“My breast cancer diagnosis opened my eyes to the fact that we could be doing more to treat cancer patients holistically. Therapists have a role to play in helping them get the rest of their lives back.” Sue Paul went on to launch a research project in 2015 focused on balance, funded by a Foundation grant. Still ongoing, the study explores where and why balance issues occur, as well as how and when to target treatment. “The Foundation is ahead of the curve in funding projects like this. They care about quality of life issues, and they’re willing to reach out and grab the expertise of others in our community.” Continue Reading

Sue Paul

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

Donor Recognition

Donor Recognition Wall

Donors are very important to the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.  They help us to believe that anything is possible through teamwork, remind us that compassion is always necessary, and give us hope for a brighter future. Their thoughtfulness and generosity demonstrates that we are in this fight together and allows us to impact the lives of cancer patients and their families throughout central Illinois.

At all levels of support, contributors to the Illinois CancerCare Foundation are leaders in advancing clinical cancer research, education and awareness for the benefit of cancer patients and their families throughout central Illinois. We are forever grateful to our growing constituency for their charitable gifts which enable us to give patients every possible weapon in their battle against cancer through nationally recognized clinical research, education and awareness, and support and assistance programs.

To express our appreciation, the Foundation has established a permanent donor recognition wall to more formally honor individuals, businesses and organizations for their outstanding philanthropy. This wall can be found in the lobby of Illinois CancerCare’s Peoria clinic.  We update the wall annually and giving levels (based upon cumulative giving) on the wall.

Cumulative giving categories are as follows:

Cumulative Giving Level Cumulative Giving Category
$500-$999 Believe
$1,000-$2,499 Compassion
$2,500-$4,999 Hope
$5,000-$9,999 Pave
$10,000-$24,999 Impact
$25,000-$49,999 Fight
$50,000 and above Cure

This Honor Roll reflects cumulative giving during calendar year 2016.

Cure ($50,000 and above)

Amgen Oncology
Caterpillar Foundation
Marian & William Hardin
Illinois CancerCare Physicians
Dr. Jim & Debbie Knost
Homer & Dotti Knost
Diane and Doug Oberhelman/Cullinan Properties
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Laverne (Bud) & Marjorie T. Wiesbrock

Fight ($25,000-$49,999)

Celgene Coporation
Richard & Georgiann Davis
Dr. & Mrs. James Gerstner
Dr. & Mrs. Greg & Tara Gerstner
Oncology Supply
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Barbara & Bob Shelby
Timothy Williams & Teresa Kitson

Impact ($10,000-$24,999)

Dr. Madhuri & Mr. Sandeep Bajaj
Steven & Theresa Baldi
Dr. David & Ann Best
Bleeding & Clotting Disorder Institute
bioTheranostics, Inc.
Dr. Michael & Mrs. Julie Tarantino
Charles P. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation
The Colgans, in Honor of Dan Gill
Commerce Bank
In Celebration of Barry E. Brown
Mark & Zeda Elliott
Eldon & Marshann Entwhistle
Fortner Insurance Agency Inc.

Greg & Jinny Gauger
Dr. & Mrs. Francois Geoffroy
Gene & Joanne Gill
Larry Haynes
Heartland Bank & Trust Company
Lynne Jalovec, MD
Lynn & Penny Kunkle
Bernard A. & Stella M. Malott
Brian & Mary Jane Meginnes
Jonathan and Sharon Michael
Oberlander Electric & Gardner Family
Otto Baum Company, Inc.
PJ Hoerr

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
RK Dixon
Diana Satterfield
Kevin & Emily Shields
Loretta Sudbury-Poole
UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor
HighPoint Planning Partners LLC
Michael & Kim Voeller
Bridget Burke & Patrick Whitten
Ron & Ann Woods
Wayne & Bonna Zimmerman

Pave ($5,000-$9,999)

The Gerald W Hodel Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blum
Ms. Shari Owens
Ken and Diane Blevins
Dr. Michael & Mrs. Julie Tarantino
The Family of Lisa Osborne
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davisson

