Fenton Employees Walk to "D'Feet" ALS
employees walked to "D'Feet" ALS on Saturday, October 15,
to show support of Randy Weikel, longtime Fenton Sales
Representative and former Fenton Associate Sales Manager.
For the second straight year,
Randy's wife Lola captained the
"Rally Round Randy" team. Along with support from the
Weikel family, friends, former classmates and Fenton employees,
the "Rally Round Randy" team raised more than $15,000.
The Piedmont Triad - Walk to D'Feet ALS was
sponsored by the
"Catfish" Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association.
The 5K Walk, which had 685 participants, raised more than
Fenton employees traveled almost 5
hours to participate in the event. "We wouldn't have missed it
for the world," said Sue McCue, who worked with Randy at
The "Rally Round Randy" Team
consisted of more than 50 walkers. Fenton participants
included Scott Fenton, Shelley Fenton-Ash, Sue McCue, Joyce
Taylor and Jackie Hodges; recent Fenton employee, Becky Hendershot; and Fenton Gold Showcase Dealers, Bill and Joan
Winston-Salem Walk was one of 140 Walks scheduled this year
around the country. The Walks are important in raising funds
to help ALS patients and to support international cutting-edge
(From left to right) Bill Rhodes,
Jackie Hodges, Randy Weikel, Joan Rhodes, Joyce Taylor, Sue
McCue, Shelley Fenton-Ash, Becky Hendershot and Scott Fenton.
Currently, the Catfish Chapter
hosts 9 Walks across North and South Carolina that are growing
at a rapid rate — all due to the enthusiasm and dedication of
teams, walkers and sponsors.
Fenton Foundation of the Fenton Art Glass Company has been
providing philanthropic support for over 50 years. In 2004,
the Fenton Foundation selected the ALS Association as its
national partner. The ALS Association was chosen because of
the Fenton family’s direct experiences with this
disease, and to date, Fenton has donated more than $25,000 to
the ALSA through the sale of selected pieces. The Fenton
family will continue to work in partnership with ALSA to make
advances in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. For more
information about ALS and The ALS Association, visit
or call 1-800-782-4747.