When Midwest Insurance Center held their first Ladies Night Out at the Schererville office, 944 W Us Highway 30, event organizers Melissa Vis and Katie Norman said it was important that the $1,000 raised that evening stayed in NW Indiana to benefit friends and neighbors.
“We decided we wanted the proceeds to go to breast cancer research after a woman we work with was recently diagnosed and based on the history of breast cancer in my family,” explained Vis. The group chose the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster for their contribution.
The Community Cancer Research Foundation works to advance the detection, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of cancer. Through the Foundation’s efforts, residents have access to clinical research trials from around the globe, close to home in their own neighborhood.
“Thanks to Midwest Insurance and the many other groups who make generous donations to the Foundation, we are able to help ensure that people in our community can stay close to home and access the latest advances in cancer research,” said Mary Shields, RN, MSN, OCN, CCRP, Foundation administrator.
Community Cancer Research Foundation links patients with research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other major research cooperatives worldwide. The three hospitals of Community Healthcare System – Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart - offer patients access to research for prevention and/or treatment for every stage of breast cancer, from Ductal Carcinoma In Situ or DCIS (considered a Stage 0 Breast Cancer) to advanced disease. The Foundation also offers patient access to research for the prevention and/or treatment of lung, prostate, skin and colon cancers, lymphoma, adult leukemia and multiple myeloma.
“I’m really glad that we found an organization like the Foundation that keeps the money close to home and benefits the people of our community,” she said. “It’s a huge blessing and great to know that the money we collected will go to a good cause in our own NW Indiana neighborhood.”
Ladies and guests were pampered throughout the evening with tasty food samplings, raffle drawings, products from seven vendors (Norwex, Premiere Jewelry, thirty-one®, Carly Jae, Mary Kay®, Rodan + Fields, Young Living Essential Oils), mini-manicures, eyebrow waxing and 10-minute chair massages with a complementary paraffin wax.
Midwest Insurance Center also has pledged to contribute $10 from every quote that they complete through mid-June to the Community Cancer Research Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining an insurance quote – auto, homeowners, life, health, business or contractors - can call 219-864-3333.
For more information about the Community Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.myccrf.com.