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Summits Podcast Episode 15: Harry Santa-Olalla Is Living His American Dream

You may recognize Harry Santa-Olalla as the energetic and entertaining host of An Evening With Heroes. How Givergy brought a Brit to New York City and helped him find his American dream. “Very quickly, it became something that’s part of my soul. I love being on stage and raising money for organizations and feeling like […]

Summits Podcast Episode 14: Connie Rufenbarger Paved The Way For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Connie Rufenbarger was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old. Back then, there was no advocacy and very little information. “There were no pink ribbons. There was no lay literature. There [...]

Heroes Foundation Sponsors 4th Annual IU Health CompleteLife Art Show

The CompleteLife Program started as an idea – you don’t just treat the cancer, you treat the whole patient – body, mind, and spirit. Heroes Foundation Co-Founders Vince and Cindy Todd first h [...]

A Letter From Chairman Vince Todd, Jr.

Lately we’ve been asking, “What’s your cancer story?” We all have one – and most people have multiple. I certainly consider myself amongst the majority, with more stories than I care to t [...]

Summits Podcast Episode 13: Former Colts Coach Chuck Pagano on Football, Cancer, and Retirement

On his last day as an Indiana resident, Coach Chuck Pagano sits down to talk about his coaching career, his battle with leukemia, and what life looks like after football.  For that and more, tune [...]

One Year After Losing Their Son, Garvey Family Kicks Off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month By Paying It Forward

For the Garvey family, the month of September carries a lot of weight. “It’s a month that we care a lot about. We wish that there were twelve of them, not just one,” said Kevin. “I thin [...]

Summits Podcast Episode 12 – 09.03.21


Summits Podcast Episode 12: Garvey Family Finds Life’s Work In Mighty Mason’s Legacy

They lost their son. But the legacy of Mighty Mason has just begun. Heather and Kevin Garvey on their son, their journey, and how they’re taking their pain and putting it to work. “We said, ‘ [...]

Summits Podcast Episode 11 – 08.25.21


Summits Podcast Episode 11: Indiana University Athletic Director Scott Dolson: “It’s important for us that there’s hope.”

As Indiana football prepares to kick off its season, IU Athletic Director Scott Dolson talks about his journey from Northern Indiana to Bloomington, navigating his first year during the pandemic, t [...]

For Chef Tony Hanslits, Giving Back Is A Way Of Life

Life in the restaurant business started at the bottom for Chef Tony Hanslits. “After school, I would go and clean the kitchen and take the trash out and mop behind the bar and do the bathrooms. [...]