Waterford Place: Cancer Support Center
Proceeds from our 2016 gala, “Joie de Vivre,” and Rich Harvest Classic golf tournament benefit Rush-Copley’s new cancer resource center, Waterford Place, which opened in December, 2015. While Rush-Copley currently offers many of the latest medical technologies available in fighting cancer, Waterford Place was designed to provide additional psychosocial support not previously available within the Aurora and Kendall County areas. The center’s programs include individual counseling and group support, exercise, expressive therapies (art, music and movement), mind-body classes/services, massage therapy, wig fitting assistance, dietary consultations and cooking demonstrations, peer socializing, and child-life programming. And, these services are offered in Waterford Place’s warm, welcoming, homelike atmosphere. Individuals and families need these kinds of supportive, non-clinical resources to meet the challenge of a cancer diagnosis — resources and programs that are not typically reimbursed by insurers. Enter the vital role of philanthropy. Generous gifts completely support the operations of Waterford Place.
The annual Rich Harvest Classic also benefits Waterford Place. This golf tournament takes place in July at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, recognized as one of the Top 50 courses in the nation. Hosted by Jerry Rich and the Rich Family, this event has raised a cumulative total of more than $2 million since it began 20 years ago. Rush-Copley has a very special friend in the Rich Family. In addition, the event receives strong support from community members and physicians, but particularly Rush-Copley’s corporate partners. Wholehearted thanks go to Sodexo, a long term donor to Rush-Copley and the premier sponsor of the event, for many years.