Catherine Peachey Fund promotes advances in breast cancer research & treatment by providing financial support to research and programs that we believe are best positioned to move from the bench to the clinic.
Team Heroes is a multilevel cycling/running/triathlon team putting in miles and living cancer-fighting lifestyles. Team Heroes proudly raises awareness of the Heroes Foundation’s role in the fight against cancer.
Support Cancer patient care must extend beyond medical treatments to provide emotional, financial and educational aid. In addition, caregivers navigating this scary uncharted territory need guidance. This is why Support initiatives are so important and needed in the cancer community.
Prevention Up to 95 percent of cancers have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. A person’s family history doesn’t necessarily determine their chances of developing cancer. This is why cancer prevention and lifestyle changes and early-detection initiatives is so important.
Research To make sure bright minds in cancer research keep developing ways to change and save lives — and ultimately find a cancer cure — Research dollars must be available. The Heroes Foundation funds select initiatives and research projects best positioned to move from the bench to the clinic.
To provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention and resources to advance research for a cure. Click on the peaks below to learn more about the impact made last year for each area of focus.
Support in 2018
The Heroes Foundation underwrote 50 patient vouchers for Community Health’s Oncology Patient Assistant Fund to help local cancer patients pay for basic needs such as food, medicine and transportation.
265 pediatric cancer patients benefitted from Team JOEY in-hospital parties, complete with crafts, games and costumed characters
445 patients and caregivers attended the First Mondays Cancer Support Groups underwritten by Heroes Foundation in 2018.
1,400+ cancer-prevention kits including educational materials, bottles of sunscreen and tubes of SPF lip balm at were distributed at community and cancer advocacy events
The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 20% of all cancers in the U.S. are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption and/or poor nutrition. Team Heroes, a multilevel cycling/running/triathlon team, lives out that cancer-fighting lifestyle and helps us tout cancer prevention.
The Catherine Peachey Fund awarded $250,000 to Dr. Harikrishna Nakshatri, Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research at I.U. School of Medicine, to support his “Taxonomy of the Normal Breast” research project.
$20,000 funded transcription analysis on 12 RNA samples extracted from microdissected breast tissue samples for analysis and research.