The idea for the Walk for Women event was initially developed by Cindy Gannon as a way to recognize the accomplishments of SEMO’s female student-athletes, while helping to raise money to support athletic scholarships.
Since its inception, Cindy helped guide this event, which has raised more than $500,000 for athletic scholarships. And now, although Cindy has retired after 30 years as a member of the SEMO Athletics Department, her legacy will continue to live on. Each spring, the Cindy Gannon Walk for Women will continue to be an event that celebrates women’s athletics at Southeast Missouri State University, and 2019 is no different.
This year’s Cindy Gannon Walk for Women, presented by IHOP of Cape Girardeau, is set for Saturday, April 13. The Walk will begin at Houck Field House and features a 30-minute walking route around campus. Attendees receive a Walk for Women t-shirt, breakfast after the Walk, and door prizes. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for kids to meet their favorite Redhawks, enjoy face painting, inflatables, and other activities.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event provide scholarships for Redhawk student-athletes. Since the inception of the Walk for Women, the funds raised have made it possible for Southeast to provide scholarships to more than 220 student-athletes, giving talented, hard-working student-athletes the chance to fulfill their dreams of playing their sport at the highest level while earning a college degree.
The 12th Annual Cindy Gannon Walk for Women will be held Saturday, April 13 at Houck Field House. You can learn more online at walkforwomen.semo.edu.