Zoup! may be new to Northwest Indiana, but its owners have wasted no time trying to make a difference in the community. On the eve of their grand opening, owners Steven and Diane Crnokrak held a fundraiser to benefit the Community Cancer Research Foundation. The Zoup! Community Foundation sponsored event raised some $1,365 in funding that is earmarked to benefit cancer research.
“We decided on the Community Cancer Research Foundation for our fundraiser because every family has a story of a loved one who has been affected by cancer,” said Crnokrak. “It’s great to know that the money we collected will go to a good cause in our own Northwest Indiana neighborhood.”
The Community Cancer Research Foundation works to advance the detection, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of cancer. Through the Foundation’s efforts, residents have access to clinical research trials from around the globe, close to home in their own neighborhood.
Community Cancer Research Foundation links patients with research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other major research cooperatives worldwide. The three hospitals of Community Healthcare System – Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart - offer patients access to research for prevention and/or treatment for every stage of breast cancer, from early to advanced disease. The Foundation also offers patient access to research for the prevention and/or treatment of lung, prostate, colon cancers and multiple myeloma.
For more information about the Community Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.myccrf.com.