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2021

CELEBRATION OF

HOPE PRESENTED BY

HOSTED BY

COACH MIKE BREY Night of the Stars Monday, August 2, 2021

United Federal Credit Union Rooftop

Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Blackthorn Golf Club


welcome to the CELEBRATION OF HOPE! Dear Friends of Coaches vs. Cancer: It feels good to be back, in-person and together to celebrate! We are so glad that you have chosen to stand by our side through these difficult times and think about how you can help us with our mission to end cancer. As a public health organization, the American Cancer Society is committed to the wellbeing of all communities – especially cancer patients and caregivers who are central to our mission. The safety of our participants, volunteers, cancer survivors, and staff is always our top priority. We regularly assess the potential for in-person events and strictly adhere to all federal and local health department guidance including event size, safety precautions, etc. Nevertheless, we are thrilled to have everyone together to celebrate our outstanding class of Honorees. Our six Honorees deserve celebrating and our sponsors warrant recognition for their generous spirits. These are beloved individuals who have truly dedicated themselves to the fight. One of our honorees is a skilled surgeon who is loved by his patients, colleagues, and hospital staff, and who has looked after patients in our community for many years; he also comes from a long lineage of physicians. Another is a cherished community leader in the cancer space who is known for her hard work, dedication and passion for her work – we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that she also maintained a safe & caring environment for our community’s cancer support community during a global pandemic! We are also celebrating a team of three women from a local cancer center who worked tirelessly during the pandemic to continue transporting immunocompromised patients to their treatments, despite every challenge presented to them. And last but certainly not least, we celebrate an expert dentist who is going above and beyond with his patients at community health clinics across Northern Indiana to educate & screen adolescents about the importance of the HPV vaccine – a very innovative feat! In closing, we would like to thank our many sponsors, volunteers, and contributors who, without their support, these events would not have been possible. Your continued support has helped to sustain the mission of the American Cancer Society during a very volatile time in fundraising history. We will never forget how you stood by us during this time! And now, we welcome you to our Coaches vs. Cancer Celebration of Hope – we invite you to enjoy yourself! Mike Brey and the Celebration of Hope Committee


EVENING AGENDA Night of the Stars August 2, 2021 | 5 - 7:30 PM United federal credit union rooftop 5 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Event Registration Opens, Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction Program Begins & Invocation Jack Nolan, Emcee Rev. Pete McCormick, CSC Honoree Recognition Dedication Award Hollie Carlson, Julie Hochstetler and Elizabeth Stout Goshen Center for Cancer Care Hope Award Laura Chodaki Baker RiverBend Cancer Services Innovation Award Isaac Zeckel, DDS HealthLinc Community Health Centers Inspiration Award Mark Thompson, MD Beacon Health System Mission Moment & Paddle Raise Gerald Morris, MD Pokagon Health Services

7:00 p.m

Remarks and Thank You Coach Mike Brey University of Notre Dame Head Men's Basketball Coach Rick Peltz Celebration of Hope Chairperson Event Concludes

7:30 p.m.


evenT SCHEDULE Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic August 3, 2021 | 9 AM - 5 PM Blackthorn Golf Club 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 5 p.m.

Registration, Driving Range, Bloody Mary Bar Open Player Shopping Experience Open Lunch Begins Shot Gun Start Post-Tournament Drinks & Award Ceremony

*All times are estimated based on pace-of-play.

On Course Amenities & Restaurants Charity Golf International – On a par 5, a World Long Drive Golf Professional named Mick Yelovich will be available to hit a 400-yard-long drive for your foursome to play from. Even better, each team can have the opportunity to participate in our hole-in-2 contest for zero obligation potentially winning a golf trip of a lifetime. There is no requirement to make a donation to play off of the drive, however we do hope that you will consider making a donation to Coaches vs. Cancer today for this fun and unique opportunity. Hole-In-One Contest - You will have a chance to win a trip to Hawaii if you get a hole-in-one on our designated hole! Martin’s Catering Bonefish Grill Portillo's Lasalle Grill High Noon Vodka Hard Seltzer Guinness Office Interiors Hall of Fame Purchasing Please Note: Beverage carts will be running and beer, water & soft drinks are available. However, all liquor purchases are restricted to the clubhouse only. No exceptions. Please adhere to all recommendations provided by local county health authorities and the CDC to help reduce the spread of COVID-19: Maintain at least 6-feet of social distance between yourself and others at all opportunities. Wash your hands often. When soap & water is not available, use hand sanitizer. Cover all coughs and sneezes. Wear a mask when in close proximity of others, inside the clubhouse or bathroom and in the player shopping area.


