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Cancer Support Center's remodeled Homewood space is rededicated on Thursday

The Cancer Support Center is inviting participants, volunteers, donors and community members to a rededication on Thursday, Oct. 25, of the newly remodeled Homewood location, 2028 Elm Road.
 
The 6 to 8 p.m. event also includes an art show of work by Cancer Support Center participants and a newly created video.
 

Walk of Hope for Cancer Support Center is Sunday

Donna Anfield of Homewood has been coming to the Cancer Support Center the past four years and has found ways to give back.
 
She’ll do that again on Sunday, Oct. 7, volunteering her time at the Walk of Hope, the agency’s major fundraiser. She’s looking forward to seeing friends and their families come out Sunday. 

Homewood’s Cancer Support Center celebrating 25 years of hope, help and healing

There was a time when a cancer patient and the doctor did what they could to fight through the tedious and exhausting battles of treatment and recovery. That changed 25 years ago when volunteers organized the Cancer Support Center in Homewood.

Homewood man’s life starts anew with stem cell transplant

David Matasar will celebrate his 65th birthday on Oct. 17, 2018, but he will tell you his life started over in 2017. The day after his October birthday he will be marking Year One since his stem cell transplant, part of his treatment for mantle cell lymphona cancer. Doctors “consider that Day Zero or your re-birth,” Matasar said. 

Family-friendly bike ride to help prostate cancer sufferers

Keith Kebschull designs his annual Pedal for Prostate fundraising bike ride to be family-friendly and fun. It's not a race. It's an opportunity for solace and service and, hopefully, sunshine. The fourth annual ride will begin, rain or shine, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, from the parking lot at Aurelio's Pizza, 18162 Harwood Ave. in Homewood. 

Cancer Support Center gala marks 25th anniversary

The Cancer Support Center's Annual Spring Gala is set for Friday, April 20, at The Odyssey, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Tinley Park. 
 
This event, centered on a "Wizard of Oz" theme, includes a tribute to cancer survivors, dinner, silent auction, raffles, entertainment and more. Emmy Award-winning traffic/transportation anchor Roz Varon of ABC 7 Chicago will be on-hand as the program emcee for the evening.
 

Cancer Support Center hosts first ‘Survivor Camp’ on Sept. 16

The Cancer Support Center is hosting its first Survivor Camp on Saturday, Sept. 16, designed to give information and tools for cancer survivors.
 
The free event is open to anyone who has battled or is currently battling cancer. Caregivers are welcome to join and take part in the sessions as well. 
 

Cancer Support Center sets Fall Walk of Hope for Oct. 1

“Be a Super Hero” is the theme for the Oct. 1 Cancer Support Center’s Fall Walk of Hope. The annual fundraiser supports the center’s programs and resources, which are provided at no charge to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. The goal this year is $100,000.

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