FOR LIVING WITH BREAST CANCER
Karen Wellington was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 30 years old. Although she lived with cancer for 10 years, she never once let it define her. Karen had no time for cancer or chemo. She had parties to attend, gigs to play, paintings to create and strangers to help along the way. Karen had a dream that once she beat cancer, each year her family would send another family LIVING with cancer on vacation. When she passed away in 2007, we made that dream of hers a reality. That is when the Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer took flight. That first year, with the help of family and friends, KWF sent 1 family LIVING with cancer on a trip. Since 2007 KWF has gifted over 1,300 Gifts of FUN – beach vacations, spa days, backstage passes, skydiving excursions, weekend getaways, game-day tickets, hot air balloon rides and so much more. This growth would not be possible without the support of our givers. A mission that is rooted in Karen’s zest for life and sustained by thousands of big-hearted donors, recipients and their families.
If you haven’t already, please take the time to check out this year’s Rec2Connect Foundations Bartending Event that will be held at Collision Bend on Monday, November 13th at 6:30 pm!
It’s time for Rec2Connect’s 9th Annual Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser! Get ready for an unforgettable evening of entertainment, community and giving back! Mark your calendars and get ready to party – all to support our mission for inclusive recreation!
Get ready to be a part of an electrifying event that brings together friendship, fun and philanthropy to raise awareness about Rec2Connect and our mission for inclusive recreation.
Your support will allow us to further our mission of connecting individuals with and without disabilities and their families to community recreation, wellness and lifelong leisure skills through innovative recreation therapy programming. We provide aquatic, exercise, bike and recreation programming weekly in Area recreation centers, Family recreation programs, Connect to Rec events, and Scholarships throughout Northeast Ohio.
Also, grab a six pack of Collision Bend’s Hope flows Kolsch and a portion of the proceeds will go to this amazing foundation through the month of November and December!