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.
Please join us for this wonderful workshop that will focus on men who are supporting women fighting cancer. The Partners in Survival Workshop is for men and women and features Marc Heyison. He is a former major league baseball player with the Baltimore Orioles and the founder of Men Against Breast Cancer.
The bonus is the event is FREE and will include dinner provided by Kroger!
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Please RSVP to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at (260)484-9560
Please join us to the 10th Annual Tribute Dinner!
The evening promises to be a special opportunity to support people in our community who are fighting cancer. Cancer Services is honored that Curtis Smith, Chief Meteorologist with Indiana’s News Center, will be emceeing the event.
This year the keynote speaker Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. He is the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. He has appeared on two television series on National Geographic and The Discovery Channel and has written three books as well as articles for The New York Times, JAMA, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is also a two-time cancer survivor!
Individual tickets are $100. Tables are $800 (seats 8 and includes tribute). To reserve your spot, call Stacey Stumpf at (260) 484-9560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join Team CSNI for the 7th annual Fort 4 Fitness Fall Festival, which takes place September 26-27, 2014 at Parkview Field.
Click here to register online. Choose your race (4 mile walk/run, the 10K, half marathon, the kids marathon or the seniors marathon). Then choose CSNI in the drop down menu to select Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana as the Charity Partner you support. Already registered? You can still join our team. Email Stacey and let her know the name you registered under and she will add you to our team.
Team CSNI Dri-fit shirts are available for $12 ($15 for bigger sizes). Please email Stacey by September 6 with your size.
Support Cancer Service of Northeast Indiana by attending the August 20th TinCaps game.
Use the attached Ticket Order Form to buy you tickets to the game and 100% of the cost of your tickets will be donated to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana compliments of Fifth Third Bank.
As an extra incentive to come out to Parkview Field for Stand Up to Cancer Night, Parkview will be offering FREE health screenings in the Lincoln Financial Event Center during the game.
Fans will also have an opportunity to bid on special cancer awareness jerseys worn by the TinCaps on game night and designed by a TinCaps fan.
Please join Cancer Services at the Parkview Field!
TinCaps vs. Great Lake Loons
Wednesday, August 20
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
Remember to order your tickets by August 15! Click here for the Ticket Order Form
For more information call Cancer Services at 484-9560.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s Lapper has been nominated for the 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Favorite Local Charity Walk/Event!
Voting begins on July 10th when you see the Nominees tab-booklet in the News Sentinel. It will be inserted into the Journal Gazette on Friday, July 11. Voting will last three weeks and awards will be given out on August 14.
You may also vote online at FortWayne.com.
We appreciate the nomination and would love your vote!
Our Annual Tribute Dinner provides an opportunity to support those with cancer and their families in our community. It is an evening to pause, treasure the lives of people touched by cancer, and pay tribute to them, whether a cancer survivor, caregiver, physician or lost loved one.
This year’s event will take place on Thursday, September 18, at Hotel Fort Wayne. This year marks the 10th year for the signature event and will feature keynote speaker Dan Shapiro, Ph.D.
Shapiro understands firsthand the challenges and hardships of cancer from the patient’s, caregiver’s, and clinician’s perspective. Shapiro is the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. He has appeared on two television series on National Geographic and The Discovery Channel and has written three books as well as articles for The New York Times, JAMA, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Shapiro’s message to Cancer Services’ supporters will emphasize the importance of connecting with others and having hope while facing the challenges of cancer treatment.
It will be an evening full of hope, inspiration, and community.
There are several ways you can take part in the event:
- Host a table for your friends and family members
- Organize a group of your friends or family members to all contribute to host a table
- Purchase an individual ticket and join other Cancer Services supporters
Individual tickets are $100. Tables are $800 (seats 8 and includes tribute). To reserve your spot, call Stacey Stumpf at (260) 484-9560 or email email@example.com.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is proud to be a Charity Partner for the 7th annual Fort 4 Fitness Fall Festival, which takes place September 26-27, 2014 at Parkview Field.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Register
Choose your race and register online. Choose CSNI in the drop down menu to select Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana as the Charity Partner you support. Already registered? You can still join our team. Email Laura and let her know the name you registered under and she will add you to our team.
Step 2: Consider Pledging Additional Funds
Whether you’re participating in the 4 mile walk/run, the 10K, half marathon, the kids marathon or the seniors marathon, you will certainly be challenged, especially if you’ve never done one before. Many people find extra motivation to train by asking their family and friends to support you by making a pledge. We encourage you to do so. For family and friends to make donations on your behalf to support your efforts, direct them to our Donation Page. On the form where it says “Please designate my donation in honor of” have them fill out your name, followed by F4F. We will provide you with a list of people who have donated in your honor. It’s easy! You can also collect pledges and bring them in to Cancer Services at any time. Dri-fit shirts will cost $12 this year ($15 for bigger sizes). Please email Laura by September 6 with your size.
Step 3: Recruit your Family & Friends to join our team
The more the merrier! Tell everyone you know to check out our page and register to join our team! If we have 50 or more people on the CSNI Team, we will be given a reunion area at Parkview Field after the races.
Step 4: Train Hard, Get Fit, Have Fun
Fort 4 Fitness is designed to promote health and we hope you have a wonderful time preparing for the big day. Let us know how we can help you meet your goals!
Lapper & Survivors Day 2014 was a wonderful event! Support from our generous donors enabled us to raise over $69,000, which will go toward services for people in our community who are affected by cancer. We also had a record number of participants this year with over 560 walkers participating in Lapper & Survivors Day.
We want to thank our 20 sponsors who made the event possible. We also want to extend a special thanks to the following people:
- Ella Miller for singing the National Anthem
- Kim Fislar for giving the keynote address
- Bishop Luers Dance Team and Coach Cindy Figel for performing the “flash mob”
- Pinkie Louden, who was the top fundraiser, gathering $2,570 in donations
Click the link to see pictures from Lapper & Survivors Day 2014! http://go.ddproshots.com/20140517_cs_lapper
Interested in purchasing prints? You can do that via the photographer’s website! If you have any questions about purchasing prints, please contact Doug Dalton at 260-433-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Services’ generous supporters have donated more than $45,000 for Lapper & Survivors Day 2014! We only have 10 days left to reach our goal of $65,000.
We need your help to make it happen!
Have you reached your personal goal yet? If not, you still have time! Send another email to family and friends asking them to support you. Post a link to your Lapper donation page on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word.
For more information or to register, please visit http://lapper2014.kintera.org/
With your help we can meet our goal and make life better for people with cancer in our community!