I.E., CA CHOC WALK 2010

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  1. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Stay tuned folks for all the exciting news and updates regarding CHOC Walk 2010. I'll be posting everything you'll want to know and then some within the week.[face_dancing]
  2. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    YAY, CHOC WALK!! SOOOOO EXCITED! [face_dancing]

    Come on, IEFF!!! Let's take go with the most people we've ever gone with!
  3. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    Ronnie and I are signed up for CHOC Walk 2010!!!!!
    Come on IEFF!!! Let's have a great turn out this year!!!

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    Sign up for CHOC Walk
  4. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Okay folks of the IEFF...It's time to start planning for our annual CHOC Walk. If you've never done this before, you're in for a very special treat indeed! 15,000 walkers get to walk a 5K before both parks open to music, characters, cheerleaders, fireworks, fall decorations and all around recognition and great spirits! It's the coolest thing you'll do this year. All money will benefit the Childrens Hospital of Orange County ---> CHOC!


    Once one the home page to the CHOC website, you'll see a video of last years walk they filmed at Disneyland as well as what you're walking for...which of course is for the children with life threatening diseases. It's really sad to see some of the banners that people carry with the pictures of children who have already died this past year and the families walk in their honor. Sheila gets teary eyed every time she sees them. If you all know anything about my wife, that rarely happens, not even in a sad movie.


    By the way, 21 seconds into the video that's on the home page of CHOC's website, as it's panning Main street when the walk begins, you'll see none other than the IEFF for a brief moment! Watch for the banner!=D= [face_dancing]

    CHOC Website





    Step by Step Instructions on how to join the IEFF team for CHOC:


    On the homepage link that's been posted, click the "register" button on the top of page

    Click the "I agree" button

    Click the "join a team" button

    Click the down arrow to display teams and find Inland Empire Fan Force

    Click onto the IEFF

    From there, you'll completely fill out the walker registration info (look for the red *)
    Under the "Choc walk in the park registration area" (middle of page), you'll see three choices to pick from...Pick the 1st one that says "Choc walk registration: No Fee"

    Make sure you pick your t-shirt size

    Click continue

    Click continue again on the next page

    From there, you'll be taken to your very own CHOC Walk home page with lots of info for you



    Any questions, you can call me or post here and we'll get you all good to go! Here's a few pics from CHOC...enjoy!


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    Just getting there


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    Morning Fireworks...awesome


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    People still coming in as we're going out


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    I told you...cheerleaders


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    How cool is this


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    Yea...we made it


    There's so many pics to choose from...I wanted to give you all a small sample here. Please join us this year as we want this to be our biggest year yet! We want all of you to be in pictures for this 2010 CHOC Walk as you'll be glad you did and you'll be hooked, I promise!











  5. LordMarduk Jedi Grand Master

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    What time does the walk start at?
  6. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    We stay at a hotel the night before the walk. Splitting the hotel cost makes this cheap.
    We meet down in Anaheim, have dinner, and then go to sleep and usually wake up around 4:30am.
    There is usually massive traffic to get into the park so we try to get there as soon as we can, I think by 6. Parking is FREE!!! :D
    Then we have to walk from the parking structure to the park and line up with everyone on Main Street.
    We are usually pretty close to the front, which is nice. That's why we get there as soon as we can.
    Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45am and the walk starts at 7:00am.
    I think we're usually done around 9:30 or 10. We stop to take pictures during the walk, so it takes us longer. [face_laugh] And then we go to Disneyland after.
    It is soooooo much fun and you don't even feel like you've walked 5K. :D
    And you're doing it for a really good cause.
  7. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    This should be a "MUST DO" for everyone who hasn't experienced this. You will totally love this and it goes for a great cause. Even though you wake up early, it's okay because you're all excited and pumped! You get to be in the parks BEFORE they open and get to go "behind the scenes" while walking, pretty cool actually.


    All you newer members of the IEFF...I am Demanding <----(Kidding)that you go to this. seriously though, I as well as anyone whose gone to this will tell you that it is one of the funnest and most awesomest things you'll ever get to do. We who have done this in the past 5 years now wouldn't think of not going as it's super duper special. Look at all the pics from the past several years for CHOC and you'll see some really cool stuff you never get to see or experience while there.


    Ofcourse going to the Park is discounted that day and is totally decorated with Fall decorations. If you've never seen Disneyland during the Fall season, you're totally missing out...it's a "MUST DO"![face_pumpkin]


    So far we've got FIVE walkers. We need Six to walk as a team. I've got a couple of friends that will be joining us this year for the walk. They'll be signed up within a week. This will put us at Seven walkers. I want as many of you there not only supporting our main IEFF charity but to truly experience this event. We can make this our best year yet!


    The walk as you know is October 17th. That gives you a little over THREE MONTHS to make plans on attending this. There's simply no reason you couldn't make it to this short of something major happening at that time for you. We want all of you "NEWBEES" there, as you'll be hooked and won't be able to wait for next year! Come join us [face_dancing] [:D] =D=
  8. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    This might be useful for all of you who don't have Disneyland annual passes. Sheila + I volunteer each year for the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon in September. This year, it'll take place Sept 3rd-5th. You have to work a qualifying amount of time. Either one 8 hour or two 4 hour shifts <----That's what we did last year.

