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Caring is Giving

Who are cancer caregivers?

82 percent are female
71 percent are married
61 percent have been providing care for less than six months
54 percent live with the patient for whom they are caring
47 percent are more than 50 years old
36 percent reported caregiving took more than 40 hours of time per week

If you have stood beside a […]

February 3rd, 2013|Everything Cancer|0 Comments|

Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Perhaps when you think of February you may think of candy hearts and rose deliveries to your office.  At Imerman Angels, we think of Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.  You may be wondering “What/Where is my Gallbladder?”.   Below is the skinny on this rarely discussed body organ and the cancer that can affect […]

IA Professionals Board 2013!

Imerman Angels is excited to announce our Professional’s Board for 2013!  Our amazing team of 21 volunteers will be a tremendous resource in supporting our mission, raising awareness, fundraising, planning/executing events, and recruiting/supporting Team Imerman Active.  Most importantly, they have a keen eye on having fun in all of their endeavors.  Their commitment, drive, […]

February 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Team Imerman Angels: Getting their Run On

Whether you are going for distance or speed this running season, there is one way to add just a little more meaning towards your passion: running for a great cause.

What is Team IA? An athletic team that supports Imerman Angels. Every fundraising page created, jersey worn while training, and individual you tell about Imerman Angels […]

January 30th, 2013|Team Imerman|0 Comments|

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Although it is the end of January, we wanted to pay homage to Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by sharing one of our favorite Cervical Cancer awareness and survivor stories:
Meaghan’s surgery scars don’t stand a chance against her tattoo!

She has told her story to millions of people all over the country, but it was almost […]

January 29th, 2013|Everything Cancer|0 Comments|

“What’s Your Date?” : Bob’s Story

Name: Bob
Angel Type: Survivor
Cancer: Prostate
Date Type: Radiation seed implant

Date: 1/15/2007

Why is this date special to you?
This was the day I began to be a cancer survivor rather than a cancer victim. I had been diagnosed the day before Thanksgiving (11/22/06-another significant date). That made for a tough holiday season. But with the procedure and […]

April 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

“What’s Your Date?”: Hector’s Story

Name: Hector
Angel Type: Survivor
Cancer: Head & Neck
Date Type: Last Day of Treatments

Date: 5/18/2012

Why is this date special to you?
It was the beginning of a new life for me.  I felt like a champion after going through chemo and radiation treatments.  I felt more thankful as I never felt before. It was a very special […]

April 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

“What’s Your Date?”: Caitlin’s Story

Caitlin’s Story

Angel Type: Survivor
Cancer: Rhabdomyosarcoma
Date Type: Diagnosis
Date: 6/28/2012
Why is this date special to you?
On June 28th, 1996 I was finishing packing for my godmother’s wedding, in which I was supposed to be a junior bridesmaid. I suddenly had trouble catching my breath. This had been […]

April 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Imerman Angels Spring Launch! Join us 4/22 at Moe’s Cantina and Ensure That No One Fights Cancer Alone!

Have you purchased your IMERMAN ANGELS SPRING LAUNCH ticket yet?  Join us  on Sunday, April 22, from 4 – 8 pm at Moe’s Cantina in River North, as we celebrate and recognize all of our cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers, as well as all of those that have joined alongside in the cancer battle!!!  […]

April 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Team Imerman Spotlight: John Crowley

With the 2012 Team Imerman fundraising up and running, we wanted to take a moment to share the story of one of Team Imerman’s runners.

At the age of 31, John Crowley was diagnosed and treated for a tumor in his lung. John was lucky enough to undergo a successful surgery that removed the tumor, […]