Midday Fix: Imerman Angels’ 3d annual golf outing

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Jonny Imerman

Event:
Imerman Angels’ Third Annual Golf Outing
Friday, June 21
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lost Marsh
1001 129th Street
Hammond, IN

Jonny Imerman is the founder and chief mission officer of Imerman Angels. While fighting cancer at 26 years old, Jonny had loving support from family and friends, but never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood and remembered – someone who had already beaten the same type of cancer.

Today, Imerman Angels provides that gift for cancer fighters. Imerman Angels introduces each cancer fighter to one survivor who is the same age, same gender, and someone who has already beaten that particular type of cancer. A cancer survivor would be an angel – walking, talking, living proof to inspire the fighter that he/she can beat cancer.

Statistics according to the American Cancer Society:

  • There were an estimated 13.7      million Americans with a history of cancer alive in the US as of January      1, 2012
  • The three most common cancer sites      among male survivors are prostate (43%), colon and rectum (9%) and      melanoma (7%).
  • Among female survivors the three most common cancers are breast (41%), uterine corpus (8%) and colon and rectum (8%).
  • 64% of cancer survivors were  diagnosed 5 or more years ago, while 15% were diagnosed 20 or more years      ago.
  • 45% of cancer survivors are 70 years of age or older, while merely 5% are younger than 40.
  • Finding a post-cancer identity:  Survivors may have to make physical, emotional, social, and spiritual  adjustments to their lifestyle after completing treatment– in other words, to find a “new normal.”

 

At Imerman Angels:

  • The mission and the people come first.  We focus on impacting those  touched by cancer by providing personalized connections that enable  one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
  • Create awareness and inspiration.  The more people that are aware of our mission and service, the more people we can help and inspire.
  • Create community.  We strive to be inclusive, to build long-term relationships and to treat everyone with empathy and compassion.
  • Stay relaxed, laid back and have some fun.  While the work we do is serious, there’s joy and fulfillment in making an impact in people’s lives.
  • BE HUMBLE. Cancer is an equalizer, there is no room for ego in the cancer fight.
  • www.ImermanAngels.org

 

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