The information and guidance continues to evolve about how to best address the risks presented by COVID-19. Latest reports from public health professionals encourage everyone to practice social distancing as a strategy to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Social distancing is a term epidemiologists use to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people as a way to stymie community transmission of the virus.
In an effort to protect our clients, staff and the greater community, Cancer Services is suspending group meetings. This decision includes all education sessions, weekly exercise classes and support groups. We will re-evaluate this status the first week of April.
We know how important these sessions are to you. They provide motivation and tools for building wellness. They are communities of friends and co-survivors who encourage each other. We will resume these groups as soon as this health crisis eases.
In the meantime, you can practice many of the techniques youâ€™ve learned at Cancer Services in your own home. Pay attention and spend a little more time preparing healthy meals. Turn on some soft music and practice tai chi or mindfulness meditation.
Client Advocates continue to be available to meet with you in person, talk by telephone or respond to your emails. Watch www.cancer-services.org for more information, resources and updates.
President and CEO of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is seeking a full-time Director of Donor Impact to lead the organization in building strong connections with individual donors which inspire charitable giving and enduring support for the organization.
This position is part of the senior management team which works together to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance.
Reports to:Â President and CEO
- Develop and implement a broad base of resource development strategies to meet the needs of key donors fostering their loyalty and creating a sense of shared mission
- Build excellent, long-term relationships with key individual donors
- Plan, coordinate and implement an annual recognition for donors of $1,000 or more
- Provide staff support to planned giving and capital campaigns as needed
- Maintain strong working knowledge of current gift techniques and tax vehicles applicable to key donors
- Ensure meaningful and timely donor communication
- Utilize social media and specialized communication tools to provide regular and valued information to key donors
- Ensure confidentiality and guard against conflicts of interest in all donor information
- Maintain accurate and effective information management systems related to key donors
- Document donor interactions and plan for ongoing engagement
- Utilize training resources available from software vendors in order to ensure that CSNI maximizes the potential and efficiencies of donor software
- Minimum 5 yearsâ€™ experience in donor development, marketing, communications, public relations or fund development
- Bachelorâ€™s Degree in communications, marketing or business preferred.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in customer relationship marketing
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media.
- Experience with Salesforce or Raiserâ€™s Edge preferred.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Dianne May at email@example.comÂ by January 6, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who joined Cancer Services for an evening of laughs! We had a blast and were able to raise more than $30,000 to help local people with cancer receive the support they need.
Please enjoy some of our favorite photos from photographer Jeremy Garner of JBG Photography.Â
Thank you again, and see you next year!
Hold on to your grocery lists!
Help support local people with cancer when you shop at Kroger during “Fight Cancer Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and throughout the month of October.
On Wednesday, threeÂ percent of all sales across 17 Northeast Indiana Kroger stores will be donated to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, the American Cancer Society and Francine’s Friends.
You can also make a donation in the increments of $1, $3 or $5 at check-out throughout the month of October.
Don’t forget you can support Cancer Services all year round with your Kroger Plus Card.Â Click here to learn how.Â
Thank you for your generous support!
By enrolling your Kroger Plus Card intoÂ theÂ Community Rewards Program,Â Cancer Services will be able to receive a quarterly donation from your purchases.
Last quarter, we wereÂ awarded nearly $600.Â AÂ donation of this amount canÂ help assistÂ a client pay for pain and nausea medicine.
Follow the easy steps below to join today:
- Go toÂ www.kroger.com/communityrewardsâ€‹â€‹
- Click “Create an Account” if you have a Kroger Plus Card, but do not haveÂ an online account. If you already have an online account and,Â your Plus Card is linked to your online account, click “Sign In.”Â
- Once you are signed in to your account, ensure that you are currently on the Community Rewards tab under “My Account” on the left side of the page. On the Community Rewards page, click “Enroll.”
- Ensure theÂ “ViewÂ By Type”Â filter is set toÂ “All.” Type inÂ Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana in the search bar or use our organization code: CW868.
