On Thursday, October 11, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana presented our eighth annual Tribute Dinner at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom. The event offered a special evening of memorials and healing laughter within our cancer community. Our Tribute Dinner is an important opportunity to gather with others along this cancer journey, pause and pay tribute to some amazing people. Beautiful tributes were dedicated to many people touched by cancer, including survivors, caregivers, physicians, and lost loved ones.
Guest speaker, Scott Burton, a stand-up comic and world-class juggler, set the tone with the gift of laughter. He shared his story as a cancer survivor and revealed a refreshingly honest perspective of the human side of cancer.
Cancer Services provides meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance to individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families. For every person with cancer whom we meet, we also come to know the people around them, who love and care for them during their journey. Events such as our Tribute Dinner allow us to succeed in our mission and aid in the quality of life for cancer patients here in Northeast Indiana.
by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator
I had the pleasure of attending, â€œLet Your Hair Down, Girlâ€™s Night Outâ€ on October 19, to benefit our organization.
Over 100 women enjoyed the evening that featured a buffet dinner, raffle, and 12 vendors in differing areas selling their products. My role was to explain the services that we provide to those with cancer in our community. I found that our ribbon display was the ideal ice breaker. The women found it easy to share stories with me and with each other over the ribbons they selected to wearâ€”telling one touching story after another. By the end of the evening, a majority of women were wearing ribbon â€œcorsagesâ€ in support of all those they knew who have been touched by this disease.
Kathy Roberts started this event last year in conjunction with a fundraiser her husband Todd has been doing at Northwood Middle School for 10 years. He has decided that this is his last year, but since both Kathy and Todd feel that giving back to the community is important, they have decided to make this event a yearly one with our organization as the non profit beneficiary.
Kathy and her husband Todd present Linda with the proceeds from the event.
Kathy and Todd came to the agency on Thursday and presented us with a check for $1,600! Thank you so very much for this gift and for the support you are showing to Cancer Services!
Our friends at Orange Leaf are hosting Cancer Services Nights on November 7, 8, and 9. If you visit Orange Leaf and present this flier, 10% of all sales between 5 PM and 10 PM will be donated to our organization.
We are partnering with The Fort Wayne Derby Girls to host the 5th Annual Bust a Move auction and fundraiser to benefit women with breast cancer in our community on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
For Bust a Move, local artists, breast cancer survivors, and derby girls volunteer their talents and their bodies to create unique, inspiring cast representations of the female bust and the emotions associated with breast cancer. Local artists modified the casts, using various artistic mediums, to create outstanding works of art. The art pieces will be auctioned at the event.
Join us for the 5th Annual Bust a Move. The event includes food, cocktails, entertainment, and a live auction of truly unique and inspiring works of art â€“ all fashioned from the busts of breast cancer survivors and Derby Girls.
Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com.
View artwork from last year’s event at the gallery from Bust a Move 2011.
10-11-12! Our Tribute Dinner is around the corner and this year weâ€™re honored to welcome guest speaker, Scott Burton. With Scott in our midst, this evening is sure to be anything but stuffy. Scott is an author, comedian, world-class juggler, and cancer survivor.
Scott shares his story internationally. With refreshing honesty, experienced stand-up and world-class juggling, Scott breaks convention by crafting a comedy routine â€“ laced with joy and passion â€“ of his personal battle with cancer. A veteran of hundreds of shows since his diagnosis, Scott erases the mystique and fear of chronic disease. His audience soon sees that his is not simply a story about cancer. It is the story of life. And in every life there is humor and joy to embrace.
Having been there, Scott believes the gift of laughter helps cancer survivors (or those facing any trial in life) feel normal and see their lives as precious. Scott says, â€œI felt, and still do, that each moment laughing is a moment you are â€“ if only for a second â€“ in love with life.â€
We invite you to join us at the Tribute Dinner on October 11, 2012 as we celebrate life and pay Tribute to some very special people in our cancer community.
S.S. Lillypad is located at the Frog Tavern on Lake Wawasee. The boat will leave from the dock promptly at 2PM and will return at 5PM. Guests will enjoy tropical tunes and fun in the sun. A cash bar will be available. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Tickets are $30 and includes boat fee, food, raffle tickets and more.
Save the date for our eighth annual Tribute Dinner on 10.11.12 at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom. This promises to be a memorable evening among the cancer community complete with an entertaining speaker and touching Tributes. Get it on your dance card and invite your friends. We look forward to sharing in this special evening together!
On February 25, we will â€œJourney Around the Worldâ€ to raise money for our programs to support people with cancer in our community. We invite you to bring your appetite and join us on this special night.
Now in its 9th year, the Design on Life Event is bigger and better than ever before. “Journey Around the World” will feature a wine tasting and a sampling of international cuisine, as well as a silent and live auction. We’ve secured some exciting auction items, including a trip to Hawaii, fine jewelry, stunning artwork, celebrity autographed memorabilia and much more! View our online catalog to catch a sneak peek of auction items up for bid.
This just in! We will host a raffle for your chance to win an iPad 2!
Our host and travel guide for the eveningâ€™s events is the lovely and charismatic Barb Richards of WAJI-Magic 95.1 FM. Upon arrival, you will receive your â€œpassportâ€, which serves as your ticket to bid on amazing auction items. Take home a lavish gift basket knowing your dollars will directly impact the lives of your community neighbors. Proceeds from the event benefit programs supporting individuals in our community who are affected by cancer. Each year Cancer Services helps over 2,300 individuals and their families by providing financial assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and emotional support.
We look forward to seeing you and your entourage at the gate. Bon Voyage!
WHAT: Journey Around the World –
Live and silent auction, fundraiser for Cancer Services
LIFT OFF: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 6:30 P.M.
NEW LOCATION: Ceruti’s Summit Park (The Diamond Room), 6601 Innovation Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
TICKET FARE: $50 per person if purchased before February 5;
$75 per person after February 5
Proceed here to purchase tickets online safely and securely via PayPal, or contact Amber Recker at (260) 484-9560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.
Complimentary tickets to the Fort Wayne Home & Garden show are included with the purchase of tickets to this event.
2012 Event Sponsors
Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kroger, Vera Bradley, Comcast, Fun 101.7 WLDE, WAJI- Magic 95.1 FM, Steffen Group, Windows Doors & More, Steel Dynamics, PHP, Aesthetic Plant Specialists, Andy Pauquette Photography, All Occasions, Salin Bank, Just Sue, Belmont Beverage, Vino LeFebvre, Fischer Trucking
Corrie Henschon from Guardian Industries, in Ligonier, organized a company ‘Pink-Out’ to help spread breast cancer awareness as well as raise funds for Cancer Services. We would like to send our thanks to Corrie Henschon and Dawn Alcala, along with all Guardian employees who helped make this donation possible.
Corrie and Dawn visited our offices for a tour and to present a check of $430 to Linda Bewley, Outreach Coordinator.
Corrie chose our organization as the recipient for their fundraising efforts when she personally experienced the difference Cancer Services made in her friend’s life after being diagnosed with cancer.
The Knights of Columbus held a free will offering spaghetti dinner on October 26 at the K of C Hall, with Cancer Services as the chosen recipient for the donations. We would like to send our thanks to Robert Hinga, Grand Knight of Council 451, for selecting our organization as the beneficiary for the month of October.
Linda Bewley, Outreach Coordinator, was invited to attend the dinner to share the our story with other individuals who were in attendance and to accept the donations.
The K of C is a non-profit catholic men’s organization that cherishes charity work as one of its key principles. They host a fundraising dinner for a different charity each month.