RiverBend Cancer Services hosts annual jazz event

Mishawaka, Ind. Folks in Mishawaka got to enjoy some tunes tonight while making a difference in the lives of local children, teens and adults battling cancer.

RiverBend Cancer Services hosted its 11th Annual Jazz on the Terrace event at Beiger Mansion.

Dozens listened to performances by talented jazz musicians and took part in an oral auction.

The yearly jazz concert is the organization's major fundraiser and allows them to continue to provide help to cancer patients in our area.

“We offer non-medical supportive services for people who have been diagnosed with cancer - any kind of cancer,” Kate Voelker, Executive Director of RiverBend Cancer Services said. “Everything from assistance services for prescriptions and supplies to education and counseling and that kind of thing. We're not doctors, we're not nurses. We're just people who provide support.”

Tonight's event also honored Nancy White, a 17-year ovarian cancer survivor and the leader of Gyna-Girls, a support group for women with gynecologic cancer.

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