- Click “Enroll” and you’re good to go! You will immediately begin supporting Cancer Services the next time you use your Kroger Plus Card.
Thank you for your generous support!
WHAT:Â “Kings of the Road: Music from Across the Tracks”
WHEN:Â 7:30 PM Saturday, October 20
WHERE:Â Concordia High School, 1601 St Joe River Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Tickets are now on sale for $15, and can also be purchased at the door. All ticket proceeds will benefit Cancer Services.Â Â Go to www.summitcitychorus.org for more information. Hope to see you there!
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is hiring an Outreach Coordinator. This is an opportunity to work for a great organization that helps thousands of people each year.
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Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is expanding our integrated services with new options in Wellness Therapy Sessions.
In addition to oncology-specialty massage, clients and / or caregivers can now choose from among three additional wellness therapies:
- Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on method that supports every system in the body, releasing tension and enhancing your bodyâ€™s own ability to heal.
- Reiki is a Japanese word meaning â€œuniversal life force energyâ€.Â It addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the bodyâ€™s systems.
- BodyTalk improves communication in the whole body-mind by redirecting the bodyâ€™s natural healing ability through tapping.Â This brings optimal balance and communication to all cells and systems.
All sessions are done fully clothed while lying on a massage table.
Clients and caregivers can schedule a time and then choose the wellness therapy they want when they come in for the session.
Call 260.484.9560 or 866.484.9560 today for an appointment for a unique experience in wellness!
Supporters like you are creating opportunities to ensure people touched by cancer in our community receive the resources and services they need. It is our hope you will join us in supporting their tremendous efforts.
We continue to be appreciative of the support from our community, and would be so delighted to know if you are planning an upcoming event in support of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Please give us a call at 260-484-9560.
The 22nd Annual “Swing for Cancer Services” Golf Outing
Sponsored by Cobblestone Ladies Golf Association
When: Registration is at 7 a.m. June 19, 2018; tee-off at 8 a.m.
Where: Cobblestone Golf Course and Event Center,Â 2702 Cobblestone Lane Kendallville, IN 46755
Cost:Â Entry is $75 per lady golfer or $300 per team. Registration deadline is June 8. For more information, call the Cobblestone Pro Shop, 260-349-1550.
This event features breakfast, lunch, a raffle and all-around good time!
Cancer Services would like to thank the Cobblestone Ladies Golf Association, who work tirelessly to raise funds in support of local people touched by cancer.
Norm’s Birthday Bash on CancerÂ
When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. IN 46802
Cost: Tickets are $20 each; $30 at the door; click hereÂ to purchase tickets.
Join us for food, friends, and a whole lot of fun as we celebrate
Norm Newman’s birthday. The event’s proceeds will be benefit Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Turnstone.Â Live music by The Snyder’s and Acme Blues Band.
Woody Classic Golf OutingÂ
When:Â Tee-off at 1:30 p.m. July 14, 2018;
Where: Noble Hawk Golf Course, 3005 Noble Hawk Dr, Kendallville, 46755
Cost: $65 per person scramble format – shotgun start with four persons per team;Â checks should be made payable to Noble Hawk Golf Course and turned in with sign up sheet to Noble Hawk Golf Course or toÂ Nick Pentsos, firstname.lastname@example.org;Â all teams must be registered by Friday, July 1.
This event is in memory of Mike Woodward and his family is generously donating the proceeds to Cancer Services for the 3rd year!
So, if you enjoy golf and like to help others while doing so, please consider attending this event. For more information, call 260-347-2071.
Lemonade Day is a national youth entrepreneurship program that teaches young people how to start, own and operate their own businesses through setting up a lemonade stand. The community-wide Lemonade Day took place on May 19, and three young entrepreneurs decided to donate their profits to Cancer Services. Thank you to Brenna Meyer and Maris and Milena Williams for your incredible display of generosity!