“I’ve Got A Spot In My Mouth” – or How McKenzy Discovered Rhabdomyosarcoma

“I’ve Got A Spot In My Mouth” – or How McKenzy Discovered Rhabdomyosarcoma
“I’ve Got A Spot In My Mouth” – or How McKenzy Discovered Rhabdomyosarcoma

Not everyone experiences a gut-wrenching illness or a traumatic injury before cancer is discovered. There may not even be any symptoms. Every cancer diagnosis is different. That is why you must be aware of your own health, aware of changes that happen to your skin, your eyesight, lumps that appear out of nowhere. 14 year-old McKenzy had just finish

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Dan Brozowski – Angling 4 Hope for Our Kids

Dan Brozowski – Angling 4 Hope for Our Kids
Dan Brozowski – Angling 4 Hope for Our Kids

UPDATE:  Angling 4 Hope now has it's own Facebook page! Since Dan is helping us, we want to help him, so, we agreed he should move his Compass To Care posts there. We invite you to visit & "Like" Dan's NEW Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Angling4Hope, where he will continue his mission of posting a new photo and/or tip every day until Septemb

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Abdalridha – Leukemia & the Tough Guy

Abdalridha – Leukemia & the Tough Guy
Abdalridha – Leukemia & the Tough Guy

Abdalridha’s family moved to the United States almost three years ago. He was eight years old. In September 2014, Ridha (as his family calls him) was having the first of three biopsies to evaluate a tumor on his ankle. The doctors weren't sure what it was, and during the time it took to perform multiple biopsies and tests, the tumor began to spread

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“We Found A Tumor”-Emily’s Journey

“We Found A Tumor”-Emily’s Journey
“We Found A Tumor”-Emily’s Journey

Emily’s teacher noticed she seemed to be having some difficulty speaking, so she called Emily’s dad, who took her to the doctor. He thought it might be an allergic reaction to something, but after two days on allergy medication, it wasn’t getting any better. So, two days later, they performed a head CT on the shy 15-year old, to see if they could f

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Jeans for a Cause & Alliant Credit Union

Jeans for a Cause & Alliant Credit Union
Jeans for a Cause & Alliant Credit Union

  Wow - good things just keep happening! Alliant Credit Union recently asked employees to nominate a deserving organization to be recognized for their very first "Jeans for a Cause" days.  Twenty-two very deserving organizations were nominated and Compass to Care was one of them.  Employees then voted on their top four, and Compass to Care was

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Many Communities-Many Events

Many Communities-Many Events
Many Communities-Many Events

  Where can you see us this summer? All over the place, it seems! And that means WE NEED YOU to put on your volunteer hat (and sunscreen) and help us out! Here is a list of upcoming events that we need plenty of volunteers for: Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21 – Edison Park Business Expo – 9 am to 3 pm during Edison Park Fest, Chicago

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Meet Grant: Globe-Trotting Financial Wiz!

Meet Grant:  Globe-Trotting Financial Wiz!
Meet Grant:  Globe-Trotting Financial Wiz!

Grant joined the Compass to Care Associate Board in December 2013 as he wanted to join an organization where he could make a meaningful impact in the lives of kids throughout the community.  Born and raised in Indianapolis, he moved to Chicago after graduating from Indiana University to take a position with The PrivateBank and Trust.  As an officer

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