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During her long career in rehabilitation, Sue Paul was convinced she and her fellow therapists were doing all they could for people with cancer. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed herself that she realized how much more was possible.

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Sue served as rehabilitation director for the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPMR). Her treatment caused a number of weakness and balance issues, a common side effect of chemotherapy. “It 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.”

That realization led Sue 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.”

That’s why Sue, now a compliance officer for Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics, continues to support the Foundation any way she can—as a volunteer, donor, advisory board member and event participant. “Knowledge is power, and we get that knowledge by supporting the Foundation.”

Sue Paul May 8, 2017

When he hit 237 pounds and found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, Calvin Pettitt of Peoria decided it was time to take action. He bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking regularly on the track next to Bradley University’s Shea Stadium. 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. “I prayed a lot. I told God I just wanted to see my children and grandchildren progress a bit more before I leave this earth.”

Calvin Pettitt May 8, 2017

Events

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Nov
4
Sat
Theresa Tracy Trot @ East Peoria Riverfront Park
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am
Theresa Tracy Trot @ East Peoria Riverfront Park | East Peoria | Illinois | United States

The Theresa Tracy Trot is a 4 mile run or 2 mile walk along the East Peoria Riverfront and Levee District. It is held in honor of Theresa (Naramore) Tracy, a young wife and mother who lost her brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Donations support the mission to increase survivability of pancreatic cancer through awareness of signs and symptoms and advancement of cures through funding for research for early detection, testing and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

All proceeds to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

Nov
5
Sun
Totes for Ta-Ta’s @ Burroughs Farm
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am
Totes for Ta-Ta's @ Burroughs Farm | Morton | Illinois | United States

Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Live Auction starts at 1:00 p.m.

This champagne brunch features new and gently used handbags, totes, wallets, coin purses, etc. that will be available by live and silent auction during the event. Donations include pieces by Coach, Vera Bradley, and more!

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $160 for a table of 8

Nov
10
Fri
CUREageous @ Par-A-Dice Hotel
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CUREageous @ Par-A-Dice Hotel | East Peoria | Illinois | United States

$125 per person, $1,000 party packet of 10 tickets
($75 of each ticket is tax deductible)

Enjoy Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and desserts
Complimentary beer and wine until 7:00pm

Smashing CUREtini Bar
Fabulous Raffle and Silent Auction

OUTRAGEOUS Entertainment throughout the evening

2017 Rock Doc and AMP Champ Awards

Attire:
Dressy Casual with an Outrageous Twist

All proceeds will fund local clinical research, education and awareness, and patient assistance supported by the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Apr
5
Thu
MayK-overs and Margaritas TBD @ Senara Health & Spa
Apr 5 all-day
MayK-overs and Margaritas TBD @ Senara Health & Spa | Peoria | Illinois | United States

The exact date and times for 2018 will be announced soon!

Come celebrate the beginning of May with “May”k-overs and Margaritas! There are so many great events to celebrate- May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day – and we want to combine them all in to one great evening to support local cancer patients and their families!

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Jun
9
Sat
Swing for the Cure TBD @ Dozer Park
Jun 9 all-day
Swing for the Cure TBD @ Dozer Park | Peoria | Illinois | United States

The exact date and times for 2018 will be announced soon!

Cancer survivors, their families and caregivers are honored at the Peoria Chiefs game on Saturday, June 10th. Survivors and their families receive free tickets to the event and a tee shirt. Illinois CancerCare staff and their families come out to support survivors as they gather for a practice-wide outing.

Jul
7
Sat
Leather & Leis River Run and Party TBD @ Riverfront
Jul 7 all-day
Leather & Leis River Run and Party TBD @ Riverfront

The exact date and times for 2018 will be announced soon!

Join the Central Illinois Parrot Head Club for an all day event touring both sides of the Illinois River in the Peoria area and stopping at beach themed bars along the way!  The event concludes with a party at the East Peoria Boat Club with live music from Mike McEnery of the Jumbo Shrimp Band from 5:00-8:00 p.m. If you prefer to ride instead of drive, reserve your seat on the party bus. Proceeds raised from the this event benefit the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Jul
14
Sat
Bikers for Ta-Tas TBD @ The American Legion
Jul 14 all-day
Bikers for Ta-Tas TBD @ The American Legion | Bartonville | Illinois | United States

The exact date and times for 2018 will be announced soon!

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Begins and ends at The American Legion – Bartonville

Food, Music, Raffles, 50/50 drawing, cash and other prizes

Founded in 2008, Bikers for Ta-Tas is a committee steered not-for-profit organization highlighted by a fundraising motorcycle run for breast cancer.

Come celebrate 10 years of fundraising for breast cancer services in Central Illinois. This year’s ride will be 130 – 140 miles. The celebration will start with the last bike in by 5:00 p.m.  Madd Hatter will be the first band and Kickapoo Junction will follow.

Mini Golfin’ in the Wild TBD @ Illinois CancerCare
Jul 14 all-day
Mini Golfin' in the Wild TBD @ Illinois CancerCare | Peoria | Illinois | United States

The exact date and times for 2018 will be announced soon!

New this year! A family friendly event to compliment the already established Golfin’ in the Wild, Mini Golifn’ is a golf outing perfect for everyone in your household. This event will feature a miniature golf course, family friendly games, kid activities, treats and more – in the beautiful prairie surrounding our Illinois CancerCare Peoria location.

*Children under 2 years of age are free

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You won’t want to miss out on Golfin’ in the Wild, a once in a lifetime opportunity to golf on the unique terrain of Wildlife Prairie Park that all skill levels can enjoy! This unique, nine hole golf course is geared towards any skill level of golfer. Throughout the course are additional activities or refreshments. Dinner and entertainment provided after golfing. All proceeds benefit the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

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Aug
11
Sat
Golfin’ in the Wild @ Wildlife Prairie Park
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm
Golfin' in the Wild @ Wildlife Prairie Park | Hanna City | Illinois | United States

You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to golf on the unique terrain of Wildlife Prairie Park that all skill levels can enjoy! This unique, nine hole golf course is geared towards any skill level of golfer. Throughout the course are additional activities or refreshments. Dinner and entertainment provided after golfing. All proceeds benefit the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

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New this year! A family friendly event to compliment the already established Golfin’ in the Wild, Mini Golfin’ is a golf outing perfect for everyone in your household. This event will feature a miniature golf course, family friendly games, kid activities, treats and more – in the beautiful prairie surrounding our Illinois CancerCare Peoria location.

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