ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- At Busch Stadium, folks volunteering for the American Heart Association were getting ready for their big walk Saturday morning. It`s the group`s largest event and more important largest fundraiser of the year.
They usually raise about $1.5 million, money for research, but they aren`t too concerned the weather will hurt donations. Jennifer Jaeger an walk organizer said, "For the most part, most of the funds have been accounted for, so most of the time we don`t see a big difference whether it`s sunny or raining."
Not far away in south city, they`re cooking up a fiesta for Saturday. The Cinco de Mayo celebration on Cherokee Street goes on whether it`s chili today or hot tamale. It`s important to the family owned restaurants and bars in the area.
Anne McCullough, a spokeswoman for the event said, "It`s really important to the entire and to the business on Cherokee they do a lot business and bring a lot of customers down here that day and are able to offer samples and drink and give them a taste of what they can get every day on Cherokee Street."
The pouring rain in Forest Park won`t stop folks from pouring more than 100 kinds of beer at the 18th annual St. Louis Micro Fest. It`s also an important fund raiser for kids who are disadvantaged. Organizers believe St. Louisans are compassionate people who like beer and will show up and support a good cause despite it being cold and wet.
Joe Miller is in charge of the Micro Fest, "No matter the weather we want everyone to get their money`s worth. This is the big fundraiser for the Lift for Life Gym, so it has to be a big success for inner city youth and the programs we run at the gym."