Sponsors for the 2014 Event "Miles for SMILES" 5K Walk-Run

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SMILES is delighted with the results of the first 5K Fun Run/Walk, “Miles for SMILES”. An autumn event, held at the SMILES facility, showcased the rural atmosphere and the fall colors.


The presence of the therapy herd, attentive and curious at the participants moving through their hayfields, reminded the athletes of the cause that would benefit. The SMILES event offered a unique finish line, at the end of the barn aisle of the horse barn!

A smooth surface adaptive course was also made available for anyone with special needs, or any participants with joggers or strollers.



Runners and walkers alike were greeted at the end of the course with live music by Tim Gresl, as well as warm beverages and a generous ‘prize giving’.

We thank the sponsors of this event, Standard Process of Palmyra, and alsoElkhorn Vet Clinic. We would also like to recognize a generous grant from theKohl’s Cares Associates in Action Program. And we are grateful to the following individuals and businesses for their donations and contributions:

Exacto, Co.

Starbucks of Delavan, Starbucks of Janesville

Main Street Country Store

Piggly Wiggly, Elkhorn and Piggly Wiggly Lake Geneva

Culligan of Delavan

Tim Gresl of Genesee Depot

Bigelow Landscaping

Four Lakes Athletic Club

Delavan/Darien High School

Mark and Ruth Hansen (LOGO Artwork)

CSI Publications

Kohl’s Cares

Photography by Ceci Conway

And our Miles for SMILES Committee Members:

Amanda Boland

Katie Boss

Dr. Phil Burns

Melanie Ferreira

Ayla Guild

Liz Hinners

Dr. Chelsea Luedke

Katey McClymont


A tentative date of October 24th is being planned for our 2015 event, please join us!