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

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Illinois CancerCare Foundation needs your help to bring color to the Path of Hope Tribute Garden all year long!
Did you know flowers have an immediate impact on happiness? Our path is surrounded by beautiful potted plants to bring just that – happiness and, most importantly, hope!
It costs $5,000 to fill our pots with flowers for the year.
Will you help our garden flourish? As donations grow towards our $5,000 goal, we are excited to share a new image to our Facebook and Instagram followers every #FlourishFriday with more color each week. Let’s do this!