2017 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run

2017 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run
2017 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run

The weather could not have been more beautiful as 143 runners took their mark on the start line of Compass to Care's 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run in Park Ridge, IL. In addition to seeing all of the kids with cancer on our honor wall, it was so touching to have Zoe and her mom tell us how much your support means to families, like theirs. It was a true p

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Is Your Mission Off Course?

Is Your Mission Off Course?
Is Your Mission Off Course?

When your mission suddenly goes off course, what would you do? Do you stay with the original plan, or do you embrace the new path? Making the necessary decision does not always come with clear directions. Such was the case for NASA and the Apollo 13 astronauts. In 1970 during what was to be a routine mission to the moon, the astronauts suddenly fou

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Choosing a Treatment for Sam

Choosing a Treatment for Sam
Choosing a Treatment for Sam

You wouldn’t normally see a 4-year-old riding his dirt bike to cancer treatment. But if you were in the tunnels at the Mayo Clinic this past spring, you may have seen Sam doing just that. In March, Sam was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumor after suffering through headaches, a double-ear infection and a swollen optic nerve. He underwent s

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Events for Everyone! And lots of them!

Events for Everyone! And lots of them!
Events for Everyone! And lots of them!

We have something for everyone – from runs, to rides, to silent auctions and plenty in between! Attendees, volunteers, sponsors, donors, promoters – we need all of you to make these events successful! Check out all these great opportunities to show your support! Sign up for volunteer opportunities – there are plenty now, and more will be added as w

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Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient

Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient
Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient

Vinnie is just like most other 9 year-old boys. He loves to play outside with his friends, climbing trees, horsing around, and having fun. Last summer, he took a tumble off some playground equipment, nothing unusual. Except this time the aches slowly turned to pain. His mom, an x-ray technician, thought maybe he had broken his tailbone, but x-rays

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