Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services

We Care!

Members:

 

Our members are dedicated to helping our patients. We Care!

 
 

2020 officers for LCCPS: Janet Huber, Teena Ligman, Laura Ohl, Judy Heichelbech (president), Brenda McKain, Denise Mullis, and Vonda Owen (not shown).

  • Ruth Ballantyne
  • Lisa Bell
  • Donna Blackburn
  • Donna Brumbaugh
  • Carol Chambers
  • Dan Chambers
  • Judy Clifton
  • Sheila Davis
  • Susan Dominique
  • Karin Dubois
  • Becky Eads
  • Greg Eads
  • Kris Fish
  • Rhonda Greene
  • Jane Hayes
  • Judy Heichelbach
  • Mickie Holt
  • Janet Huber
  • Katrina Kappel
  • Sarah Lynch

  • Teena Ligman
  • Brenda McKain
  • David Miller
  • Tina Miller
  • Alex Muhlbach
  • Denise Mullis
  • Carolyn Nikirk
  • Laura Ohl
  • Cathy Owen
  • Kathy Owens
  • Vonda Owens
  • Carrie Robb
  • Barry Strong
  • Becky Tumey
  • Emily Webb
  • Kay Whitaker
  • Bill Whitted
  • Catherine Whitted
  • Diane Wrather

 

How We Care...

 

Making Masks for our Patients!

Several of our volunteers have been busy making masks during the COVID crisis to help people in our community. They've donated these masks to the oncology unit for cancer patients and to the Lawrence County Health Dept to be given out as needed. 


The beautiful masks were made by local quilt groups, Diana Wrather, Lorna Wagner and several other volunteers. Thank you to all those who pitched in to help during this crisis!

We guard the privacy of everyone we help so if you call us, your privacy will be respected. We never divulge names or addresses. Cancer does not discriminate. It strikes all ages, all races, all economic classes. And almost no one can ever be financially ready for cancer. As one young man explained, he was sure that his family was well set financially. They both had good jobs, insurance, owned their home. But when one of them got cancer and couldn't work, and the other had to stay home as a caregiver, their savings were wiped out in a few months time. That's when a group like LCCPS can step in and help. Though no names are used, in order to share the idea of what we do, here are a few local people's stories....


  • An older couple are both going through cancer for the second time. Both previously had gone through rounds of cancer and thought they were cancer free only to find they were both sick again at the same time.  They needed help with transportation.


  • We help a lot of people who can't drive to their treatments in Bloomington or Indianapolis, either by giving them gas cards if they have family members who can take them, or we have volunteer drivers who are willing to drive people if they have no one available to drive them.

  • Many women receive mammograms with our help or men receive prostate exams.

  • An older woman was walking from Cambridge Apartments (behind Lowes) to receive her treatments at IU Health Hospital in the heat of summer because she had no transportation and couldn't afford the bus. We began buying her monthly bus passes.

  • An elderly woman who was a caregiver for her son with cancer was having trouble taking care of him because she couldn't get him in and out of a chair so we helped her purchase a lift chair.

Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services Bylaws