DONATE

“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 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

Education

The Foundation also sponsors Advancing a Cure lectures throughout the year. These educational sessions, which feature physician panelists, focus on a variety of cancer-related topics. To receive notification of upcoming educational programs, please email info@illinoiscancercarefoundation.org with your name, address, email address and phone number.

Previous Advancing a Cure lecture topics include:

  • Breast cancer and genetic testing
  • Managing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate cancer