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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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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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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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Calling All Graphic Artists!

Posted on February 8th, 2013

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For more information, visit our website.

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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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Recap: Beat BC 5k

Posted on November 6th, 2012

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

The 9th Annual Beat BC 5k took place on October 20 at Central Noble High School in Albion, IN. This event originated with Judy Hass and her family to benefit local women with breast cancer. I have attended this event many times and am always amazed at the large number of people who come together each year to help their friends and family who have a cancer diagnosis. All proceeds are donated to our organization to help those people in our area who are dealing with the disease.

This year, the event raised $12,000!! Thank you to Judy, her family and all the participants for this donation to help local people with cancer.

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