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Community Cancer Research Foundation Endowment

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for greater than one million individuals and their families that are forced to face this disease each year. The endowment is to help underwrite continued research and support the Cancer Resource Centre. To continue to help improve the quality of care, research and patient/family support is necessary. Gifts to this endowment will generate hope and support for those struggling with a diagnosis of cancer.

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For more information on how to contribute to this endowment or to discuss other endowment giving opportunities, call 219-836-0130.

Key of Hope

Community Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to improve the access area residents have to cancer research so they don't have to leave their community. These efforts have provided the keys to link area patients with research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and 13 major research cooperatives in the U.S. and Canada. The foundation supports research initiatives at the three hospitals of the Community Healthcare System: Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago; and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. These trials evaluate new prevention, diagnostic and treatment options for breast, lung, prostate and colon cancers, lymphoma, adult leukemia and myelodysplasia.

Donations made to the Research Foundation are 100% tax-deductible and can be made in honor or memory of someone and to support the program. For more information call 219-836-6879.

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Lights of Life

Each year around the holiday season, brilliant lights shine brightly on the Lights of Life trees outside Community Hospital in Munster. Each light shines in honor or in memory of special people who have illuminated our lives. For a $5 donation, a special card is sent to your honoree; a beautiful cancer awareness pin can be included for $15. The 2017 tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 6, at the Community Hospital Outpatient Entrance on Columbia Avenue, Munster. For more information or to honor someone with a light please click here.

Perennial Ball

The Perennial Ball is an annual black-tie gala held in Chicago to raise funds to for the Community Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. Over the past 15 years, this event has generated over $3 million to benefit the Community Cancer Research Foundation. The 2017 gala is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th at the Hilton Chicago. For sponsorship opportunities and reservation information, contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or