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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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Get your Tickets for Design on Life

Posted on February 11th, 2013

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Tickets are now on sale for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s 10th Annual Design on Life fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Get yours online today or call Betsy at (260) 484-9560.

Event attendees will be treated to a taste of Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby, World Cup, PGA and the NFL at this year’s “Game Time” themed event. Delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared and beautifully presented by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman and entertainment will be part of the “Game Time” action. The highlight of the evening remains our silent and live auctions featuring vacations, jewelry, sports packages, spa treatments, art, and more.

Proceeds will benefit programs supporting individuals in our community who are affected by cancer. Each year Cancer Services helps over 2,500 individuals and their families by providing financial assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and emotional support.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Save the Date – GAME TIME

Posted on December 7th, 2012

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We hope you’ll join us for the 10th Annual Spring Auction benefiting Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. It’s “Game Time!” Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. This year’s event features delicious food prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman, a beer tasting, and entertainment, as well as our exciting silent and live auctions. We’ve secured some all-star auction items, including vacations near and far, jewelry, sports packages and more!

Questions? Contact: Betsy Perry Patton
484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560
Events@cancer-services.org

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A Look Back at Our Journey Around the World

Posted on March 2nd, 2012

Our annual Design on Life “Journey Around the World” celebration has landed and it was a fabulous success. It was a wonderful evening at our new location, Ceruti’s. The night was filled with friends – both new and old – stellar auction items, delicious international food and music, heart-warming testimonials and more.

Most importantly, we raised valuable donations (a 20% increase from 2011) to boost our mission. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs supporting individuals in our community who are affected by cancer. Each year Cancer Services helps over 2,300 individuals and their families by providing financial assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and emotional support.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors for making this event possible. Together, we continue to have a positive impact on the lives of people with cancer right here in Northeast Indiana.

Enjoy this peek into the evening’s activities. Thanks for coming along on this “Journey Around the World” with us!

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Journey Around the World

Posted on February 2nd, 2012

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On February 25, we will “Journey Around the World” to raise money for our programs to support people with cancer in our community. We invite you to bring your appetite and join us on this special night.

Now in its 9th year, the Design on Life Event is bigger and better than ever before. “Journey Around the World” will feature a wine tasting and a sampling of international cuisine, as well as a silent and live auction. We’ve secured some exciting auction items, including a trip to Hawaii, fine jewelry, stunning artwork, celebrity autographed memorabilia and much more! View our online catalog to catch a sneak peek of auction items up for bid.

This just in! We will host a raffle for your chance to win an iPad 2!

Our host and travel guide for the evening’s events is the lovely and charismatic Barb Richards of WAJI-Magic 95.1 FM. Upon arrival, you will receive your “passport”, which serves as your ticket to bid on amazing auction items. Take home a lavish gift basket knowing your dollars will directly impact the lives of your community neighbors. Proceeds from the event benefit programs supporting individuals in our community who are affected by cancer. Each year Cancer Services helps over 2,300 individuals and their families by providing financial assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and emotional support.

We look forward to seeing you and your entourage at the gate. Bon Voyage!

WHAT: Journey Around the World –
Live and silent auction, fundraiser for Cancer Services

LIFT OFF: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 6:30 P.M.

NEW LOCATION: Ceruti’s Summit Park (The Diamond Room), 6601 Innovation Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

TICKET FARE: $50 per person if purchased before February 5;
$75 per person after February 5

Proceed here to purchase tickets online safely and securely via PayPal, or contact Amber Recker at (260) 484-9560 or arecker@cancer-services.org. Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.

Complimentary tickets to the Fort Wayne Home & Garden show are included with the purchase of tickets to this event.

2012 Event Sponsors
Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kroger, Vera Bradley, Comcast, Fun 101.7 WLDE, WAJI- Magic 95.1 FM, Steffen Group, Windows Doors & More, Steel Dynamics, PHP, Aesthetic Plant Specialists, Andy Pauquette Photography, All Occasions, Salin Bank, Just Sue, Belmont Beverage, Vino LeFebvre, Fischer Trucking

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Calling all quilters… and crafters… and supporters!

Posted on December 27th, 2011

We are creating a quilt and we need your help! For our annual auction, which will take place on February 25, 2012, we will auction off a quilt made from squares designed by cancer survivors and volunteers.

Want to be a part of it?

You can pick up your square from Cancer Services and let your imagination take it from there. The slideshow features squares that have already been turned in.

You may use any type of permanent media like markers, crayons, stitching, etc. You can even embellish the square with 3-D materials like beads and ribbons. Just remember that all material must be washable.

