Local cancer nonprofit expands service area statewide and undergoes name change
Cancer Support Community Central Indiana (CSC) is excited to announce an expansion of services and a new name to reflect significant growth in programming. For more than 26 years, CSC has been serving Hoosiers in central Indiana. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSC quickly adapted to the ongoing needs of those facing a cancer diagnosis, now also facing additional challenges brought on by a pandemic. By transitioning to a virtual platform to continue the programs of support for patients and their loved ones, CSC also created a new avenue to serve those in need not only locally, but statewide.
As a result, CSC has expanded virtual and in-person services to all Hoosiers. Thanks to the support of Bloomington Health Foundation, CSC will open a satellite facility in Bloomington in this month. CSC is also partnering with Franciscan Health to provide much needed support in northwest Indiana. To reflect the growing demand in programming and expanded reach of our services, Cancer Support Community Central Indiana proudly announces its name change to Cancer Support Community Indiana.
“We are thrilled to expand our services to meet the needs of Hoosiers facing cancer all across the state,” Eric Richards, CEO & President of CSC said. “With our statewide partnerships, we are now serving more cancer patients, their families and loved ones than ever. Our new name reflects our current and future footprint.”
In addition to the name change, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Cancer Support Community will have a specialty Indiana license plate available for purchase, where $25 of the registration cost will go directly towards supporting those impacted by cancer in the state of Indiana.
The name change and specialty license plate, both, mark an important point in the evolution of the organization and furthers the organization’s mission of ensuring no one faces cancer alone in Indiana.
About Cancer Support Community
Cancer Support Community (CSC), servicing Central Indiana for over 26 years, was founded as The Wellness Community-Central Indiana in 1995. Operating from the Paulsen Family Center, 5150 W. 71st St., Indianapolis, CSC is a member of a global organization that provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of 50 licensed Affiliates, more than 120 satellite locations and vibrant online and telephone communities, touching more than one million people each year worldwide.