Join us for the best St. Patrick’s Day/Polar Bear Club Party at our new location the Goshen Moose Club! Leaping or Watching $20 gets you into the party (kids ages 5-12 only $5, & under 4 free). The first 500 Leapers receive a T-shirt and the first 1000 Watchers receive a wristband. “Doors” open at 11:00 am, with The Leap starting at 2:00pm. Enjoy free food, live music, cash bar, & The Leap! Special thanks to 103.9 FM the Bear, and The Goshen Moose Club. Click "Learn More" to register. Learn More »
Raise the most funds and win a Big Screen TV! Click "Learn More" below to set up your personalized Leap Webpage, and your Facebook friends can donate right through your website! You can also download The Leap donation form for face to face contacts. Raise the most funds by 3/14 at 2pm and win the TV! Raise $100 & get into The Leap FREE! 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. Surgery removed most of the cancer, and now Chelsea is receiving chemotherapy to attack the remaining cancer cells. 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.
Join our Congresswoman (pictured here with Pete at our Fashion Show fundraiser) who will be this year's Compassion Walk speaker. New Location: Elkhart Central High School. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. The 1 Mile & 3 Mile Walks begin at 10 AM. There is no charge for The Compassion Walk, we ask that you download our pledge form and collect donations from your family and friends. To receive a Compassion Walk T-Shirt we ask for a $30 donation. Click "Learn More" to download the Walk Donation Form. Learn More »
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!
UC's 1st Annual Poker Run will take place on May 31, 2014, with registration from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the RV Hall Of Fame. Ten stops are planned along the ride, with destinations to be announced soon. The Run will end at the DAV Chapter 19, on Middleton Run Road with great music provided by NiTe Shift starting at 6 p.m.! Presale tickets are $20 for the driver and $10 per rider, and you can get your presale tickets by clicking "Learn More" below. See You at the Poker Run… Learn More »
United Cancer is fortunate to have support from the Northern Indiana Susan G. Komen. Komen provides a $15,000 grant each year to support UC's program to help Elkhart County breast cancer patients. Thanks for your support!
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 »
The Circle of Friends Compassion Walk Team organizes a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Harrison Landing. Here are some folks checking in...
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!
Our major sponsors of United Cancer. Their matriarch, Marilyn Culver, always said during her cancer treatment at the family needs to help all those people she saw who need financial assistance... and the family is living up to her wishes.
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!
The winner of the 43” TV this year is a family who benefited from United Cancer. Pictured in her dad’s arms, Teagan Donoho is a five-year cancer survivor. Teagan’s Polar Bears, have raised funds & jumped for several years, & they raised $1,097! Todd is donating the TV to the U of M hospital’s “Family Room” on the children’s cancer floor. Pictured from left is UC’s Peter Norton, Raven, Teagan (in her dad’s arms), Todd & Madeline Donoho. The Leap raised $18,000 & brought 600 people. Tremendous thanks to Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern, 103.9 FM the Bear, and all the great leapers, watchers, donors & volunteers!
Spring Events-Something for Everyone!
We’re revamping and rethinking our events to make them bigger and better! Some events are moving locations, and we have several new events this year. Whether it’s walking, biking, motorcycles, golfing, or just plain great parties, you can help Elkhart County cancer patients and have fun at the same time! Click on our “Upcoming Events” and make plans now to attend.