Mr. Richard N. and Mrs. Betty Scheck were married for 29 years and lived in North Riverside, where Mr. Scheck was the dynamic longstanding mayor. The Schecks have always felt that they should give back to the community and Mrs. Scheck held a deep concern for seniors and the issues that their families face. Mrs. Scheck had cared for Mr. Scheck’s mother who had Alzheimer’s for several years before her mother-in-law’s death. Therefore, Mrs. Scheck realized the many concerns that individuals must face as their relatives grow older. The late Betty Scheck lost her life to cancer in 1997. Mrs. Scheck was very active in the North Riverside community. Her positive attitude and involvement in the crusade against cancer as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society touched many lives. Today, Richard Scheck's family has grown to include Richard N. and Judy Scheck, Richard M. and Megan Scheck, Michael and Kate Scheck, and Christopher Scheck. They honor Betty Scheck's memory, her spirit and her commitment to finding a cure for this disease each year with the Betty Scheck Shuffle, an annual walk/run raising funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
In addition, the Schecks have now donated their former restaurant Rascal's to UCP Seguin as a lasting tribute to Betty Scheck and her commitment to seniors and the Scheck's commitment to people with disabilities. This restaurant was newly renovated to become a senior center that will serve both seniors with developmental disabilites and other seniors from the community. A formal dedication and reception was held at the Betty Scheck Senior Center located at 1136 N. Maple in La Grange Park in July 2010. The Center opened May 10, 2010 and currently serves 45 seniors with developmental disabilities and other special needs. At this dedication, UCP Seguin recognized the Scheck family for their donation of the facility and for their commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs. This was the largest single donation to UCP Seguin in its history, valued at $1.62 million. John Voit, President and CEO of UCP Seguin, stated, “As our nation faces difficult economic times, it is wonderful to see that philanthropy is still alive and well in the heartland of America”. Therefore, with true gratitude, UCP Seguin thanks our long time friends, the Scheck Family.