Tuesday - October 17, 2017

Previous Walk Events

2013 Wright Cause Walk

The 2013 event was a huge success! Around 500 people gathered for the event, which raises money for our Wright Cause Benevolence Fund. 25 people registered as potential bone marrow donors at the Love-Hope-Strength table at the event. We would like to thank each and every one of you who supported this event, whether it was by walking, volunteering, or donating. We can’t thank you enough for how much it means to this community, and how awesome it was to see everyone come together for such a great cause. “Together We are Stronger” was truly felt on Friday night. Thank you WWA!

~The Wright Cause Walk Committee

Click here for the 9News story on the 2013 walk.

Click below on thumbnails to view previous Wright Cause Walks

Original Walk: There is no better way to express it other than “A Huge Success!”

The goal of the first Wright Cause Walk was two-fold; to create a community oriented event and to raise funds to help the Wright family with medical and other expenses. After much planning and a tremendous amount of volunteer help, over 500 people took off on a 2 mile walk to support Mr. Wright and his family in his fight against Leukemia in 2010.

The walk started in cool but sunny weather and ended in a nice cool drizzle. Supporters from WWA, Mr. Wright’s church and his local community had a great time walking, eating and listening to music together. The event kicked off with a special presentation by three members of WWA who are all battling Leukemia. Mr. Wright addressed the crowd and thanked them for their participation and support. Andrew Kent added some humor and words of encouragement followed by Jonathan Harrison, who gave the final “go ahead’ to start the walk.

With the combined donations of many local business and a volunteer performance of RMG, a local band, during the dinner, the Wildcats for the Wright Cause event was able to raise over $7,000 to help the Wright family! A great big thank you goes out to Mrs. Fingland who headed up the event, all the WWA staff who worked so diligently behind the scenes for weeks on end and all the WWA parents and students who gave their time to make this a very special event for the Wright and WWA families.

Click here to watch the 2010 Channel 9 story featuring Mr. Wright, Andrew and Jonathan.

The walk continues to be an annual event, with the proceeds benefiting the Wildcats for the Wright Cause Benevolence Fund.

Click thumbnails to view photos of the first Wright Cause Walk!