Community Cancer Services (CCS) of Bonner and Boundary Counties, is dedicated to providing information as well as emotional and financial support to members of our community affected by the diagnosis of cancer. Through our programs we strive to improve both the comfort and quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer and to educate the community on all aspects of cancer from prevention to end of life issues. CCS is registered with the IRS as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and public charity 170 (b) (1) (a) (vi). If you or someone you know needs assistance or help navigating through a difficult time, we are here to help.

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Shopping for a Cause

Live music, free prizes, wine and cheese….and best of all, your SHOPPING will be supporting Community Cancer Services!

You do NOT want to miss this event!

THIS THURSDAY from 4-9pm!

Cruise For a Cure

Coming up on July 11th!

Starts at 9:30am!

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Every year Sandpoint has it’s annual, Classic Boat Festival, this year they are adding something special… US!

This year’s theme is, “Cruise for a Cure.”

The board of the Festival has asked us to be a part of this day and we are THRILLED!

“This year’s show will be a tribute to all of our cancer survivors with the theme of Cruise For a Cure. The setting for the show is absolutely perfect, with classic boats tied up along the boardwalk running along Sand Creek right in downtown Sandpoint, and the quaint atmosphere of this small city-on-the-lake. You can stroll through the boats and then venture up to the excellent eclectic shops in downtown Sandpoint. There is a Farmers Market that is a very short walk from the show, many fine restaurants and an always-busy calendar of events to complement the show.”

*For more information, click HERE!*

Come enjoy this fun event with us!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come see these beautiful boats… and don’t forget to check out our table!!

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We are getting geared up for this fun race!

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Only eleven days until we all get to run together to support people in need!

Here are the basics!

 

“Jacey’s Race is a community event specifically to help local families with

children currently being treated for cancer, life-threatening or severe illness. Jacey’s

Race is a timed 5K running race for persons of all ages, with prizes for the top three

competitors of various age groups.  There will also be a 1K walk/ fun run for

children and parents that will not be timed.  At the end of the race there will be tents

set up with food and water, and free massages for racers.  We plan on having a

jumping castle, clowns giving out balloons, face painting, and door prizes. Jacey’s

Race is free for children 12 and under! The race is staffed entirely by non paid

volunteers. Via sponsorship and race entry fees, money will be raised to go

primarily to families of children with cancer, severe or life-threatening illness, with

gifts to Community Cancer Services and the Pediatric Department at Bonner General

Hospital in Sandpoint.”

Go to the website HERE to register!

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Don’t forget to put, “Community Cancer Services,” as your team!

Looking forward to seeing you on the course!

Shop for a Cause

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We all love a great opportunity to shop, right? …and we all LOVE a great cause.

Why not put them together by joining us on July 9th!

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Santosha Imports, in downtown Sandpoint, is hosting a wonderful night of SHOPPING and fun!

*Click HERE to see their website!*

A portion of the night’s profits (in the store and online!) will be donated to Community Cancer Services to purchase gas vouchers and grocery cards for cancer patients in need!

Shopping + a great cause = Perfect Combo! 

I promise you will find SOMETHING you’ll love at this unique store!

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From jewelry to dresses, they have a wide selection of styles and merchandise to suite anyone.

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Santosha Imports is a very special store…. You won’t be getting your average tshirt!

Santosha was born on a volunteer trip working with the blind in Vietnam. Mother and daughter, Susan and Lilly discovered the beautiful silks, linens and cottons sewn by the family tailors that peppered the streets of quaint villages along their route. 

Santosha is committed to the family seamstresses and artisans who craft our clothes. Each piece is sewn by hand and no two are exactly alike.”

All of their merchandise is high quality and beautiful!

Truly, this is a great excuse to purchase that cute dress you keep seeing and wanting and thinking about… and wanting… (Yes, that white one in the window!)… because on THIS night, you won’t JUST be getting a dress, you will be impacting a life!

So, please!

Join us on July 9th from 4pm to 9pm!

Hoping to see you there!

…and yes, I will get the dress!

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It is SO important that we are proactive in cancer prevention!

We can make a difference in the rising statistics!

Here are some easy tips to keep in mind this summer:

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The first signs of skin cancer (including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma) usually comes with changes in your skin.