    I let you all know this, as you'll get a bunch of goodies, food, and oh yeah, FREE DISNEYLAND TICKETS!

    Click the link below and on the bottom left side of the homepage, click the volunteer link and go from there. You'll send Lisa an email requesting that you're interested in volunteering. She'll get with you. You can in turn use these tickets for admission to CHOC, as you'll receive them at the end of your volunteering. Now Disneyland is FREE for CHOC!

    Go here to volunteer for Disneyland 1/2 Marathon and get free Disneyland ticket for CHOC



    Here's a few pics of Sheila + I from last year

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    Right before all the people came in to register


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    Next day before the run...breakfast from Disney


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    This was our water station, we set this up, filled the cups with H2O and passed them to the runners
  9. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Okay folks...remember to get yourself signed up this fantasic event! You'll be glad you did. Just follow the instructions above or call or PM if you need help. The IEFF Rocks!=D=
  10. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm hoping to run this race next year!

    Wont make CHOC as it's falling on the time of year we go away for our anniversary.
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  12. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    So here's where we're at IEFF Fans...we've got SEVEN folks walking this years CHOC Walk! Great job for those who've signed up already...still wanting the rest of you to join us though, as we want this year to be our biggest turn out yet! This is CHOC's 20th year anniverary and YOU need to be a part of the magic...yes YOU![face_dancing]



    Here's a few more pics to "motivate" you to join us this year :)


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    Our first walk


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    Rollin right along


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    Yea...we made it






  13. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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  14. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Okay folks...if you haven't done so yet, I would HIGHLY suggest you email Lisa at Disney to see about volunteering for the Disneyland marathon on the weekend of Sept 4th or 5th. By doing so, you can earn a FREE TICKET TO DISNEYLAND that you can use for admission to the park on the day of CHOC if you don't have passes.


    Like I mentioned and posted pics from last year, we had a blast and got free tickets to which we gave as gifts. The wifey and I were asked to be TEAM LEADERS for the first watering station on the route for this years run! We are honored and hopefully some of you will get our section...how fun would that be![face_dancing]


  15. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Okay folks, volunteer spots are filled for the Disneyland Marathon to where you could've gotten yourselves FREE tickets to use on CHOC. No worries though, you've still got time to sign up and make a difference and do something totally awesome and fun even if you join us for the walk and hopefully breakfast too! For those on the fence deciding whether or not to join us, I want you to think about this...you'll be helping out with a totally awesome charity, you'll have a guaranteed awesome super duper time, you get to see Disneyland behind the scenes, you'll see characters like never before, morning fireworks...I could totally go on and on. This is the type of event you'll always want to be apart of and won't be able to wait for next years, as it's so addictive. This is the IEFF's 5th year! Come be apart of something truly magical. Do what you have to to join us even if it's for the walk only, you be so glad you did!


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  16. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    BUMP!

    Join the team here

    To sponsor someone click on their name and follow the instructions from this page here

    I picked out the plan so far for folks (Feel Free to Update it Captain Mike!):

    Saturday Night - Meet in Anaheim, Dinner, Stay at Hotel (Split room cost)
    Sunday 4:30am - Wakey Wakey!
    Sunday 6am ish - Get to park
    Sunday 6:45am - Opening Ceremonies
    Sunday 7:00am - Walk Starts
    Sunday 9:30 - Finish walk then head into the park for more fun fun fun!

    You can have people sponsor you directly via your webpage once you join the team of you can collect donations. These will need to be given to Mike before the event as he will go drop them off and pick up the swag.

    I wont make it this year as I am running a 5k race that day in Long Beach as part of my half marathon training.

    First team member to post in here gets a sponsorship from me!
  17. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    Thanks Stuart. We should have hotel info soon.

    P.S. OOOH! Pick me!!!!!! :D
  18. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Done!
  19. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    Thanks, Stuart!!! You're awesome!!! :D
  20. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Thanks for the update and sponsoring Nikol, YOU ROCK!!!=D=

    Here's a list so far of whose walking this year. If you're not on the list, WE WANT YOU WITH US! [face_dancing] =D= [:D]



    This Years Walkers


    Mike, Sheila, Dane
    Ronnie + Nikol
    Caia (Great Job!!!):D
    Mike + Aubrie (friends of ours and possibly new members)


    I'd like to have at least 10 of us this year walk. This is CHOC's 20th anniversary and our 5th anniversary walking! I promise you'll have an awesome time - come join us!!!
  21. Darth_Al Jedi Master

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    Im signing on as well...but will be waking up waaaaaaaay early on Sunday morn to make the trek rather than staying overnight. Looking forward to my first choc walk!
  22. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    Yay Allen!!!!! :D You'll love it. Not the getting up really early part. ;) The rest of it.
  23. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    2010 CHOC Walkers


    Mike, Sheila, Dane
    Ronnie + Nikol
    Caia (Great Job!!!)
    Mike + Aubrie (friends of ours and possibly new members)
    Allen


    I know we have a person or two or three that wants to do this still! The wifey and I were at Disneyland yesterday and it's all decked out in Fall Holiday Decor, beautiful!:)
  24. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Easy now, got lots of stuff going on :p
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