Norman Todd is hoping to play a role in helping future patients discover his same quality of life by taking part in a Foundation-funded clinical trial. “I appreciate all that the people who went before me did to help develop new treatments, and I want to do what I can to help someone else in the future.” Continue Reading

Norman Todd

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
Homer and Dotti Knost
Dr. Jim and Debbie Knost
Diane and Doug Oberhelman/Cullinan Properties
Laverne (Bud) & Marjorie Wiesbrock

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

Celgene Coporation
Dr. and Mrs. Greg and Tara Gerstner
Par-a-Dice Hotel Casino

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

Dr. David & Ann Best
bioTheranostics, Inc.
In Celebration of Barry E. Brown
The Colgans, in Honor of Dan Gill
Mark & Zeda Elliott
Greg & Jinny Gauger
Dr. & Mrs. James Gerstner
Heartland Bank & Trust Company

HighPoint Planning Partners, LLC
Lynn & Penny Kunkle
Bernard A. & Stella M. Malott
Oncology Supply
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Otto Baum Company, Inc.
PJ Hoerr

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
Diana Satterfield
Barbara & Bob Shelby
Loretta Sudbury-Poole
UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor
Michael and Kim Voeller
Timothy Williams & Teresa Kitson
Wayne & Bonna Zimmerman

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

Alexander Financial Services
Arkel International
Steven & Theresa Baldi
Family & Friends of Edward Joseph Barnabee
Glen & Polly Barton
Jim & Marianne Benson
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
Central Illinois Bank
Commerce Bancshares Foundation
Commerce Bank
Bill & Gayle Craig
In memory of Walt Earleson
Eldon & Marshann Entwhistle
EY (Ernst & Young, LLP)
Farnsworth Group

Five Star Water/Prairieland Vending
Fortner Insurance Agency Inc.
Genentech A Member of the Roche Group
Dr. & Mrs. Francois Geoffroy
Gene & Joanne Gill
Larry Haynes
Lynne Jalovec, MD
Dr. Kishore Karamchandani & Ms. Melissa McDaniel
Dr. John & Becky Kugler
BJ & Crystal Kyle
Linda & Rick Lavaux & Family
Brian & Mary Jane Meginnes
Oberlander Electric & Gardner Family
Bob & Julie Read
RK Dixon

Mark, Jodi, Jenna & Ally Scott
In Honor of Jeanette Sell From Her Family
Share Foundation – Ken & Jody Baum
Dr. Craig & Celia Sinclair
Dr. Michael & Mrs. Julie Tarantino
Team Jess
Dr. Sachdev Thomas & Dr. Suja George
The Thome Family
Richard Ullman Family
Don & Marilyn Ullman
Linda & Mike Veeder
Vitas Healthcare
Bridget Burke & Patrick Whitten

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

Barbara & Phil Adams
Sharon & John Amdall
Dr. Madhuri & Mr. Sandeep Bajaj
Terry & Janeen Baum
Biodesix, Inc.
Don & Mary Brennan
Brewers Distributing Co.
Jan Brown
Michael & Karen Buoscio
Joyce & Michael Cashman
Central Illinois Radiological Associates
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Chown
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
cmfi group
Gregory H. Colgan
Joseph & Majella Colgan
In honor of Bob Cornelius
Robert & Mary Damm

In celebration of Robert Eckler – Robin, Christopher & Andrew
ENTEC Services Inc.
Fort Transfer
Foundation Medicine
Geier Family Trust
Family of Dan Gill
Andrew & Lydia Haan
Dr. J. Thomas Hjelle Dr. Marcia A. Miller-Hjelle (2 lines)
The Family of Al Honold
Hult Center For Health Living
Just Dance – Home of Water Street Dance Co.
In Honor of Deborah Jo Kelso
The Family of Jacqueline K. Kotecki
Ken & Gina Kouri
Marsha & Richard Kutter
Lincoln Office
Edward & Jan McManus
Greg & Laura Miller
Chip & Jennifer Nellinger
Dale & Brenda Noel

Gary & Sarah Pearl
Pekin Insurance
Prairie Home Alliance
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
Steve & Peg Ramsey
In memory of Kay Robinson
Pam & Joe Romolo
John & Linda Scott
Kevin & Emily Shields
Nancy H. Sommer
Stanley & Diana Spellman
Family of JoAnne K. Stewart
Stratus Networks
Jack & Carole Talcott
Joyce L. Trompeter
UFS Downtown Outlet Center
VITAS Hospice Community Connection
Chuck & Laurie Weaver
Ron & Ann Woods

