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.
Zach Shook, pictured here with his mom Timi in January 2017, is 19 years old and has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Doctors found the tumors when Zach couldn’t move his neck after an illness and an ER doctor ordered a CT scan. After two brain surgeries, Zach will begin six rounds of chemotherapy and five rounds of radiation. Zach is covered under his family’s insurance, but their deductible is $5,000 per year. An independent young man, Zach’s biggest disappointment is having to move back home with his parents. The Shook family knew about United Cancer, because they have attended our Leprechaun Leap fundraiser.
Join us June 19, 2017 for the 22st edition of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Golf Scramble benefiting United Cancer. Special thanks to our Major Sponsor, Goshen Health Cancer Center. Held 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. More information coming soon. Learn More »
Dan Morris, pictured here with his wife Barbara, registered in March 2017. Dan has a PhD in Chemistry, worked in Elkhart for Miles Lab, and now loves teaching chemistry and math at Southwestern Michigan College. Dan has stage IV colon cancer that has spread to his liver. He is being treated with chemotherapy & immunotherapy to shink the tumor before surgery. Dan's Medicare supplement has a $10,000 deductible, which he can't legally allowed to increase until January 2018. Dan and Barbara appreciated United Cancer’s planning process, and your donations will help The Morris’ with emotional and financial support during Dan’s his cancer treatment.
This gorgeous show is the hit of Elkhart County. The committee is planning now, so stay tuned. Thanks to Stevenson's for hosting! Learn More »
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern 51426 State Road 19 Elkhart, IN 46514 Leaping or Watching, $20 PreReg by March 16, or $25 at the door gets you into the Party and kids 12 & under FREE! Family Rate (2 parents and 2 or more teen minors) $50. Doors open at 11:00 am and the Leap begins at 2 pm. Leaping is available for anyone 10 years and older. The Leap includes a T-shirt for the first 700 Leaping or Watching, including food, cash bar, and Music and Live Simulcast from 103.9 The Bear. Bring a Leap Team or Come On Your Own! Raise the most funds by March 18th at 2 pm and win a Big Screen TV!
20-year-old Chelsea Duran was only married for nine months when she thought she was pregnant, actually it was Ovarian Cancer. In May 2016, she is two years into remission!
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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!
Thanks to the Middlebury community and Goshen Health Foundation, 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 will be held in October at the Essenhaus Conference Center. Keep checking back for information for 2017! 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!
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!
Thanks to the 700 Leapers and Watchers at the the 11th Annual Leprechaun Leap! Thanks to the Bear 103.9FM, the best media sponsor…EVER! And to our wonderful hosts Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern. The Leap raised over $29,000.00 for Elkhart County cancer patients. Team Frosted Flakes won the TV by raising the most money.
With $10 million in requests and only $3 million to distribute. This grant is a tremendous vote of confidence in United Cancer, and an important part of fulfilling our mission to help Elkhart County cancer patients!
Location: Elkhart Central High School, 1 Blazer Blvd., Elkhart Indiana When: Saturday, May 6, 2017. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. The 1 Mile & 3 Mile Walks begin at 10 AM.