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"Rally for Reagan" is to raise awareness and money to fight SMA.

If you would like to order a "Rally for Reagan" bracelet please contact Jenny at rally4reagan@gmail.com for more information.

 

Past Events...

Rebecca & Rachel's Golf for SMA

July, 2012 Silver Spring Country Club

 

 

MDA Milwaukee Muscle Walk- Team "Rally for Reagan"

March 25, 2012 at Pettit Ice Center

 

 

 

Time for Tea at Watt's Tea Shop to benefit MDA

January 21, 2012

Time for Tea at Watt's Tea Shop to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) was a memorable afternoon for all.  The girls all came dressed in their best and looked beautiful.  There was an array of raffle baskets for the girls to look at and choose which one(s) they wanted to put their tickets in.  After being seated, the girls were able to selected from a variety of porcelain tea spoons one to take home as a keepsake from the special afternoon.  The etiquette lesson from Margery Sinclair and delicious tea service were both wonderful.  

 

Conference Foes Unite for MDA Muscle Walk: Josh Larson, Alverno College SID January 16, 2012

MILWAUKEE -- The Alverno College women's basketball team will face Northern Athletics Conference foe Dominican University on Monday, January 16, but the opponents will team up at the game in an effort to raise awareness and donations for the upcoming Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk.

The Inferno and Stars are also joined by Concordia University Wisconsin as part of a three-team effort to raise funds for the MDA Muscle Walk, a series of local walk events across the country held to pay tribute to and raise funds for children and adults served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The 2012 Milwaukee Muscle Walk will take place on Sunday, March 25, at the Pettit National Ice Center.

All money raised by the three teams will be donated to team Rally for Reagan, in celebration of Reagan Imhoff, a six-year old that was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type II shortly after her first birthday.

SMA, one of the 40-plus neuromuscular diseases that MDA supports, is a neuromuscular disorder affecting all voluntary muscles. Due to her weakened muscles, Reagan has never been able to walk or crawl and SMA has made eating enough food by mouth a challenge. Additionally, Reagan's weakened respiratory muscles make coughing and taking deep breaths while sleeping challenging and has led to increased tendency for pneumonia, among other respiratory issues.

Reagan's mother Jenny Imhoff has close ties to all three participating schools, having played club basketball with Concordia Wisconsin's head coach Stacey Brunner-Jones and having served on the Alverno women's basketball staff as an assistant coach alongside current Dominican assistant coach Nicole Kopacz.

During the Inferno's January 16 (7 p.m.) home game versus the Stars in Reiman Gymnasium, donations will be taken and a number of raffle prizes will be available. Prizes include items donated by the Imhoff family, the three schools involved, surrounding NCAA III conferences -- including the NAC, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association, Midwest Conference, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- and the Salem Civic Center Complex, host of multiple NCAA Championships, including the Stagg Bowl.

The Stars and Falcons also raised money at their January 7, contest at Dominican through similar contests and donations.

The teams will wear Muscle Walk shirts during warm-ups, and Alverno will wear its away red uniforms instead of the traditional home whites, while Dominican will wear its visiting blues to mirror the Muscle Walk colors.

For more information on Reagan's story visit rally4reagan.com or to make a donation on the Inferno's Rally for Reagan team page click here.

Stars basketball To Raise Money for MDA

January 7, 2012

The Dominican University women’s basketball team is raising money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through March 25th when the team’s efforts will culminate at the Milwaukee Muscle Walk. The Stars are part of a three-team effort in the Northern Athletics Conference, raising money for Rally for Reagan along with Concordia University Wisconsin and Alverno College.

At the Stars January 7th home game against the Concordia Wisconsin Falcons, the Stars are taking $1 suggested donations at the door and will sponsor a number of raffle prizes including a 50/50 split the pot. Then on January 16th, the Stars will travel to Milwaukee, Wis., to take on the Alverno Inferno where the fundraising efforts will continue.
As part of the Rally for Reagan team, the Stars are raising money in celebration of Reagan Imhoff, a seven-year old that was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type II shortly after her first birthday.
Reagan’s mother Jenny Imhoff has close ties to all three participating schools, having played club basketball with Concordia Wisconsin’s head coach Stacey Brunner-Jones and having served on the Alverno College women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach alongside current Dominican University assistant coach Nicole Kopacz.
For more information on Reagan’s story visit http://www.rally4reagan.com/ or to make a donation on the Stars’ Rally for Reagan team page click here.

