The 2018 50th Garden Walk was a big success. The Munroe-Meyer Guild had 1,000 people tour the five gardens, and comments from the visitors were overwhelmingly positive. The favorite seemed to be the Elmwood garden, and the Omaha World-Herald featured the walk, with photos and a great article, in the Monday newspaper. Aside from the private homeowner gardens, people were just in awe of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center’s Chihuly Sanctuary and thought Leslie’s Healing Garden was a great retreat for patients and families.
The Guild estimates that about $30,000 was raised, but a final figure will not be available until the Guild receives the proceeds from the Hy-Vee ticket sales. There were a record number of volunteers, and we wish to express our gratitude to everyone who helped. The OpPOURtunity Brew Coffee Cart was well received and a great outcome from the results of the proceeds of the 2017 Garden Walk. If you attended or volunteered, the Guild thanks you! Now we start looking for gardens for next year!
Mark your calendar for Sunday June 9th, 2019 for our 51st Garden Walk.
This event is open to the public and it takes place rain or shine!
Proceeds from the event benefit UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). MMI’s mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
The Munroe-Meyer Guild is a non-profit organization. The guild’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through fundraising for UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.
For more information, call 402-203-7270.