On Friday, May 4, 2012, with hundreds of community supporters in attendance, the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva celebrated the opening of its brand new, 15,600-square foot facility at 442 Williamsburg Ave. in Geneva.
Flanked by Mike Vivoda, CEO of Central DuPage Hospital and Tom Wright, president of Delnor Hospital, and surrounded by LivingWell Board members, donors, volunteers and other supporters, LivingWell’s Executive Director Nancy Vance and Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns officially cut the ribbon to the new building.
“We are so pleased with the community response,” Vance said. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from many people who have helped us to expand into this wonderful new space, including all of our Board, our donors, our volunteers and the Cadence Health System.”
The new facility offers a wide range of services for cancer survivors and their families, including education, counseling, stress reduction classes, nutrition programs, children’s programs, fitness classes and much more, all completely free of charge.
“We are so grateful to the donors who make our programs possible, as we are dependent on the generosity of our community,” Vance said, "as one hundred percent of our operating expenses must be generated through fundraising."
LivingWell has provided free services to 12,000 cancer survivors since it opened its doors in 2005.
“We invite our community members to come by for a tour and to see the wonderful work that we are doing here at LivingWell. It is our honor to be able to serve those going through this difficult journey. I know that our new facility will allow us to continue do that important job even better.”
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center provides information and support services that address the challenges of people living with cancer, their family members and their friends. All services are provided at no charge to participants. LivingWell offers networking and support groups, educational programs, mind-body fitness classes, youth programs, a library, individual psychological and nutritional counseling and other services. The center is at 442 Williamsburg Avenue in Geneva and on the Web at www.LivingWellCRC.org. LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be called at 630-262-1111. LivingWell is a certified 501© nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the Cadence Health System.
SOURCE: LivingWell Cancer Center