Important Notice For 2019 Walk with GRACE

For immediate release
Please be aware that for Walk With G.R.A.C.E., August 9, there will be significant reduction in spaces for handicap parking. Stalls at the community center building and along the North side of 7th Street will not be available due to Aquatic Center Construction and for safety of walk participants.
To park in a Handi-cap parking stall a handicap tag is required.
Spots for Handicap parking will be at:
1. the park department shop building.
2. Along Jefferson Street between 7th Street and 8th Street.
3. On Jefferson Street beyond the park department shop building.
4. Parallel parking stalls on South side of 7th Street between Jefferson Street and Orange Street.
The committee will put up Handicap signs.
Be aware the sidewalk between the Community Center and the Park Shop is closed due to the construction.
Only Walk With G.R.A.C.E. volunteers will be allowed to park in the area SW of the Community Center. NO ACCESS AFTER 5:45 PM. CANNOT EXIT UNTIL AFTER THE CLOSING CEREMONY.

T-Shirt Pick Up & Walk with GRACE Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 18, is a busy day for members of the Walk with GRACE planning committee and team captains and representatives as well. T-shirt pick-up day will be held. Teams may pick up their shirts during office hours from 11:00 to 1:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 at the G.R.A.C.E. Office located above Associated Bank in downtown Richland Center. Everyone is encouraged to wear a new or old Walk with GRACE t-shirt between Thursday and the Walk as much as possible to publicize the event.

The Walk committee will also be holding its monthly committee meeting at 6:00 Thursday evening, July 18. All committee members are asked to attend. This is the last scheduled meeting before the walk. It is important to make sure that everything will be in place for the Captain’s Night/Survivors Reception being held Wednesday, August 7, and the Walk itself set to step off Friday night, August 9, at 6:00.

Anyone who would like to volunteer their services is welcome to attend the meeting Thursday evening, July 18, at 6:00 at the G.R.A.C.E. Office. For more information call G.R.A.C.E. at 604-8255.

2019 Kick-off

The 2019 Walk with GRACE season will officially kick-off this Thursday (May 16) as teams are invited to register at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. Those interested in organizing a Walk team are encouraged to have at least one team member present. It will be at this time that teams can pay the registration fee, and the 2019 Walk with GRACE Ambassadors will be introduced to the community. The 16th annual Walk with GRACE Kick-off will be Thursday night (May 16) at 6:00 at the Phoenix Center. Doors will open at 5:30. The 2019 Walk with GRACE will be held in Richland Center’s Krouskop Park Friday, August 9th.

Walk with GRACE Planning Meeting

Planning has begun for the 2019 Walk with GRACE to be held August 9th. Committee and Volunteer meetings are held each month to work together as a community to continue to help our friends and neighbors battle against cancer. The next committee meeting will be held Thursday (February 21) at 6:00 PM at the G.R.A.C.E. Office located above Associated Bank in downtown Richland Center. Anyone who is interested in giving of time or talents is encouraged to attend meetings as available. Whether you are new to GRACE or have been involved for a while, your participation and efforts are encouraged and very much appreciated.

This month’s meeting will focus on recruitment of teams and 2019 Walk with GRACE Ambassadors, t-shirts, walk theme, and publicity. The meeting will run from 6:00 to 7:00 Thursday night (February 21). For more information, or if you would like to help but are unable to attend the meeting call G.R.A.C.E. at 604-8255.

Richland Middle School Presents Check to G.R.A.C.E.

The Richland Middle School Student Council recently presented a check to Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination (G.R.A.C.E.). The money was from a fundraiser completed in November, in observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness month at the Middle School. Each Friday the council had a special event the students could participate in for a one dollar donation. The events included mustache day, hat day, tie and crazy socks day, game day, and pajama day. A little extra incentive was added to the event when Mr. Martin, the physical education teacher, agreed to shave his legs if the students raised $200, and Principle Meyer elected to join him if $500 was raised. At the end of the month, the students raised $315 and Mr. Martin came to school in shorts showing off his freshly shaven legs. The co-advisors for the Student Council are Laura Way and Annie Ewing.

Annual Meeting

Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting Thursday night, October 18, at 6:00 at the Phoenix Center. This is an opportunity for the board to thank all teams and participants and to support community facilities and research programs. The evening will include a power point presentation, presentation of funds to the research centers and community health center, and handing out of team plaques and plates. All teams are encouraged to have at least one representative present to accept the teams plaque or plate. Individuals who had their luminaries saved, but have not been able to pick them up will have the chance at the annual meeting Thursday night to pick them up.

The annual meeting of the G.R.A.C.E. Board will be held Thursday night (October 18) at 6:00 at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center. All are encouraged to attend. The G.R.A.C.E. Board would also like to announce new office hours. The G.R.A.C.E. Office located above Associated Bank in downtown Richland Center will be open each Thursday from 11:00 to 1:00.


The 15th annual Walk with GRACE will be held Friday, August 1oth. The Luminary Ceremony will be at 9:00 PM.  Luminary Bags are available at Richland County Bank, Associated Bank, Community First Bank, All American Do It Center and Walsh’s Ace Hardware.  They are also available at the GRACE office on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 10:00 to 2:00; and the 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Decorated bags with the completed form and $5 donation for each name can be returned to the GRACE office, a team captain or to the park the day of the walk. Please return the money and bag at the same time.

2018 Walk with GRACE

Teams have been raising funds for months for the 2018 Walk with GRACE. The 2018 Walk with GRACE will be held in Richland Center’s Krouskop Park on Friday, August 10th. This year’s theme is “Blast From the Past, 15 Year Reunoin” With this theme in mind, teams are encouraged to decorate team sites from any of the past years themes.

2018 Walk with GRACE Committee Meeting

The next GRACE Committee and Volunteer meeting will be held Thursday, July 19. All team captains are encouraged to attend as well as those on the committee, or even those that would simply like to become more involved in GRACE with volunteer efforts, or are interested in starting a team. The committee meeting for the 2018 Walk with GRACE will be held Thursday, July 19, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the GRACE office above Associated Bank in downtown Richland Center.

WRCO Radio Walk with GRACE Radio Auction

The 2018 WRCO Radio Auction will be held July 23rd through 27th. The auction will be held each day from 9:00 AM to Noon. Tune in to WRCO for more updates.