BCCC Participates in Cancer Benefits
The Pickle in Hartford City hosted a lunch to benefit Cancer Services of East Central Indiana, also known as the Little Red Door agency, Friday, November 21. Little Red door invited Blackford County Concerned Citizens to participate in the lunch. Dr. Indra Frank and BCCC volunteers Lisa Weeks, Doris Tyler, and Kay Schrope were on hand to talk with attendees and distribute information about BCCC.
|Kay Schrope, Indra Frank and Lisa Weeks|
BCCC was also invited to participate in the Elks Lodge benefit dinner and auction November 22. The event benefited Cancer Support for Blackford County and Indiana cancer research with proceedings totaling $6,442.26! Kay Schrope and Indra Frank sat at a table with the BCCC sign, passing out brochures and answering questions. More than 100 people were in attendance for the delicious 5-course dinner. Event organizer Mike Eikenberry introduced Dr. Frank who gave a brief talk about BCCC and her work in the county.
IPFW Students to Work in Blackford County
Dr. Sherrie Steiner, visiting professor of sociology
at IU-Purdue Ft Wayne, will have her Environmental Sociology class working with BCCC during the spring semester. The course includes a service learning project, so each student will be contributing 30 hours to help BCCC. Some of the students will be working on an electronic map of industries and environmental concerns in the county starting in 1880. Others will be making a short film about how the county is rallying to support friends and family with cancer and to reduce health risks for future generations.