By Nicole Heubusch

The Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club is gearing up for its fifth annual Walk for a Cure benefitting the Moffitt Cancer Center. The event will kick off on Friday, November 7 with Dance for the Cure. The southern rock band, The Kegg, will be performing.

On Saturday, November 8 the Women’s Club will host the walk. The $25 registration fee to walk includes a T-shirt, tote bag and bottle of water.  Walkers will follow a two mile loop around the lake beginning at 8:30 a.m.  A reception will immediately follow the walk, and pastries and coffee will be available and a representative from Moffitt Cancer Center will speak.

This event is for Valencia Lakes residents, however, individuals interested in walking can contact club member Marie Chandler at or call 443-980-3954.

Chandler is also the person to contact for companies interested in sponsoring the event. A company can donate a tax deductible minimum of $100 and the company’s name will be on a poster of sponsors and a tote bag given out to all walkers. All sponsorships are needed by Friday, October 31. Personal donations can be made online at

In the last five years, the club has raised over $30,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center. All the proceeds from the walk will go directly toward cancer research.

“This walk is so near and dear to my heart,” said Chandler. “I think almost everyone knows someone who has or had cancer, and this is just one of the ways we can help to fight this disease.”

The Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club (VLWWC) is located in the Valencia Lakes community, in Wimauma. The VLWWC is a 501(c)(3) organization, whose purpose is fundraising for  scholarships, cancer research, Christmas presents for underprivileged children and food banks.

This October, it will host a tea party and proceeds from the tea will go to their 2015 scholarship fund.  The Tea Party will honor military women who have so bravely served the country.

This December the Women’s Club will host an annual Angel Tree at Valencia Lakes to benefit underprivileged children in Wimauma.

For more information on the Women’s Club, visit

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