December 2014
A newsletter of Blackford County Concerned Citizens developed in partnership with the Hoosier Environmental Council
In This Issue
Cancer Benefits
IPFW in Blackford County
Legislative Session
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BCCC Mission
The mission of Blackford County Concerned Citizens is to improve the quality of life of Blackford County, Indiana residents by reducing the incidence of diseases, primarily through citizen action to investigate the diseases that are prevalent and by advocating to have these diseases investigated.
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.
Upcoming Indiana Legislative Session

Interested in following environmental issues in Indiana?  BCCC's partner, the Hoosier Environmental Council, maintains information about bills in the legislature that could impact the environment at  During the legislative session, January through April, the website will be updated almost daily.

Support HEC's work on behalf of Indiana's environment by clicking here.
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