Tag: Friends for Lunch

“I Had No Idea!” How Well Do You Really Know Us?

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

My job is to inform people what Cancer Services does for people with cancer in Northeast Indiana. When I meet with people or groups, I start by asking how many are familiar with our organization. Often, many people raise their hands. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a supervisory group where most expressed knowledge of our organization, so I gave a brief refresher course. When I was almost finished speaking, a woman raised her hand and said, “I had no idea you did so much!” Several others chimed in, a lot of notes were taken, and all my handouts disappeared. Since then, I’ve received numerous requests to speak to various medical offices about our organization.

From a non-medical perspective, my exercise teacher visited our facility for a tour. She formed a Lapper team and wanted to be sure she could accurately explain Cancer Services to her friends who made donations. Her words were, “I had no idea!” Later that week, when I attended my exercise class, she told the class she had taken a tour of CSNI and her next words were, “I had no idea this organization did so much for so many people.”

These words send two messages : One, more people need to know about the great work our organization does, and two, they open doors for endless opportunities to spread the word. I like message # 2 best!

If you would like a tour, please consider attending our monthly Friends for Lunch event, which includes a tour and light lunch. These events are hosted the 4th Friday of every month and are free and open to the public. RSVP to Amber Recker by email or via phone (260) 484-9560.

CSNI Featured on Navigate with Style

A few weeks ago, Jennifer Fox, Navigate with Style blogger, attended Friends for Lunch at our facility and posted this wonderful blog about us. Thank you Jennifer!

If you would like to visit our facility, please call Amber Recker at (260) 484-9560 or email her at arecker@cancer-services.org and she’d be happy to show you around and tell you about the services our organization provides to people with cancer in our community.

Friends for Lunch- Friday, September 24

Join us on Friday, September 24 for Friends for Lunch, which is designed for those interested in learning more about Cancer Services. It includes a light lunch, tour, and a brief question and answer session. We value your time, so the program will last only one hour. Please call or email Amber for reservations if you are interested. (260) 484-9560, arecker@cancer-services.org.

If you can’t make it this month, don’t worry. We host Friends for Lunch the 4th Friday of every month.