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WEF Announces 2021 Wellness Event - "Move Forward"

The Waukesha Education Foundation, Inc. (WEF) is pleased to announce the 2021 Spring Wellness event, “MOVE FORWARD” which will take place from March 28-April 24 and include many FREE wellness-related events and activities that are open to the entire Waukesha community.

This reimagined event highlights many Waukesha area businesses and community organizations that provide wellness-related services. The Waukesha Education Foundation has partnered with these organizations to offer free events via an online event calendar housed on the event website, https://bit.ly/wefmoveforward 

“We know that 2020 was a very difficult year for many area businesses and community members alike. We thought this would be the perfect year to move away from our traditional walk/run and try something different,” said Lynnette Kalmadge, Executive Director. “We know there are many organizations in our area that are ready to help people on their path to wellness and we are thrilled to provide them with a platform that allows them to share their services and allows our community members to get a wellness experience at no cost.” 

In addition to the hosted wellness events, the event encourages people to get moving. Anyone in the community may visit the event website and click on the movement tracker to track their movement minutes and “credit” them to a school of their choice. The two schools (one elementary and one secondary) with the highest average movement minutes per enrolled student will win a grant to be used for a wellness-related initiative. 

“We have developed resources for educators to use in their classrooms to get kids moving at school and have programs available for adults, kids, and families that focus on everything from physical fitness to mental health and wellness, creativity, and nutrition. There are educational seminars and outdoor hikes and even meditation programs at the Planetarium. The events are mostly virtual, but the events that are being held in person will be compliant with CDC and Waukesha County guidelines to keep everyone safe. Our goal is to get people moving and focusing on something positive,“ said Garrett Sheskey, Event Chair and Board Director. 

“We are most appreciative of the positive response from our business community, “ said Sheskey. Businesses involved in this initiative include presenting sponsors Buelow Vetter and vonBriesen & Roper, sc., as well as Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, the Waukesha YMCA, Delta Dental, Wisconsin Youth Company, Lee Recreation, The Equitable Bank, JK Lee, ProHealth Care, and the Friends of the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium. The WEF is also appreciative of the WEF annual sponsors that support this event, as well as the many organizations that have opened their doors (virtually or otherwise) to support this great initiative. 

More information about the Waukesha Education Foundation Inc., their sponsors, and this event can be found on their website at www.waukeshaeducationfoundation.org or by calling 262 970-1143. Additional sponsorships are still available.

Lynnette Kalmadge
execdirector@waukeshaeducationfoundation.org
262 970-1143