Sponsors and Supporters Our sponsors’ generous support through Coaches vs. Cancer, and participation in this event helps to fulfill our mission at the American Cancer Society. Our mission is to find effective treatments and cures, to prevent cancer and detect it early, to enact laws that protect public health, and to help patients and caregivers access car through the cancer journey. Together, we can attack cancer from every angle.

SPONSORS Presenting Sponsor

Golden Dome Sponsors

Championship Sponsors


Final Four Sponsors Harper Cancer Research Institute Look Trailers Kuert Concrete Glenn & Stacey Murphy South Bend Orthopaedics

Elite Eight Sponsors American Electric Power Coach Mike Brey Center for Hospice Care Drive & Shine Gurley Leep Automotive Family

Sweet Sixteen Sponsors Allied Physician Surgery Center HealthLinc ProShow Tire Rack

IN-KIND SPONSORS ABC57 MidWest Family Broadcasting Under Armour Unity Physicians Hospital

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS! Blackthorn Golf Club Bonefish Grill Hall of Fame Purchasing

Office Interiors Pokagon Health Clinic

High Noon Hard Seltzer

Portillo’s

Lasalle Grill

South Bend Cubs

Martin’s Super Markets

Tito's Vodka

Jeff Meyer - Photographer

Fr. Pete McCormick, CSC

Merry Me Events


Dedication Award hollie carlson Hollie Carlson, Administrative Coordinator at Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center and Community Outreach Coordinator for Goshen Center for Cancer Care Hollie Carlson is dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer. She assists Colleagues and medical staff at the Retreat Women’s Health Center and Center for Cancer Care to develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs and special events to meet current health needs of the community. As an advocate for women’s health and cancer risk reduction, Hollie works with patients, providers and community partners to provide educational programs that work to overcome identified barriers in health care. She helps patients find financial resources through programs like HeartStrings Sisters and Indiana BCCP to help cover costs associated with screening, treatment and transportation. Hollie is dedicated to helping women in our community have the health resources they need to focus on total wellness. She strongly believes in empowering women to care for themselves as well as their families, friends and careers. Hollie earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University and her master’s degree in Education from Indiana University – South Bend. Before joining Goshen Health, Hollie worked for more than 10 years in public health at the Elkhart County Health Department where she focused on injury prevention. Originally from Manistee, Michigan, Hollie has lived in northern Indiana most of her life. She enjoys all things outdoors, including Lake Michigan beach trips, golf and water sports. Hollie and her husband, Dave, enjoy spending time with his adult children and granddaughter.


Dedication Award Julie Hochstetler Julie Hochstetler, Patient Care Coordinator at Goshen Center for Cancer Care Julie Hochstetler connects patients to valuable resources that provide logistical and financial assistance throughout their cancer journey. Her research and coordination open avenues to services that help uninsured and underinsured patients offset costs of treatment and medications. She is devoted to the end goal of successfully obtaining foundation assistance for each patient in need. A caring heart and supportive approach guide Julie as she helps patients and their families navigate complex healthcare systems that can be overwhelming. She helps patients gain the confidence they need as they move toward their personal goals. Her supportive services give patients the resources they need to address the cost of care, appointment schedules, transportation needs and more. Above all, Julie is dedicated to treating patients with compassion and respect. Julie received a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Manchester University. Her previous work experiences include service as a certified drug prevention specialist and certified prenatal care coordinator. Married for 26 years, Julie and her husband, Brad, have always lived in northern Indiana. They have two beautiful children who live locally as well. She believes that life is precious and tries to be fully present and supportive of friends and family members with their individual dreams, activities and challenges.


