Thank you for making the 2013 Women’s Walk
the most successful yet!

2013 Women's Walk

2013 Women’s Walk participants making a difference one step at a time!

The 5th Annual UNC Women’s Walk, held on April 20th was a huge success thanks to all of you! After the event, an anonymous gift was made to the Women’s Walk in honor of the special people who coach our young female student-athletes. With this gift and the generosity of all our 2013 participants, donors and sponsors, we were able to raise almost $60,000 for female student-athletes scholarships ($10,000 more than last year!). Our 2013 Honorary Chair, Anne Farr, said funds raised at the Women’s Walk fulfill dreams – dreams of competition and dreams of a career made possible because of a college education. Each of you definitely helped fulfill the dreams of our student-athletes and we sincerely appreciate your time, enthusiasm and generous support!

Click here to view event photos by Lidiak Photography

Anne FarrA Special Thank You

We are very grateful to our 2013 Women’s Walk Honorary Chair, Anne Farr. Anne and her husband, Dick, are long-time supporters of UNC’s students and student-athletes. Thank you, Anne, for the positive impact you made on the 2013 Women’s Walk and for all you do for the University of Northern Colorado!

Pictured right: Anne Farr

Top Teams

We could not ask for a more dedicated and hard working group of team captains! Thank you to all of our 2013 Women’s Walk Team Captains for their commitment to our student-athletes and for making this event a huge success! Awards this year went to:

  • Top Fundraising Team – Bear Heiny’s
    • Team Captains: Bob Heiny, Michelle Heiny, Cherise DeKraai, Patsy Richard
    • 94 Team Members = $5,190 Raised
  • Most Team Members – NorCoWIB Wonder Walkers
    • Team Captain: Kristi Helzer
    • 100 Team Members = $3,708 Raised
  • Highest Average Gift – All Stars
    • Team Captain: Anne Farr
    • 31 Team Members = $2,380 Raised
  • Greatest Growth Award – Merry Bees
    • Team Captain: Mary Behling
    • 38 Team Members = $1,300 (more than doubled number of team members and money raised from 2012!)
  • Top Notch Tailgaters – Bear Backers
    • Team Captain: Megan LaForest & UNC Roundball
    • Team Captain: Menan Bergman
    • Not only do they know how to have a good time, these teams raised a combined total of $1,788 and included 38 walkers!
  • Top Student-Athlete Fundraising Team– AquaBears, Swimming & Diving
    • 16 Team Members = $1,125 Raised


A special thank you to our 2013 Women’s Walk Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:
Banner Health - Northern Colorado Medical Center

Gold Sponsors:
UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop

Bronze Sponsors:
Cherry Creek Mortgage Company
Triple Crown Sports

Blue Ribbon Sponsors:
Air Comfort, Inc./Carrier West
Flood & Peterson Insurance
The Tavern at St. Michael’s Square
Sue Helfrich, Allstate Insurance Company

Special Promotion and Breakfast Sponsors:
The Buzz Coffee
Coyote’s Southwestern Grill
Grand Hyatt Denver
Lidiak Photography
Palomino Mexican Restaurant
Red’s Dogs and Donuts
Sprouts Farmers Market
Wells Fargo


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From Our President Kay Norton

We must invest our resources in the success of our students. They are our future—and the future of our communities.

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