Illinois CancerCare Foundation and Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. unite as allies against cancer at “Coffee for a Cause”

WHAT: “Coffee for a Cause” is a fundraiser and educational session to increase knowledge about clinical cancer trials to the community. “Coffee for a Cause” will aim to encourage attendees to sign up for Illinois CancerCare Foundation’s new advocacy program, which will be introduced to the public for the first time.

WHO: Illinois CancerCare Foundation will be holding the event with the help of our host, Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co.

WHEN: Friday, April 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co., 734 Main St. Peoria

WHY: In order to continue to make progress in the fight against cancer, increasing awareness of clinical cancer research trials is crucial. These trials are a major reason the survival rate for cancer has been pushed up from 30 percent in the 1970s to 70 percent today. However, the negative stigmas and extra costs attached to participating in clinical trials prevent many patients from doing so. Illinois CancerCare Foundation trains and sends out “advocates” to community groups to spread awareness of this issue and raise funds to offset the costs for clinical research trial participants. “Coffee for a Cause” is our event to introduce this new advocacy program to the community and to encourage individuals to sign up to become an advocate of Illinois CancerCare Foundation. We also hope that through this event the negative stigmas association with clinical trials will be altered.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: The event will play host to two local bands, Carthage Rising and Tassel Brothers. Keynote speaker, Chip Nellinger, Vice-Chairman of Illinois CancerCare Foundation and cancer survivor, will speak about his experiences of defeating cancer and becoming an advocate. A silent auction will take place where all money raised will benefit Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Items include:

• McAlister Deli – Complimentary lunch or dinner with a beverage and gourmet cookie
• Bernardi’s Italian Restaurant – $25 gift certificate
• Willow Knolls 14 Theater – Three free small drink and small popcorn coupons
• Now and Then Photography – Free one hour photo session
• Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. – Gift basket

• Sweet CeCe’s – Free frozen yogurt for a party of five people

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