 

Race for Reagan  November 12, 2011-

"The 5K Run/Walk on November 12th pays tribute to Reagan’s strength with it’s name, “Race for Reagan”. All of the proceeds from the walk will go to MDA. The walk will start and end on the Eisenhower High School track and the course will wind around the campus. Children ages 6-12 can do their own race, a ¼ mile run around the track for prizes, donated by local area businesses, such as Stonefire Pizza. Participants can also order a race t-shirt, co-sponsored by Mid City Sports (Hartland). Other donors include Buffalo Wild Wings, George Webbs, and Batzner Pest Management, who have helped provide items for the event. Any community member can register for the race from now up until race day."

 

A great big Thank You to the New Berlin Eisenhower DECA for all of their hard work on the "Race for Reagan" 

It was a fantastic event, thank you to everyone who supported it!

 

Read more about it at "Race for Reagan" and "Student Organization Goes the Distance"

 

 

July 8, 2011 Rebecca & Rachel's Golf for SMA

 

 

MDA Muscle Walk February 19, 2011 The McCarthy family teamed up with us for the MDA Muscle Walk this year and together we raised over $5000 with donations still coming in. Thank you to everyone who attended the first-ever Muscle Walk! More than 3000 people “made a muscle” and “made a difference” and helped raise nearly $17,000! Congratulations to the top teams: Rally for Reagan-$5,216 MDA Muscle Team-$2,971 Tews Family-$1,265

 

Alverno and Concordia Women’s Basketball Teams Promote the MDA Muscle Walk and SMA Awareness by: Josh Larson, Alverno College SID February 3, 2011 MILWAUKEE -- When Alverno College hosts Concordia University Wisconsin in a women's basketball game this Wednesday night both teams will be doing their part to help promote the 2011 Milwaukee MDA Muscle Walk. Both teams will be sporting special MDA T-shirts during warm-ups to show their support and raise awareness. Additionally, there will be raffles and other prizes with proceeds benefiting the Muscle Walk. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip off at Reiman Gymnasium. The MDA Muscle Walk is a series of local walk events across the country held to pay tribute to and raise funds for children and adults served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The walks are family-oriented gatherings and light exercise for everyone -- children, adults, grandparents, students, corporate teams and more. Milwaukee's event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Milwaukee Sports Complex. The event has special meaning to Alverno assistant coach Jenny Imhoff, whose daughter, Reagan, is the Wisconsin MDA Ambassador. Reagan, 5, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) shortly after her first birthday. SMA is a motor neuron disease that affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control and swallowing. "Reagan's had a lot of fun this year coming to practices and coming to some games," Jenny said. "It's really great to see the interaction the players and her have with each other. "The support from the Alverno Athletics staff and student-athletes has been really special to our family. We're thankful Coach [Brad] Duckworth, Coach Brunner-Jones and both teams will share in the opportunity to bring awareness to SMA and all the great things MDA does for the community and its clients. And thanks to [Alverno assistant coach] Nicole Kopacz for organizing this event." Jenny and Concordia head coach Stacey Brunner-Jones played together on the same AAU basketball team in their high school playing days. "We are honored to be a part of something so meaningful to the Alverno women's basketball family," Brunner-Jones said. "Sometimes we all get caught up in the wins and losses, but little 5-year-old Reagan reminds us what is most important to our health and families. Hopefully this event brings more awareness to the MDA Muscle Walk and its mission."

New Berlin Ike and West Basketball Teams January 5, 2011 New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West, cross town rival girls basketball programs, teamed up on January 5th, 2011 to “Shoot to Cure SMA.” Teams from both schools sold t-shirts to friends and family, as well as the boys basketball teams to raise a total of $2000 for Families of SMA. The game was played at New Berlin West High School with special guests Reagan Imhoff, Braden McCarthy, and Jackie Hoffman there to cheer on our teams.

Waukesha North Rally for Reagan September 16, 2008 Kaitlin and Arica organized another successful Rally for Reagan event at the Waukesha North's GVB game tonight. They had a number of gift certificates and North paraphernalia for the raffle and also held a 50/50 raffle in which Jeannette donated her winnings back to FSMA! Kaitlin got Reagan on the microphone to thank everyone for coming...I think it was a hit. Tonight's efforts raised over $500 for FSMA. Reagan had fun and was very excited to wear her t-shirt that the volleyball team made especially for her! Thank you to all who participated and came to support the event. I know we say this a lot, but we are so truly grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful and generous people. Coop and Peanut, we love you girls, thanks so much for caring for Reagan like you do!

