The CEF of Southern Illinois annual fundraiser this year is two events opportunities.  The first opportunity to help us raise ministry funds is to join the month long WALK-A-THON Challenge. Here's how it works...
 The WALK-A-THON is a virtual event. The duration is Sept 1 - Oct 7.  * waivers will need to be signed by all registered walkers.

1.  Recruit friends, family, church groups, GNC teams to form a team. 
Come up with a FUN or Unique team name! Each team member will need to register separately. Please indicate the TEAM NAME that you are joining when you register! Use this as a time of fellowship by walking together or log miles walked individually and tally team miles at the end. Individual walkers are welcome also! There will be awards for both categories.

2. This is the FUNDRAISING part! Ask friends, family, people at church, work, or neighbors to pledge an amount for your miles walked or they can just give a donation of any amount to support the mission. 
This can be a one time pledge or per mile. *Walk log and pledge sheet will be emailed to each walker. Please call or text if you need them mailed to you. Downloads are below. 
3. Log your miles and take pledges! 

Please take pictures of your team or selfies and share them on social media. Join Us on FB  We will see it if you use #cefsiwalk or #cefsiwalkathon2023
We really hope this will be a FUN way to Raise FUNDS for the Mission to Local Children, Create Awareness to the Mission, a Little Competition, Promote Health & Fitness to the Body.

4. Collect all the Pledge Donations that each walker has raises for the mission. 

5. On Saturday, Oct. 7th Join Us for the Event Finale at Beautiful Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass! 
Bring your Pledge Money, Pledge Sheet along with your (miles walked) Log Sheets!
Walker Check-In (10:00am) To Turn in Pledge Donations, Log Sheets, Pick up T-Shirt  & Get Team Photo at The Cross.

*If no one from your team is able to come to The Cross on Oct 7th. then Donations and Pledges and your Team Walking Log Sheets can be mailed to CEF Southern IL Chapter P.O. Box 403, Carbondale, IL. 62903. We hope that your entire Team can attend the event on Saturday, Oct 7th, so you can enjoy the FUN, pick up T-shirts and get a Team Photo taken at The Cross! 

 The Oct 7th Event Finale at Bald Knob Cross will include:
  • Live music by Riven a Gospel Quartet from the St. Louis area
  • Awards for the Walk-A-Thon Winners 
  • Silent Auction
  • Food Trucks, Coffee & Dessert Vendors 
  • Free Activities for Kids & Inflatables 
  • Prayer Path & Amazing Views of the Fall Colors!
  • Bring your Lawn Chairs and the Whole Family!
  • Event is 10am to 2pm 
  • Please Share the Event and Invite Others! THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYONE!

Bald Knob Cross
of Peace

Among the foothills of the Ozark Mountain range that stretch into Union County and southern Illinois, rises a beacon, a monument of peace, faith, charity, and of hope.
Towering above the landscape at a over 111 feet, and visible for over 7,500 square miles, this is the Bald Knob Cross of Peace – one of the largest crosses in the United States.
Bald Knob Cross is situated in the Shawnee National Forest near the small town of Alto Pass, Illinois. BK Mountain itself towers 1000 feet above sea level.

 The Southern Illinois Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois, Inc. is excited and over joyed to be hosting the 2023 Fall Event at Bald Knob Cross of Peace. The beautiful Cross stands a beacon of light in Southern Illinois and represents long-standing faith and perseverance.

Please plan to come! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7, 2023 (10am - 2pm)
No matter what county you call home in Southern Illinois , visiting Bald Knob Cross and supporting the mission of CEF Southern IL to children is worth the drive! See you there!