The Spedale family, in collaboration with the Forbeck Foundation, will be hosting the annual Walk the Lake for Kira Faith on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Reid Park Pavilion in Fontana, Wisconsin.
How It All Started
Kira Faith Spedale was an 11-year-old triplet and resident of Elmhurst, IL and Fontana, WI. Kira loved Lake Geneva, where she first learned to swim and spend long summer days with her family. In May 2013, Kira was diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain stem tumor called DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) and endured a pioneering fight. Join us to celebrate Kira’s life with music, laughter, raffles and fun when we Walk the Lake!
The Forbeck Foundation began in memory of Billy Guy Forbeck, who died of Neuroblastoma in 1984. The Foundation has hosted scientific forums for over 35 years, with many of those meetings being held in Lake Geneva, WI. Walk the Lake funded one of these forums on DIPG in 2019. The proceeds from this year's Walk the Lake will fund an upcoming brain tumor meeting in 2025. Events such as these are crucial to supporting researchers who focus on rare cancers.
Event Schedule Registration is from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Reid Park Pavilion in Fontana, Wisconsin. There are three different walks of various lengths along beautiful Lake Geneva’s public path allowing for participation at different skill levels. Please check-in at least 15 minutes before your start time.
9:00 AM - Start - Full Lake Walk
12:30 PM - Bus from Reid Park to Lake Geneva for 10 Mile Walk
3:00 PM - Start - 3 Mile Fun Walk
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Refreshments, Snacks and Raffle at Chuck's