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1/14/2019

Astronaut Jerry Ross shares the love at annual Cancer Resource Centre fundraiser

Astronaut Jerry Ross is the guest speaker at the 12th annual Share the Love luncheon.

MUNSTER – Former NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross returns home to Northwest Indiana to “Share the Love” as the guest speaker for the 12th annual Share the Love event, Wed, Feb. 27 at The Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. A veteran of seven space flights, Ross has logged more than 1,393 hours in space.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre in conjunction with the auxiliaries of Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, the luncheon program highlights Crown Point native Ross’ career at NASA.

From his childhood in rural Indiana, through education at Purdue University and active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Ross charted a path to NASA after overcoming many setbacks to becoming the most launched astronaut in history. An author of three books, he encourages others not to give up too easily in the pursuit of their goals.

Net proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. The Resource Centre is a program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care in northwest Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs. All services of the Cancer Resource Centre – support groups, mind-body-spirit classes, educational offerings and a resource library - are offered free of charge to those in need.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., vendor tables will offer boutique items for sale with a portion of those proceeds also benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre. Each reservation is $50 per person. Table reservations are available at $400/table of eight; $500/table of 10. Space is limited. Reservations must be made no later than Feb. 20, 2019.

Luncheon will be served at 12 p.m. The Center for Visual & Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster.

Please make checks payable to Community Cancer Research Foundation, and mail to: Community Foundation of NW Indiana, Attention: Sherri Holt, 905 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. For additional information, please contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or sholt@comhs.org.


Elise Sims | Media/Public Relations Specialist
Marketing & Corporate Communications
219-703-1687 | esims@comhs.org