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2015 Lapper and Survivors Day Recap

Posted on June 1st, 2015

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Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, volunteered or participated in Lapper and Survivors Day 2015! Due to the generosity of many, we were able to raise over $60,000 which will help provide programs and services to people with cancer in our community.

 

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Dragon Boat Races!

Posted on May 29th, 2015

FW dragon boat logoThe inaugural Fort Wayne Dragon Boat races are coming to River Palooza.  Proceeds will benefit Cancer Services.

Opening Ceremonies:

6 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.

Be sure to visit the Cancer Services booth where you can purchase a flower in honor of a friend or loved one to float in the river.

Race Day:

9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.

Races run from Wells Street Bridge to Harrison Street Bridge

There will be live music and entertainment, food trucks, souvenirs, a kid’s play area, face painting and games. Please visit www.riverpaloozafw.org for more information and maps showing where to park.

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Upcoming Genetic Testing Series Presentations

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Parkview Health Genetic Counselors Rebecca Nelson, M.S. and Sarah King, M.S. will be presenting a two-part series on cancer and genetic testing in May.

  • May 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – The Genetics of Lady Business: A Discussion of Hereditary

This program will focus on rare hereditary causes of breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1/2).  During this talk we will review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history.  And, yes, there will be time to discuss Angelina Jolie-Pitt.

  • May 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Bringing up the Rear: A Discussion of Hereditary Colon Cancer

This final installment of the two part series will focus on rare hereditary causes of colon cancer (Lynch syndrome and FAP).  During this talk we will again review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history specific to colon cancer.   Last “butt” not least, a review of nationwide efforts to start screening all colon tumors for Lynch syndrome will be included.

Both programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.  Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

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Stand Up To Cancer Night at the TinCaps

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Support Cancer Service of Northeast Indiana by attending the August 20th TinCaps game.

Use the attached Ticket Order Form to buy you tickets to the game and 100% of the cost of your tickets will be donated to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana compliments of Fifth Third Bank.

As an extra incentive to come out to Parkview Field for Stand Up to Cancer Night, Parkview will be offering FREE health screenings in the Lincoln Financial Event Center during the game.

Fans will also have an opportunity to bid on special cancer awareness jerseys worn by the TinCaps on game night and designed by a TinCaps fan.

Please join Cancer Services at the Parkview Field!

TinCaps vs. Great Lake Loons

Wednesday, August 20

Game Time: 7:05 p.m.

Remember to order your tickets by August 15!  Click here for the Ticket Order Form

For more information call Cancer Services at 484-9560.

 

 

 

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Save the Date – Tribute Dinner 2014

Posted on June 27th, 2014

 

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Our Annual Tribute Dinner provides an opportunity to support those with cancer and their families in our community. It is an evening to pause, treasure the lives of people touched by cancer, and pay tribute to them, whether a cancer survivor, caregiver, physician or lost loved one.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, September 18, at Hotel Fort Wayne. This year marks the 10th year for the signature event and will feature keynote speaker Dan Shapiro, Ph.D.

Shapiro understands firsthand the challenges and hardships of cancer from the patient’s, caregiver’s, and clinician’s perspective. Shapiro is the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. He has appeared on two television series on National Geographic and The Discovery Channel and has written three books as well as articles for The New York Times, JAMA, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Shapiro’s message to Cancer Services’ supporters will emphasize the importance of connecting with others and having hope while facing the challenges of cancer treatment.

It will be an evening full of hope, inspiration, and community.

There are several ways you can take part in the event:

  • Host a table for your friends and family members
  • Organize a group of your friends or family members to all contribute to host a table
  • Purchase an individual ticket and join other Cancer Services supporters

Individual tickets are $100. Tables are $800 (seats 8 and includes tribute). To reserve your spot, call Stacey Stumpf at (260) 484-9560 or email sstumpf@cancer-services.org. 

 

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Bust a Move video series Part 10: Kathy Minnich, artist

Posted on October 3rd, 2013

The big event is tomorrow! If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Bust a Move yet, there are a few remaining online. Get yours today as tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Today’s video features artist Kathy Minnich talking about why this project is meaningful to her. Check it out and the other videos on our YouTube channel. See you tomorrow!

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Bust a Move video series Part 9: Ann Stuckey

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

This week, we are releasing a new video everyday to help promote the big event this Friday. Bust a Move brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Ann is one of the castees for this year’s Bust A Move, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer in our community on 10/4 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

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Bust a Move Co-Chair Ann Johnson talks about the casting process

Posted on October 1st, 2013

Bust a Move celebrates the lives of breast cancer survivors in our community. It’s more than just an event, it is a yearlong project that begins with the casting process in the spring. In the latest video in our series on our YouTube channel, Ann Johnson talks about the casting process.

The project culminates in a high-energy event and it’s coming up on Friday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available at our office or online here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

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Bust a Move video series Part 7: Nichole Moore, artist

Posted on September 27th, 2013

Bust a Move is one week from today and we can’t wait. Check out the latest video in the series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Nichole is one of the artist for this year’s Bust A Move, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer in our community on 10/4 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

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Bust a Move video series Part 6: Paige Strong, artist

Posted on September 20th, 2013

This video is part of a series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Paige is one of the artist for this year’s Bust A Move, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer in our community on 10/4 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

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