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Nineteen Years of Holiday Lights Keep Hope Alive on Candy Cane Lane

Web Posted: Oct. 8, 2003

The nineteenth year of making a difference in the life of a child with cancer opens on November 28th! We invite you to take a trip down Candy Cane Lane in West Allis and share the true spirit of the season.

The West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland in December to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)

Neighbors will join together to show the spirit of the holiday season during “Sharing Christmas”, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. every evening November 28 through December 28. People come from all over the Midwest to drive or stroll through this uniquely decorated neighborhood. The highlight of the neighborhood is the Holiday Tree of Lights with more than 8000 lights. The event is free, but visitors may leave a donation if they wish. These donations translate into a perpetual gift of hope and life for children with cancer.

Throughout the month a variety of other entertainment is also offered. Scheduled to appear:

December 11 – Jon McGlocklin, co-founder and President of the MACC Fund and his wife Pam will be on-hand to greet visitors

December 13 – Captain of the U.S. Snow Sculpting Team Tom Queoff and other talented artists carve ice blocks into art in front of fifteen homes at 10:00 a.m. Come stroll through the neighborhood to see them before they’re gone!

December 13– Old Wisconsin Sausage Night – tasty treats will be distributed.

December 16 – 99WYMX’s Special Dinner with Dan & Jane at the Pleasant Valley Inn – evening proceeds to benefit Candy Cane Lane – only $9.99!

December 17 – The Buck’s Energee Dance Team, Bango, and other team Mascots will also be collecting donations this night. Now that’s what we call fun!

December 18 – Say hello and thanks to your Wisconsin Vietnam Vets. They continue to serve their community!

December 19 – Tripoli Shrine Night – Join in the fun when the Shriners collect donations and Clowns and Animals entertain the little ones!

December 20 – We know they can handle the heat, but how about the cold?!! Meet West Allis’ fire fighters and bring the kids to see their fire engines, ladder company engines, and paramedic units. Great, safe fun for the whole family.

You are also invited to enter your chance to win a Bombardier Rally 200 ATV – raffle tickets are $10.00 each and available by visiting the MACC Fund’s Shop for Hope online store Only 1,000 tickets will be sold so buy yours now!

The primary beneficiary of MACC Fund support is the Midwest Children’s Cancer Center, located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex grounds in Wauwatosa. This is the leading referral center for Southeastern Wisconsin. Research is conducted at the MACC Fund Research Center.


Contact Information

Colleen E. O’Neil
Development Officer
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.
10000 Innovation Dr. #135
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Toll Free: 1-800-248-8735
Phone: 414-456-5830
Fax: 414-456-6170

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