Dedication Award Elizabeth Stout Libby Stout, Survivor Network Coordinator at Goshen Center for Cancer Care Libby Stout connects patients in cancer treatment and beyond with support programs offered by the Goshen Cancer Survivor Network. The network brings survivors and families together for strength and support to face the future with hope. Libby also links patients to area resources to improve their financial, educational and social health. Since Libby joined Goshen Health in 2013, her passion for helping people has flourished. She works alongside Colleagues who are committed to providing compassionate cancer care to patients and their families. Libby believes that healing can come in many forms through holistic care that goes beyond a cancer diagnosis to support each patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Survivors are an inspiration to her, and she enjoys celebrating small victories each day with them. Libby earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Economics from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. Prior to joining the Center for Cancer Care, she worked at Bashor Children’s Home in Goshen, Ind., as a family services coordinator in foster care. In her spare time, Libby enjoys reading, cooking, and outdoor activities with her husband, Andrew, and two kids, Frank and Rosalee.


hope Award Laura Chodaki Baker When human beings experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion, through my work as an administrator and as a counselor, is to bring healing to people who have experienced trauma, provide strength where life has left them weak, and arm them with the resources to build a peaceful and full life. I have worked in a variety of non-profit settings – health and wellness, poverty, academics, criminal justice - throughout my 25 years of service. In September 2017, I was honored to become the Executive Director of RiverBend Cancer Services. The mission of RBCS is to provide for the psychosocial aspect of a cancer diagnosis. This deeply personal work has combined my skill as an experienced executive with my love of working oneon-one with clients and their loved ones. I hold a Master’s in Non-Profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. I am a Master’s level Counselor-in-Training at Indiana University, South Bend. I have been married for 30 years, have five children, and three dogs.


innovation award isaac zeckel, dds Isaac Zeckel, DDS, has been with HealthLinc for 10 years. His dedication to the organization and his patients led to his promotion to Chief Dental Officer. Always looking to expand and improve the dental care HealthLinc patients receive, Dr. Zeckel has become a champion for dental providers being a part of the healthcare team. His approach to dental care has led to innovative programs such as offering HPV vaccines for patients ages 11-18 when they come in for a dental appointment and advocating for dentists to provide immunizations, increasing the chance that more children receive them. Dr. Zeckel is a graduate of Indiana University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. While attending Indiana University, he researched new methods of identifying and classifying caries and developed an electronic training program that is used to teach early caries detection for dental students.


inspiration award mark thompson, md Dr. Mark Thompson has learned from the best as he comes from a long line of prominent physicians in our community. His dedication and kindness to his patients is apparent to anyone who knows him, as well as anyone who does not. Dr. Thompson graduated in 1998 with a BA in Biology and minor in Italian from Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Thompson earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2002. Upon completing his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota in 2007 he returned to South Bend to begin his practice in general surgery and currently is on staff at Memorial Hospital. He serves as a teacher and mentor at Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend and in 2016 he was awarded the Teacher of the Year. Dr. Thompson currently serves on several committees and is a physician volunteer with St. Luke’s Foundation for Haiti.


Mission Speaker Gerald Morris, MD Dr. Morris was born and raised in Mishawaka. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children. Their favorite family activity is to travel to national parks and Disney World. He began his medical education at IU School of Medicine South Bend in 2006, and was one of two students who piloted the medical school’s creation of a 4-year program at the South Bend campus. Upon completion of medical school in 2010, Dr. Morris pursued Family Medicine Residency training at Memorial Family Medicine in South Bend. Dr. Morris also served as vice chief resident during his training. In 2013, he joined Pokagon Health Services, where he now serves as the medical director. In addition to his work with Pokagon Health Services, Dr. Morris has remained a part of the Memorial Family Medicine Residency program in a part-time faculty role since his graduation, and also works as a faculty member at IU School of Medicine South Bend as one of the instructors for a first year medical school course.


Silent Auction

Items secured as of July 19, 2021. Packages may be subject to change prior to the golf tournament. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, physical items will be sent/arranged for pick-up within 60 days. If necessary, a shipping fee will be charged post event if an in-person delivery or pick-up cannot be arranged.

START BIDDING NOW AT: https://cvc2021.ggo.bid/ We encourage you to peruse and begin bidding in our silent auction through our mobile bidding platform throughout the event. You will find more detailed descriptions, package restrictions and opening bid information on the mobile bidding site.

