Waterford Balloon Festival Raises Money to Fight Cancer

balloon release for cancer

Balloons being released on the morning of the race in Waterford, WI

Tens of thousands of people head to the town of Waterford for the Hot Air Balloon Festival every year, but this year organizers used it as an opportunity to help cancer patients. They held the first annual 5K Morning Launch Run/Walk in mid-July. Participants started the race as balloons were released into the sky. They had over 200 participants for their first year and raised over $3,500 for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Aurora Medical Hospital Burlington.

Aurora Health Care's Michelle Weber and Lisa Just accepting the check

Aurora Health Care Foundation’s Michelle Weber and hospital president Lisa Just at the check presentation

Staff at Integrity Funeral Services also raised $1,000 from the Memorial Balloon Launch. It was such a great start for this event, they hope to do it every year. Thanks for helping to make a difference in your community!

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3 Responses to Waterford Balloon Festival Raises Money to Fight Cancer

  1. Kat Lue says:

    Female Cairn Terrier lost in the vicinity of Waterford, WI on Saturday July19 during Balloon fest. Became frightened by a hot air balloon flying over our house and started running! Haven’t been able to find her since. Desperately looking! Wearing a “peace sign” collar with her name (VADA) and my name and cell number as well as her dog license. She’s friendly but may be a bit timid. Her family is missing her!!! We’ve had her since a pup and came into our lives at a very difficult time. Please contact the Waterford Police Dept. Thank you!

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