There is no shortage of giving among Region residents.
The Cancer Resource Centre in Munster, which is affiliated with Community Healthcare System, recently was presented with a $1,500 donation by firefighters from the city of Hammond.
During October, which is breast cancer awareness month, the firefighters wore specially designed t-shirts on duty to raise awareness of cancer and raise money for cancer care close to home. The firemen wore the t-shirts in memory of Amanda Repay, the sister of a Hammond firefighter, who died from breast cancer in February 2019.
The resource center is a program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving cancer care in Northwest Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs. Since first opening its doors in 2003, the center has offered its services for free including to those receiving care from other facilities outside Community Healthcare System.
The center is funded from donations and grants, in-kind donations and volunteer support. The center has books, videos and other educational material as well as other services to research treatments and general information.
Groups gather at the center to share experiences in social and professionally led groups for support. Classes and programs are offered to help individuals connect in their experiences and to promote emotional wellbeing.
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