Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation

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Uniting Our Community
Helping Those In Need

Fundraising Goal for 2022:
No specific fundraising goal set due to conditions created by COVID-19 pandemic

LRCF raised $33,000 in 2021 to help local Bond County folks (our family, friends, and neighbors) who are battling cancer. Join us in the fight!


You may make an easy and secure online donation to the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation by PayPal!

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com and select Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation as your charity of choice, and then proceed with your shopping. In the Amazon shopping app, go to the main menu and select Settings. Tap AmazonSmile and follow the on-screen instructions. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile: You shop, Amazon gives.

PNK OUT at The Zone Greenville, Saturday, October 22, 2022 — 9AM

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There are 25 slots open to join in the EPOC event! Please book your spot on the gym’s app!! Non-members will pay $10 to participate. The Zone has some exciting & fun vendors that will also be there!! You won’t want to miss this day in your Breast Cancer Awareness Month calendar! Follow The Zone/EPOC Greenville on Facebook.

Purchase Shirts by October 12

All proceeds will go to Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation. The Zone will be donating proceeds from the tee shirts and burpee jars among Zone staff.

Team Games at Celebration of Life Event

LRCF Fundraising Committee

  In 2014 the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation Fundraising Committee was founded by a group of Bond County, Illinois citizens. The group was originally made up of several teams fundraising throughout the year.
  While fundraising teams are still active, more emphasis has been placed on generating funds as a committee. As a result, individuals who would like to volunteer their time but are unable to assemble a team are welcome to participate.

The LRCF donates 10% of each fundraising year towards research. In 2021, that amount was $3,300 and is being donated to Pedal the Cause to help fund cancer research.

Luminaries at 2014 Celebration of Life Event

LRCF Survivors Dinner &
Celebration of Life Festival

 The LRCF Fundraising Committee closes each year of fundraising with a Dinner for Survivors and a Celebration of Life Event.
 Called a “Hope Celebration,” LRCF hosts a dinner and program in honor of Bond County cancer survivors and their caregivers.
 The Celebration of Life Festival offers food, games, music, bounce houses, face painting, a bake walk, a photo booth, and entertainment in a family atmosphere. Our forever theme is “Hope Lives Here”. The evening concludes with a luminary ceremony.

2022’s “A Night to Honor and Remember” is Saturday, September 24 5-8pm @ Bond County Courthouse Lawn in Greenville, IL. Featuring a luminary ceremony followed by guest speaker: Waleska “Ski” Lirios. Bring your own lawn chairs! Still mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic, food will not be available and facemasks and social distancing are encouraged.

There will be no Survivor Dinner in 2022 due to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donation Cards at Kahunas Burgers and More

About LRCF

  Named for a long-time resident who lost his life to cancer in 2002, the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, through a confidential application process, provides financial assistance with items not covered by insurance including some medical bills, specially fitted garments, lodging, and travel for treatment.
  Funds raised throughout the year stay local, helping Bond County cancer patients and those who receive treatment in Bond County, Illinois.
  The not-for-profit organization foundation was initially funded through proceeds from Rhodes’ trust.

About the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation

“It is my expressed intent hereby to provide a form of supplemental relief for those already saddled with the heartache of cancer, and to provide some benevolence and relief to those who are so situated.” - Lemuel Rhodes 1919-2002

The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation is a community effort to support our neighbors who are battling cancer. Lemuel Rhodes, a long time Bond County resident, lost his brother to cancer and his own life to the disease in 2002. In his will, Lem provided from proceeds from part of his trust to be used to help Bond County residents, suffering from cancer, and to offer resources as they sought treatment. Through a confidential application process, individuals may apply for assistance to help with items, medical bills, not covered by insurance, assistance with lodging and travel and treatment, specially fitted garments, and other necessary items.

In 2014, the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation (LRCF) fundraising committee was founded by a group of Bond County citizens. Monies from the Rhodes trust, supplemented by local fundraising, will help to continue to provide assistance to Bond County cancer patients.

LRCF Board Members

  • Diane Bingham, Treasurer
  • Erin Bradshaw
  • Patti Brooks, Secretary
  • Dr. Tom Dawdy
  • Kelly Derrick
  • Terry Derrick, Chair
  • Nicole Elam
  • Bridget Grotts
  • Karen Kessinger, Applicant Liason
  • Jane Wilhite