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 you consider all the things you’d like to pass on to your children, cancer certainly doesn’t make the list. But given her family’s history, Ann Best knew it was a possibility. After much deliberation, Ann underwent genetic testing and many family members followed. Knowing the important role the Foundation plays in helping promote and advance testing locally; Ann remains a vocal advocate, serving as a volunteer, donor and board member. “For my kids, I want to see really good research continue right here. The Foundation helps keep Illinois CancerCare on the cutting edge of treatments and therapies.” Continue Reading

Ann Best

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
bioTheranostics, Inc.
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute
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
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
Michael & Kim Voeller
Bridget Burke & Patrick Whitten
Ron & Ann Woods
Wayne & Bonna Zimmerman
Vertex Planning Partners LLC

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

Alexander Financial Services
Arkel International
Family & Friends of Edward Joseph Barnabee
Glen & Polly Barton
Terry & Janeen Baum
Jim & Marianne Benson
Ken & Diane Blevins
Don & Mary Brennan
Bill & Sheila Brewster
Michael & Karen Buoscio
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
Central Illinois Radiological Associates
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Chown
Drs. Kent & Nina Collins
Commerce Bank Shares Foundation
Bill & Gayle Craig
In memory of Walt Earleson
In celebration of Robert Eckler – Robin, Christopher & Andrew

EY (Ernst & Young, LLP)
Farnsworth Group
Five Star Water/Prairieland Vending
Foundation Medicine
Genentech A Member of the Roche Group
Dr. J. Thomas Hjelle
Dr. Marcia A. Miller-Hjelle
Dr. Kishore Karamchandani & Ms. Melissa McDaniel
In Honor of Deborah Jo Kelso
Dr. John & Becky Kugler
BJ & Crystal Kyle
Linda & Rick Lavaux & Family
Jim & Lila Majdic
Greg & Laura Miller
Chip & Jennifer Nellinger
Dale & Brenda Noel
Family of JoAnne K. Stewart
The Family of Lisa Osborne
Pekin Insurance
Sheryl L. Neeble

Janet Popkins
Bob & Julie Read
John & Linda Scott
Mark, Jodi, Jenna & Ally Scott
In Honor of Jeanette Sell From Her Family
Share Foundation Ken & Jody Baum
Dr. Craig & Celia Sinclair
Team Jess
Stratus Networks
Jack & Carole Talcott
The Gerald W Hodel Foundation
Dr. Sachdev Thomas & Dr. Suja George
The Thome Family
Don & Marilyn Ullman
Richard Ullman Family
Linda & Mike Veeder
Vitas Healthcare
Just Dance – Home of Water Street Dance Co.
Keith J. Wilson

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

G & D Integrated
ABG Retirement Plan Services
Barbara & Phil Adams
Dr. Julia Adams
Mervin Aden
Dr. Justin Ahlman
Sharon & John Amdall
SueAnn & Jim Billimack
Biodesix, Inc.
Brewers Distributing Co.
Jan Brown
Joyce & Michael Cashman
Central States Media
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
cmfi group
Gregory H. Colgan
Joseph & Majella Colgan
In honor of Bob Cornelius
The Counsil Family
Dr. Stephen & Patricia Cullinan
Robert & Mary Damm
Richard W. & Karen D. Deller
Ellen Driscoll
Mark & Jamie (Clark) Engstrom, in honor of Kathy Clark

ENTEC Services Inc.
Fort Transfer
In memory of Kay Robinson
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Garst
Geier Family Trust
Family of Dan Gill
Janaki Nair, Esq.
Andrew & Lydia Haan
James & Stacy Holley
The Family of Al Honold
Hult Center For Healthy Living
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Jarvis
Jim & Margie Jumer
Mrs. Jan Kahl – In Honor of Robert Kahl
Loving Friends of Mike McCord
Craig & Kimberly Kliethermes
The Family of Jacqueline K. Kotecki
Ken & Gina Kouri
Marsha & Richard Kutter
Trudy & Michael Landwirth
Laser Electric, Inc.
Lincoln Office
Jane & Xin Liu
ME Law Group
Edward & Jan McManus
Jack & Joan McSherry
Mike Miller Auto Park

