#nationalcancerpreventionmonth may be coming to an end but the learning is ongoing. Check out the American Institute for Cancer Research recommendations for living healthier in 2020 (click here). And…since we are talking about living healthier, keep in mind that volunteering stimulates the mind and lifts your spirit! Do good…join us soon!
We were thrilled for the opportunity to have WGN in our Hope Center again on Friday, February 7th.
If you missed it live, click here to view a couple of the segments.
Please feel free to share it with your friends and family.
Volunteering is a great way to celebrate the legacy of MLK.
To provide an opportunity for service our Hope Centers will be open on Monday, January 20:
|We are doing something special this Giving Tuesday. Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd, in our Hope Centers, for a special walk-in volunteer session to celebrate the most generous day of the year: |
Crown Point IN: 6 pm-7:30pm
Roselle IL: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
We are hoping to collect 250 of our most needed care package items during this 1-night event. It’s a lofty goal and we definitely need your help. Use those Black Friday shopping skills to pick up items on deep discount, gather some friends, bring your family, and come volunteer with us! Click here to complete a waiver to join us.
|250 of our MOST NEEDED items: Fuzzy socks, Playing cards, Travel-sized unscented lotion, Puzzle books, and Fleece blankets.|
*Please note: all donations must be brand new items, as those we serve have compromised immune systems.
|Thank you for being such an important part of the Phil’s Friends community.|
We are grateful for your partnership and support! Cancer is strong, but HOPE is stronger!
Blessings and Peace,
The PF Team
Thank you to our friends at Total Living Network for featuring our organization during their November “Ministry Minute”.
If you would like to read more or watch the video, please click here.
“Just a note to thank you for your support…
for the care package, cards of hope and the little notes along the way. I also wanted to share the good news – I am now in remission!
Every day is a blessing and I owe it all to you, my friends, and my family. Thank you for all the prayers sent my way. Keep doing what you do. It means so much for someone battling cancer.”
Barb and Mike Maloney were both diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Their daughter reached out to Phil’s Friends and requested a package for each of them.
They found every single item in the care package useful but realized that there is so much more to this lovingly decorated box. It also brings faith, hope, love, and positivity to the recipients, as well as the caregivers and requesters of the package.
Mike donated time introducing Phil’s Friends to colleagues and acquaintances from local organizations and businesses. Even after being re-diagnosed, he continued to connect administrations with PF representatives and encourage residents to get involved while in the hospital and rehab centers. Although Mike passed away in January of this year, Barbara carries on their passion and spreads the word about the mission of Phil’s Friends. We are grateful.
Bringing Hope to Cancer Patients
Phil’s Friends Partners with Franciscan Health Cancer Center Munster
Munster, IN, Wednesday May 29, 2019 — Cancer is an epidemic that affects all people, either directly or indirectly. While undergoing treatment for this disease, patients need more than just medical support. Hope has been identified as having therapeutic value for those affected by cancer. Our desire is to come alongside patients by way of spiritual, emotional, and practical support that leaves them hope-filled.
We are overjoyed to announce further expansion of our hospital program with the recent partnership at the Franciscan Health Cancer Center Munster. This partnership means more of those affected by cancer will experience comprehensive care while receiving treatment.
Our trained and vetted hospital volunteers began visits May 2
If you are interested in learning more about Phil’s Friends or ways to volunteer, please visit philsfriends.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 224-653-8315.
Photo caption: Phil’s Friends Hope to Hospitals staff and volunteers preparing to visit patients at the Franciscan Health Cancer Center Munster. Pictured from left to right: Shannon Andersen-Phil’s Friends Hospital Program Leader, Mary Paterik and Bob Seeman-volunteers.