At 75, Roger Nuhn of Glasford is a relative newlywed. When he and Bonnie married five years ago, he joined a close-knit family that all rallied around him when he started treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the winter of 2014. Presented with the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial, Roger decided, “What have I got to lose?” The answer: Nothing. He’s not only responding well to treatment—which he’s not sure he could have afforded on his own—but he’s also recovered the energy to do the things he loves. “I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without this treatment. Now, I feel like doing stuff again.” Continue Reading

Roger Nuhn

When Calvin Pettitt found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, he bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking. The weight started dropping fast—too fast. It was kidney cancer. “My grandfather and my mom both died of cancer. I thought it was a death sentence.” With God, his extended family and the team at Illinois CancerCare by his side, Calvin proved it’s not. He had his kidney removed, joined a clinical trial and now feels good enough to start taking laps around the track once more. Continue Reading

Calvin Pettitt

Tribute Garden Bench

Honoring those we love

Celebrate the life of a loved one with a beautiful tribute garden bench!

A personalized 6’ bench is a wonderful way to honor your loved one and to provide a lasting spot for our patients to enjoy for years to come. Benches can be purchased for $2,500 and will be placed around the grounds of our Peoria clinic.

Memorials and tributes create a lasting legacy at Illinois CancerCare Foundation. Your donation helps ensure that your family, friends and neighbors always have access to compassionate care, lifesaving treatment and cutting-edge research.

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