Your square must be returned to us no later than January 23 to ensure that the quilt can be assembled in time for our event.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Linda Bewley atlbewley@cancer-services.org or (260) 484-9560. Or simply stop in and pick up a square.

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Tickets for Our Annual Design on Life Event Now on Sale

Posted on December 30th, 2010

We will host our annual Design on Life event at the Johnny Appleseed Ballroom at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 26. This year’s theme is “A Stroll Down Bourbon Street” and the event will feature live street performers, a wine tasting and New Orleans style food, as well as silent and live auctions. Complimentary tickets to the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show are included with each ticket. All proceeds will benefit people with cancer in our community. To purchase tickets, visit click here or contact Amber Recker at 484-9560, Toll Free @ 866-484-9560, or arecker@cancer-services.org.

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WHAT: Live and Silent Auction, fundraiser for Cancer Services
WHERE: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Johnny Appleseed Ballroom 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN
WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 6:30 P.M.
TICKET PRICE: $50 per person if purchased before February 5, $75 per person after February 5
2011 Event Sponsors
Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kroger, Fun 101.7 WLDE, WAJI- Majic 95.1 FM, Vera Bradley, Mattress Warehouse, Belmont Beverage, Vino LeFebvre, Aesthetic Plant Specialists, Comcast, I Du Creative, All Occasion Party

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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

We have amazing volunteers and this morning, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration at Ceruti’s to honor them. More than 200 volunteers attended and enjoyed a delicious breakfast and entertainment by the Alley Kats.

We could not do what we do without our volunteers and we think we have some of the best ones around. Here are some statistics about them in 2010.

Support group facilitators, members of the advisory board, and Finance and Friend Development committee members have planned, led, attended and participated in 320 meetings

Volunteers provided 355 trips for our clients to and from treatment centers in the wind, rain and snow.

Our volunteer receptionists come in every week and greet our clients with warm smiles, answering 6 phone lines, and keeping things running during lunch time. They have given 467 hours to us this year.

Volunteers helped us have a presence at 35 different health fairs or educational events.

Our Monday morning volunteers who show up faithfully each week cut bed pads, inspect bed pads, assemble folders, shred papers, and help with mailings. They have donated 534 hours this year.

We had 22 volunteer massage therapists who participated in an advanced training class for working with oncology patients. In July we launched our Caring Touch program and since then have given 301 massages to our clients and their primary caregivers.

Our special events volunteers, who help plan Survivors Day, The Tribute Dinner, Design on Life, Tie 1 On, and Lapper, donated more than 1,200 hours in planning, implementing, and assisting with our events.

Our sewing groups donated 7,185 hours washing, ironing, cutting, pinning, and sewing 6,620 bed pads for us.

All together, our volunteers donated 12,150 hours in 2010!

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Cheryl Dafforn, left our volunteers with this special message.

One of my favorite things to do in my job is to plan this event for you. You hold such a dear place in all of our hearts and we love it when we can all come together and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

This year we have chosen a coffee cup as your thank-you. Did you know that coffee is a very ancient drink, and that people have been drinking it for over two thousand years? In fact coffee is now one of the most popular drinks in the world, and is almost as valuable as petroleum. Now a coffee bean by itself may not appear to be anything special, but when you add water things change. It becomes a rich, bold, invigorating beverage that some of us hold very dear. It also gives us a boost and keeps us going.

You, as volunteers give us a boost and keep us going.

Wilfred A Peterson once said “Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens.” Your decision to become a volunteer with Cancer Services allows us to utilize your gifts to lessen and ease the changes our clients face each day.

The reality is…cancer changes people. Our objective, here at Cancer Services, is to make those changes as painless as possible. Without volunteers like you, we could not do that. Your volunteer moments count. Just by volunteering your time you demonstrate what counts. Moments count, people count, count the moments we have together.

Thank-you for making the decision to volunteer. We realize you may not always see the end results of your volunteer efforts, or the impact it has with our clients but please know this… Our cup runneth over with great volunteers, and we are truly blessed by each and every one of you.

Thank you for being “Bold” enough to volunteer, and making our lives “Richer”

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Annual Design on Life- Auction Items Needed

Posted on November 11th, 2010

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 26, 2011 and plan to join us for our annual Design on Life event in the Johnny Appleseed Ballroom at the Memorial Coliseum. In addition to the silent and live auctions, this year’s event, “A Stroll Down Bourbon Street,” will offer guests an opportunity to sample New Orleans style fare, listen to live music, and be entertained by roaming street performers, all in support of those affected by cancer in our community.

We need auction items! If you or someone you know would like to donate an item to our silent or live auction, please contact Amber Recker at arecker@cancer-services.org or (260) 484-9560.

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