While finishing chemotherapy for testicular cancer in the spring of 2010, Chris Pilat heard Imerman Angels Founder Jonny Imerman speak at a cancer survivor event held at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Inspired by the mission of Imerman Angels and Jonny’s story, Chris made the decision to run his first marathon ever as a […]
This Father’s Day is extra special for cancer survivor Luke Tripodi. Not only is it his very first – his son, Sammy, was born January 9 of this year – but the fact Luke was able to have a child is a miracle in several ways.
In the fall of 2005, Luke’s future did not […]
Brenda Amor has battled cancer three times. While the experience has taken a toll on her, Brenda is tremendously grateful for the undying loyalty and healing comfort of her therapy dog, Diesel.
“I do not know what I would do without Diesel. He is better for me than any medicine or any of my best […]
Brent Smyth was motivated in part to become an Imerman Angels Ambassador through his friendship with a woman, Isabelle, who found great comfort in her Mentor Angel during her fight with an extremely rare type of cancer. Brent, who had been an active volunteer with Imerman Angels in Ottawa, Canada for several years at […]
When anyone crosses over the threshold from cancer fighter to cancer survivor, it is an undeniably wonderful occasion. In fact, there is a global event dedicated to it, National Cancer Survivors Day®, held in communities around the world on the first Sunday in June; this year, it falls on June 5. Participants gather to […]
One of the most effective solutions for mitigating chemotherapy side effects may not be a medication – it may be exercise. This theory is striking given the widespread assumption doctors had for decades that exercise could harm those receiving chemotherapy. But due to emerging evidence, in recent years an increasing number of doctors have […]
While the desire to receive beauty treatments and pampering may sound trivial after beating cancer, for many survivors, it is a treat that lifts their weary spirits and soothes their embattled minds. It is also a way to regain their confidence in the wake of side effects that can take a toll on their […]
Elyse Yarnell, a member of the Imerman Angels Professionals Board, lost her mother to breast cancer when she was in high school. Elyse is honoring the memory of her mother, who was an avid runner, by joining Team Imerman Angels for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
“I think of it as an opportunity […]
Imagine, for a moment, that helping cancer fighters and their caregivers was the main focus of your job. For Megan Alexander, a Cancer Support Specialist with Imerman Angels, this scenario is very real. And it is what she enjoys most about her role.
“My favorite part of my job is helping people and witnessing how […]
Stan Siuta, golf chair of the Sixth Annual Imerman Angels Golf Outing, is pumped up about the event for various reasons. But it is his enthusiasm about spending time with the people who enable Imerman Angels to offer one-on-one cancer support that really stands out.
“I am very excited to meet cancer fighters, caregivers, Mentor […]