Event History

 

Since 1997, Wheeling has raised over $725,000 for the Cancer Care Center, helping to give the members of our community affected by cancer the tools and the hope they need to fight this disease. Wheeling funds support programs and initiatives to help patients and their families deal with the effects of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer. This mission always remains the same, even as the event continues to evolve over time...  

1997 – Community Memorial Foundation decided to rally the community to raise funds for the Cancer Care Center at Community Memorial Hospital (CMH), and so began the Wheeling for Healing bike ride. 

2019 – The name was changed to Wheeling & Heeling for Cancer Ride/Run/Walk to better reflect the addition of the two-mile walk and 5K run. In late 2019, the hospital name was changed to Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital.

2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we switched gears and changed to a virtual format. Although it was without the beloved parking lot party, the Virtual Wheeling & Heeling for Cancer was a very successful fundraier with over 350 participants in all different locations. 

Over the past 23 years, Wheeling has become much more than a fundraiser. This Menomonee Falls tradition has become a celebration of life! Hundreds of participants gather each year to ride, run or walk in celebration of someone who has defeated cancer or in memory of someone lost to this devastating illness.

THANK YOU for your support of this meaningful and important community event! We could not do it without you.

 Virtual Wheeling - ED team collage

The "Keep ER Movin" team members participate in all different locations for the 2021 Virtual Wheeling & Heeling, but all with the common goal to support the health and healing of cancer patients in the Cancer Care Center. 


 Wicks Teri Ben Wagner 2019

Ben Wagner of WISN-TV, Teri Lux, president of Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, and Jerry and Debbie Wick, local business owners and chairs of the 2019 Wheeling & Heeling for Cancer, celebrate after the bike ride, walk and run.

 

Barb Theisen speaker 2012

Cancer Survivor Barb Theisen pumps up the crowd during the 2012 event. 

 

Amy D signing board 2011

Wheeling Participant, Dr. Amy Diestelhorst, writes a message of support for cancer patients and survivors during the 2011 event.

 

starting line 2006

On your mark, get set, GO! At the starting line of the 2006 bike ride.