Tag: prostate cancer

Blue Tie Day – September 14

We are organizing Blue Tie Day to increase awareness about prostate cancer. On September 14, we encourage all local men and businesses to participate and wear blue ties to the office.

Take a photo of yourself or a group at the office wearing your collection of blue ties and send the photos to Amber Recker at arecker@cancer-services.org. Photos will be submitted for publication and also posted on our blog. The group with the most people in blue ties will receive blue “Count Moments” bracelets for their entire team.

Please help raise awareness for men’s prostate cancer and health on September 14th and join us on Blue Tie Day by showing your “blue” colors.

“Life with Prostate Cancer” Seminar, 9/11

September is prostate cancer awareness month, and we are proud to partner with The Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Prostate Cancer Coordinating Committee to present “Life with Prostate Cancer,” a seminar for prostate cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones. This seminar is designed to provide prostate cancer patients with information to live life more fully after diagnosis and treatment.

The seminar will be held at our facility on Tuesday, September 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and features keynote presentations from Dr. Donald Urban of Parkview Physicians Group, as well as Dr. Theodore Wagner of Northeast Indiana Urology. Bill Seidel, a prostate cancer survivor, will give a special guest presentation on “Tricks Learned in Dealing with Prostate Cancer.” Topics of discussion will include survivorship, intimacy, and treatment.

For more information, please visit the ICC website or the Life with Prostate Cancer registration page. Reservations may also be made by calling Cancer Services at (260) 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560.

Excluding all types of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States and Indiana. Approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 36 will die from it during their lifetime (visit Prostate Cancer in Indiana to learn more).

TinCaps to don blue jersey in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness

Tomorrow night, the TinCaps will don white and blue jerseys to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our organization.

Also that night, Parkview is hosting a Men’s Health and PSA Screening event.

Free health and cancer screenings will be offered, including PSA, blood pressure, bone density, glucose, EZ Dectect Kits, skin screening, and various other activities/screenings. Appointments are not necessary.

Contact Debi Kennedy at Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center at (260) 266-9180 if you have questions.

Columbia City High School hosts shots against cancer

The Columbia City High School boy’s basketball team held a fundraiser on Friday, January 27, for prostate cancer awareness. The event was called “Go Blue – Shots Against Cancer.” The team auctioned off the blue basketball jerseys they wore on Friday night with a raffle that featured a bio on each teammate. The money raised is being donated to Whitley County Cancer Care Endowment Fund which is an organization that provides financial support to local non-profits that service people with cancer in Whitley County.

Linda Bewley, our Outreach Coordinator, was at the game giving away blue ribbons and selling blue prostate cancer bracelets. “The event had a lot of community participation and was so much fun,” Bewley said. Bewley was blown away by the community support and the enthusiasm of the basketball team.

Local Companies Show Support for Tie1on4 Prostate Cancer

Did you know that one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? To raise awareness for the disease, we are encouraging all local men and businesses to participate in Blue Tie Day by wearing blue ties to the office today, September 15.

It’s not too late to participate! Take a photo of yourself or a group at the office wearing a collection of blue ties and send your photos to Amber Recker at arecker@cancer-services.org to be posted along with others! The group with the most people in blue ties will receive blue “count moments” bracelets for their entire team.

Thanks to those businesses who have already sent in their photos today!

The CSNI Team: Krista Smotherman, Mary Weiks, Cheryl Dafforn, Marcia Reynolds, Kathy Ryan, Amber Recker, Gail Hamm, Brandon Bower, Kristin Newbauer, Linda Bewley

Our friends at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum: C.J. Steigmeyer, Ed Davidson, Brad Riehle and Nathan Dennison

The Alliance Team- Andi Udris, President; Scott Naltner, Executive VP; Karl Bandemer, Senior Development Officer

Staff at WANE-TV/NewsChannel 15

Anthony Juliano of Asher Agency

The Reusser Design Team- Andy Welfle, Andy Fought, Nate Reusser, Tafi Stober, Aaron Bushnell

Lake City Bank Team: Chris Wiggins, Everett Nifong, Kris Kerlin, Cameron Plew, Ryan Hart, Joe Kessie

The Cirrus ABS Team

YLNI Board Members and Members: Sam Graves, Zach Evans, Jeremy Diller, Ryan Hart, Justin Clupper, Amber Recker, Amy Johnson, Justin Shurley,

George Bewley, Bewley & Koday Attorneys at Law


Justin Clupper, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Kelly Bergman, Cirrus ABS

Kevin Mullett, Cirrus ABS

2nd Annual Blue Ball Open- August 5

Each year, more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women with breast cancer. Surprised? Here is your chance to increase prostate cancer awareness and have some fun at the same time. Funds raised at the Blue Ball Open will be donated to Cancer Services to support services for men dealing with prostate cancer.

  • Friday, August 5
  • Shot gun start at 1 p.m.
  • Cedar Creek Golf Club
  • 4-person scramble
  • $70 per person
For more information about sponsorships or registration, contact Kent Hormann at (260) 609-9330 or kenthormann@frontier.com; or Cynthia Cornwell at (260) 804-6344 or cornwellcynthia1@gmail.com.

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Seidel

Bill Seidel facilitates the “Us Too” Prostate Cancer Support Group, as well as the Advanced Prostate Cancer Discussion Group at Cancer Services. During their regular meetings, he spends countless hours providing encouragement and support to hundreds of men with prostate cancer. As part of his work with the support groups, Bill recognized the need for a caregivers’ support group for spouses and partners of men with prostate cancer. He and his wife, Laine, initiated this group in March of 2009. He also networks at a national level with prostate cancer research and support groups and stays informed about the latest research and advocacy issues, bringing that insight back to Cancer Services to help his support group attendees.