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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

Over the past three years, Jody Scott of Morton has battled cancer in multiple forms, but she’s never let it get her down. And when times were tough around the holidays, volunteers from the Foundation’s Trust in Hope program made her life a bit easier. “I was just beside myself when they came and brought a full Thanksgiving meal. They touched my soul.” Continue Reading

Jody Scott

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