Evening of Hope

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Waterleaf Women’s Center hosted its 10th annual Evening of Hope on Saturday, February 1, at the Abbington in Glen Ellyn. Over 800 people attended the event, raising more than $260,000 for the Aurora nonprofit.
Guests enjoyed a celebratory evening that included dinner and dancing to the Heat Wave Orchestra. Entertainer Joe Castillo mesmerized attendees with his SandStory performance and Pat McCaskey, Chicago Bears’ vice president, served as the guest speaker.

“It was a very humbling and emotional evening honoring the families and children who have benefited from Waterleaf throughout the last 10 years,” said Anne-Marie Cronin, Waterleaf’s executive director. “A record number of people attended our diamond celebration, and it exceeded all our fundraising expectations. Their generosity enables us to educate women and men about the choices they have.”

Waterleaf is a nonprofit organization serving those impacted by an unplanned pregnancy. The center’s free and confidential services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing, and treatment. More information is available at waterleafwc.org.