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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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, 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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The Circle of Friends Compassion Walk Team organizes a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Harrison Landing. Here are some folks checking in...
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 »
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!
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!
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.
100% of United Cancer's funding comes from Elkhart County donations. This Christmas, will you give a gift to your neighbors who are in cancer treatment? Please push the donate button and thanks for your support!