STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Community Cancer Network gears up for fourth annual gala

A group of cancer survivors in our community is gearing up for the fourth annual Community Cancer Network Gala. It's an event focused on raising funds for cancer patients.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 12:53 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 12:56 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A group of cancer survivors in our community is gearing up for the fourth annual Community Cancer Network Gala. It's an event focused on raising funds for cancer patients. 

Specifically, the money raised goes towards items not traditionally covered by insurance. That may include gas to get to appointments, groceries and rent.

Theresa Kix is the event organizer and one of three staff members on the Purdue Women's Basketball team who has battled cancer. She says this is an event that has provided so much to survivors. 

"If you don't have hope, if you don't have faith and if you don't have love, it's very difficult to battle cancer," said Kix. "We are trying to provide all those with an event like this."

Coach Kix is now fully cured of her stomach cancer!

Last year, this event raised $140,000 for cancer patients in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.  The "Hope on the Horizon Gala" is Saturday Oct. 6 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.

Larry Clisby, the voice of Purdue Basketball and former WLFI sports anchor, will be honored. He is currently battling his stage 4 lung and brain cancer.

You can buy tickets here.

West Lafayette
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 81°
Kokomo
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 79°
Rensselaer
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Fowler
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
Williamsport
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
Crawfordsville
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 75°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 79°
Delphi
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 78°
Monticello
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 78°
Logansport
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Very Warm, Then Rainfall Potential, Followed by Much Cooler Weather
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 113337

Reported Deaths: 3530
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion20936761
Lake10334319
Elkhart6438109
St. Joseph6226103
Allen6060200
Hamilton4761109
Vanderburgh349430
Hendricks2681122
Monroe251236
Tippecanoe231213
Johnson2279123
Clark215756
Porter209046
Cass19339
Delaware189561
Vigo178524
Madison161075
LaPorte138239
Floyd132161
Howard129063
Warrick122336
Kosciusko120617
Bartholomew115357
Marshall99424
Dubois95918
Boone95646
Hancock91443
Grant89733
Noble89432
Henry78125
Wayne74714
Jackson7429
Morgan70638
Shelby66629
Daviess65428
Dearborn63928
LaGrange63211
Clinton59513
Harrison56424
Putnam53810
Lawrence50628
Montgomery50521
Knox5039
Gibson4894
White48214
DeKalb46311
Decatur45739
Miami4303
Greene41935
Fayette41813
Jasper3862
Steuben3747
Scott35910
Sullivan33112
Jennings31212
Posey3090
Franklin30325
Clay2985
Orange28624
Ripley2828
Carroll27113
Wabash2628
Washington2611
Whitley2556
Starke2537
Adams2523
Wells2503
Jefferson2443
Fulton2352
Huntington2223
Spencer2223
Tipton22022
Perry21513
Randolph2097
Jay1750
Newton17211
Owen1671
Martin1640
Rush1534
Pike1411
Vermillion1260
Fountain1202
Pulaski1151
Blackford1133
Brown1033
Crawford1030
Parke961
Benton880
Ohio777
Union770
Switzerland690
Warren391
Unassigned0225

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events