Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival


 8th Annual Walk & Family Festival

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1000 St. Stephens Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Committee Members

Heidi Anderson
Peter Brown                                               . Jennifer Connors
Christine Cooper
Mary Doane
Peggy Elkind
Junko Funahashi
Dawnee Giammittorio
Ali Goldwater
Ann Henshaw
Larry Jenney                                                Debbie Keefe
Tina Lytle
Carolyn McFadden
Don McFadden
Jane Pisano
Johnny Rivera
Mary Rivera
Victoria Sardi-Brown
Bernie Tilch
Patricia Tilch
Dave Tordella
Denise Tordella
Marisa Tordella

 

General Information

 

Registration:

At registration you will receive a program,
t-shirt, and the opportunity to sign up for the Corn Hole Tournament.

 

Registration Fees:

Adults: $25
Students (12th grade and lower): $15
Virtual Walker (unable to attend): $10

 

Is Registration Required:

Yes, we ask both adults and students to register for our event as well as consider making a personal donation to Mattie Miracle. This commitment helps us continue the work we do to assist children with cancer and their families on both the local and national levels.

 

Where Do The Funds Go:

All funds raised go to supporting the Mattie Miracle Child Life Program Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, to provide and supply a free snack cart at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Children's Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, and to implement the recently published National Psychosocial Standards of Care for childhood cancer. Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

 

Specifically here are examples of how contributions are used by Mattie Miracle:

 

$100: Fun craft or holiday activity for 10 children with cancer and their siblings

$500: Pediatric nurse support group luncheon for 6 months

$1,000: Stock free snack cart for three months for families caring for children who are hospitalized at Georgetown Hospital and Children's Hospital at Sinai

$3,000: Start a NEW Psychosocial Research Grant to award investigators who wish to undertake research that will advance the implementation of the psychosocial standards of care

$6,000: Think tank for mental health professionals, advocates and payors to define reimbursement pathways for essential psychosocial services

$10,000: Fund a psychosocial researcher to help implement the Psychosocial Standards of Care

$15,000: Child Life Specialist (part-time) who supports 3,500 children a year

$30,000: Training of mental health providers on the delivery of Psychosocial Standards of Care

$100,000: Initial phase funding for Center of Psychosocial Excellence

 

Rain or Shine Event:

Please dress appropriately for sun or rain.

 

Don't be afraid to dress up!!

Teams are judged on their creativity and team spirit. Therefore team members are encouraged to dress (in a family friendly manner) in a style that captures their team's identity and spirit.  

Schedule of the Day 
 

 

10:00am       REGISTRATION OPENS

10:30am       Teams photos on Astroturf

10:45am       Walkers to Starting Line

11:00am       Official Walk Start 

12:30pm       Corn Hole Competition

1:00pm         MAGIC SHOW

1:30pm         Raffle Winners Announced

2:00pm        WALK ENDS

 

Lunch & Treats:

Food is provided by local vendors: DC Empanadas, The Big Cheese, and Scoops 2 U. A percentage of food and beverage sales goes to Mattie Miracle.

 

Walk & Challenge Wall:

Walk as an individual or part of a team!!! Come help us fill the "Challenge Wall!" With each lap you take around the track you will earn a colorful cup to place in the chain link challenge wall. Once the wall is filled.... we have met our challenge! Which means, thanks to our sponsors, you have helped us raise an additional $3,000 to support our psychosocial mission.

 

Raffle:

Raffle tickets  can be purchased on-line or on the day of the event. All raffle baskets are displayed at the RAFFLE TENT located on the Astroturf. Raffle winners will be announced at 2pm on May 21st. You do not need to be present to win. 

 

Fundraising:

Individual walkers and team members can raise funds for our cause! It is easy! When you register, you will automatically be given access to your own fundraising page which can be shared through email and social media sites. Top individual and team fundraisers will be awarded prizes on the day of the event. 

 

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded during event.  Categories include:

  •  Individual Awards:
    • Top Adult Fundraiser
    • Top Teen Fundraiser
  • Walk Team Awards:
    • Top Team Fundraiser (funds raised by May 15)
    • Team with largest number of registered walkers by May 15
    • Team with most cups in challenge walk
    • Team Spirit Award

 

Resources:

Please download the following materials to help with your fundraising goal:

  1.  Who is Mattie Miracle (an overview of the Foundation)
  2.  Team Toolkit (a guide for Team Captains)
  3. Off Line Fundraising Tracking Form

 

Family Festival:

The family festival is open throughout the event, 10:00am to 2pm. The following is available:

 

"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else."
— Peyton Conway March
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