Who We Are
Evergreen Park resident Gerri Neylon, a nurse in the radiation oncology department at Advocate Christ Medical Center, leads a team of local volunteers on an annual Christmas season mission to bring holiday cheer to families affected by cancer.
Ms. Neylon is President and Founder of Christmas Without Cancer, an organization that provides gifts and basic necessities to Chicagoland families with members stricken with cancer.
Ms. Neylon knows first hand the burden cancer inflicts on a family.
Since 2003, the organization has quietly identified and adopted multiple families in late fall and by Christmas season supplied them with gift cards for groceries, medications, gas and other “need” items. While all the volunteers are local residents, many come from the healthcare field or have chosen to give their time after their own family was helped by Christmas Without Cancer.
Who We Help