Friday, May 29, 2015
Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.
Be sure to visit the Cancer Services booth where you can purchase a flower in honor of a friend or loved one to float in the river.
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.
Races run from Wells Street Bridge to Harrison Street Bridge
There will be live music and entertainment, food trucks, souvenirs, a kid’s play area, face painting and games. Please visit www.riverpaloozafw.org for more information and maps showing where to park.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday May 28
Please join us for a second educational workshop on intimacy and cancer. Jen Fecher, a knowledgeable educator at Boudoir Noir’s School of Loving Arts, will share ways to improve intimacy and pleasure during and after cancer treatment. She will also discuss specific products available to enhance your intimate relationship. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and gain helpful ideas for new things to try.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Parkview Health Genetic Counselors Rebecca Nelson, M.S. and Sarah King, M.S. will be presenting a two-part series on cancer and genetic testing in May.
- May 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – The Genetics of Lady Business: A Discussion of Hereditary
This program will focus on rare hereditary causes of breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1/2). During this talk we will review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor. We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history. And, yes, there will be time to discuss Angelina Jolie-Pitt.
- May 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Bringing up the Rear: A Discussion of Hereditary Colon Cancer
This final installment of the two part series will focus on rare hereditary causes of colon cancer (Lynch syndrome and FAP). During this talk we will again review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor. We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history specific to colon cancer. Last “butt” not least, a review of nationwide efforts to start screening all colon tumors for Lynch syndrome will be included.
Both programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Please join Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to see this touching, award-winning documentary!
“Mondays at Racine” is the story of two sisters who open their hair salon the third Monday of every month to help women with cancer. The film, directed by Cynthia Wade, received a 2013 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Following the movie, there will be a short Q & A session on self-image during cancer treatment led by Marsha Haffner, Director of Clinical Services at Cancer Services.
Exhibitors from Your Virgin Hair, Urban Updates, and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will have information available. This event is collaboration by Cinema Center, Green Hair Revolution and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana with proceeds benefiting Cancer Services.
Cancer Services will also welcome donations of new or gently used wigs.
“Mondays at Racine”
6:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015
437 E. Berry St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Call Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at (260)484-9560 for more information.
The 2015 Lapper a fundraising walk for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. The purpose of the event is to honor people touched by cancer by walking as many laps as you can. the point is to test your endurance and push past your comfort zones just as people with cancer do every day.
Bring a friend, form a team and help raise money to support the programs and services provided by Cancer Services.
This year the goal is to raise $70,000. All the money will go to Cancer Services and help support programs for people with cancer in our community.
To learn more about Lapper 2015 or to register a team, visit the event website at http://lapper2015.kintera.org/
One thing that is important to know is that there is no “right” way to grieve. It’s also true that a traditional bereavement support group may not be the most comfortable fit for everyone. However, everyone deserves to have a trusted help during the grieving process.
That is why Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana offers two support groups that are open to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one. The death does not need to be cancer related.
Our ongoing support group meets every Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center. This group is facilitated by Dar Richardson.
On February 24, 2015 we are starting a new grief program that is a partnership with Visiting Nurse. The program runs for 10 consecutive weeks (Feb. 24-April 28) and will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. This program is curriculum-based using Alan Wolfelt’s book, “Understanding Your Grief,” and will be led by Bonnie Davis of Visiting Nurse.
The program is especially useful for people who are newly bereaved, usually defined as up to the two year mark of the loss.
Please call Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at (260)484-9560 to reserve your place.
Please help support Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
For ticket information call the Komets
at (260) 483-0011 or go online:
January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
The Fort Wayne Komets
The Elmira Jackals
January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
The Fort Wayne Komets
The Toledo Walleye
You can help families in our community who are fighting cancer and get some of your holiday shopping done. Please consider shopping at AmozonSmile and a portion of your Amazon purchase will be donated to Cancer Services.
Here is what to do:
1) Click the link below
2) Sign in as if you were on Amazon
3) Type in Cancer Services of Allen County Inc (our legal name)
4) You are ready to shop!
It’s that easy!
Save the Date!
Please make plans to join us for the 12th Annual Design on Life Spring Auction benefiting Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 21, 2015 for the Summit City Soiree an event to celebrate the things that make this community special. There will be delicious food, entertainment, as well as our exciting silent and live auctions.
Contact Stacey Stumpf at 484-9560 or email@example.com for more information.
Cancer Services will be launching a new program in 2015 with the goal of better helping clients deal with the financial stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis. The Financial Coaches program will provide individual financial planning education to clients and their families who need it.
The new program is possible because of a grant Cancer Services received from the Foundation for Financial Planning. Cancer Services was one of only two cancer agencies in the county to receive the grant in 2014. Cancer Services leaders are using a similar program at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts as a model. That program was originally funded by a grant from the same foundation.
We are fortunate to have eight highly qualified volunteers who will be providing pro bono financial planning information. The volunteers are CPA’s or certified financial advisers who will assist clients with budgeting, debt management, estate planning and insurance issues.
The program is needed because it will provides clients access to valuable financial planning services from experts that they otherwise might not be able to afford due to the fact they are already maxed out financially and stressed by their cancer diagnosis.
The plan is for Cancer Services client advocates to begin making referrals to the Financial Coaches in the spring.