Above / Naperville Senior Center again will host its fourth annual Mini Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services, a family-owned business designed for Naperville-area adult residents unable to safely stay home alone, including those with cognitive and physical challenges, will be hosting its 4th Annual Mini Relay For Life from June 13-20, 2018, on the center’s indoor track. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser cancer walk for the American Cancer Society.
“Seniors and staff alike will be participating,” said Mike Cooper, co-owner of Naperville Senior Center. “We will be walking, ‘walkering’ and wheeling around our exclusive 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.”
Kiyoko Czech, American Cancer Society’s Community Manager, Relay For Life, added, “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.”
Luminary Ceremony set to begin at 5:40PM on June 20
Beginning at 5:40PM on Wed., June 20, following the relay, there will be a luminary ceremony open to the public at Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services, 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 Cynthia Warner, the center’s Activity Coordinator and relay team co-captain.
Thirty five seniors walked and wheeled around the center’s indoor track at last year’s event, raising $5,007, in the fight against cancer, bringing their three-year total raised to $12,014. Their efforts put them in fourth place for funds raised at the city-wide Naperville 2017 Relay For Life of 34 teams.
“We are very proud of our members’ efforts. They are awesome,” Cooper said.
To donate directly to the Naperville Senior Center Relay For Life team, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/NapervilleSeniorCenter.
Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services since 2015
Naperville Senior Center, a family-owned business opened in 2015, provides peace of mind and coaching for caregivers, as well as dozens of activities and exercises for their family members. Owners Pam Cooper, Physical Therapist, and Mike Cooper, Certified Caregiver Consultant, along with their specialized staff of Activity Coordinator, Registered Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants, plan and lead enjoyable activities for seniors
throughout the day designed around their Members’ interests, abilities and needs.
Naperville Senior Center members vocalize, theorize, harmonize, evangelize and sometimes even close their eyes, but most importantly socialize and exercise.
For more information, and to schedule a free trial, call (630) 857-3017, or visit www.napervilleseniorcenter.com.
Photos courtesy Mike Cooper.