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CancerCare Provides Warm Coats to People Aged 50+ Diagnosed with Cancer

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Now in its fourth year, CancerCare’s Share the Warmth program provided new, warm coats to 75 individuals aged 50+ who are in active treatment for cancer in December. For people already coping with the emotional, financial and physical challenges of cancer, staying warm during the colder months can be an extra challenge. By providing free coats, CancerCare lightens the burden of affording warm clothes for the winter.

“It is so beautiful and fits perfectly like it was made for me,” shared one Share the Warmth recipient. “Thank you so much. It’s one of the nicest coats I have gotten.”

“Share the Warmth not only provides clients with a warm winter coat but also a sense of care and comfort during their cancer experience,” said Danielle Saff, LCSW, CancerCare’s Older Adult Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor. “We are so grateful to our social work team for ensuring the coats were delivered in time for the colder months.”

“Share the Warmth directly impacts our clients’ lives in a tangible way,” said Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, oncology social worker at CancerCare. “The positive feedback for this program is incredibly rewarding and highlights the need we are meeting for our clients.”

CancerCare is grateful to all our supporters and dedicated staff who make our Share the Warmth Program and all of our free services possible. For more information on CancerCare’s resources and services available to older adults impacted by cancer, please visit https://www.cancercare.org/older_adults or call our toll-free Hopeline at 800‑813‑HOPE (4673).

Posted by Hannah Capucilli-Shatan on January 10, 2024 in Coping and Support, CancerCare News, Older Adults

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