Month: October 2011

Thanks to Dan & Dude at k105 for Their Help in Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

We’d like to thank Dan & Dude at K105 FM for their efforts in raising awareness for breast cancer throughout the month of October. On October 19, they hosted a “Breakfast with Boobs” broadcast and invited our Development Director, Amber Recker, onto the show to talk about the services we offer to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. These opportunities are so important to our organization. We want people with cancer to know they have a place to come to for help.

To catch up on what Dan & Dude are talking about, visit the link to their morning show,

Congratulations to Francine’s Friends on the Purchase of a New Coach

We would like to congratulate our friends at Francine’s Friends for a successful capital campaign! With the help of local individuals, businesses and organizations, the organization was able to purchase a new mobile mammography coach that was debuted at their annual Lunch with Friends event on October 14, 2011.

Francine’s Friends strives to make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in Fort Wayne and the surrounding counties. They provide mobile mammography screenings and follow-up services to every woman who might otherwise not have access. The ultimate goal of this organization is to reduce breast cancer deaths through early detection.

For more information about Francine’s Friends, visit their website at

CSNI Featured on Navigate with Style

A few weeks ago, Jennifer Fox, Navigate with Style blogger, attended Friends for Lunch at our facility and posted this wonderful blog about us. Thank you Jennifer!

If you would like to visit our facility, please call Amber Recker at (260) 484-9560 or email her at and she’d be happy to show you around and tell you about the services our organization provides to people with cancer in our community.

What’s Your Legacy?

Cancer Services is participating in Leaving a Legacy’s Write a Will Day. Appointments are available on November 14 from 4-8pm.

Volunteer attorney, George Bewley, will be at our facility to assist people in creating a simple will. Appointments are required. Call Amber Recker at 484-9560 for more information. If you do decide to make a bequest, the lawyer will prepare a simple will for you, completely free of charge. Even a small gift can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Many people set aside a specific dollar amount. Some leave a percentage of their estate or any assets left over after their family has been provided for. Some bequeth personal property such as a car or collectibles. You can also make the charitable organization the beneficiary of an insurance policy, a pension plan, or IRA account. The fact is the ways to leave a legacy are nearly as diverse as the people who choose to make a bequest.

You should be reassured that leaving a gift to a charitable organization doesn’t mean you can’t leave something to your family also. You can do both, and some charitable gifts may actually save your family money by decreasing inheritance taxes.

Remember, you don’t need to be wealthy to leave a legacy; you only need to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference.

Come See Us Today at Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day

Don’t forget to stop by any area Kroger, Scott’s or Owens stores and participate in Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2011! Kroger will donate a percentage of their sales today to CSNI.

Make sure you stop by and say hello to our volunteers at one of our locations.

-Kroger on Dupont Road from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
-Scott’s on Chestnut Hills from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
-Scott’s on North Clinton from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
-Kroger on U.S. 24/ Jefferson Blvd. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kroger Cancer Day – Wednesday, October 12

Join us on Wednesday, October 12, in supporting the 33rd Annual Cancer Day along with Kroger, The American Cancer Society, Lutheran Hospital and Parkview Hospital.

The Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2011 will include area Kroger, Scott’s and Owens stores in Northeast Indiana. Kroger will donate a percentage of their sales on Oct. 12th to CSNI and ACS. Help us in raising more money by contributing change to round up your purchase amounts from Wednesday, October 12 to Saturday, October 15.

Proceeds totaled $71,917 from the Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2011. Over the past 32 years, the annual Cancer Day event has raised over $4,000,000 for local cancer organizations.

Galloping Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run Names us an Event Beneficiary

Looking to start a new Thanksgiving Day family tradition? On November 24, 2011, at 8:30am, the Galloping Gobbler race will take off from the University of Saint Francis campus and wind into the wooded hills of the historic Lindonwood Cemetery.

We are honored to be named a Charitable Event Beneficiary for the Galloping Gobbler 4 mile run. If you choose to participate in this event, please consider us as your charity of choice.