Sunday, July 15, 2012

American Cancer Society Walk N Roll event

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Morton, participated in the 2012 edition of the American Cancer Societies Walk & Roll event at Soldier Field. Contributing to this event has become a family tradition years ago, after the loss of his uncle, Uncle Michael G. Morton to the disease.

Morton is often quoted stating...


“My uncle died of cancer, and ever since, I’ve been aware, and I wasn’t before,” he said. “People struggling with cancer need support. They come to events like this, and they have some hope.” 

source:  http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=189424

Since then, Bill Morton's entire family has been raising funds and attending the Walk N Roll series of annual events. Joining Bill this year was his father, Bill Morton of Bill's Digital Photos and brother, Anthony Michael Morton of Short Fuse Graphics and Design. Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, was the Keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies for the Walk/Roll event.


The organization raised $786,342.12 in donations for the purpose of "eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service".

source: American Cancer Society official website: About Us:
http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs/WhoWeAre/acsmissionstatements


Below are photos from the event:

















  











  



 Master of ceremonies, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee


  

Bill Morton of Bill's Digital Photos, Walking the Walk


 Bill Morton of Bill's Digital Photos, Taking the Shots








Anthony Morton having a healthy snack during the event



The Walk took us North along the Lakefront




The Walk route displayed the GoldStar Families Memorial and Park






 Anthony Morton takes in the sights and meaning of

GoldStar Families Memorial and Park



 This Memorial and Park was dedicated on the evening of

September 18, 2006

Under the watchful eye of

Superintendent Philip J. Cline





And upon return, to Soldier's Field