Walking for Waterford Place

Aurora Carillon Lions Club hosts walkathon to benefit people with cancer
A rep from Waterford Place takes a selfie with the walkers from the Aurora Carillon Lions Club during their walkathon.

Determined to “move their feet to defeet cancer,” the Aurora Carillon Lions Club hosted a walkathon on Sept. 30 to benefit Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center. The club raised $1,600.

“We have a very generous community,” says Vanessa Liveris, the group’s president.

Nearly 60 walkers completed a 5K to raise money for the not-for-profit center that provides programs and services free of charge to anyone affected by cancer.

“It was a wonderful event with many happy walkers — and a beautiful day weatherwise,” Liveris says, Walkers and their family members and neighbors were very generous. The 5K took place in the Carillon neighborhood. 

The service club’s goals are to serve the community with various activities throughout the year. Its previous donations to Waterford Place include monetary donations as well as items from the center’s wish list. Members hope to continue to support Waterford Place activities and raise awareness of the resource center and its many programs.

“Some of our neighbors have had cancer,” Liveris says. “Some are survivors and some are still fighting.” She praised the Waterford Place wig salon, which provides wigs to both men and women who have cancer.

”It’s a wonderful feeling of fulfillment, contributing to such a worthy organization,” she says. ”We have a wonderful relationship with Waterford Place.”

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