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FuNFest 2015

posted Oct 1, 2015, 7:04 AM by School Publications   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 7:18 AM ]

    The Walk Family's 5th FuNFest will be held on Saturday, October 3 from noon to 6 p.m.  FuNFest is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Walk family at Gatch Lake near Vandalia, Illinois.  FuNFest includes games, bounce houses, face painting, a silent auction and a bake sale along with Cow Patty Bingo!  Food and drinks are available for purchase.  All proceeds from the event are donated to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Washington University NF Center.

    The Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Team NF are hosting this occasion.  The NF Center's Club NF will travel to FuNFest to help support the event.  Club NF is a family-focused educational program for children with NF1.  Their goal is to provide opportunities for families to learn how they can use everyday activities to improve skills frequently underdeveloped or delayed in children with NF1.  NF therapists will lead games and activities that reinforce motor skills, which are commonly delayed in children with NF1.

    FuNFest is free to enter.  The cost is $10 per person for unlimited games and bounce houses. Food and drink are available for $1-3.  Every child must be accompanied by his/her parent or guardian.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 2, to Kirsten Brouillet at

by Addison Cage