On Saturday, over 500 people attended our 11th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day event to raise money for people with all types of cancer in our community. Over $55,000 was raised, which will support programs providing emotional support, practical resources, and information to over 3,000 people with cancer and their families each year.
Thank you to all those who attended this year’s event. We enjoyed spending our morning with you! We could not do what we do without supporters like you.
Couldn’t make it to the event, but still want to help? There’s still time! If you’d like to make a donation, visit our event page.
by Linda Bewley, Outreach Coordinator
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 boysâ€™ team served dinner while the girlsâ€™ team played, and on Tuesday, the girls served while the boys played.
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.
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!
Fran Good, owner of Mattress Warehouse, has sponsored a fundraising campaign every December for the past 6 years to benefit our organization. Several years ago, Fran’s best friend Terry was diagnosed with cancer and came to our organization for assistance. We answered his questions and provided him with the supplies he needed to make his cancer journey a little easier. Because of the impact we had on Terry’s life, Fran has decided to give back as much as she can and does so through the annual fundraising campaign. Terry passed away a few years ago and Fran says she wants to do something to keep his memory alive. A portion of mattress sales during the month of December is donated to us, and this year, Fran and her team presented our board with a check for $7,500.
“People tell me they come in during December to buy a new mattress specifically because we donate to Cancer Services. You’ve touched a lot of people ,” Fran says. “You help without asking questions and give people the support they need. That’s a big deal and I will never forget how much you helped Terry and me.”
We are so thankful for Mattress Warehouse’s ongoing support and for our friendship with Fran and her staff.
Save the Date for the following fundraisers to benefit Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
The Ballroom at the Freemason’s Hall
Doors open at 6 PM, Auction Begins at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10, available at Cancer Services
Saturday, October 16- Beat BC 5K
Central Noble High School
Registration 7:30-8 AM
Fun Run 8:15 AM
Race Begins 8:30 AM