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 […]

Ways We Fulfilled our 3-Part Mission in 2021

Why does the Heroes Foundation exist and why should it continue to grow? Who are the stakeholders that rely on our support, and why should supporters give their time, talent and treasure to our organization?  In the complete 2021 Annual Report, you will find answers to all of those questions. Here, we’re sharing highlights from […]

The Catherine Peachey Fund Honors Black History Month

Breast cancer is an equal opportunity disease – it doesn’t discriminate. And the Catherine Peachey Fund wants to ensure that breast cancer treatment doesn’t discriminate either – by supporting research and programs that promote diversity and equity in patient outcomes. Black women in Indianapolis have a 41% higher death rate from breast cancer in comparison […]