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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 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.