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CHICAGO – November 1, 2012 – The Cancer Support Center (CSC) and The Women’s Board host Jenniffer Weigel, Chicago native, author and daughter of well-known sports caster Tim Weigel at a meet and greet and book signing for Stay Tuned.  Stay Tuned is Jenniffer’s story of finding a new outlook on cancer, life and spirituality after her father’s death from cancer.     


Join The Cancer Support Center and The Women’s Board on Friday, November 16th from

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields, Illinois for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to hear Jenniffer speak about her journey with her father’s cancer experience through humor and real-life experiences.   


“The Cancer Support Center supports families like Jenniffer’s every day through their cancer journey.  We are honored to have Jenniffer share her compelling story of finding a new outlook on cancer, life and spirituality with our audience,” said Barrett.  “Jenniffer’s story mirrors so many stories we hear at The Center—stories of heartbreak, love and humor.  We are thrilled to host such an inspiring speaker.”  


Tickets for Friday night’s private meet and greet and book signing from 6:00pm to 7:00pm is $75.  Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from 7:00pm to 8:15pm and hear Jenniffer Weigel speak about her life, her father’s experience with cancer and her books from 8:30pm to 9:00pm for $55.  Ms. Weigel’s books will be available for purchase on Friday night.  Shop the entire evening with artisans and vendors or join us on Saturday, November 17th for a luncheon, musical treat and shopping for $40.  All proceeds raised from this event benefit programs of support for individuals and families affected by cancer.


The Cancer Support Center provides programs at no charge for anyone affected by cancer in more than 70 South Chicago communities.  21 years ago, a young mother and widow named Jenny started this golf outing in memory of her husband, Steve Fallick, who died from cancer. 


For more information about The Cancer Support Center, the Holiday Spirit event featuring Jenniffer Weigel, or any of The Center’s programs, please call (708)798-9171 or visit www.cancersupportcenter.org.  More information on Olympia Fields Country Club is available at www.ofcc.info.  


About The Cancer Support Center

The Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill. was formed in 1994, when six Southland women worked together to open a home-like center (with locations in Homewood and Mokena) for people in more than 70 Chicago southland and Northwest Indiana communities.


The Center provides services at no charge to a diverse participant base including cancer patients, caregivers, children, teens and friends of the cancer patient.  Having seen their ideas grow to fruition, several of the original “seed planters” still serve in day-to-day roles at The Cancer Support Center.


In addition to support groups, individual and family counseling sessions and The Center’s comprehensive Resource Center, wellness programs are offered on a weekly basis.  Participants enjoy yoga, qi gong, meditation, relaxation, massage therapy, Reiki and healing touch.  On average, The Center staff responds to more than 300 calls or visits to the Homewood and Mokena locations.


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For Media Inquiries:

Michelle Paetow, Manager of Special Events and Ancillary Boards, (708)365-1207, mpaetow@cancersupportcenter.org


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