                                                                                                                                  Sharon Rapkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                         McDermid Agency                              Rod Ripley
                                                                                                                           DeWitt, Ross & Stevens                                                        McDonough Manufacturing                       Pete Roe
                                                                                                                           Diversified Insurance Services         Raven Management, Inc.
                                                            kidS hoP, SkiP And JumP For EAStEr SEALS                                                                                                     Mega Pick -n- Save                       Dennis Sampson
    giFtS From FoundAtionS                                                                                                 Scott & April Stevenson                Results Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Minton Financial                          Carol Schaufel
    Easter Seals Wisconsin thanks the following founda-     Hundreds of children’s groups around the state have held         donAtE Your cAr!
                                                                                                                           D’Onofrio, Kottke & Associates         Daniel & Marla Ripp-Fischer
                                                                                                                                                                  Riverwood Apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Noon Exchange Club of Eau Claire         Laura Schurman
                                                                                                                           Dream Kitchens
    tions from whom we have received grants this spring &   Hop-N-ings and rave about it. The program kicks off            Droessler Chiropractic                 Ryder
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Park Ridge Distributing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John Teevan
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Karen & Johann Peikert
    summer:                                                 in October, and this year we’d like your group, or your        Dunham Express                         Samuels Recycling Company
                                                                                                                                                                  Michael Schlageter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pepsi-Cola                                  Becky Theis
                                                            child’s group, to join in the fun!                             Dvorak Plumbing                                                               Quality Inn                                  Bob Weber
                                                                                                                           Environment Control                    Dave & Pat Schultz
        Judd S. Alexander Foundation                                                                                                                              Schumann Printers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Royal Construction                       Tom Woodward
                                                                                                                           First Weber Group, Inc.
        AgStar Fund for Rural Development                   Hop-N-ing is a disability awareness and fundraising pro-       Fitchburg Plumbing                     Schutz Design & Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sam’s Auto Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Michael Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                northern Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                  Eric Schwartz                                                                     Joe Bozinski
        Children’s Miracle Network of the                   gram created by Easter Seals. The program has several          Flooring Designs
                                                                                                                                                                  Ron Skoronski
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Noel & Diane Smith
             Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation
                                                                                                                           John Fox                                                                      Toycen Motors                              Neil Camrud
                                                            goals: to teach young children about disabilities, to foster   French, O’Sheridan & Associates, LLC   SprintPrint
                                                                                                                                                                                                         W. A. Woehrmann, DDS                     Skip Ellenbecker
        Children’s Miracle Network of the Marshfield        positive attitudes and help prevent fears and prejudices       Furniture Express, Inc.                Stan’s Lumber, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         John Zettler                               Peter Farrow
                                                                                                                           General Heating and Air Conditioning   Star Cinema
        Clinic                                              from forming, and to raise needed funds for Easter Seals       Gordon Flesch Co., Inc.                State Collection Service, Inc.         Fox valley                              Mary Glassbrenner
        Jenni & Kyle Fund of the Madison                    programs. Kids enjoy the disability awareness lessons          Greater Insurance Corp.                Timothy Stein                          Banta Corporation Foundation               Mike Griffin
             Community Foundation                                                                                          Group Health Cooperative               Ron & Jane Steinhofer                  BCI Group                                DuWayne Geurts
                                                            and love the event itself in which they hop, skip or jump      Guarantee Bank                         Stenbroten Ventures, LLC               Bear, Stearns, & Co., Inc.                Jeannie Geurts
        Thomas H. Jacob Foundation                                                                                                                                John Teevan                            Bemis Flexible Packaging
        Johnson & Johnson/Pathways to Independence
                                                            to raise pledges. Teachers, day care providers, and group      Heinrichs Broker/Developer
                                                                                                                                                                  The Benefit Services Group             Henry Fuldner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mike Longsdorf
                                                                                                                           Heller Consulting, Inc.                                                                                                 Pete Lukowitz
        Kaap Fundation                                      leaders find Hop-N-ing an easy and fun event to run.           Hi-Tech Lab                            The Isbell Group                       Jim & Judilynn McDermott
                                                                                                                                                                  Ron & Laureen Thorstad                 McDermott, Will & Emery                      Deb Mundt
        Herbert Kohl Charities                              Groups such as preschools, day care centers and K-2 pro-       Bill & Lynn Holley
                                                                                                                                                                  Tim McKenzie Real Estate Services      Christopher Noyes                       Dr. Alan Ostertag
                                                                                                                           Mary Holley
        Kuehn Family Foundation                             grams ranging in size from                                     In Business Magazine                   Janice Tipple                          Plexus Corporation                           James Sala
                                                                                                                                                                  United Craftsman                       Jeffrey & Jone Riester
        Presto Foundation                                   2 – 200 have taken part with great results.                    J.A.K.’s Landscaping
                                                                                                                                                                  United Fund of Iowa County, Inc.       The Boldt Group, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fox valley
                                                                                                                           J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
        PUSH America                                                                                                                                              Vision Investment Services             Venn Strategies                            Mike Bloom
                                                            To learn more, to obtain materials to share with your          Norm & Pat Jennings
                                                                                                                           Tom Jilot                              VyMaC Corporation                      Ann & Paul Whalen                           Lorie Bunke
        Sheboygan Service Foundation                        child’s teacher or day care provider, or to sign up your       Johnson Bank                           Walgenmeyers Carpet & Tile                                                          Paul Karch
6                                                                                                                          Joseph Wayne Corp.                     Bob & Mary Weber

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