May 21st at 6:00-7:00 pm

MOLINE, Ill. – Wells4Wellness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing safe, sanitary water wells to the people of Niger, Africa. Ten teams were challenged to cumulatively complete a virtual 6,000 mile walk for 60 days from the Quad Cities to Niger, Africa.

Wells4Wellness, a local-nonprofit organization based in the Quad-Cities, is announcing a concept contest.

Cafe Fresh, Moline, IL - November 17th 5pm-8pm

MOLINE, Ill. – William James Herath is a Los Angeles based author raising awareness of Wells4Wellness, Inc. by celebr...

Cafe Fresh, Moline, IL - November 17th 5pm-8pm
MOLINE, Ill. – William James Herath is a Los Angeles based author raising awareness of Wells4Wellness by celebrating the release of his latest book entitled: WHAT IS EVOLUTION?

About Wi...

This Exhibit is held in one of the oldest art clubs Salmagundi Club in New York City (June 22nd- July 10th)

Winter Fields

The Painting Titled "Winter Fields" measures 30 X 40 inches and is acrylic on canvas. The landscape depicts winter fields he passed as he was driving down a gravel road north of Davenport. He stopped on the side of the road to take a photo. Brad said it was so cold, the wind hit his face and brought tears to his eyes, which immediately froze on his cheeks. Right them he knew he wanted to capture the feelings toward that place, both inwardly and outwardly, The Acrylic painting was done a large scale 30 X 40 inches.

Brad was extremely excited to have a one of his pieces in the exhibit because he knows from firsthand experience how difficult it is to get a piece accepted. He had entered for the past 7 years. This year is a breakthrough for him.

There are only 75 pieces accepted in the entire United States.


Brad Bisbey began drawing and painting at the age of 9 and decided early on to pursue a career in fine art, particularly painting. He graduated from St. Ambrose University with a B.A. Degree in Art. Brad also studied with renowned portrait painter Daniel Greene in Chicago. An oil painter for many years, Brad developed an allergy to oil paint and solvents and had to find another medium in which to work. Acrylic paint was a possible solution. After getting used to the acrylic, Brad wouldn't return to oil paint, even if he could. Brad lives in Moline Illinois in the same house in which he grew up. He exhibits and teaches at Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio in Bucktown Center in Davenport, Iowa. He also maintains a website at And Facebook page

Artist's Statement

For me, painting is a personal journey, a kind of visual journal of life around me. Anyone and anything is a potential subject, so I try to stay awake to everything around me. Whatever the subject, I want first to be competent with the process and the materials, but I am equally concerned with communicating how I feel about what is before me. I am always looking for that balance between reason and emotion in my work. I must first have an emotional connection with the subject because I know that if a subject touches me, it may touch another person as well. In the final analysis, my painting is both a search and a means of communication.

Brad Also exhibits and teaches classes for all ages at the Bereskin Gallery in Bucktown Center in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Call for lesson or more information 563-370-0202

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

9:30pm - 12:00am

Miller Time Bowling

2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA

Jon and Holly Herath have beaten the odds over and over. At 25 years old, just over a year after marrying his college sweetheart Holly, Jon was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Hard times were upon them. With grit, determination, ongoing love, and the
support of fantastic medical staff, Jon survived his cancer and came out with a renewed passion for life, dedication to faith and family, and making the most of his time here. Despite ongoing renal issues, Jon finished his degree, went on to achieve a masters in educational administration, and built a life with Holly. They were lucky to be blessed with 2 children, Theodore and Ivy.

Jon and Holly lived lives of service. As passionate educators and musicians, they taught not only the love of music, but the idea that music can be a pathway to learn responsibility and scholarship. Jon found a home at District 300 in Lakewood School. He was a huge component of the school family there, forging strong relationships with his students over the years. Holly is a dedicated active member of the Air Force National Guard, serving her community and her country faithfully. Jon and Holly both have worked to personally raise thousands of dollars for cancer research over the years since Jon's illness. Additionally, Jon's impact on SD300 was profound, procuring tens of thousands of dollars in grant money for the district and sponsoring many after school programs for the kids.

Jon loved music, especially country and classical, and playing percussion. He was a die-hard Chicago sports fan, a lifelong lover of the Fighting Illini, and a Bears season ticket holder. Many of his students described him as like a second father.

But his greatest love was his family: Holly, Theodore, and Ivy. Anyone who met Jon and Holly knew that they were a perfect match with a special relationship. Jon doted on the kids and saw them as gifts from God. They led busy but very fulfilling lives, and they found strength in each other. Jon was the image of positive attitude and he strived to teach his students this same spirit. He would say, "We don't have bad days, only bad moments," trying to get others to understand that every moment is our chance to find good and to have a positive impact. We should strive for all good days.

On February 15th, 2014, Jon went to the doctor because he had been suffering from increasing exhaustion. The doctors identified a heart valve infection and immediately admitted him to the hospital. Three weeks later, after multiple surgeries, strokes, aneurysms, and complications, Jon was taken from Holly, Theodore, and Ivy on March 8th, and delivered to heaven to watch over them forever.

Family and friends of Jon Herath have planned a benefit for Holly, Theodore and Ivy to assist with their devastating loss and overwhelming expenses. We are writing to invite you to donate a silent auction item, merchandise, basket or monetary donation. An account has been established at Edward Jones. All proceeds go directly to the benefit of the family and will be used to help offset the high educational and care expenses for the kids, along with any ongoing medical expenses from Jon's treatment. Any gifts can be dropped off directly to 256 16th Ave., in East Moline or by contacting one of the committee members listed below for pickup. For any monetary donation, please make any checks payable to: The All Good Days Foundation. Please visit our website, for more information.

Water, Water Everywhere - A Local Event Seeks to Make a Global Difference

Third Annual Wells 4 Wellness 5K Run/Walk is July 12

MOLINE, Ill. (June 23, 2014) ? Quad City-area residents are invited to enjoy an event dedicated to good old H2O. The local nonprofit organization, Wells 4 Wellness, will hold its Third Annual 5KWalk/Run on July 12, 2014, Staging and stating line will now begin at the Moline Water Plant address 30 18th Street .Course is now along river drive heading west to 1st street and then return to The water plant.Funds raised at this event will provide persons in the Western African country of Niger access to clean, safe, water.

The race begins at 8 a.m. followed by a Kids4Water bucket relay at 9:00 a.m. and adult bucket relay at 9:15 a.m. Those watching the race can cool-off as the Moline Water Department opens fire hydrants along the racecourse.

"We are running to raise awareness and funds to support the building of wells for 30 communities in one of the world's most impoverished countries," said Pat Herath, founder of Wells4Wellness. "We enjoy that glass of clean water daily and may not give it much thought. The people in the Villages of Niger that for the ability to produce food, have good health and educate their children depends on access to a reliable water supply. Each race registrant will provide clean, safe water for a family of four for one year."

Participants have the option of carrying jugs filled with Mississippi River Water to demonstrate the burden of hauling water for basic household needs.

Register online at or on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Donations may be sent to Wells 4 Wellness at 1804 28th Avenue, Moline, IL, 61265. For further information, contact Pat Herath at 309-236-1301. Wells 4 Wellness is a 501c3 nonprofit, so donations are tax deductible.