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

Mervin Aden
Dr. Justin Ahlman
Phil & Teri Albertson
Marian & David Allan
Quentin B. Allen, MD
Alliance Benefit Group
Apria Healthcare
Erica Kay Baird
Will & Mimi Ball
Ronald & Shelli Becker
In memory of Jeanne Benningfield
Andrew & Shawn Berberich
B.F. Chip Backlund
SueAnn & Jim Billimack
Jeff Borders & Jan DeBoeuf-Borders
Bradley University
Bill & Sheila Brewster
Rob & Susie Brown
John Callear & Scott Lewis
Jim & Nancy Carlson
Central States Media
Gary A. & Barbara J. Church
Scott & Jeannie Church
Drs. Kent & Nina Collins
Doug & Nancy Crew
Dr. Stephen & Patricia Cullinan
Rob & Monti Currier (ATS)
Ronald Dauphin Family
The Family of Fred Davis
In memory of Michael Dempsey
Ellen Driscoll
The Family of Cynthia A.S. Eack
Mark & Jamie (Clark) Engstrom, in honor of Kathy Clark
Federal Companies
Fred & Ruth Filip
Tom & Christine Ford
Mr. & Mrs. John Gill
Mrs. Dorothy Gill
Jim & Becky Gilles
Steven & Susan Gonzalo
The Jim Graves Family
Will & April Hammer
Gillian M. Harden
Joe & Sherry Hart

Heartland Healthcare of Peoria
Hilltop Wealth Management of Raymond James
Bob & Joy Hippensteele
James & Stacy Holley
Donald & Diane Hoshor
Doug & Brenda Hunter
Deborah J. (Hessling) Ice
ILMO Medical & Specialty Gases
Jessie P. Johnson Daniels
Jim & Margie Jumer
Craig & Kimberly Kliethermes
Mr. & Mrs. Marion Knobloch
Senator Dave Koehler
Carol & Joe Kozlevcar
Kuhl Insurance Agency
Laser Electric, Inc.
The Lindqwister Family
Jeff & Doreen Link
Richard & Sandra Linse
Jane & Xin Liu
The Family of Lori Livengood
Denise Mammolito & Pete McClure
Marquette Group
Cal & Sally Masear
Matheny Family
Loving Friends of Mike McCord
James & Kathleen McGee
McGladrey LLP
LaDona Meineker
Mike Miller Auto Park
Dr. Dale & Beth Mueller
Michael & Darlene Murray
Paul & April Nicol
Lauren & Eric Obalil
P. Joseph & Janet K. O’Neill
The Family of Lisa Osborne
Packaging Corporation of America
Brett & Susan Paul
Peoria Disposal Company
Peoria Plaza Tire
Lyle & Charla Pfeffinger
Rick & Carol Picl
Jerald Pocus
Janet Popkins

RenalCare Associates, SC
David Rennels
Michele Rice
Theodore & Valerie Rock
Bill & Kathy Rohner
Rotary Club of North-Peoria Foundation
Dick & Barb Ruckle
Dr. & Mrs. Edward Rufus Jr.
Mike & Shelia Rumbold
Laura Saal
Robert & Marilyn Salzer
Saraswathula Family
John & Rita Schmid
Kevin & Lisa Schoeplein
Securitas In Honor of Phil Benne
The Family of Ralph Sherbeyn
Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Sommers
Scott & Kathryn Spitznagle
Stanley Steemer
Drs. John & Cynthia Steinwedel
Gerald & Helen Stephens
Mr. & Mrs. DeWayne Stevens
John & Pam Szewczyk
Greg & Cathy Totten
Andrew Tsung
Jake & Allison Turner
Janet & Rick Varnes
Eugene & Marjorie Venegoni
Dale & Marilee Vonderheide
John & Margie Wagner
Charles Weinrich
Herb & Carolyn Weinstein
Norm & Terry Wettstein
Wes & Denise Wilkinson
Jessie & Shirley A. Williams
Chancy & Judy Williamson
Jay & Sally Wilson
Keith J. Wilson
Judy & Glen Wright
Barbara Worner
Scot & Suzanne Yezek
Albert Zeller – Avanti’s
Ed & Terri Zwilling

Believe ($500-$999)

