Throughout the years, many families have asked CCSI about making charitable contributions which would be used locally to promote cancer awareness, education and research. CCSI established the Charitable Fund as a way for people to do just that.
The CCSI Charitable Fund was established to enhance community-based cancer awareness, education, and support programs throughout Central Illinois and has expanded through Southern Illinois as our practice has grown over the years.
The CCSI Charitable Fund is used to support many cancer-related activities (such as Cancer Survivors Day, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Come Together Let’s Walk) that enhance and further cancer awareness and education programs for cancer patients and their families, as well as for the general public, throughout central and southern Illinois, and St. Louis Metro East.
The CCSI Charitable Fund also provides educational development opportunities to individuals (such as nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, and radiation therapists) who provide oncology/hematology services in Central Illinois and to students who are interested in pursuing oncology/hematology careers.
Our Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Charitable Fund is overseen by The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County. Personal and corporate donations are welcomed and help the Charitable Fund provide a perpetual source of grants that will continue to support cancer-related activities and programs for years to come. Donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to make a donation via credit card, call 217-429-3000 during regular business hours and ask for Carroll or Missy.
The CCSI Charitable Fund & Scholarship Program
- For more information about The CCSI Charitable Fund & Scholarship Program or to make a donation, click here.
The CCSI Charitable Fund Scholarship Application
- To print a copy of the CCSI Charitable Fund Scholarship Application, click here.
2019 CCSI Sponsored Events
American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE 2019 Events
(Select a county to visit the official ACS event site)
- Richland County – Olney – April 27
- Randolph County – Red Bud – September 14
- DeWitt County – Clinton – TBD
- Christian County – Taylorville – June 21
- Marion County – Centralia – June 21
- Piatt County – Monticello – October 5
- Marion County – Salem – June 28
- Southern St. Clair County – Swansea – June 22
- Effingham County – Teutopolis – July 12
- Macon County – July 19
- Visit the Macon County Relay For Life Facebook Page
- Clinton County – Breese – June 8
- Shelby County – Shelbyville – July 19
- Coles County – Mattoon – August 24
National Cancer Survivors Day 2019
- Decatur – Thursday, June 13th @ 6 pm
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
4191 W. US Route 36
Master of Ceremonies – Tara Nickerson
Special Guest – Jeremy Nunes, Storyteller & Comedian
Please RSVP By June 6, 2019 to 217-876-4750
- Effingham – Thursday, June 6th @ 6pm
Effingham Event Center (Former KC Hall)
Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Philip A. Dy, Crossroads Cancer Center
Entertainment – J. Christopher “One Man Band”
Please RSVP by May 31st – Limited Seating – 217-342-2066
- Pana – Saturday, June 1st @ 11am
First United Methodist Church of Pana, 619 Kitchell Street
Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Benjamin Esparaz, Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois
“Bouncing Back: Resiliency in Cancer Survivors” – presented by Shannon Nail, Counselor/Patient advocate with Cancer Care Specialists and Skyler Taylor, Cancer Survivor
Please RSVP by May 24, 2019 to Lori Holthaus at 562-6378, Claudia Oller at 562-4479 or any of the staff in the oncology clinic.
Come Together Be Empowered 2019
Fairview Park, Decatur, Survivorship Sponsor
Saturday, June 29, 7:45 am Pre-Activities – 9:00 am Walk/Race
For more information, visit https://cometogetherbeempowered.org/
KERBYSTRONG – 5th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100 Race to Win the Fight Against Cancer
Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
Saturday, July 20, 2019
For more information, visit kerbystrong.com > or https://www.facebook.com/kerbystrong/
Prostate Cancer Screening Event
September 20, 2019 – 9a – 5p, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, DMH Education Classrooms and CCSI Urologic Oncology Department
The Early Detection Connection: Breast Cancer Awareness Event
October 2019 – TBA, multiple sites, including Cancer Care Center of Decatur