Michael & Darlene Murray
Lauren & Eric Obalil
Gary & Sarah Pearl
Peoria Plaza Tire
Prairie Home Alliance
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
Steve & Peg Ramsey
Hilltop Wealth Management of Raymond James
Romolo & Associates
In Honor of Jennifer Rozboril
Dr. & Mrs. Edward Rufus Jr.
Shawn & Julie Seibert
Nancy H. Sommer
Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Sommers
Stanley & Diana Spellman
Stanley Steemer
Joyce L. Trompeter
UFS Downtown Outlet Center
Eugene & Marjorie Venegoni
VITAS Hospice Community Connection
Chuck & Laurie Weaver
Herb & Carolyn Weinstein
Wes & Denise Wilkinson
Ed & Terri Zwilling

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

Rob & Monti Currier (ATS)
Phil & Teri Albertson
Mary Jo Alessi
Marian & David Allan
Apria Healthcare
Pat & Dewey Asher
Erica Kay Baird
Will & Mimi Ball
Gail & Craig Barley
Theodore R. Bayler
Ronald & Shelli Becker
Benassi Roofing, Inc.
In memory of Jeanne Benningfield
Andrew & Shawn Berberich
Robert & Verna Bergstrom
B.F. Chip Backlund
Jim Birky
Bill & Sue Blocker
Bill, Doris Bogner & Family
Steven & Rebecca Bonfoey
Mr. & Mrs. Afton Booth
Jeff Borders & Jan DeBoeuf-Borders
C. Rodney & Sara Boynton
Bradley University
Karen Brodie
Rebecca & Layne Brown
Stephen R. & Janice M. Brown
Rob & Susie Brown
John Callear & Scott Lewis
Jim & Nancy Carlson
Dorothy & Gerald Carver
Scott & Jeannie Church
Gary A. & Barbara J. Church
Dale & Wendy Clary
Mr. & Mrs. James Claude
Donald Jr & Linda Collins
Doug & Nancy Crew
Nancy & Jim Crook
Chris Curfman
Robert & Judith Curran
Mrs. Doris K. Dalton
Ronald Dauphin Family
The Family of Fred Davis
The Family of Robert L. Dawson
Willie & Joan De Ford
In memory of Michael Dempsey
Detweiller Yacht Club
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Duncan
The Family of Cynthia A.S. Eack
Kim & Jay Elsasser
Federal Companies
Fred & Ruth Filip
Tom & Christine Ford
Senator Dave Koehler
Mrs. Dorothy Gill
Mr. & Mrs. John Gill
Jim & Becky Gilles
Frank & Vicki Gold
Steven & Susan Gonzalo
The Jim Graves Family
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green
Will & April Hammer
Mindy & Terry Hampton
Gillian M. Harden

Joe & Sherry Hart
Heartland Healthcare of Peoria
Family of Gene Heller
Dick & Mary Heller
Breathe with a Purpose
Ken & Colleen Hillard Family
Bob & Joy Hippensteele
Donald & Diane Hoshor
Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Hunt in honor of David Lane
Doug & Brenda Hunter
Tim & Louise Huyck
Deborah J. (Hessling) Ice
Quentin B. Allen, MD
ILMO Medical & Specialty Gases
Randy & Amy Jacobs
Jessie P. Johnson Daniels
Dr. Glyn & Hilarie Jones
Richard Kangas
Students of Kewanee Yoga Center
Mr. & Mrs. Marion Knobloch
in Honor of Clarence T. Koch, Jr. by Family & Friends
KONE Elevator
Kollet Koulianos
Carol & Joe Kozlevcar
Kuhl Insurance Agency
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Langenstein
Shirley J. Lanxon
Randy & Gwen Light
Ron & Kathy Jo Lindner
The Lindqwister Family
Jeff & Doreen Link
Richard & Sandra Linse
Lois & Roland Litterst
The Family of Lori Livengood
Marquette Group
Cal & Sally Masear
Donalee Masters
Matheny Family
Chris & Ronda Mathewson
Denise Mammolito & Pete McClure
James & Kathleen McGee
McGladrey LLP
Dr. & Mrs. Gerald McShane
LaDona Meineker
Dale & Barbara Meredith
Matt & Tara Metully
James D. & Florine Miller
Miss Laura’s School of Dance
Zoe & Bruce Mix
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Momenteller
Russ & Joy Adams Mordue Moving & Storage
Ray & Dorothy Morrissey
Dr. Dale & Beth Mueller
Jan & Tom Murzyn
The Finch Companies
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Nack
Milton & Amie Neiman
Tung & Shelley Nguyen
Paul & April Nicol

