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

Illinois CancerCare Foundation Tribute Garden

A beautiful setting for celebration, remembrance, quiet reflection, relaxation and hope. Surrounded by natural beauty, our patients, caregivers, staff and visitors will find a place of peace and refuge within this healing sanctuary.

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Every Day that we challenge cancer is a victory

Our PATH of hope offers unique opportunities to honor those who have battled or are battling cancer and those who have inspired us in meaningful ways. Celebrate your loved ones while helping create a PATH of hope for families currently in the fight against cancer.

This Tribute Garden, funded by your Illinois CancerCare foundation, honors cherished friends and family while adding a special place for those currently fighting to go for peace, comfort and strength.

Honoring Loved Ones

Looking for a way to honor a loved one, neighbor, friend or colleague who has fought or is fighting cancer?

Whether it’s a special message engraved along our ribbon walking path, or a bench nestled in the perfect spot, tributes can mark all of life’s important moments: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirements, Memorials, Treatment Milestones and more!

These meaningful tributes will become a permanent part of our PATH of hope Tribute Garden. Through such gifts, the Illinois CancerCare Foundation is able to fulfill our charitable mission of ensuring no one fights alone.

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