Archive for Thursday, April 7, 2011

Local teams raising money for MS walks this month

April 7, 2011

Two local teams will be participating in walks to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this month.

Team Shore ’Nuff, led by Carla Shore, is participating in Saturday’s National MS Society Walk at the Country Club Plaza in honor of her daughter Amanda Dearinger, who has MS.

Dearinger recently was featured in the Sentinel after a Fort Leavenworth official assisted her when she had an MS attack.

Wings for Ronda, created by Mary Lakey in honor of her daughter Ronda McMackin-Sirkovic, who was diagnosed with MS in 1999, will walk in another MS Walk, which starts with check-in at 8 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Black and Veatch headquarters, 11401 Lamar Ave. in Overland Park.

Wings for Ronda will have its annual garage sale to raise money for the walk from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lakey’s home, 18050 158th St. in Basehor.

The team has a fund-raising goal of $3,000. It will also have tickets for raffle prizes, $1 each or $5 for six tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the garage sale or by contacting Lakey at (913) 980-8283 or McMackin-Sirkovic at (913) 422-5245.

Go to for more information about the team or to join or donate.

Shore ’Nuff is trying to raise $250 per team member and also is looking for more team members.

The group, as of Wednesday, had raised $1,060. Its goal is $1,750.

Click here for a link to the group's webpage.


rondsi 7 years ago

Fundraiser Garage Sale HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Thank you to everyone who so generously made donations, organized and priced items for the sale. Mom and Perry, thank you for hosting the event at your home and feeding the team, your hospitality was more than anyone could ask for. And a huge, grateful thank you to all of you who came out to the sale and bought your ‘treasures” and made donations and/or bought raffle tickets. The Raffle was also a success, we sold over 130 tickets!

As of 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday, April 9, 2011, we have raised $1,050 and people were still stopping in.

Thanks to the support and generosity of local merchants the following raffle items are possible: 1. Football Tailgating Grille 2. Earl May Gift Basket, Shawnee, KS 3. $25.00 Kelley’s Grille & Bar Gift Certificate, Basehor, KS 4. $25.00 Price Chopper Gift Card, Queen’s Price Chopper, Bonner Springs, KS 5. $25.00 Jose Pepper's Gift Card 6. $8.00 Subway Gift Card, Basehor, KS

Johnson County, KS Walk MS is next Saturday, April 16, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with check-in starting at 8:00 a.m. Immediately following the walk, winners of the Raffle will be drawn, announced and contacted.

I am proud to be part of such an amazing group of people and community. Team Wings for Ronda, ROCKS! See everyone in seven (7) days; we have a lot of celebrating to do!!!

Best of Health to You All,

Ronda Sirkovic Team Captain


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