Month: May 2012

10th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day a Success

Commemorative 10th anniversary T-shirt design created by the
talented Amy Keller of Just Sue Graphic Design.

We crossed the finish line of our 10th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day here at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. May 19 proved to be a wonderful (and very sunny) day for our cancer community. Both new and familiar faces gathered together to raise money, awareness and friends to support our mission.
Nearly 600 people rallied in support of people with cancer and to celebrate life. The energetic crowd included many friends of our organization such as clients, neighbors, sponsors, board members, staff, and dedicated volunteers. It was especially touching to see clients of Cancer Services with their entourage walking side by side.

Before the Lapper, everyone assembled to hear the inspiring words of Lapper founder, Jill Burnett. It was a special moment as we recognized the 10th anniversary of this growing event. With those words at heart, the vast crowd took its first steps and formed an impressive sight as we marched through Brotherhood Place Office Park. Following the Lapper, people gathered at the party tent for Survivors Day and facility tours. Guests cooled off with frozen treats from Edy’s and refueled with food from Chick-fil-A and Jamison. Music, chair massages, bounce houses, face painting, cheerful clowns, balloon animals, and more all rounded out the festivities. What a party!

We’re proud to have raised over $65,500 which directly benefits cancer patients in Northeast Indiana. Donations will impact your neighbors, your family and your community. 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.

Stretching our limits during the Lapper walk and celebrating life at Survivors Day are positive ways to support people on the cancer journey and honor the lives of loved ones. We’re grateful to all who were part of this experience and hope to walk alongside you again next year. Here’s to a healthful and healing year ahead. Let’s start training for 2013!

Pink Day at Neuhouser- June 9

Neuhouser Garden & Gifts will host its 2nd Annual Pink Day on June 9 from 11 am-4 pm. Ten percent of the event’s sales will benefit our organization!

Door prizes will be given away every half hour for items donated by local businesses, including Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Vera Bradley and more. DJ’s will provide music and several select pink items will be on sale.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Event takes places at both locations:

8046 Stellhorn Road and 4605 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Lapper Kick Off Party- Countdown to May 19

Last night, we invited team captains, sponsors, volunteers and board members to join us for the first annual “Very Important Lapper” Party to kick off the final countdown to Lapper 2012. With just 10 days left until the big day, we wanted to thank our dedicated supporters and give them one final push to raise money and invite friends to join their team. Over 50 people joined us to celebrate and enjoyed food, drinks, tours and inspiration. Lapper founder Jill Burnett relayed her story about why she started the event: to not only to honor her late father, but to rally support for a fellow Canterbury teacher who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well. And now, 10 years later, the event has grown exponentially and has become our largest community event each year.

It’s not too late for you to register for Lapper and join us on May 19. Just visit the event website and you’ll be on your way.

16th Annual Swing for Cancer at Cobblestone Golf Course

The Cobblestone Ladies Golf Association has chosen our organization as the beneficiary of the 16th Annual Swing for Cancer golf outing at Cobblestone Golf Course on June 19.

The cost to participate is $75 per lady golf or $300 per team. Fees include breakfast, green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Registration begins at 7am, with tee-off at 8am. Registration deadline is June 9.

For more information, call (260) 347-1674. Checks can be made payable to Cobblestone Ladies Golf Association, c/o Phyllis Weber, 2512 Cobblestone Lane, Kendallville, IN 46755.

Entry forms are available at our office as well.