The 21st year of making a difference in the life of a child with cancer opens on December 1! Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane in West Allis and share the true spirit of the season.
The West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland December 1-28 to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.).
Neighbors will join together to show the spirit of the holiday season during “Sharing Christmas”, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. the evenings of December 1-28. People come from all over the Midwest to drive or stroll through this uniquely decorated neighborhood. The highlight of the neighborhood is the Holiday Tree of Lights with more than 8000 lights.
The event is free, but visitors may leave a donation if they wish. These donations translate into a perpetual gift of hope and life for children with cancer.
Throughout the month a variety of other entertainment will also be offered:
December 7 & 13 – They shine as brightly as the lights! Meet your Milwaukee Buck’s Energee! Dance Team
December 8 –Go Panthers! UW-Milwaukee Women’s Basketball Team and head coach Sandy Botham
December 10 – Olympic Gold Medalist Bonnie Blair returns to greet visitors to Candy Cane Lane
December 16 – Say thank you to your Wisconsin Vietnam Vets. They continue to serve their community!!
December 16 – Bango, Bernie Brewer, the Racing Sausages, Verlo Mattress and other team Mascots will also be collecting this night. Now that’s what we call fun!
December 17 – Listen to E-Town on Milwaukee Public Radio, WUWM, 89.7FM at 10pm. Ron Ziolecki will be interviewed following his recognition by the popular radio show’s E-chievement award.
December 17 – Captain of the U.S. Snow Sculpting Team Tom Queoff and other talented artists carve ice blocks into art in front of ten homes at 10:00 a.m. Come stroll through the neighborhood to see them before they’re gone!
December 17 – Old Wisconsin Sausage Night – tasty treats will be distributed. Old Wisconsin will donate 10% of their sales to Candy Cane Lane so stock up on all your favorite holiday party snacks!
December 22 & 23 – The kids can talk to Santa and share their Christmas list on a Verizon wireless phone
December 23 – We know they can handle the heat, but how about the cold?!! Meet West Allis’ fire fighters and bring the kids to see their fire engines, ladder company engines, and paramedic units. Great, safe fun for the whole family.
We sure wish we could give Ol’ St. Nick a call to send some elves our way to help on Candy Cane Lane, but this is his busy season! So, we would be extremely grateful to anyone willing to volunteer their time for this year’s event. Just call 414-456-5830.
Colleen E. O’Neil Moran
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.
10000 Innovation Dr. #135
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Toll Free: 1-800-248-8735