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NJHS Class of 2014 Named as Youth Ambassadors of the Year!

As the school year comes to a close, we pause to celebrate all that the students have contributed to Chemo Buddies this year, and we’d like to extend a special THANK YOU and acknowledgement to the 8th grade students of

There is such a thing as a free lunch!

Our beautiful patient Mende Tedrow and her mom Paula surprised Chemo Buddy Mike this morning with 3 big trays of her homemade lasagna! “You guys are so nice and do so much I just wanted to do something nice for

Top 10 Cancer Myths

Well meaning friends may tell you that sugar feeds cancer, or deodorant causes cancer, but these are just myths according to the Mayo Clinic. You can find a lot of misinformation on the web and we recommend you check sites

Oh happy day!

There is no happier day in the treatment room than the LAST day of chemo! Congratulations to Tom Savage and his Fan Club!

Thank you Farm Credit!

Thank you to our friends at Farm Credit Mid America for a wonderful Christmas present to our patients! Santa’s helpers brought all kinds of goodies including cheese and crackers, game books, and pudding! Thank you Teresa Kruse and Farm Credit!

Chemo Buddies program to air on PBS next week

Our thanks to Mr. Andrew Coil and the Bosse High School Technology class for producing a video feature on Chemo Buddies! It will run as part of the EVSC “Community Link,” program on PBS. Air time is 5 pm on


Thank you to the students at Oak Hill Elementary School for making these wonderful blankets for our patients!   Update 10.31.13… Call the Cuteness Police! Thank you to Miss Sinclair 5th grade class for these Cuties Pumpkins!

Chemo Buddies is expanding!

Chemo Buddies is expanding our services to include the Chancellor Center for Oncology at Deaconess Hospital beginning July 8th, 2013. If you are interested in volunteering, the next application process will be June 27th at 1 pm. Email for

Free Portrait for Cancer Survivors!

With joy and hope from McGary Student Council :)

The Student Council at McGary Middle School stayed after school last week to make blankets and cards for our patients, and they are wonderful! Our favorite card reads, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter

Thank You Tekoppel K-Kids!

These wonderful neck pillows were donated to our patients from the K-Kids club at Tekoppel school. The kids meet once a month and work on developing leadership skills while completing community service projects. They are funded by the Westside Kiwanis.

Hebron After School Daycare Brings Joy to Patients

We continue to be wowed and blessed by local students who have reached out to help our patients. Recently we were adopted by the Hebron Elementary School after school daycare. Students held a goody bag drive and collected items like

Thank you Girl Scouts!

Thank you to the Girl Scouts and leader Diane Bies for making these bags to tie on to wheelchairs and walkers. What a great idea!

Spread some HOPE!

HOPE keychains! For every $10 Donation to Chemo Buddies, you will receive this awesome HOPE keychain! Donate online by clicking here

We need fabric!

Do you have any extra fabric laying around the house that you could donate? Our friends and quilters at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility are running really low, especially on larger pieces that they use for the back of the quilt.

Chemo Buddy Bonnie Featured in Courier Gleaner

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and our very own Chemo Buddy Bonnie was featured in this story in the Gleaner! YAY Bonnie, we think you are wonderful!  Donna B. Stinnett/The Gleaner Bonnie Thomas, left, and Marsha Royster are united in