Will You Make a Holiday Gift?

Giving gifts is one of the great joys of the holiday season. This holiday, as you give to your family and friends, please consider giving a gift to your neighbors in cancer treatment. Cancer can make the holidays a difficult time, but with your help, United Cancer will always be there to lend a helping hand through the hard times. Thank you for your generosity and support! Click “Learn More”, to make your donation. Learn More »

Fashion Show & Luncheon - Sept 24

What will be the fashion trends this fall? Where can you find trendy day to day wear or alluring evening wear? All those answers can be found at this year’s Fashion Show & Luncheon! Meet your friends at Elcona Country Club with fashions provided by Stephenson’s, featuring top designers and accessories by Brighton. Enjoy silent and live auctions featuring gorgeous, handmade quilts from Pumpkin Vine Quilting, Sally Himes and other local artists. Come early and shop Stephenson’s Pop-Up Shop. Click learn more to become a sponsor, or reserve your seat or table. Learn More »

Donor & Survivor

Chris Burkhead is one of the driving forces behind the great fundraiser, Cockopalooza, and Siobhan O’Toole (Irish pronouced Sha-von) had Kidney Cancer the year before, when she was 17. Cockopalooza’s proceeds are dedicated to United Cancer’s fund for families who’s children have cancer. Siobhan had successful surgery to remove half of her kidney and, in this picture, was preparing to start college at Indiana University, Bloomington. United Cancer brings people who want to help together with cancer patients in need. Elkhart County neighbors helping neighbors is United Cancer’s purpose, and we thank you all for your great support!

Cockopalooza - Big Changes for 2014!

Cockopalooza is changing its time and place! The golf scramble is moving to Saturday, September 13 at Christiana Country Club. The Cockopalooza tournaments of Freedomball & Cornhole are moving to Saturday, September 20 at Elkhart’s Downtown Plaza. The day will feature the same fun & games, and also available for purchase will be great food and a beer garden! Not playing this year, the price of general admission has been cut in half. So come support your favorite teams and support children with cancer at the same time! Click “Learn More” to make your purchases now Learn More »

Chelsea Duran - Your Donations at Work

20-year-old Chelsea Duran was only married for nine months when she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. At first the doctor thought she was pregnant, but tests soon revealed that her growing abdomen was a 12 inch tumor. After surgery & chemotherapy, she is cancer free! Chelsea and her husband, Erik, left college, and found full-time work managing a local Pizza Hut. Living with her parents, Chelsea is covered under her father’s health insurance, which has a $5,000 deductible. Your donations will help this young couple on their journey through treatment.

2013 Leveraged our $138,375 with $440,000 from Other Sources

UC provided $138,375 in financial aid in 2013, but by helping clients form a plan for their time in treatment, UC also realized that we could refer them other other organizations that helped them find over $440,000 that they didn't know about.

Bloom & Zoom 2014

The 2014 Bloom & Zoom Bicycle Ride drew 305 riders into the Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County! With 70 or 80 volunteers and a number of sponsors, this was a very successful ride. Our hopes for next year are to double the number of riders, who could write anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles around the County. Thanks to the riders, volunteers & sponsors that make this a successful fundraiser!

2014 Leprechaun Leap TV Winner

Congratulations to Jackie Cook with Express Pros for raising the most money and winning the TV. Check back in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, four pictures of Jackie and the TV! Thanks to everyone for making this year a successful Leap and for your continued support of your neighbors in cancer treatment.

Compassion Walk Thanks!

Tremendous Thanks to All Who Helped at This Year’s Compassion Walk! We’ve raised $65,000 so far, which blows away our goal of $50,000 this week. There’s still time to turn in donations, and post your Compassion Walk webpage one more time. Click Events/Event Pictures to see Compassion Walk pictures, which will be uploaded soon. Thanks Again for Your Great Support!

Shayne Rock - Your Donations at Work

In this picture, Shayne Rock has had surgery and finished radiation treatments for thyroid cancer, so she is cancer free! Like so many of United Cancer’s clients, the combination of out-of-pocket treatment costs and loss of income lead Shayne to UC for help. Shayne is a 20 year employee of KMC Controls, and she has a 19-year-old daughter studying business at IPFW. Shayne also works at Maplecrest Country Club and loves to play golf. In fact, Shayne played golf when she attended Goshen High School. Your donations helped Shayne with her cancer bills, and we can’t thank you enough!

Jimtown Cheerleaders Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Jimtown Cheerleaders raised $1,500 with a bake sale, a collection during the game, and by selling t-shirts and bracelets in order to raise funds for the United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. Great job and thanks for your help!

