Tag: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Get your Tickets for Design on Life

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Tickets are now on sale for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s 10th Annual Design on Life fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Get yours online today or call Betsy at (260) 484-9560.

Event attendees will be treated to a taste of Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby, World Cup, PGA and the NFL at this year’s “Game Time” themed event. Delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared and beautifully presented by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman and entertainment will be part of the “Game Time” action. The highlight of the evening remains our silent and live auctions featuring vacations, jewelry, sports packages, spa treatments, art, and more.

Proceeds will benefit programs supporting individuals in our community who are affected by cancer. Each year Cancer Services helps over 2,500 individuals and their families by providing financial assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and emotional support.

We hope to see you there!




Thank you East Noble Swim Team

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

E. Noble Swim Team

“It looks happy in here.”

This was said by an East Noble Swim Team member while touring our building, and it brought a smile to my face. We strive to provide a pleasant, uplifting environment for our clients, and to hear a young person voice this told me we are succeeding.

On January 25, representatives from the East Noble Swim Team visited to present the agency with a check and to take a tour of the facility so they would better understand what their donation provides for people with cancer.

$825.30 was given to Cancer Services! Thank you East Noble Swim Team!


New Program- Drumming Circle

Last Thursday, we hosted our first Drumming Circle and had so much fun. A small group joined us and learned the joy in creating noise in order to relieve stress and create connections. Gail Hamm, program director, describes the experience as a fun way to let go of stress. Through drumming, people may express emotions, reconnect with their inner child, and feel a greater sense of purpose as their noise becomes a part of a larger symphony within the group.

You can join us at our next Drumming Circle, which will take place on Thursday, February 28, from 7-8 PM. No experience is necessary and all instruments are provided.

Drumming Circle is open to the community. For more information, call Tina at (260) 484-9560.

Fort Wayne Komets host client families



On Sunday, eleven of our client families enjoyed a Komets game together. We are often asked about our services for children with cancer. It is our mission to support the entire family on this journey. Bringing the families together, provides them with a support system full of people who truly understand what they are going through. It also gives the kids a chance to support each other. Thank you Fort Wayne Komets for hosting a meaningful event for our clients.

Komets-kids event

Thank you Lakewood Park Christian School

by Linda Bewley, Outreach Coordinator


Girls captains: Jessica Mafera and Chloe Franks, with Linda Bewley, and Boys captains: Zac Crosby and Max Troyer

On December 17 and 18, the girls and boys basketball teams at Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn hosted a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser. A hot dog and chili supper was offered before the games, with the free will donation to our organization. On Monday, the boys’ team served dinner while the girls’ team played, and on Tuesday, the girls served while the boys played.

Girls team serving dinner

Girls team serving dinner

I took our cancer ribbon banner and ribbons so people could wear them in support of those they knew with cancer. On both nights, attendees willingly pinned on ribbons in support of family and friends and the gym was filled with ribbon sporting fans.

Girls team serving dinner

Girls team serving dinner

It was such an uplifting experience to spend time with these young adults who have adopted helping others as one of their goals.

Thank you Lakewood Park Christian!

We Appreciate our Volunteers

On Friday, December 7, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Over 250 volunteers joined us for a morning of food, entertainment, and expressions of gratitude. We could not do what we do without our volunteers, and this year, they went above and beyond to help us serve our clients.
534 Trips were made transporting clients to treatments
513 Hours were donated by volunteer receptionists
33 Health Fairs were attended
436 Massages were given
1,200 Hours were donated to special event planning
97,632 Pieces of mail were prepared and mailed
6,200 Bed pads were cut and packaged for sewing groups
6,132 Hours were donated by our sewing groups
3,889 Hours were donated by volunteers doing special tasks
11,734 Total volunteer hours given to our organization!

We cannot thank you enough for your dedication to our organization and our clients.

Save the Date – GAME TIME


We hope you’ll join us for the 10th Annual Spring Auction benefiting Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. It’s “Game Time!” Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. This year’s event features delicious food prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman, a beer tasting, and entertainment, as well as our exciting silent and live auctions. We’ve secured some all-star auction items, including vacations near and far, jewelry, sports packages and more!

Questions? Contact: Betsy Perry Patton
484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560

Recap: Beat BC 5k

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

The 9th Annual Beat BC 5k took place on October 20 at Central Noble High School in Albion, IN. This event originated with Judy Hass and her family to benefit local women with breast cancer. I have attended this event many times and am always amazed at the large number of people who come together each year to help their friends and family who have a cancer diagnosis. All proceeds are donated to our organization to help those people in our area who are dealing with the disease.

This year, the event raised $12,000!! Thank you to Judy, her family and all the participants for this donation to help local people with cancer.