As fall approaches, children, teens and their families prepare for the upcoming school year. Getting new school supplies is on many families’ minds and can be especially difficult for families coping with cancer.
Resources for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Impacted by Cancer/Recursos para personas de habla hispana afectadas por el cáncer
In this guest Q&A blog post and as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, CancerCare’s Insights Program Coordinator and oncology social worker, Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, discusses CancerCare’s Spanish languages services and resources for people impacted by cancer.
As we launch this year’s Do Something campaign, we wanted to share a story about a group of young men who are doing something in memory of their friend: In Fairfield, Connecticut, a group of childhood friends shared an unbreakable bond with Ryan Van Zandt, who was “anything but boring and knew how to entertain those around him,” shared Ryan’s friend, Conor. From childhood to his early twenties, His contagious smile, humor and kindness endeared him to everyone who met him.
Families who recently lost a loved one to cancer came together at Memorytown USA in Mount Pocono, PA for CancerCare’s free annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp this July.
This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Older Adult Program and Danielle S., CancerCare’s Older Adult Program Coordinator. CancerCare’s Older Adult Program provides information, resources and support to help older adults better cope with cancer. Older adult resources include our Pen Pal Program and upcoming Older Adult Book and Movie Clubs.
Young Professionals Committee Celebrates Its 6th Annual Fundraising Event To Support Young Adults Impacted By Cancer
On June 8, 2023, CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) celebrated its 6th annual fundraising event at the Michael Kors Building in SoHo, Manhattan.
This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness Program and Brian M., who oversees and manages the PAW Program.
This month, we’re thrilled to highlight CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp and Cecilia, who works as the Healing Hearts Program Coordinator.
This month, we’re happy to highlight CancerCare’s Wig Clinics for our New Jersey office and Mildre G., who works as a Latino Outreach Worker, assisting clients in accessing free wigs through in person and virtual clinics and provides breast health education workshops in Connecticut.
CancerCare is proud to recognize our staff who will be presenting at upcoming conferences and to announce that CancerCare’s Director of Specialized Programs, Marissa Fors, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM, is this year’s recipient of the Social Worker of the Year award by the National Association of Social Workers' New York State chapter!