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Illinois CancerCare, P.C. Hosting Free Cancer Wellness Fair


Illinois CancerCare, P.C. Hosting Free Cancer Wellness Fair

PEORIA, Il. October 3, 2013– Illinois CancerCare, P.C. is hosting a free cancer wellness fair to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, October14th at their facility located at, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL. Cancer patients, their families and the community are invited to participate in this fun and informational event which will include free chair massages, product sampling, skin care tips, and educational & support services. Alwan’s Meats will be providing lunch for participants at a low cost. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Illinois CancerCare Foundation. For more information call (309) 243-3502.

“Often, when a patient gets a diagnosis of cancer, it is all they can do to wrap their mind around it,” said Dena Keenan, Volunteer Coordinator at Illinois CancerCare and organizer of the Cancer Fair. “We are hoping that the Cancer Fair will encourage our patients, caregivers and family members to learn more about the wonderful services and additional items we have to offer in a fun and entertaining environment.”

Vendor Resource booths at the fair will feature products and services, a number of which support cancer awareness and research, beneficial for all patients and their families. Participating vendors include: Adornments; American Cancer Society; Breast Cancer Awareness Month Items; Cookie Lady;
Swarovski Crystal cancer bracelets; Cancer Center for Healthy Living; Enchanted Florist Flowers; Handmade Cloth Kids Books; Illinois CancerCare Foundation; Illinois CancerCare Lab and Imaging; Illinois CancerCare Pet Therapy; Illinois CancerCare Pharmacy; Illinois CancerCare Research Department; Old Fashioned Caramel Apples and Popcorn; Pampered Chef; Pink Survivors Book Signing; Rodan & Field Skincare; Tastefully Simple; Thirty-One; Touch, Caring & Cancer and a variety of hand-crafted items.

About Illinois CancerCare
Illinois CancerCare is one of the largest practices in the state of Illinois that treats patients with cancer and blood diseases. It provides state of the art treatments to its patients against these complex diseases by staying at the leading edge of clinical research. Illinois CancerCare is central Illinois’ largest network of cancer care specialists with 90-120 open clinical cancer research trials being conducted at any given time. The group has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest national standards for quality cancer care. Illinois CancerCare has 17 physicians, 16 APN’s and more than 230 staff members. Illinois CancerCare serves patients in 12 cities and 12 counties throughout central and western Illinois including Bloomington/Normal, Canton, Carthage, Eureka, Galesburg, Kewanee, Macomb, Ottawa, Pekin, Peoria, Peru and Princeton. For further information please visit