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.
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!