They had a booth set up just for Red Striders (walkers with diabetes). They gave her a red flower, a red hat, and a commemorative pin. Walgreens also had a booth with information, first aid kits, frisbees, and pedometers. There was a really cool booth for people that raised $100 or more (Champions) - they got bagels and a free massages from a local spa. We visited every booth, including the silent auction, where, had I won everything I bid on, I'd be broke. ;-) (We bid on Illini football tickets, an Illini basketball/Ribeye package, some 31 purses, and some Lia Sophia jewelry.) Emmy was pretty excited that we won the necklace. We walked our two laps around Hessel Park and returned to the Pavillion for lunch. After the auction was over, we packed up her goodies and headed to Espresso Royale. .Three hours later, I'm still cold, but it was really fun.
Thank you to everyone who donated. $460 in 3 months isn't too bad - next time, we'll have a full year! P.S. You can still donate to this year's walk through 10/31/12