Andy Farley's 30th Birthday Party May 30, 2008 For Andy's 30 birthday his wife Amie threw him a surprise party. Along with the invitations she sent out she asked in lieu of gifts that people make a donation to FSMA in honor of Reagan and included information about the disease and a picture of Reagan. Thanks to the generosity of Andy's friends and family they made a donation of $400 to FSMA. Thanks Andy and Amie for always thinking of Reagan. You are such wonderful friends and kind people.

Rally for Reagan Golf FORE a Cure 2008

The Arrowhead JV girls soccer team did a community service project this spring (2008) to raise money for FSMA. Led by Coach Scott Asher, the girls went into the community to spread awareness of SMA and ask for donations. Altogether the girls raised $1500, which will be donated in Regan's name to FSMA. Thank you Hawks soccer and community!

Dinner at Noodles and Co. August 6, 2007 Amy Kieffer organized a dinner fundraiser at Noodles & Co. for all of our family and friends, with 25% of all sales being donated to Families of SMA. We had a great time eating and talking with friends. We ordered Reagan Mac & Cheese, but she seemed more interested in drinking her mama's lemonade and "fishing" with mama's chop sticks and "catching" the noodles on her plate. It was lots of fun! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed dinner! And a special thanks to Amy Kieffer for taking the time and initiative to organize such a fun event! We raised $100 for Families of SMA.

Waukesha North Interact Club May 21, 2007 The Waukesha North Interact Club spent their meeting today making blankets for B4SMA, an organization that provides love and blanket hugs for SMA children and their families. Thanks to the Interact club for donating their time and the materials for such a great cause. We had a great time crafting with all of the Northstars today! http://www.our-sma-angels.com/b4sma/volunteers.htm

Waukesha North Basketball Night Honoring Reagan February 13, 2007 The night was a lot of fun and a great success! Reagan certainly enjoyed herself and loved watching the Northstar girls out on the floor. She clapped and cheered for them all night. Kaitlin Cooper and Arica Ludwig ran a 50/50 raffle as well as raffled off various prizes and Northstar attire. The big winner of the 50/50 raffle was Cathy Ludwig who so kindly donated her $300 winnings to FSMA. Nancy Billinghurst along with her Key Club and Interact Club students raised money during the week by selling Culver's sundaes at lunch time and surprised us with a check for $500.00 before tip-off. Our family would like to extend at heartfelt thank you to Coach Gilmore and her team, Kaitlin Cooper, Arica Ludwig, Nancy Billinghurst along with the North Key Club and Interact club, the Culver's on Grandview for donating the sundae items for the lunch time fundraiser, and for all of the faculty, staff, students, and parents. Their combined efforts raised over $1300.00 for FSMA. We are truly blessed and grateful to be a part of such a supportive community at North High School.

Arrowhead Soccer Program Citizenship Project Fall 2007 Every year the soccer program at Arrowhead High School does a citizenship project to help develop positive character traits in their student athletes. We met Coach Joe Paul at Golf FORE a Cure this year, he is one of Dr. Dan's friends. He spoke with us about his team's citizenship project and said that he would like Families of SMA to be one of our worthwhile causes this season. The coaching staff educated the players on SMA and then each team conducted a fund-raiser. The players took their citizenship responsibilities very seriously, and did a tremendous job both educating the public about SMA and generating donations. Because of their hard work we were able to make significant contributions to two great causes--a player in the program whose mother needs a bone marrow transplant, and FSMA. Coach Paul and staff are proud to say that they sent a check for $2,500 to FSMA in honor of Reagan, and she now has the thoughts, prayers, and best wishes of many people in the Arrowhead community. Our heartfelt thanks to the Arrowhead soccer players, coaching staff, community and Coach Paul! Spring 2008 The Arrowhead junior varsity girls soccer team did a community service project this spring to raise money for FSMA. Led by Coach Scott Asher, the girls went into the community to spread awareness of SMA and ask for donations. Altogether the girls raised $1500, which will be donated in Regan's name to FSMA. Thank you Hawks soccer and community!

Marshfield High School DECA Homecoming Week 2008, 2007, 2006 The Marshfield High School DECA students have raised over $2000 for FSMA in honor of Reagan during their Homecoming week over the past couple of years.   Your continued support means so much to our family and all of those affected by SMA. We are so grateful for the Tigers support!