IUN Nurses On The Run to help Cancer Patient

IUN Nurses On The Run – I have been asked by Veronica Valentin, a nurse at Indiana University Northwest, to pass this information along to anyone who might be interested in helping Lidia Sibakoska.  Lidia is a widowed mother of four who is medically unable to work, and has been refused medicaid….I can’t imaging why, but none the less, this is the information I have.  This is her third bout with cancer.  She is currently struggling with Inflamatory Breast Disease. A 5K Nurses On The Run is being held on Sunday, April 27th at 9:30 am at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Crown Point.  100% of the profits will be donated to Lidia and her family to help them through this difficult time.  You can run or walk, but whichever you decide to do, you will be helping a family who really needs the help. Log on to www.runrace.net for sign up information and costs.

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Had a great time last night at the Boone Grove Wolves football game. They won against South Newton 35-0…way to go Wolves. The game was dedicated to breast cancer survivors….as you can see, the team really got into the game with their pink socks. At halftime, survivor medallions were distributed to survivors..I proudly got one that shows the wolves on the front. Also, a picture of me with Wolfie!!! A little damp but we had a great time. Thanks to Chris Stark and the WolfPack Club from Boone Grove for their efforts and recognition….more to come…..

ann and woofie1

bg wolves pink socks

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FREE MAMMOGRAMS – Please read on

Dear Pink Ribbon Friends:

I have received a notice from the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital about a new program they are starting. The Methodist Hospitals and the Chicago Bears Foundation, Bears Care, have teamed to provide FREE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS to low-income and/or minority women in Northwest Indiana. You can call 219-981-5440 to learn if you or someone you know would qualify for the free screening mammogram and to schedule an appointment. There is a limited number of free mammograms available so make that call as soon as you can….No Woman Left Behind!!! Not on our watch if we can help it.

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