The auction will close on Monday, August 2 at 7:00 P.M.

Notre Dame Men's Basketball Courtside Experience Donor: Rick Peltz Five Nights in Sevierville, TN Cabin Donors: Patrick & Rebecca Baert Chicago VIP Concert Experience for Four Donor: Peter Schivarelli 2022 ACC Tournament Trip for Four Donors: Anthony Travel and Notre Dame Men's Basketball Four Chicago Bulls Tickets to a Game of Your Choice Donor: Chicago Bulls Amazon "Movie Night" Basket Donor: Amazon Amazon "Date Night" Basket Donor: Amazon Amazon "Dog Lover" Basket Donor: Amazon Amazon "Book Worm" Basket Donor: Amazon Dinner Excursion for Eight at Bonefish Grill Donor: Bonefish Grill - Mishawaka Chili's Tailgate Party for 20 Donor: Quality Dining


Silent Auction

Items secured as of July 19, 2021. Packages may be subject to change prior to the golf tournament. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, physical items will be sent/arranged for pick-up within 60 days. If necessary, a shipping fee will be charged post event if an in-person delivery or pick-up cannot be arranged.

Tucson Luxury Golf Stay & Play Donors: Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and Quarry Pines Golf Club $500 Gift Card to Ruth's Chris Steak House Donor: Ruth's Chris Steak House - Granger Two Premium Tickets to the 2022 NCAA Final Four Donor: Coach Mike Brey Papa Vino's Wine Dinner for 12 Donor: Quality Dining 16-Person Suite at a South Bend Cubs Game Donor: South Bend Cubs Electrolux 24" Stainless Steel Beverage Refrigerator Donor: Electrolux Dining Around Michiana Donors: Lasalle Grill, Corndance Tavern, Crooked Ewe Ale House, Parisi's, Yesterday's & Bar Louie Two Grounds Passes to the 2022 PGA Championship Donor: PGA of America Chicago Blackhawks Super Fan Pack Donor: Chicago Blackhawks Herman Miller Embody Chair Donor: Office Interiors 2021 Ryder Cup Ticket Package Donors: General & Vascular Surgery, Course Maps & Lee Wybranski Indy Golf Package Donors: Meridian Hills Country Club, Sagamore Club & Prairie View Golf Club Golf at Medinah Country Club Donor: Jim Leonard Four Tickets to a 2022 Chicago Cubs Game in the Catalina Club Donor: Kevin Flood


Silent Auction

Items secured as of July 19, 2021. Packages may be subject to change prior to the golf tournament. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, physical items will be sent/arranged for pick-up within 60 days. If necessary, a shipping fee will be charged post event if an in-person delivery or pick-up cannot be arranged.

Park Place Medical Spa EMSCULPT Donor: Park Place Medical Spa Foursome at Butterfield Country Club Donor: Kevin Flood Luxe Northern Michigan Getaway Donors: Grand Hotel and Stafford's Hospitality Notre Dame BIG GAME Package Donors: Notre Dame Global Partnerships, Notre Dame Men's Basketball, Notre Dame Women's Basketball & Rick Peltz Indy Sports Weekend Donors: Notre Dame Men's Basketball, Rick Peltz and Prime 47 Girls Night In Donors: Gina Schade & GRAZE by Erica LASIK Eye Surgery Package Donor: Grossnickle Eye Care Mission BBQ Backyard Barbeque Package Donor: Mission BBQ Green Tourmaline 14kt Gold Necklace Donor: J.R. Fox Jewelers Champagne Brunch at Uptown Kitchen Donor: Uptown Dining Group Drive & Shine 12-Month Unlimited Car Wash Package Donor: Drive & Shine VIP Party at Ali on the Boulevard Donor: Ali on the Boulevard 12 Bottles of Play Like a Champion Wine Donor: Rick Mirer & Mirror Winery & Play Like a Champion Custom Blackthorn Golf Club Map Donor: Course Maps


How to Bid with Greater Giving Online Bidding START BIDDING NOW AT: HTTPS://CVC2021.ggo.bid WHEN REGISTERING YOUR MOBILE NUMBER You will receive a text message. Click the link. A web browser will open, taking you directly to the bidder interface. Search for packages by name or number using the magnifying glass, or by category under the menu

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You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment. If you choose to Bid More, you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes. To “watch” a package, select the star icon. To find packages with no bids, select No Bids under the menu. If you are out-bid, you will receive a text message. To view the packages you are bidding on, click the menu and select the item. To view the packages you are watching, click the menu and select Favorites. To get back to the main screen, click the house icon.


