Michigan Community Supports the Amyloidosis Foundation – “I Ran for Joann”

Michigan Community Supports the Amyloidosis Foundation – “I Ran for Joann”

The Amyloidosis Foundation hosted a 5k run and 2 mile walk on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in honor of Joann Waldo, who passed away from amyloidosis in 2016.

Joann’s best friend Shari Tollefson and her daughter Alicia (Joann was Alicia’s Godmother) organized this fundraiser with lots of help from the community in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, during Crystal Fall’s Summer Fest.

Thanks to over 150 participants, $12,000+ was raised which will be used by the foundation for patient support, education, awareness and research leading to a cure.

We appreciate all the runners, walkers and many volunteers who made this day so special. Everyone enjoyed snacks and refreshments after the run/walk and bid on the basket raffles donated by local companies and friends of Joann. Plans are being made to make this an annual event.

Thank you to all of the sponsors below for your support,

including Results Broadcasting, WHTO Radio Now and

Frog Country Radio for public service announcements for this event.


Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics

CoVantage Credit Union

Dickinson County Healthcare System

Cindy Fabbri

Florence Motor Sales

Fresenius Kidney Care             

Ray and Theresa Hagglund

Iron County Medical Care Facility

Jacobs Funeral Home

Joseph Hufanda, D.D.S.

Lato Lumber Co., Inc

Lud Stoor Agency

Minerick Logging Inc.

Nash Funeral Home

Northwoods Family Physical Medicine

Nylund Foods Inc.

Martin & Kathy Phelan

RE/MAX North Country

The John Fornetti Dental Center

Today’s Smile Dental