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A Gift of Hope and Healing

A gift to the Community Cancer Research Foundation will help make the latest advances in cancer research available to area patients, and provide patients with support resources to put them on the path to recovery.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that raises money to support locally sponsored cancer research, as well as provide free support services through the Cancer Resource Centre. We are deeply grateful to the many individuals, corporations and organizations whose generosity has helped so many patients in our community. We are greatly appreciative of the financial support and leadership provided by the medical professionals and physicians of the not-for-profit hospitals of the Community Healthcare System.

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When giving charitably, please consider Community Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. You may make a donation in honor or memory of someone, or direct it to a particular initiative. All donations are tax deductible.

Giving - Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor someone you love, either in memory or a tribute, by contributing to the Community Cancer Research Foundation. You may choose to mark a special occasion with a donation as well. We will send a special card letting loved ones know that a gift was made for them. To make a gift, please complete the following form and mail it to the Community Cancer Research Foundation, 926 Ridge Road, Suite J, Munster, IN 46321. All contributions are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to: The Community Cancer Research Foundation.

Donation Form



Join us in helping area patients diagnosed with cancer:

Lights of Life

Each year around the holiday season, brilliant lights shine on the Lights of Life trees outside Community Hospital in Munster to raise awareness for cancer research. Each pink and purple bulb 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 (pink) or cancer awareness and hope lapel pin (purple) can be included for $15. Ceremony held in December. For information on this year's program, click here or call 219-836-4582.


Trained volunteers assist staff in the Centre's reception area and Resource Room, help with fundraising and other community activities, and serve as mentors, inspiring and instilling hope. Contact the Centre at 219-836-3349 to find out how you might contribute your time and talents.

Friends of the CRC

The Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre is a volunteer auxiliary of the Centre that promotes its good works and assists with fundraising. For more information click here or call the Centre at 219-836-3349.

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 12 years, this event has generated over $2 million to benefit the Community Cancer Research Foundation.For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or

Share the Love Luncheon

Share the Love is 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. Net proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. The 2012 event was held on February 23rd and featured guest speaker Rob Johnson, new anchor from CBS 2. The event generated over $10,000 for the Centre. For more information on the February 2013 luncheon, contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130 or

Unite & Fight Walk and 5K Run

An annual fundraising walk to benefit the Cancer Resource Centre. Walk for those who are touched by cancer or for someone you love. Your steps can make the journey through cancer a little lighter and brighter for someone in our community. For information on this year's event scheduled for the first Sunday in October at Munster High School Football Field click here or call 219-836-3349.

Community Cancer Research Foundation Endowment

An endowment has been established to help underwrite continued research and support for the Cancer Resource Centre. Gifts to this endowment will generate hope and support for those struggling with a diagnosis of cancer. For more information, click here or contact Sherri Holt at 219-836-0130.

All Occasion Note Cards

These note cards featuring the Chicago skyline and dunes photography of Pete Doherty are available in packages of 8 cards. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Centre. For more information click here or call the Cancer Resource Centre at 219-836-3349.



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