Letter: What it is today

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Nearly eight years ago, four community members had a dream to provide cancer patients and those affected by cancer a resource unlike any other in the Fox Valley area. Their vision was to create a place where people could be educated, supported, empowered and strengthened. In 2005, they opened the doors of LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and welcomed the public to find hope and healing.

It was a humble beginning – a folding table and chairs, a few brochures and some big-hearted volunteers. But the response from the community was overwhelming, and support for LivingWell grew. Each year, hundreds more community members came to see how they could be helped, and soon LivingWell was supporting more than 1,800 individuals each year.

This May, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will celebrate our one-year anniversary at our new home at the corner of Williamsburg Avenue and Route 38 in Geneva. Every professionally led support group, educational workshop, nutrition, art, exercise program, and counseling session we offer has been made possible through the generosity of this community. On behalf of those who have benefited from the services and programs at LivingWell, we wish to thank the community for all your goodwill and support.

If you haven’t yet had a tour, please stop in anytime to see how generosity and kindness have helped to make LivingWell what it is today.

Nancy Vance

Executive director of the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

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