Heyl Royster



Firm Supports 17th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind


The 17th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind in support of brain tumor research was held on September 28. Mark Linder was the son of Rex Linder. Mark Linder's mission in creating the Walk was to raise brain tumor awareness in the community, raise funds for brain tumor research, and to create a network of support for brain tumor survivors.

Many past and present Heyl Royster employees volunteered and participated in the event. Heyl Royster's Sonja Ahrens (brain tumor survivor) is on the Executive Board and Planning Committee. Amy Clark and Colleen Clark helped with logo/t-shirt design and signage for the event. The firm graciously approved use of Peoria office space by the committee for work space and storage. Hoang Kautz coordinates the Raffle Basket creations, and on the Walk day she was assisted by Heyl employees including Heather Young, Vickie Motteler, and Sheryl Barra. Corina Smith and Ashley Smith worked the goody bag and food tables.

A special mention must be made regarding the 10+ years of care and dedication from Mary Brocksmith. The Walk for the Mind would not be what it is today without her involvement.

This year’s walk was a huge success drawing over 1,000 people including over 60 brain tumor survivors. For more information, or to donate, see www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org