News from Illinois CancerCare

6th Annual CUREageous Event to Present Rock Doc Awards to Area Physicians

PEORIA, Ill. September 3, 2015 ‐ The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is hosting its 6Th annual CUREageous event on
Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Par‐a‐Dice Hotel from 6:00‐11:00pm.

The physician and staff at Illinois CancerCare are committed to supporting patients and their families every step of
the way – by offering outstanding patient care and nationally recognized clinical research. This would not be
possible without the support of the Foundation.

The Foundation helps fund clinical research trials and has committed to fill the financial gap to ensure local
patients receive cutting edge cancer treatments and quality care close to home. A goal of the Illinois CancerCare
Foundation is to expand the number of patients enrolling in clinical trials in order to discover better treatment and
therapy options and ultimately cures for many types of cancer.

As part of the Foundation’s commitment to clinical research, CUREageous honors area physicians who excel in
their field of research. The Rock Doc Award is presented to physicians who work in the healthcare field in central
Illinois, who exhibit outstanding patient care, and who move patient care forward through their support in

Physicians are nominated by employees, co‐workers, patients, and community members. The winners are selected
by an esteemed panel of physicians and community members who hold the same goal of improving the lives of
others through clinical research.

The recipients of the 2015 Rock Doc Awards are:

  • Dr. Zahangir Khaled, Peoria
    Specializes in pediatric gastrointestinal medicine at UnityPoint‐ Methodist
  • Dr. Lisa Snyder, Peoria
    Specializes in physiatry at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Paul Fishkin, Peoria
    Specializes in oncology‐hematology at Illinois CancerCare, P.C.

Tickets to the event are $125 each or $1000 for a Party Pack of 10 tickets. Tickets include entrance to the event,
heavy hors d’oevres and complimentary beer and wine from 6:00–7:00 pm.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets to the November 13 event or purchasing raffle tickets (need not be
present to win) may call the Illinois CancerCare Foundation at (309) 243‐3437 or email

About Illinois CancerCare Foundation:
The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is committed to supporting research, education and awareness of a disease that
affects 1 in 3 people. Funds are also used to help support cancer education, awareness, and patient assistance through
special programs that reach patients in need. For more information visit