You gave with empathy, and hundreds of individuals fighting
cancer received care for their bodies, minds and spirits.
Thank you for investing to provide compassionate care to individuals and families at
AMITA Health Cancer Institute Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates.
“You made everything so much easier
to cope with.”
“When I was diagnosed with lung cancer, I thought, ‘What do I do?’ I took care of
cancer patients with chemotherapy for a living. I knew what to expect from the
professional side. But never having been on the patient side, it’s all different.
That’s where the nurse navigator came in and said, ‘Don’t worry about a thing.’
She took care of all my appointments. She took a lot of the burden off me.
Thank you for the good advice. Thank you for the peace of mind. Thank you
to my nurse navigator and to the doctors. They were the most amazing people
I’ve dealt with in a long time.”
Al hugs his cancer nurse navigator, Lucy; he is grateful for the support
he received from his clinical team, who helped relieve some of the
burden he and his family carried during his cancer treatment.
More than 800 people newly diagnosed with cancer received support from a nurse navigator
Attendance for support groups and complimentary programs surpassed 2,300
232 women, many of them unfunded or underfunded, received free mammograms
4 unfunded women received genetic testing thanks to philanthropic support; 3 of them
are undergoing aggressive chemotherapy