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

Board of Directors

  • Thompson

    Tonda L. Thompson

    Foundation Executive Director
    Illinois CancerCare Foundation
  • Gerstner

    Greg Gerstner, MD

    Board President
    Illinois CancerCare
  • Baum

    Terry Baum

    Board Vice President
    Otto Baum
  • Fishkin

    Paul Fishkin, MD

    Board Treasurer
    Illinois CancerCare
  • Best

    Ann Best

  • Julie A. Lagacy

    CIO & Vice President
  • Sinclair

    Craig A. Sinclair

    Central Illinois Orthodontic Associates, PC
  • Swank

    Robert Swank

    Commerce Trust Company