Local Help for Every Kind of Cancer

United Cancer is an Elkhart County non-profit that specializes in helping with emotional & financial support. Some organizations might help if the patient has a specific kind of cancer, through an internet application. But UC helps patients with every kind of cancer and is easy for the patients to find, since our office is right by Concord Mall.

Laura Rasch - Your Donations at Work

Laura Rasch, pictured here with her husband Ejner, had an extremely rare form of cancer in the soft tissue of her right arm. Soon after this picture, Laura had successful surgery to remove the tumor. Laura’s insurance leaves 10% of her costs out-of-pocket, and before the surgery she already had $40,000 in treatment bills. Laura is a 17 year employee of the Elkhart County Health Dept., is a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, loves to read inspirational books, and is the Vice Chair of the Suicide Coalition. UC helped Laura pay some of her treatment costs, thanks to your donations!

Follow United Cancer on Facebook

Want to know what great fundraiser is coming? Want to see some of the great people that your donations are helping? Want to learn about the "happenings" and he is at the agency? Then search for "United Cancer Services" on Facebook and become our "Friend". Learn More »

Great Community Support

The Circle of Friends Compassion Walk Team organizes a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Harrison Landing. Here are some folks checking in...

Middlebury Walks for a Cure - Oct 5

Thanks to the community of Middlebury, which unites each year to raise funds to aid Breast Cancer patients. Whether you're a walker or a runner, this fun-filled afternoon full of purpose is a MUST for everyone in Middlebury! The Walk is held on a Sunday afternoon of October at Orchard View School. More info to come in 2015. Learn More »

Your Donations at Work

One of the best things that ever happened to 14-year-old Will Mishler (pictured with his mom, Amy) was hurting his neck playing football, because led to his cancer diagnosis. After surgery in September 2012, Will does not need chemotherapy or radiation, but is having some complications from the surgery. Your donations allowed United Cancer to help the Mishler family pay $1,000 toward their insurance deductible. Thank you for your support!

Compassion Walk Entertainment

Sisters of the Nile Belly Dancers entertain the crowd at the 2012 Compassion Walk. The Walk brought almost 900 people and earned $63,000! Thanks for all your great help!

Linda Brown & Gary Lewallen

Goshen resident, Linda Brown is pictured with her long time companion, Gary Lewallen. Surgery didn't get all of her colon cancer, so she is now receiving chemotherapy treatment. Linda & Gary were thankful for UC's planning process that helped them know what to expect with insurance coverage, disability, and questions for the doctor.

Emotional Support, Planning, & Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients - United Cancer - Elkhart, Indiana

United Cancer Services of Elkhart County is different from most other cancer agencies, because we're not a branch office of a national organization. United Cancer was founded in Elkhart County in 1958, and Elkhart is the only county that we operate in. United Cancer is a homegrown, independent, nonprofit organization, and is not part of a national cancer organization like The American Cancer Society or the National Cancer Institute. Most of the national cancer agencies do good work in funding research and education, but United Cancer raises money to help Elkhart County Cancer Patients: 1) Form a plan for their time in treatment, 2) get connected to new resources, 3) and provide financial assistance for cancer patients, usually helping pay for treatment, supplies, and medicine.  99.97% of United Cancer’s funds come from Elkhart County donations, events, and organizations.

100% Elkhart County!

100% Elkhart County means neighbors helping neighbors right here all year long. United Cancer has great events throughout the year where you can have fun and raise money for your neighbors with cancer. Start out at The Elkhart Moose with the Beta Alpha Chi's Silent Auction evening, next is The Goshen Moose on St. Patrick's Day Weekend with the Leprechaun Leap, sponsored by 103.9FM THE BEAR. In April, Plan for the Circle of Friends Spaghetti Dinner at New Paradigm Brewing (formerly Harrison Landing). Then get your friends and family to raise pledges for the Compassion Walk, the first weekend in May. New in 2014, our 1st Annual Poker Run, starting at the RV Hall of Fame.  In June, Cocktails for Cancer at the 523 Grill is the best Saturday night out at downtown Elkhart.  Next warm-up your clubs at the NAIFA Golf Scramble at Christiana Creek Country Club. Then head to Nappanee for the 1st Annual Classic Tractor Parade.  In August, get your exersize at the Bloom & Zoom Bicycle ride.  September brings the CockoCervesa’s Pong Tournament at New Paradigm Brewing, and Cockopalooza at Elcona Country Club. September also brings United for Fashion, the best fashion show and luncheon in Elkhart County hosted by Stephenson's at Elcona Country Club. Then, kickoff breast cancer awareness month with the Middlebury Walks for a Cure, and finish out the month with your pink hair extensions from over a dozen local salons.

United Cancer can only provide the much needed help to Elkhart County area cancer patients when you donate to our mission or volunteer because UC does not receive government funding! Contact us for more information about how you can help!

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