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Walt Kyle
Walt Kyle


MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Walt Kyle along with River Valley Bank are partnering to present the second annual River Valley Bank – Walt Kyle Mile Cancer Walk on Saturday, Aug. 29. The walk will begin at the bank’s 1140 West Washington St. branch office at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the walk will go to help sponsor cancer patients living at the Beacon House during their treatments. Last year’s event drew over 200 people and raised almost $7,000.
Kyle is a two-time cancer survivor. According to Kyle it takes internal determination, a great team of medical staff and the support of a community to help patients successfully make it through cancer treatment. 
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The group will begin walking from the bank and follow Washington St. down to the lake and back for a distance of approximately three miles.     
Participants 16 and under who donate $10 or more will receive the official Walt Kyle Mile t-shirt. Adults who donate $20 or more will receive the official t-shirt. Kyle will be joining the group for the walk and will be available after for a meet and greet. Subway sandwiches will also be served.
For more information about the walk and to register visit the web site ( or contact Stacy Chantelois at 906-226-0293 or e-mail her at
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director