Gary Nordstrom – In Honor of Sally Nordstrom
Mr. Tom Olson & Ms. Laura Hertz
P. Joseph & Janet K. O’Neill
Packaging Corporation of America
Susie & Mike Papenhause
Brett & Susan Paul
Peoria Disposal Company
Peoria Surgical Group, Ltd.
Lyle & Charla Pfeffinger
Jerald Pocus
Delbert & Shirley Price
Barbara Worner
RenalCare Associates, SC
David Rennels
Michele Rice
Timothy J. Ritchie
Theodore & Valerie Rock
Bill & Kathy Rohner
Pam & Joe Romolo
Mike & Shelia Rumbold
Laura Saal
Robert & Marilyn Salzer
Saraswathula Family
Schenkel Family
Leon & Ellen Schieber
Beth Schlicksup
John & Rita Schmid
Kevin & Lisa Schoeplein
The Family of Lori Boyer
Securitas In Honor of Phil Benne
Connie Setterlund
The Family of Ralph Sherbeyn
Scott & Kathryn Spitznagle
Drs. John & Cynthia Steinwedel
Gerald & Helen Stephens
Mr. & Mrs. DeWayne Stevens
Rob & Cathy Stevenson
Charles & Julia Stoner
John & Pam Szewczyk
Dr. Michael & Mrs. Julie Tarantino
Jim & Judy Thom
Nathan & Erin Thomas
Jef & Tonda Thompson
Greg & Cathy Totten
William F. Trent
Andrew Tsung
Jake & Allison Turner
Janet & Rick Varnes
John & Claudia Venegoni
Ann & John Vipond
Dale & Marilee Vonderheide
John & Margie Wagner
Andrew & Emily Weeks
Perry Weers
Charles Weinrich
Emily West
Norm & Terry Wettstein
Jessie & Shirley A. Williams
Chancy & Judy Williamson
Jay & Sally Wilson
Judy & Glen Wright
Scot & Suzanne Yezek
Albert Zeller – Avanti’s
Paula L. Zittritsch

Believe ($500-$999)

Kim & Debra Albers
Family of Mike Anderson
Kirk & Debi Anderson
In Honor of Elizabeth Ragland
Mike & Penny Pailliez
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Baily
Eugene & Regina Baker
Dorothy Bartel
Bill & Deb Beach
John & Bonnie Beck
Bob & Linda Beckman
The Family of Phillip Benne
Mike Rumbold
Dustin & Lindsey Birkel
Trey Bland
Lisa Blimling & David Boardman
Roger & Janice Bockler
The Family of Clarence Clyde Bollegar (see 03/13/19 gift note)
Bonnie Nofsinger Independent Silpata Designs Rep
Charlotte Booth
Ted & Carolyn Borg
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bouchard
Mary & Larry Boyer
In honor of June Brafman
Buffalo Wild Wings
Brian Buralli & Maureen Mathews
Paul & Christy Burke
Dick & Jeanne Burkhart
Tony & Heather Burks
Marjorie Bush
Vicki & Tom Carney
Joseph & Letitia Cecil
Jim & Mimi Ardis
Barry & Lisa Clemson
James Cody
Honoring Our Daughter Amy Colgan Bill & Carol Colgan
Tim & Patty Colgan
James Compton
William F. – Lorraine M. Comstock
Dick & Teri Cook
Jeni Couri
Couri Center for Gynecology
Linda Cundiff
Chuck & Tammy Daily
Alma D. Dela Riva E
R. Frieda Doll Respress
Aaron & Megan Donnelli
Richard & Patricia Drake
Thomas & Linda Dunne
Eigsti Construction, Inc.
Jan and Dave Farber
Bill & Theresa Finerty
Steven Finley
Beth Fischer
Arthur & Jane Fishkin
John & Sandy Flynn
Burdett & Elaine Ford
Joan Freudenburg
David J. Friend
Lynn & Ron Funk
Coyle Family
Phillip & Holly-Anne Geier
Martha H. Gieblehausen
Dave & Virginia Gill
Joe & Joyce Glawe
Karoline Seitz-Goddard & John Goddard
Yvette & Todd Goforth
Candie & Mark Graham
Pamela Gross
Mike & Lori Gudat
Bill & Sally Gulley
Gregory & Judith Guzman
Peter & Emily Hampton
Jerry J. Hangartner
Jamie Harper
Scott & Gina Harris

