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The Neighbors' Place Hosts 7th Annual Empty Bowls

Nov 22, 2014 11am - 2pm

Rothschild Pavillion
Local artists, students, and community members handcraft and donate hundreds of bowls to the event each year. These bowls serve as a reminder that somewhere in our community there is someone who is hungry and faces an uncertain future due to poverty.

For a $10 ticket (children 6-12 $5 (meal only); children under 6 eat free), attendees will receive a:

• Handcrafted bowl
• Meal of soup, bread, and dessert (donated by local restaurants and chefs)
• Live (local) music
• Opportunity to participate in a silent auction
• The satisfaction of knowing you've helped a neighbor in need - all proceeds from the event benefit The Neighbors' Place Food Bank!

The Neighbors' Place Food Bank provides food to more than 500 families each week. But with 25% of our neighbors in Marathon County living in poverty, this number continues to increase--despite the fact that the majority of these families are employed.


Aidyn Laurynz


Community Walk to Stop Diabetes

Oct 25, 2014 9am - Noon

400 Block, Wausau,WI
Community Walk to Stop Diabetes
Wausau-Walk Happy!!
Building Community Awareness to Stop Diabetes
October 25th, 2014
9am - 12pm
Starts and ends @ Downtown 400 Block Green

Join the 1st Annual Wausau-Walk Happy!! Community walk. Learn more about diabetes and how it affects you and your loved ones. There will be presentations on various diabetes topics.

Type 1 diabetic NASCAR driver, Ryan Reed donated a gift for an award/prize at this event! He and Roush Fenway Racing are sending a personalized recording for this event. See www.stopdiabetes.com and check out his Drive to Stop Diabetes story online.

Join us or make a team; Gather the most donations for this 1st annual event and win a "gold" medal to become the Champion to Stop Diabetes!

I am trying to get more in-kind donations for prizes and more teams to join. See how to join us in the fight against diabetes below:

Join my team: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/DAWN_TREDERS

Make your own team or get more info:
http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Wausau-Walk_Happy

Thanks for participating and learning about this silent killer...and donating to research this disease and provide services to diabetics in the US.

Dawn Franco
This walk: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Wausau-Walk_Happy