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2012 Tie1 on 4 Prostate Cancer Blue Tie Day Recap

On Friday, September 21, we encouraged men to wear blue ties to help raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Thanks to the following men (and women) for stepping up to the plate and helping us raise awareness for this disease that affects one in six men.

The WANE TV Crew: Mark Mellinger, Joe Whelan, Glenn Marini, Jonathan Conder, LarMar Holliday

The WANE TV Crew, take 2: Adam Widener, Jim Riecken, Alan Riebe, Mike Luckett, Dan Gaines

Some of the staff at Faegre Bake & Daniels

More of the staff and attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels

Our friends at Ferguson Advertising

The Students of Bishop Dwenger High School

All the way from Afghanistan- Stonnie Martin Jr., Bill Elyea, Ron Hunter

Rich Ferguson

Board Member Randy Roberts

Peter, a staff member of Fort Wayne Museum of Arts son

Jon Recker

Jim Koday of Bewley & Koday LLP

George Bewley of Bewley & Koday LLP

Derek Pillie of Cirrus ABS

Men’s Expo Car Demolition Fundraiser a “SMASH”!

On a day packed with what the event’s organizers describe as “everything MAN,” from Harleys and sports, to various meats on buns and vendors from across the area, the 7th Annual Men’s Expo at Headwater’s Park was a great success! The event also included a fundraiser that contributed to our organization through a Car Smash that raised money by selling T-shirts and swings of a baseball bat directed at a recycled, dilapidated car.

The car was donated by Car Recyclers of North Manchester Indiana, a salvage yard and event participant. Kelly and Katrina Kerlin from the company also donated their time for the afternoon, hyping the crowd and enticing people to roll up their sleeves and take a swing. Our own long time supporters and partners of the upcoming 5th Annual Bust a Move art auction, The Fort Wayne Derby Girls, were also there to lend their muscle to the effort.

We would like to thank Kelly and Katrina Kerlin from Car Recyclers of North Manchester for their time and donation, with special thanks to their daughter for raising money by tossing a football with participants for donations, as well. What a great idea to raise money at a Men’s Expo!

Video: Bust a Move Co-Chair, Ann Johnson

This video is part of a 6 part series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Ann Johnson has served as Bust A Move chair for 3 years. Hear what she has to say about the project. Remember, Bust A Move is Friday, October 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://bustamove5.eventbrite.com/

5th Annual Bust a Move

We are partnering with The Fort Wayne Derby Girls to host the 5th Annual Bust a Move auction and fundraiser to benefit women with breast cancer in our community on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

For Bust a Move, local artists, breast cancer survivors, and derby girls volunteer their talents and their bodies to create unique, inspiring cast representations of the female bust and the emotions associated with breast cancer. Local artists modified the casts, using various artistic mediums, to create outstanding works of art. The art pieces will be auctioned at the event.

Join us for the 5th Annual Bust a Move. The event includes food, cocktails, entertainment, and a live auction of truly unique and inspiring works of art – all fashioned from the busts of breast cancer survivors and Derby Girls.

Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com.

View artwork from last year’s event at the gallery from Bust a Move 2011.

Nutrition Seminar: Autumn Leaves- Colors To Guide Your Nutrition


Join us on Thursday, September 13, from 5:30- 6:30 PM, for our next nutrition seminar. Allison Sorg, RD, from Lutheran Hospital, will be here to present “Autumn Leaves: Colors To Guide Your Nutrition.”

The seminar will be hosted in our Healing Arts Center, 63616 Mutual Drive. Please call to make reservations: (260) 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560.

 

Blue Tie Day – September 14

We are organizing Blue Tie Day to increase awareness about prostate cancer. On September 14, we encourage all local men and businesses to participate and wear blue ties to the office.

Take a photo of yourself or a group at the office wearing your collection of blue ties and send the photos to Amber Recker at arecker@cancer-services.org. Photos will be submitted for publication and also posted on our blog. The group with the most people in blue ties will receive blue “Count Moments” bracelets for their entire team.

Please help raise awareness for men’s prostate cancer and health on September 14th and join us on Blue Tie Day by showing your “blue” colors.

“Life with Prostate Cancer” Seminar, 9/11

September is prostate cancer awareness month, and we are proud to partner with The Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Prostate Cancer Coordinating Committee to present “Life with Prostate Cancer,” a seminar for prostate cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones. This seminar is designed to provide prostate cancer patients with information to live life more fully after diagnosis and treatment.

The seminar will be held at our facility on Tuesday, September 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and features keynote presentations from Dr. Donald Urban of Parkview Physicians Group, as well as Dr. Theodore Wagner of Northeast Indiana Urology. Bill Seidel, a prostate cancer survivor, will give a special guest presentation on “Tricks Learned in Dealing with Prostate Cancer.” Topics of discussion will include survivorship, intimacy, and treatment.

For more information, please visit the ICC website or the Life with Prostate Cancer registration page. Reservations may also be made by calling Cancer Services at (260) 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560.

Excluding all types of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States and Indiana. Approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 36 will die from it during their lifetime (visit Prostate Cancer in Indiana to learn more).

TinCaps to don blue jersey in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness

Tomorrow night, the TinCaps will don white and blue jerseys to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our organization.

Also that night, Parkview is hosting a Men’s Health and PSA Screening event.

Free health and cancer screenings will be offered, including PSA, blood pressure, bone density, glucose, EZ Dectect Kits, skin screening, and various other activities/screenings. Appointments are not necessary.

Contact Debi Kennedy at Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center at (260) 266-9180 if you have questions.

Laugh Out Loud Tribute Dinner Speaker


10-11-12! Our Tribute Dinner is around the corner and this year we’re honored to welcome guest speaker, Scott Burton. With Scott in our midst, this evening is sure to be anything but stuffy. Scott is an author, comedian, world-class juggler, and cancer survivor.

Scott shares his story internationally. With refreshing honesty, experienced stand-up and world-class juggling, Scott breaks convention by crafting a comedy routine – laced with joy and passion – of his personal battle with cancer. A veteran of hundreds of shows since his diagnosis, Scott erases the mystique and fear of chronic disease. His audience soon sees that his is not simply a story about cancer. It is the story of life. And in every life there is humor and joy to embrace.

Having been there, Scott believes the gift of laughter helps cancer survivors (or those facing any trial in life) feel normal and see their lives as precious. Scott says, “I felt, and still do, that each moment laughing is a moment you are – if only for a second – in love with life.”

We invite you to join us at the Tribute Dinner on October 11, 2012 as we celebrate life and pay Tribute to some very special people in our cancer community.

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