Backyard Weather for Juvenile Arthritis 2007


HRS Partners with Fox 6 Milwaukee to Fight Juvenile Arthritis...Recap and Thank You's!


If Vince Condella can influence the weather, then he did so for us!  Under clear skies, our 86+ degree Wisconsin September evening earned noteworthy support, big smiles, plenty of new awareness and a successful fundraiser for Juvenile Arthritis!

The magnitude in which kids suffer from Arthritis is sadly overlooked, and every little bit of awareness and fundraising creates a huge impact.  You each made this event a success!   It was easy to donate this event right back to the Arthritis Foundation and to award all camera time to Juvenile Arthritis awareness.  Nothing could be more rewarding than the compelling and well-spoken broadcast messages from Joel, Lauren, Heather, and of course, Vince!

Big thanks to every silent auction bidder/winner, fundraiser supporter, everyone who took time from his/her busy schedule to attend, everyone who tried, and everyone who expressed awareness, support and appreciation.   For special assistance - thank you to the HRS and Arthritis Foundation teams and to Amy Cooley and Gary Jablonski!  Constant smiles and laughter from our friends in attendance were priceless and not to be forgotten!

While HRS was of course our presenting sponsor, for additional silent auction and food item donations we send enormous gratitude to our friends at  Layton State BankSilver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQGrasch FoodsMITEC IncVelvacWest Bend MutualThe Union HouseLayton Fruit Market, Pitch's/Miss Katie's Diner,  Outback Steak House and Victor's on Van Buren.   The kids from Camp MASH (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting!) are still smiling from the luxury stretch limo rides donated by Benjamin Limousine, who also contributed transportation.

Event slideshow and broadcast highlights were created in Quicktime movie format for your enjoyment.  If you already have Quicktime on your computer (Mac and itunes users should already have this), just click on the links to play.  Should you experience difficulty or need Quicktime, please click here to download this free application from Apple.

    Play Slideshow:  Broadcast stills plus digital camera photos

    Play Juvenile Arthritis Message:  Quick highlights from Joel, Lauren, Heather & Vince (3.5 minutes)

    Play Full Highlights:  Compilation from all three Fox 6 News broadcasts (6.5 minutes)


How You Can Help Fight Juvenile Arthritis:


Attend an Event - Schedule of Local Events 

Become a Member - Get on a mailing list and decide later!

Autos for Arthritis

Become a Volunteer - Become a Counselor for Kids Camps or join a committee to plan/assist with a local event.

Make a Donation

Honor & Memorial Gifts

Planned Giving

Meet Our Sponsors - Sponsor your own corporate or personal event/program! Raise awareness, support pending legislature and/or raise/donate funds.  Everything helps!