Big Fun at Al Sigl's WalkAbout

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin

Winners of the annual costume contest wait to receive their awards. Photos courtesy of Jolana Babacek Photography and Al Sigl.

Winners of the annual costume contest wait to receive their awards. Photos courtesy of Jolana Babacek Photography and Al Sigl.

I am a shameless morning person but my co-founders most definitely are not.  So convincing them to arrive at Eastview Mall by 8:30 am on a Sunday morning was no small feat. It was, however, one that I was more than happy to accomplish. So I dragged them, kicking and screaming, to set up our table.

Kurtis Kracke (left) and Brad Dunn (right), tired but present at the Thermapparel table for WalkAbout.

Kurtis Kracke (left) and Brad Dunn (right), tired but present at the Thermapparel table for WalkAbout.

WalkAbout is an event that is very close to my heart. Each year Al Sigl hosts the walk at Eastview Mall to raise money for it's member agencies. Most importantly, however, WalkAbout is a celebration of the abilities of the children serviced by Al Sigl's member agencies. 

I had the wonderful privilege last year to volunteer for WalkAbout and fell in love with the charming children and their ingenious costumes.

Costume contest participants wait to hear results from the judges. 

Costume contest participants wait to hear results from the judges. 

This year Al Sigl was kind enough to offer us a table to showcase UnderCool. We have partnered with Al Sigl since our inception and it is always rewarding to demonstrate our products and progress to the communities that need our cooling solutions the most. We learn so much from the thoughts and impressions of our local experts (hint: that's you!).

Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin at Thermapparel's table talking about UnderCool to a walker.

Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin at Thermapparel's table talking about UnderCool to a walker.

By the end of the event, even Brad and Kurtis perked up (the free coffee certainly helped). We all had so much fun at the event and cannot wait for next year!

For more information on WalkAbout, visit here.