Inspired by a cancer survivor? We want to hear about them!

July 23rd, 2013

The SIH Cancer Institute is celebrating survivors! Perhaps you are amazed by someone making the cancer journey. Maybe you’ve been inspired by their strength. Or, you want to share how they make a difference in the lives of others. These are the stories we want to hear. In 300 words or less, tell us about a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker who possesses these attributes. While all of you are heroes, we will be choosing one star survivor in particular whose inspiration goes above and beyond.

Nominate a Survivor

Nomination Form

Please submit nominations by August 16 via email to or mail to
Valerie Baker c/o SIH Cancer Institute
PO Box 3988
Carbondale, IL 62902-3988

Mark Your Calendar

Be sure and mark your calendar for August 24, 2013 as we plan to toast all of our cancer survivors in the Walkers Bluff Wine Cave. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stick around and enjoy live music at The Tasting Room following.

RSVP is required as seating is limited. Simply contact Valerie Baker at or call 618.457.5200 ext 67128 to reserve your space. This event is free for a survivor and one guest.

Honoring survivors is an important part in providing strength and support to those who face the rigorous battle of cancer. We look forward to reading your stories of inspiration, hope and courage. They motivate us to keep moving forward in our mission to treat cancer locally, providing the highest quality care, and to make a difference in the lives of our patients.

We hope you partake in this celebration of life.