Category: News

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

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!

Bust a Move video series Part 9: Ann Stuckey

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:

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

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:

Thank you Circle K


On Friday, Shelby Beck and Holly Barnett dropped off 33 bears for our child clients. The two are part of a service organization called Circle K that strives for leadership, fellowship, and service. This is the 6th year they’ve donated bears to an organization, and we are grateful they chose us this year. The organization teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to make the bears. Each child who participated in making the bears was able to keep one and make the other for a child at Cancer Services.

Thank you Circle K and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our clients will love these.

Free Prostate Screenings at Parkview Field, August 6 & 7

Attention men: Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Fort Wayne TinCaps are teaming up to give you a great opportunity: a FREE PSA screening at Parkview Field on August 6 and 7.

Other screenings include: blood pressure check, glucose check, height, weight, bone density, body fat composition and strength testing.

Date: Tuesday, August 6

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Who: Men over 40 who attend the TinCaps game


Date: Wednesday, August 7

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Who: Men over 40 who visit Parkview Field (Enter through the gate by the parking garage)

All testing is held in the Lincoln Conference Center at Parkview Field.

The PSA screening measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. Elevated levels can indicate prostate cancer or other serious health issues. The test requires only a quick blood draw, which will be administered by a Parkview Health Laboratories phlebotomist. Confidential results will be sent to you.

Time slots are limited; while walk-ins may be accepted, reservations are highly recommended. Reserve your time slot by calling (260) 266-9180 by August 5.


Have questions about this and other men’s health issues? Check out our Naked Truth About Cancer Campaign and website.

If you are attending the TinCaps game on August 6, come and visit our volunteers at the jersey auction. The TinCaps have named us the beneficiary of this special auction and we are thrilled. Hope to see you there!




Team CSNI plays in the Dodge High Fares Dodgeball Tourney

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On Sunday, a group of our volunteers participated in the Allegiant “Dodge High Fares” Dodge Ball tournament, hosted by Fort Wayne International Airport as part of the 3 Rivers Festival. Team Captain Kevin Bewley recruited a strong team of 7 men and 3 women, and while they did not win, they had a great time representing our organization. Congrats to team The Really Really Big Show for winning the tourney, and to our friends at Community Harvest for taking second place.

As a part of the event, we were given the opportunity to have an information booth where we shared agency information, blue “count moments” bracelets, and introduced our men’s cancer awareness campaign. Soon, our city will be filled with billboards of our “Naked Men” to raise awareness about men’s cancer. We can’t wait for them to go live. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.

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Join Team CSNI at Fort4Fitness


We are proud to be a charity partner for this year’s Fort 4 Fitness, which takes place September 27-28 at Parkview Field. Being a partner means that for every runner or walker who registers as a member of our team for any of the races, Fort 4 Fitness will donate a portion of the registration fees to our organization. What a great way for you to get in shape AND help people with cancer in our community.

Find out how you can sign up by visiting our Fort 4 Fitness page.

If you’ve already registered and still want to be part of our team, please email Amber at

The Bust a Move Project- changing lives

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Although the Bust a Move event is a few months away (save the date for Friday, October 4), the project begins much earlier in the year with the casting sessions. Each year, we cast between 12-18 breast cancer survivors, creating plaster representations that artists transform into beautiful works of art. The process of casting is a moving experience for the survivors and the volunteers who help. For the survivors, it gives them a chance to talk about their experience and share in the celebration of the beauty of their bodies and their courage. For the volunteers, Bust a Move provides an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful project and hear the stories of survival first hand.

Last weekend, we hosted this year’s casting sessions and met 18 courageous women willing to bear it all for the sake of raising money for much-needed services for breast cancer survivors. They understand the importance of a support system and the programs and services offered here. Over the next few months, you’ll get to meet the survivors, artists, and volunteers involved in this project. Stay tuned for future blog posts, and make sure you mark your calendar for this year’s event, which will once again be hosted at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. We are proud to partner once again with the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, the founding sponsor, to bring you the 6th Annual Bust a Move.

Announcing our Lapper Tee Shirt Winner

A few weeks ago, we launched our first tee-shirt design contest for Lapper 2013, and we were overwhelmed with the response. Hats off and a BIG thank you to everyone who participated. We had a great mix of design entries and we are pleased to announce the winner. Congratulations Nick Resor! His design is below. We can’t wait to see the sea of lavender at our event on May 18.

Lapper 2013 Tee Shirt


If you haven’t signed up for Lapper yet, you can do so online at If you raise $25 by May 1, you get one of these awesome tee shirts!