Supporting a Loved One After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most overwhelming experiences in life. This diagnosis not only affects the person directly, but their family and friends as well. Here are five tips for how to best support a loved one after they receive a cancer diagnosis. Listen and Validate Emotions: Regardless of how you may feel […]

Annual Amelia Project Conference Facilitates In-Person Breast Cancer Collaborations Across Multiple Stakeholder Types

During the February 11, 2023, Amelia Project conference, breast cancer scientists and clinicians came together for a day of collaboration at Indiana University Kokomo. One person in attendance said the enthusiastic crowd looked “hungry for interaction.” The Amelia Project is made possible through support from the Catherine Peachey Fund, a member of the Heroes Foundation […]

The Heroes Foundation Welcomes Six New Members to its Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS — The Heroes Foundation announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors. Since 2001, the Indianapolis non-profit organization has served the Indiana cancer community through support, prevention and research initiatives. The board of directors is its governing body. The Heroes Foundation is grateful to recently retired board members Renita Haines […]

Study of Hereditary Cancers Gets Three-Year Boost from SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund

INDIANAPOLIS—The Heroes Foundation has named Nawal Kassem, MD, its latest SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund Fellow. The Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $14,000 annually from 2023 to 2025 to study hereditary cancer through cascade testing. Hereditary cancers such as breast, colon, prostate, pancreatic and ovarian cancers are caused […]

Pediatric Cancer Researcher Will Use $30K from Team JOEY to Make Patient Journeys Less Painful

INDIANAPOLIS—The Heroes Foundation has announced a three-year, $30,000 funding commitment to Jennifer Belsky, DO, MS, to further her research on decreasing the detrimental side effects children and teens experience while receiving cancer therapy. The Indianapolis cancer organization made the award through its Team JOEY program, whose mission is to further the battle against pediatric cancer […]