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“My breast cancer diagnosis 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.” Sue Paul went on 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.” Continue Reading

Sue Paul

When Calvin Pettitt found himself out of breath after climbing the stairs, he bought some workout clothes and shoes, and then started walking. 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. Continue Reading

Calvin Pettitt

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
  • LeLindqwister

    Nguyet Le-Lindqwister, MD

    Board Secretary
    Illinois CancerCare
  • Fishkin

    Paul Fishkin, MD

    Board Treasurer
    Illinois CancerCare
  • Best

    Ann Best

    Director
  • Sinclair

    Craig A. Sinclair

    Director
    Central Illinois Orthodontic Associates, PC
  • Swank

    Robert Swank

    Director
    Commerce Trust Company
  • Timothy L. Williams

    Director
    Information Risk and Enterprise Security, Caterpillar Inc.