I Support Community Blog
What an amazing and powerful experience I had last week filming Imerman Angels (“IA”). IA provides 1-to-1 mentoring matching a cancer patient to a survivor by age, gender, type of cancer and stage of cancer. They currently have over 5,000 mentors in their program across the world.
Last week we spoke with the founder, cancer survivors and a cancer fighter. I’d like to share some of their stories with you.
The founder, Jonny Imerman, battled testicular cancer twice in his twenties and although he had the “most amazing Mom and family” felt alone in his fight. Add a comment
5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Isn't Raising Enough Money - by Nell Edgington
The majority of nonprofits struggle to bring money in the door. And they often don't know why. When you are on the inside of an organization that is used to doing things a certain way it can be nearly impossible to see new opportunities, to understand what you could do differently. There can be many reasons why...Add a comment
We are all touched by cancer. If you are like me, touched is too gentle of a description. I have many friends and loved ones that have both won and lost the battle with this disease. Still today, I have too many friends that continue to courageously fight cancer. Let the stories of your friends and love ones inspire you to learn more.
April is National Cancer Control Month. It reminds us that we must continue to support cancer research and focus on prevention. The American Cancer Society states that only 5% to 10% of all cancers are inherited. A healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of developing cancer.Add a comment
Good Cause: Pet stores help area shelters - by Michelle Linn-Gust
If it takes an entire community to raise children, then it also takes that whole community to help animals in need. The relationship between animal rescue organizations and retailers runs deep especially in Naperville.
River Woods School fourth-grader Kyle Scheaffer was accustomed to volunteering at the Naperville Area Animal Humane Society. But after his school read the book “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats... Add a comment