12th Annual Compassion Walk

Join 500 of your friends who take the Symbolic Walk to Good Health and help raise funds for your Elkhart County neighbors in cancer treatment. 100% of the funds stay at United Cancer. UC served 408 cancer patients with emotion and financial support, and your donations help UC distribute almost $95,000 in 2014! Take the 3 Steps to Register, and we'll see you May 2nd. Doors open at 8:30am with the 1 & 3 Mile Walks beginning at 10am.

20th Annual NAIFA Golf Scramble

Join us for the 20th edition of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Golf Scramble benefiting United Cancer. Special thanks to our Major Sponsor, IU Health Goshen Cancer Center. Held on June 8 at Christiana Creek, the NAIFA Golf Scramble features prizes, games, raffles, lunch & snacks, and is one of the lowest cost golf scrambles in Elkhart County. Click “Learn More” for the details and to register and become a sponsor. 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!

2014 Leveraged our $94,832 with $460,000 from Other Sources

UC provided $94,832 in financial aid in 2014, but by helping clients form a plan for their time in treatment, UC also realized that we could refer them to other organizations that helped them find over $460,000 that they didn't know about.

Bloom & Zoom Bicycle of Quilt Gardens 2015

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 B & Z 2015 are to double the number of riders, who could ride anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles around Elkhart County. Click "Learn More" to register. Learn More »

Fashion Show & Luncheon - Sept 30

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! Fashions provided by Stephenson’s, featuring top designers and accessories like Joseph Ribkoff. Enjoy silent and live auctions, like the Chicago Dinner Cruise. Come early and shop Stephenson’s Pop-Up Shop. Click learn more to become a sponsor, or reserve your seat or table. Learn More »


Make plans to join us for the the 10th Annual Leprechaun Leap! The Leap is at the Goshen Moose Lodge Saturday, March 14th. Gates open at 11 am and the Leap takes place at 2 pm. Raise the most funds by Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm and WIN a 50" LED Flatscreen TV! Click "Learn More" below to purchase presale tickets and/or create your Personal Leap Page. Thanks for helping Elkhart County cancer patients!! Learn More »

Special Thanks to 103.9 FM The Bear!

Thanks to the The Bear for being the best Media Sponsor...Ever! They make the Leprechaun Leap possible! Give them a listen & check out their website. Let them know that you appreciate their great support of cancer patients! Learn More »

Special Thanks to The Goshen Moose Lodge!

Thanks to the The Goshen Moose Lodge for hosting the Leprechaun Leap! The Goshen Moose donates their facilities, the food, and their great members work hard to make The Leap so great. Interested in joining? Check out their website, and let them know that you appreciate their great support of cancer patients! 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.

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!

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!

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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.

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!

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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