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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

Patient Care & Assistance

Patient Care and Assistance comes in many forms through the Foundation:

support1Volunteer Services – Supported by gifts to the Foundation, over 100 volunteers lend a helping hand and items of comfort to patients and their families.

Trust in Hope – The Foundation’s Trust in Hope program provides compassion and support to cancer patients and their families during the holidays. In the last eight years alone, nearly 1,500 Thanksgiving meals have been delivered and over 100 families with over 250 children have received holiday gifts.

Lymphedema Support – Through a grant partnership with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehab Services, we help the under-insured and those without insurance acquire the supplies they need to manage their lymphedema.

Transportation Assistance – The Foundation has grants in place to help financial disadvantaged patients get to and from their clinic appointments through distribution of fuel cards.