Whether it is a mole changing it’s shape, a growth, or spot… it is SO important that you get checked by a doctor to make sure the area is not cancerous.
*Click HERE to read a great article with pictures of dangerous “spots.”*

Do you or a loved one have a concerning spot that always keeps you wondering…..

There is a WONDERFUL event coming up that is completely FREE!

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Call 208.625.4704 to schedule a FREE appointment on May 30th!
This is a fabulous opportunity that doesn’t come often!

HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who are providing this service!

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FREDDIE FEST

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Every year there is a celebration in honor of a man from our community…. Freddie Fest.

During this event, people come together to celebrate the life of a friend as well as to have a good time and give back to the community.

This year the Freddie Fest brought in $750!

Thanks to everyone who participated, we will be able to provide 34 gas vouchers and 10 grocery cards to our clients!
This is such a huge blessing!

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We are so thankful for the wonderful people at Pucci’s Pub who put on this wonderful event!

 

 

It is always amazing to see how our community pulls together to keep places like Community Cancer Services going!

 

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IDAHO GIVES REMINDER

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Don’t forget about Idaho Gives!

   Coming up on May 7th!

 

 

 

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Idaho Gives is a great big game!

On May 7th, all of Idaho will participate in giving to their favorite nonprofits! Cash prizes from Idaho Gives sponsors will be awarded throughout the day to participating non-profits; organizations can win random “Golden Ticket” or “Donor Appreciation” cash prizes in addition to earning “Scoreboard” cash prizes.

This isn’t just about Community Cancer Services… it is about ALL of the nonprofits here in Sandpoint! We want to see ALL of Sandpoint giving to the organizations that make our town special!

 

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Idaho Gives is THIS Thursday!

May 7th, 2015!

From 12am – 11:59pm!

ONE DAY of GIVING!!

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      We will have stations all over Sandpoint in order to make giving easy for you!

7am-10am Head over to EVANS BROTHERS! Our friends there are even giving a discount to anyone who gives!

3pm – 8pm We will be at POUR AUTHORITY. There will be a drawing during that time!

You can stay in your pajamas and make your donation from your couch if that works best for you!

You can even schedule your donation NOW so that you don’t have to do anything on the actual day!

Can it get easier?

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If you come to one of our stations, you can just enter your card number into a computer, choose an amount, and click that you want to specifically support Community Cancer Services!

At home, you can donate by going to, http://idahogives.razoo.com/story/Community-Cancer-Services!

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Many of us have experienced the many struggles that come with a cancer diagnosis.

From fiances to relationships…. cancer is so painful.

YOU can have a specific part in helping someone in our community who has cancer… YOU can provide a gas or grocery card. YOU can sponsor their counseling journey.

YOU can make a difference in a person’s  journey!

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Come join us on this special day!

Have a part!

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Sailing Away!

Ever dreamed of  sailing?

Ever wished you had a sailboat?

YOU CAN WIN THIS SAILBOAT!

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Come in to our office and get your tickets or get them at the Wooden Boat Show!

We will ALL be winners as ALL the proceeds will go toward helping people in our community who have cancer!

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One ticket for $5.00

Five tickets for $20.00

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The WINNING ticket will be drawn at the Wooden Boat Show on July 11th!

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…. YOU make Community Cancer Services happen!

IDAHO GIVES

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Idaho Gives is a very special day for IDAHO!

“…a day for nonprofits to tell their stories and share their work, which enriches communities throughout our state. It’s a day for Idahoans to come together with one voice of support for our nonprofits, big and small. On May 7, 2015, join us to find your passion, donate to your favorite causes, learn about new nonprofits, and share in the excitement!”

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You can schedule your donation TODAY or come see us at any of the locations listed above.
(Click HERE to schedule your donation!)

When you give, YOU will be taking part in helping people through their journey with cancer.
You can buy a Travel Voucher that will take a woman to her radiation or maybe a Grocery Card that will help with the expenses of the “special” foods that are needed.
Maybe you want to sponsor someone as they receive the counseling that they so desperately need in order to cope right now…

No matter how, you will be making a difference!
Thank you so much for taking part in our cause!

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Mad Hatter Luncheon and Fashion Show 2015

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