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The Scheck Family has been an integral part in the greater Chicago area in the universal fight against Cancer. Rick Scheck is the Founder and Co-Chairman of the Betty Scheck Shuffle, in memory of his late mother, which has contributed over $1,500,000.00 to benefit those fighting cancer and to improve early detection and research initiatives of the American Cancer Society. This past event in 2009 was the last for the Betty Scheck Shuffle but the family will continue its relentless pursuit for a cure and track record of distinguished giving. Rick represents the Scheck Family as a Co-Chair of the Black and White Ball and committee member of the Chicago Select Golf Invitational, which has risen in excess of $4,000,000 for the American Cancer Society, making it the largest ACS golf event in the United States.
Two years after the passing of Betty Scheck, her family decided to honor her spirit and her commitment to finding a cure for this disease by bringing people together each year to celebrate her life and the lives of all of those that have been touched by cancer. The event began as a walk for cancer and eventually transitioned into a 5K run and 1 mile walk hosted annually by the Village of North Riverside and the Scheck Family. It attracted thousands of volunteers, runners, walkers and businesses who came out to support early detection, awareness and education of cancer.
Betty Scheck was extremely passionate in her volunteering efforts with the American Cancer Society and for over 11 years the Scheck family carried this passion along by helping to raise over $1.5 million dollars to help those diagnosed in hopes to someday find a cure. Many of Scheck Industries employees, unions, vendors and contractors have supported and participated in the Shuffle throughout the years and a heartfelt thanks goes out from the Scheck family to these folks for allowing us to be so successful and touch so many families impacted by Cancer. 2009 was a bittersweet year for the Scheck family as they decided that this event would be the last. The family has decided to continue and support the American Cancer Society through sponsorship and involvement in other local events in hopes to continue to make a difference!
“Survival rates and programs that benefit those in need have been impacted by the generosity of so many people involved with our event over the years. It says a lot about the Mayor, the Village Board and the people of this great community,” notes Rick Scheck who was the Co-Chairman of the event named after his late mother.