"Team Phoebe" Walks for the Family Matters Principles of Leadership


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Join "Team Phoebe" May 18 for the Family Matters Walkathon! Have Fun! Support an Award-Winning Youth Program! Celebrate Phoebe's Birthday!

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Phoebe King

Team Phoebe

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  • Charlotte Kaufman: Walking with you in spirit. Happy Birthday Phoebe!
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  • Douglas Pietz: work dictates for me tommorrow but , Happy Birthday Phoebe ! and Walk-On !
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  • Amanda Adams: I''m psyched about tomorrow's walk! Good times with good people.
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  • Danielle M. Gleason: Yeah Phoebe, sounds really good!
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It's a Walkathon! It's a Picnic! It's Phoebe's Birthday!

Family Matters, Inc., has been cultivating young minds in the North of Howard community (in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood) for 25 years. Using Principles of Leadership, which encompass peaceful conflict resolution, positive thinking, language and responsible decision-making skills, Family Matters teaches and models these communications tools in a safe, supportive environment.

On May 18, Team Phoebe will be joining hundreds of walkers to support Family Matters' mission in their 24th Annual Walkathon. May 18 also happens to be Phoebe's birthday! You are cordially invited to walk, picnic, donate or all of the above! The 5-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at Gale Academy (corner of Marshfield Avenue and Jonquil Terrace). The walk ends with a picnic in Willye B. White Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and we walk rain or shine!

Here are the many ways you can participate:

  • Join Team Phoebe. Let Phoebe know you want to walk and she'll add you to the team. Each team member is responsible for raising at least $20. You'll get a Walkathon T-shirt, a team tag, the chance to compete in the Golden Sneaker Award and the satisfaction of knowing your pledges go to support a worthwhile organization at a hyperlocal level! Team Phoebe members can link to this page and collect pledges online ($10 minimum) or collect pledges and bring them to the Walkathon on May 18. Refreshments will be provided along the route and after the walk we'll enjoy a fantastic picnic/ birthday party! (There will be cake and balloons!)
  • Come to the Picnic/Birthday Party! Not up for a 5-mile walk? Then come to the picnic afterwards! We'll be celebrating in Willye White Park (half a block south of the Walkathon starting point) after the walk at about 12:30 pm. Please donate online (click on Phoebe's name in the "Team Members" list above and use your debit/credit card; it's a secure site) or give what you can at the picnic when we pass the basket. But please don't let lack of funds keep you from coming to the party! You are more than welcome to join us! This is Phoebe's birthday party, after all! :-)
  • Donate to Family Matters. Although we'd love to see you on May 18, we understand that other commitments and distance may get in the way. Please consider sponsoring Team Phoebe with a tax-deductible donation (click on Phoebe's name in the "Team Members" list above and use your debit/credit card; it's a secure site). Family Matters is truly making a difference in the lives of children Phoebe sees in her neighborhood every day. Lack of opportunity contributes tremendously to which paths a young person chooses. Family Matters helps expand horizons.

May 18 is a milestone birthday for Phoebe this year. Please help make it memorable while supporting a worthwhile organization. Go, Team Phoebe!

PS This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event.

Team Captain

Phoebe King Phoebe King

  1. Karen GerbigKaren Gerbig 05/18/2013 at 11:51 AM ET
    how do i make a donation?
  2. Phoebe KingPhoebe King 05/17/2013 at 10:21 PM ET
    Thanks, you guys! Amanda, I'm looking forward to it, too! (((hugs)))
  3. Phoebe KingPhoebe King 04/14/2013 at 01:06 AM ET
    OMGoodness! It took me long enough to figure out how to add my name to the "Team Members" list! Click on "Fundraise" in the Join This Team box. You get to start your own page attached to the Team Phoebe page. And now people can submit pledges in YOUR name!