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Thank You Greatbatch Medical Employees

Posted on March 29th, 2013

For many years, the employees of Greatbatch Medical have organized a basket raffle to raise money for us. Yesterday, CSNI volunteer Stephanie Beck visited the facility and was presented with a check for $1,100! THANK YOU!

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Vote for Your Favorite T-Shirt Design

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Wow! We received many wonderful designs for our Lapper T-Shirt Contest. Hats off and big thanks to all who participated. We had a great mix of design entries from amateurs and professionals who all have a heart for cancer. The following four designs are finalists in our competition and we invite you to vote on your favorite design. You can vote once per day and voting will close April 10. The winning design will be emblazoned on our official Lapper T-Shirt!

After you vote, be sure to register for our 11th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day, if you haven’t already. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, May 18, as we walk to honor the cancer community and celebrate life!

*Click on each design to enlarge the image.

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When CANCER Hits, a poem by Patty Hunter

Posted on March 21st, 2013

Cancer affects countless people in so many ways. The poem below was sent to Cancer Services from Patty, a friend of Judith. Patty was so moved by Judith’s death from cancer that she penned these emotional words. At Cancer Services, we are here to provide support- from the time a person is diagnosed, through their treatment and survivorship. Sometimes, in spite of the best treatment, we still lose our friends.

When CANCER Hits!

by Patty Hunter

A wonderful friend of mine had died

It was from a six-letter word, I cried.

This word was called by its ugly name,

and the word itself was Cancer.

When Cancer hits, it hurts all lives.

And members of the one who died,

Were the ones who were left behind.

Crying out, when is there a cure?

Till we find an answer,

There will be no rest.

We’re on bended knees.

crying out in the wilderness.

When Cancer hits, some do survive,

They live out precious lives.

For there is hope for us, we cried,

We will not lie down and die.

Till we find an answer,

There will be no rest.

We’re on bended knees.

crying out in the wilderness.

Till we find an answer,

There will be no rest.

We’re on bended knees.

crying out in the wilderness.

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Save the Date for Lapper 2013 & Survivors Day

Posted on March 20th, 2013

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Happy Spring! With Spring upon  us, that also means  Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s 11th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day is just around the corner. Please save the date and join us Saturday, May 18 for a walk to support people with cancer in our community. Bring a friend or form a team and walk as many laps as you can! Immediately following the walk we will host a Survivors Day celebration complete with food, fun and games for the entire family!

Lapper 2013 & Survivors Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A fundraiser for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to honor or memorialize a loved one touched by cancer.

Registration is now open and there are three ways to do so:

We look forward to seeing you there for this celebration of life and loved ones!

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All Ages Event Raises Money for the Cancer Community

Posted on March 19th, 2013

Samantha (L) and her mother Ronnie (R) present our development director Amber with a check from their event.

Samantha (L) and her mother Ronnie (R) present our development director Amber with a check from their event.

Samantha Scanlon recently lost her father to cancer, so to honor him and raise money for Cancer Services, she and her mother, Ronnie McCave, organized an all ages music event, which took place on March 8. Hundreds of teenagers came out to Room 101 for a night of music and dancing.

Samantha and Ronnie stopped in last week to present us with the proceeds from the event. Because of their hard work, the event raised $665!

Thank you Samantha, Ronnie, and everyone who supported the event.

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Game Time Victory

Posted on March 14th, 2013

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On February 23, members of the cancer community gathered at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for the 10th Annual Spring Auction. Our “Game Time” themed Design on Life event resulted in an evening of delicious food, live entertainment and fabulous silent and live auction items.

New this year was the addition of mobile bidding technology which allowed guests to bid via smartphone, text or using a concierge host. Guests scored exciting auction items including a majestic Alaskan cruise, original artwork, spa packages, an amethyst and diamond necklace, autographed memorabilia, custom culinary experiences and more!

The food, by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman, was served at action stations and reflected the sports theme. Just a sampling of the evening’s food offerings include a Kentucky Derby station serving bourbon BBQ short rib sliders and apple jalapeno slaw on the side as well as a Derby cheese hat made with a wheel of brie topped with boursin and fresh herbs. A quick trip to Wimbledon featured a variety flavorful tea sandwiches and hot teas. The NFL station offered up some Cajun flavor to compliment the Super Bowl being hosted in New Orleans. Oyster Po Boys with fried green tomatoes were dished up alongside quinoa jambalaya. Along the same theme, bananas foster with vanilla ice cream was flambéed as just one of the mouth-watering desserts.

Most importantly, the event brought together people throughout the Northeast Indiana cancer community to help raise money and awareness for our important mission. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and volunteers whose support made this occasion such a success! We could not do this important work without your patronage.

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A Tribute and Goodbye to a Dear Friend

Posted on March 12th, 2013

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Jeanne (R) with Bill Kunkel, board member, and Dianne May at the 2011 Tribute Dinner

by Dianne May, President & CEO

Cancer Services lost a stalwart friend this week with the passing of Jeanne Schouweiler. She was the CSNI Champion of Hope award winner last fall at our annual Tribute Dinner and a long-time supporter of Cancer Services. Here is an excerpt of that evening:

“It is such an honor to recognize Jeanne and her long-standing commitment to the organization this evening.

Like many volunteers, Jeanne became aware of Cancer Services, then the Allen County Cancer Society, when cancer personally touched her life. She began volunteering in the early 1970’s by delivering bandages and bed pads made by volunteers to cancer patients in the community. Her daughter Lisa remembers as a child accompanying her mother on these trips to help others.

Jeanne is a woman of strong faith who deeply values friendships, possesses a sincere desire to serve others and is a blessed with a remarkable energy level. She is the kind of friend we all need and hope for in our lives and Jeanne’s gift of friendship crosses multiple generations.

When I first met Jeanne she was clear and passionate when telling me how important she believed it was for our community to understand that Cancer Services is an entirely local organization. For many years she has made it a priority to spread the word about our mission to help local people here in our community.

In all the things she has done and continues to do, she never seeks personal recognition. She volunteers and serves because she values people.

At Cancer Services we have staff members who serve as personal advocates for families. Jeanne is an advocate for the mission of providing encouragement and practical help. Another volunteer at the organization has coined the phrase, “having a heart for cancer.” Jeanne truly has a heart for cancer and coupled with her remarkable energy and desire to serve others has become a champion of hope for many. It is fitting that as she celebrates a milestone birthday this fall we celebrate her gifts of compassion and service to others.

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