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I’ve long been a fan of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana (CSNI). But longer than that, I’ve been a family member of someone with cancer. Because the cause is personal for me, I am walking in support of CSNI at Lapper 2013 in memory of my great-grandfather and two grandpas who died of cancer.

Pawpaw Grandpa LobaczI had the privilege of being with each of these men in their last days and hours. Those precious times are ones I recall regularly. However, I don’t have to remember the impact their disease had on their wives as my grandmother’s still live with the loss cancer created.

The impact cancer has on the caregivers is one of the reasons I love CSNI. They have resources for the patient but also for the family. When my grandpa was diagnosed, I had confidence referring my grandma to the team at Cancer Services as I knew she’d have an advocate to work with them and she’d have access to items that would provide comfort and care.

I’m walking as part of Team Contagious Community and we have a big goal of raising $1,500. If you feel so inclined, I’d love to have your support! Click here to donate.