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American Cancer Society

  Agency Contact Information:
  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 17060 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 708.633.7770
Fax: 708.633.7773
TDD Phone: 866.228.4327
Toll Free Phone: 800.227.2345
Website: www.cancer.org
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Cancer Survivors Network
Description: The Cancer Survivors Network "is a community created by and for survivors and caregivers as an outlet to cope with the challenges and spectrum of emotions that living with cancer can bring." It is accessible through the internet at www.csn.cancer.org or via the toll-free number below. Read/hear personal stories told by survivors and caregivers, living with late-and long-term effects, facing fears of recurrence, family relationships, and what to do when someone you love has cancer.
Phone: 800.227.2345
Website: www.csn.cancer.org

Service/program name: Look Good...Feel Better
Description: Volunteer cosmetologists (all certified professionals) teach women undergoing cancer treatment "how to enhance their appearance using make-up techniques. Each woman learns to perform her own make-over using complimentary cosmetics and skin care products donated for use by the cosmetic industry for use during the program and later at home.

Service/program name: Reach To Recovery
Description: Reach To Recovery uses carefully selected and trained volunteers who have fully adjusted to their breast cancer surgery and treatment. A patient and volunteer may meet face to face or by telephone. Volunteers are able to provide support and up-to-date information, including literature for loved ones and friends. "They can even provide a temporary breast form and information on types of permanent prostheses, when appropriate.

Service/program name: Road to Recovery
Description: Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Call toll free number below for more information.
Phone: 1-800-227-2345

Service/program name: Free Wig Program
Description: Participating salons of the American Cancer Society Wig Bank Program provide FREE wigs to cancer patients. This program does not provide hats, scarves, or turbans. Program is open to all cancer patients regardless of income or health insurance status.

Iroquois County Location: Iroquois Home Care
200 N Laird Ln, Watseka, Illinois 60970

Contact: Christy 815.432.6155

Kankakee County Location: Riverside Cancer Institute
200 Riverside Dr, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Contact: Nicole Jones, R.N., BSN, OCN
779.701.2231 | njones@RHC.net
Phone: 800.227.2345

Service/program name: Relay For Life
Description: Relay For Life is a team event to fight cancer. Teams form from businesses, social groups,schools, and families to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. It is a funfilled overnight event which celebrates survivors and honors those who are battling cancer and those who have lost their lives to cancer during the Luminaria ceremony.
Ages Served: All ages
  General Information:
Description: The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Agency Type: Non-profit
Territory/Geographical area: National
Languages spoken: English; translation services available through toll-free ph. # 1.800.ACS.2345

A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org