Healthy Cells – Bloomington Area
Healthy Cells – Peoria Area
Theresa Heidrich
Annette & John Heller
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hembrough
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Henderson
Harley & Pat Henkins
Henry Schein, Inc.
Heritage Bank of Central Illinois
Dick Herren
Jake & Lea Ann Heuser
Dale L. Hilton, Sr.
John K. & Patricia A. Hobbs
Mike & Susan Hodges
Karter Hostetler
Jason & Shannon Hussey
Illinois Neurological Institute
Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Laurie Jarman
Jodi Brown State Farm
Paul & Pushpa Joseph
Lee R. Cleary
Roberta A. Kandell
In Honor of Chuck Kauffman
Celebrating Ruth Keist
Paul Kelley Family
Mark J. Kemper
In Honor of Milo Kempher
Jeff & Linda Ketay
Lois A. Keturi
Alan & Janet Kilty
Cheryl Kinsinger
Christine Kizziah
Kenneth & Susan Knapp
Dr. Keith Knepp
Jeff & Wendy Kolbus
Julie & Pablo Koziner
Kevin & Traci Kruse
Clyde & Bettie Laier
Thomas & Rhonda Lappie
Tony & Dorothy Lasher
In Loving Memory of Paik Ngook Ohn
Tim & Beth Leman
Todd & Sarah Lindsey
In Honor of Roland Gillespie
Donald Littlejohn
The Family of Sandra J. Livingston
John & Ruth Loebach
Allen & Debbie Lovell
William Lucas
Ruth G. Mackey
Jim & JoAnn Masterson
Charles Maxey
In memory of Lisa Havens
Jesse D. McCune
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McDonald
McDonald’s Liquor
Charles McKinney
Ben & Mary McMahan
Dan & Jan McNally
Ms. Barbara McNeil
Elmer R. & Vicki L. Melton
Rhonda K. Milburn
Bernard Miller Family
Leah J Mini
Richard & Mary Mohr
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Moore
Alvin Lloyd Moore
David E. Moore Bette Johnson Moore
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
The Family of Raymond Morris II
Mary Beth Morrissey
James & Karen Moss
Bruce & Shirley Wagner
Dick & Trish Nitto

Thomas & Janine Novy
Victor & Priscilla Oggero
Mr. & Mrs. James G. O’Hare
Mr. & Mrs. Pagan
Mr. & Mrs. A.J. & Rachelle Parn
Frank Parod & Family
Rick & Carol Picl
Mike & Juli Plack
Paula J. Polich
Gordon & Bonnie Poquette
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Powley
Tom & Cathy Pusch
Red Carpet Car Wash, Inc.
Calista Reed
Marvin Reginald in celebration of my wife Sharon
Dr. & Mrs. Azizur Rehman
The Family of Karen Sue Rennels
Curt Ribando
Scott Elger – RW Baird & Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Root
Royal Express Inc.
Dick & Barb Ruckle
Bob & Carol Samuelson
Mrs. George Schaefer
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Scheidt
Congressman Aaron Schock
David Schultz
Don & Marjorie Sefried
Jeanette Sell – Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother
Jeff & Kirsten Shane
Tom & Beth Shipley
Cliff Shoemaker
Jean Shumard
Zack & Debbie Smith
BJ Smith Family
Rollen Starkweather
Jack & Elaine Stoudt
Steven & Frances Streitmatter
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Strunk
Don & Jane Sullivan
Harry Murrie
Mrs. Eugene Swager
Drs. Rajagopala & Revathi Swaminathan
Loren & Margaret Swanson
Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Khater
Joe & Kim Tauke
Chuck & Alyce Taylor
Ken & Judy Templin
The Knell Group
Chuck Thome
Mike & Diana Thornton
Total Income Tax – a Sharp Family Company
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Tsoraides
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Turner
In memory of Raymond Twardowski
Dorothy & Earl Urish
Brenda Vannette Family
Waite Equipment Employees
In Honor of Randall J. Warner
In Honor of Karen Sue Rennels
Vernon & Carolyn Watt
WeaverRidge Golf Club
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Welch
Marilyn & Dick Weller
Joanne Welte in celebration of William Welte
Joel & Trista Westhafer
In Honor of Eugene Wilhelm
In Honor of Martha Winzeler
Mrs. Beverly Wooden
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wuthrich
Nick & Diane Yates
In honor of Rodney J. Yurkovich