Mary Jo Alessi
Family of Mike Anderson
Jim & Mimi Ardis
Eugene & Regina Baker
Bill & Deb Beach
John & Bonnie Beck
Bob & Linda Beckman
The Family of Phillip Benne
Robert & Verna Bergstrom
Dustin & Lindsey Birkel
Jim Birky
Trey Bland
Lisa Blimling & David Boardman
The Family of Lori Boyer
Bill & Sue Blocker
Roger & Janice Bockler
Bill, Doris Bogner & Family
Steven & Rebecca Bonfoey
Ted & Carolyn Borg
C. Rodney & Sara Boynton
In honor of June Brafman
Buffalo Wild Wings
Paul & Christy Burke
Tony & Heather Burks
Marjorie Bush
Mr. & Mrs. James Claude
Lee R. Cleary
Barry & Lisa Clemson
James Cody
Tim & Patty Colgan
Cook Travel
Jeni Couri
Couri Center for Gynecology
Coyle Family
Linda Cundiff
Robert & Judith Curran
Mrs. Doris K. Dalton
Willie & Joan De Ford
Alma D. Dela Riva E
Aaron & Megan Donnelli
Richard & Patricia Drake
Thomas & Linda Dunne
Scott Elger – RW Baird & Co.
Bill & Theresa Finerty
Steven Finley
Arthur & Jane Fishkin
Burdett & Elaine Ford
David J. Friend
Martha H. Gieblehausen
Dave & Virginia Gill
In Honor of Roland Gillespie
Joe & Joyce Glawe
Candie & Mark Graham
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Green
Gregory & Judith Guzman

Jamie Harper
In memory of Lisa Havens
Healthy Cells – Bloomington Area
Healthy Cells – Peoria Area
Theresa Heidrich & William Heidrich
Annette & John Heller
Henry Schein, Inc.
Heritage Bank of Central Illinois
Karter Hostetler
Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Hunt in honor of David Lane
Illinois Neurological Institute
Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Randy & Amy Jacobs
Laurie Jarman
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Jarvis
Jodi Brown State Farm
Paul & Pushpa Joseph
In Honor of Chuck Kauffman
Paul Kelley Family
Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Khater
Alan & Janet Kilty
Christine Kizziah
Kenneth & Susan Knapp
The Knell Group
Dr. Keith Knepp
Jeff & Wendy Kolbus
KONE Elevator
Kollet Koulianos
Julie & Pablo Koziner
Kevin & Traci Kruse
Clyde & Bettie Laier
Trudy & Michael Landwirth
Tim & Beth Leman
Ron & Kathy Jo Lindner
Todd & Sarah Lindsey
Lois & Roland Litterst
Donald Littlejohn
The Family of Sandra J. Livingston
William Lucas
Donalee Masters
Jim & JoAnn Masterson
McDonald’s Liquor
Ben & Mary McMahan
Jack & Joan McSherry
Elmer R. & Vicki L. Melton
Dale & Barbara Meredith
Matt & Tara Metully
Rhonda K. Milburn
Bernard Miller Family
James D. & Florine Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Momenteller
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Mary Beth Morrissey

Ray & Dorothy Morrissey
Harry Murrie
Jan & Tom Murzyn
Myriad Genetics Laboratories
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Nack
Tung & Shelley Nguyen
Bonnie Nofsinger Independent Silpata Designs Rep
Mr. & Mrs. James G. O’Hare
In Loving Memory of Paik Ngook Ohn
Mr. & Mrs. Pagan
Mr. & Mrs. A.J. & Rachelle Parn
Frank Parod & Family
Peoria Surgical Group, Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Powley
Delbert & Shirley Price
Red Carpet Car Wash, Inc.
Calista Reed
The Family of Karen Sue Rennels
In Honor of Karen Sue Rennels
Timothy J. Ritchie
Royal Express Inc.
In Honor of Jennifer Rozboril
Mrs. George Schaefer
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Scheidt
Schenkel Family
Congressman Aaron Schock
Shawn & Julie Seibert
Jeanette Sell – Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother
Tom & Beth Shipley
Rob & Cathy Stevenson
Steven & Frances Streitmatter
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Strunk
Drs. Rajagopala & Revathi Swaminathan
Ken & Judy Templin
Chuck Thome
Jef & Tonda Thompson
Mike & Diana Thornton
Total Income Tax – a Sharp Family Company
William F. Trent
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Turner
In memory of Raymond Twardowski
Bruce & Shirley Wagner
In Honor of Randall J. Warner
WeaverRidge Golf Club
Perry Weers
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Welch
Marilyn & Dick Weller
Emily West
In Honor of Eugene Wilhelm
In Honor of Martha Winzeler
Nick & Diane Yates
In honor of Rodney J. Yurkovich