Bob & Julie Read
Don & Mary Brennan
Dr. J. Thomas Hjelle Dr. Marcia A. Miller-Hjelle (2 lines)
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Rabjohns
Terry & Janeen Baum
Bill & Sheila Brewster

Central Illinois Radiological Associates
Michael & Karen Buoscio
Jack & Carole Talcott
Drs. Kent & Nina Collins
Keith J. Wilson

Hope ($2,500-$4,999)

The Counsil Family
Craig & Kimberly Kliethermes
Dr. Julia Adams
Trudy & Michael Landwirth
Janaki Nair, Esq.
Richard W. & Karen D. Deller
In Honor of Jennifer Rozboril
Shawn & Julie Seibert
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Jarvis

Mrs. Jan Kahl – In Honor of Robert Kahl
Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Sommers
Herb & Carolyn Weinstein
Jack & Joan McSherry
Mr. Ferre
Mike Miller Auto Park
Michael & Darlene Murray
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson

Jim & Margie Jumer
Mr. and Mrs. Corbin
Stanley Steemer
Ms. Lauterbach
Dr. & Mrs. Edward Rufus Jr.
Dr. Stephen & Patricia Cullinan

Compassion ($1,000-$2,499)

Mary Jo Alessi
Pat & Dewey Asher
Robert & Verna Bergstrom
C. Rodney & Sara Boynton
Rebecca & Layne Brown
Stephen R. & Janice M. Brown
Donald Jr & Linda Collins
Nancy & Jim Crook
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Duncan
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green
Mindy & Terry Hampton
Family of Gene Heller
Dick & Mary Heller
Breathe with a Purpose

Richard Kangas
Students of Kewanee Yoga Center
In Honor of Clarence T. Koch, Jr. by Family & Friends
Kollet Koulianos
Shirley J. Lanxon
Randy & Gwen Light
Ron & Kathy Jo Lindner
Donalee Masters
Dr. & Mrs. Gerald McShane
Dale & Barbara Meredith
James D. & Florine Miller
Miss Laura’s School of Dance

Zoe & Bruce Mix
Ray & Dorothy Morrissey
The Finch Companies
Susie & Mike Papenhause
Schenkel Family
Connie Setterlund
Dr. Michael & Mrs. Julie Tarantino
Nathan & Erin Thomas
Paula L. Zittritsch

Believe ($500-$999)

Jeff & Linda Ketay
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Baily
Phillip & Holly-Anne Geier
The Family of Clarence Clyde Bollegar
The Family of Raymond Morris II
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Tsoraides
Roberta A. Kandell
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Moore
Dick & Trish Nitto
Jan and Dave Farber
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hembrough
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bouchard
Tom & Cathy Pusch
Loren & Margaret Swanson
James & Karen Moss
Gordon & Bonnie Poquette
Honoring Our Daughter Amy Colgan Bill & Carol Colgan
Mary & Larry Boyer
Paula J. Polich

Richard & Mary Mohr
Joel & Trista Westhafer
James Compton
Jesse D. McCune
Cheryl Kinsinger
Dan & Jan McNally
Dick & Jeanne Burkhart
Dr. & Mrs. Azizur Rehman
Vicki & Tom Carney
Joanne Welte in celebration of William Welte
Joseph & Letitia Cecil
Marvin Reginald in celebration of my wife Sharon
Bob & Carol Samuelson
Celebrating Ruth Keist
Chuck & Tammy Daily
Curt Ribando
David Schultz
Don & Marjorie Sefried
Harley & Pat Henkins

Mark J. Kemper
Mike & Penny Pailliez
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Root
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McDonald
John & Ruth Loebach
Victor & Priscilla Oggero
Lois A. Keturi
Brenda Vannette Family
Charles McKinney
Lynn & Ron Funk
Mrs. Eugene Swager
Alvin Lloyd Moore
John & Sandy Flynn
Leah J Mini
Vernon & Carolyn Watt
Jeff & Kirsten Shane
Jean Shumard
Mike & Susan Hodges