Walt Kyle Mile Walk & The Dash 5k Run

in memory of Kristen O’Halloran

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sponsored by River Valley Bank



“My daughter, Kristen, lost her battle with this dreaded disease. Much like Walt, she battled the disease more than once. Unfortunately she didn’t win, but she, like Walt, inspired so many people. She has passed a baton onto all of us. We have to continue to give hope an support to all those who fight. This is why we initiated “The Dash” a memorial fund to support a cause like this.”

 Marsha O’Halloran


Walt Kyle; a community icon, a hockey coach, a father, husband… a cancer survivor.

For seven years, Walt has hosted this fundraising event to provide cancer patients at Beacon House with support, compassion and comfort. With “One Less Worry” we make a difference during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

We’ve added a 5k Run in honor of a beautiful young woman named Kristin O’Halloran, who considered Walt a mentor as she battled a rare form of cancer. She lost her battle just 5 years ago, but like Walt, wanted to use her struggle to help others with theirs.

And this year, we were inspired to add a “Dance-Walk” for our joy-filled friends who continuously support all our efforts at Beacon House. We’ll have great music to accompany our walk and encourage anyone who doesn’t run or finds “regular” walking dull to come on out and let loose with us!

Please join us and support those who are fighting the fight of their lives. Your participation or donation will make the world of difference to those entrusted in our care.

To register, click the WKM logo on the right side of the page. For more information, please call Beacon House at 906-225-7100. Thank you!


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Beacon House operates on a donation basis and guests are expected to contribute at a level that is affordable for them.