We will be walking, ‘walkering’ and wheeling around our indoor track all week to raise money to fight cancer. The Naperville Senior Center mini-relay is less strenuous, but still allows our members to give back to the community.
Naperville, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2017
Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services, designed for Naperville-area adult residents unable to safely stay home alone, including those with cognitive and physical challenges, will be hosting its 3rd annual mini Relay For Life from June 14-21 on the center’s indoor track. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser cancer walk for the American Cancer Society.
“Seniors and staff alike, as well as Shannon Webster, Ms. Wheelchair Illinois 2017, will be participating,” said Pam Cooper, Physical Therapist and co-owner of Naperville Senior Center. “We will be walking, ‘walkering’ and wheeling around our indoor track all week to raise money to fight cancer. For many seniors with mobility problems, a full Relay For Life can be a daunting task. The Naperville Senior Center mini-relay is less strenuous, but still allows our members to give back to the community.”
Added Kiyoko Czech, American Cancer Society’s Community Manager, Relay For Life, “This is a great opportunity for our elderly loved ones to participate in community activities, as well as raise money for this very worthwhile cause.”
On Wednesday, June 21, following the relay, there will be a luminary ceremony open to the public at Naperville Senior Center, located at 1504 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 120. “We look forward to seeing the community come together for the luminary ceremony and invite those who are interested in making a donation to the cause,” added Theresa Capone, the center’s director of fun and relay team captain.
Seventeen seniors walked and wheeled around the center’s indoor track at last year’s event, raising $4,590 in the fight against cancer, almost double the amount raised, $2,420, in 2015. Their efforts put them in 5th place for funds raised at the city-wide Naperville Relay For Life.
To donate directly to the Naperville Senior Center Relay For Life team, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=2204825&fr_id=81125&pg=team.
About Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services
Naperville Senior Center provides expert adult day care in a comfortable, affordable and socially engaging environment. Its specialized staff plans and leads enjoyable activities for seniors throughout the day designed around its members’ interests, abilities and needs. Its members vocalize, theorize, harmonize, evangelize and sometimes even close their eyes, but most importantly socialize and exercise. For more information, please call (630) 857-3017, or visit http://www.napervilleseniorcenter.com.
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