Heroes Foundation Provides Play-Inspiring Room to Support Pediatric Cancer Patients

Nick and Elizabeth Keller took an elevator up to the third floor of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and stepped across the threshold of a new space that looked nothing like a typical hospital room. The Kellers were familiar with hospital rooms. They had spent two difficult years in and out of them after their 8-year-old […]

Paying It Forward for the Indiana Cancer Community

The actual phrase pay it forward is believed to have been coined by author Lily Hardy Hamond in her novel “In the Garden of Delight,” where she wrote, “You don’t pay love back: you pay it forward.” Like love, paying it forward means doing something good for someone without expecting anything in return. It doesn’t […]

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 […]