CANCER IS A DISEASE THAT AFFECTS EVERYONE, BUT IT DOESN'T AFFECT EVERYONE EQUALLY. Certain groups of people are burdened more by cancer and experience greater obstacles to health because of systemic factors that are complex and go beyond the obvious connection to cancer. Systemic racism and other forms of discrimination Poverty Limited access to quality care and insurance coverage Medical mistrust caused by repeated mistreatment of people who have been historically marginalized by providers and healthcare systems, resulting in significant barriers to care Black people have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the United States for most cancers Hispanic/Latina women have the highest incidence of cervical cancer compared to other races/ethnicities, 32% higher than non-Hispanic White women Compared to heterosexual and cisgender people, LGBTQ people are more likely to be unemployed, uninsured, lack access to health care, and delay heath care—including care that’s critical to help prevent cancer and screen for it. This is due to systemic discrimination at all levels, including homo/transphobia, negative experiences with health care providers, and a lack of culturally competent care.

The American Cancer Society believes that everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to benefit from progress made in the fight against cancer. HOW THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES:

RESEARCH

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIP

ACS has funded more than 550 grants totaling more than $300 million in research focused on health disparities.

ACS partners with health systems at the national, state and local levels serving people disproportionately impacted by cancer.

Currently there are 68 grants in effect reflecting $52 million in health equity research.

From information, transportation and lodging services to evidence-based cancer control strategies, community partnership grants and health care provider engagement, our work is helping to reduce disparities in prevention, early detection and access to highquality care.

To help improve diversity and inclusion in the cancer research field, the American Cancer Society has established the Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Program.

ADVOCACY ACS CAN IS fighting for public policies and laws at the federal, state, and local levels that help reduce disparities in cancer care, including those that improve access to quality, affordable, and comprehensive health insurance, ensure greater diversity among clinical trial participants and increase funding for cancer screening and prevention programs that serve people who have limited incomes, and are uninsured and underinsured.


What does the money do in Indiana? We’re helping save more lives than ever before by empowering activists, conducting breakthrough research, providing patient services and access to care, & so much more!

29% Drop IN CANCER DEATH RATE SINCE 1991

MORE THAN 2.9M LIVES SAVED

In Indiana, an estimated 39,010 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2021, and 13,460 people are expected to die from the disease. But there is hope. With the support of volunteers, donors, and partners, we are fighting cancer on all fronts – and saving lives! WE ARE ACTIVISTS WE IMPROVE ACCESS 3,680 + $1.25 BILLION Increase in federal funding for National Institute of Health in 2020

$119.5 MILLION Increase in federal funding for National Cancer Institute in 2020

WE FUND BREAKTHROUGHS

$9 MILLION + Invested in Indiana for research currently

13 Research grants in effect in Indiana currently

Free rides provided for cancer patients in Indiana to and from their treatment appointments in 2019.

2,000 + Nights of free or reduced cost lodging provided to cancer patients from Indiana through our Hope Lodge Program for those who needed to travel far from home to receive care in 2019. Due to COVID-19, these programs were suspended in 2020. The Society plans to relaunch the critical programs in 2021.

WE PROVIDE DIRECTION

500,000 + Calls and chats to the 24/7 helpline for information and support in 2020

122 MILLION + Visits to cancer.org for information and support in 2020

58 Healthcare providers partnered with in Indiana in 2020


Coaches vs. Cancer Committee Coach Mike Brey, HONORARY CHAIR Rick Peltz, EVENT CHAIR Rebecca Baert Christian Carlson Angela Cavalieri Janna Hughes Tracey Opaczewski Aaron Ramey Pam Szmanda David Whitfield

American Cancer Society Staff Jessica McCrea Jessica McCrea 574-234-8255 jessica.mccrea@cancer.org

2021, American Cancer Society, Inc. No. 071373

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