Joyce’s Story of Help and Hope

May 3, 2016
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Joyce came to CancerCare after experiencing the loss of her husband to cancer. She shares,“The support [CancerCare] provided saved my life, and I hope to be able to spread awareness so that others may be impacted in the same way that I have.” Putting her gratitude into action, Joyce has become a passionate advocate for CancerCare, and is now being honored at CancerCare’s 2016 Festival of Hope Gala.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Awareness Campaign

March 21, 2016
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CancerCare is sponsoring the first-ever Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Awareness Month in June, featuring renowned TV sports broadcaster and commentator Craig Sager as national spokesperson.

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Guest Blog Post: Access to Supportive Care and the Changing Needs of Patients in the Last Twenty Years

May 29, 2015
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Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting kicks off in Chicago, Illinois. To commemorate the start of this key event, CancerCare’s Education Program staff take a look back at how access of cancer patients to supportive care has improved in the last twenty years, and examine the changing needs of patients over this time period.

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Teen Cancer Survivor Provides Help and Hope Through Her Designs

May 14, 2015
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Graphic designer and cancer survivor Katie, 19, put her artistic talents to use by creating an inspirational calendar benefiting CancerCare. “I donated to CancerCare because their money goes towards the patients and families,” she shares. “I felt the pain first hand of the patient’s side of cancer, so I wanted my donation to go towards an organization that has the patients in mind.”

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Wendy Shares Why She Runs for Hope

May 1, 2015
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Wendy, of Norwalk, Connecticut, is a mother, a business professional, a runner and a cancer survivor. Her personal experience with cancer has led her to become an unstoppable advocate for CancerCare’s free support services.

Read more about why she runs for hope, and how you can join Wendy and CancerCare this Sunday at the Third Annual Walk/Run for Hope in Greenwich, CT.

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Celebrating National Social Work Month

March 9, 2015
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CancerCare’s staff of professional oncology social workers provide emotional and practical support to thousands of individuals and families during one of the most challenging and overwhelming times in their lives. In honor of National Social Work Month, we’re shining a light on the extraordinary relationship between an oncology social worker and those affected by cancer.

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Laurence’s Story of Help and Hope

February 12, 2015
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Laurence, 64, is an architect, an artist, and also a prostate cancer survivor. The diagnosis at age 61 came as a huge surprise. “The news came via telephone, which was sort of a shock. I picked up the phone and was told by my doctor, ‘you have cancer’.”

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Why I Decided to be a Social Worker

January 8, 2015
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I have been in the helping profession for a long time as an educator, volunteer outreach program director, interfaith minister, non-profit administrator and chaplain. During the aftermath of 9/11, I served as a volunteer chaplain helping families and survivors in crisis.

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Rasheen’s Story of Help and Hope

January 6, 2015
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Rasheen noticed a suspicious lump after having difficulties breastfeeding her youngest son, Abraham. In 2009, the mother of five was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. “I was only 38 and didn’t think it was anything at first. It turned into an ultrasound, a biopsy, then an MRI and then a mastectomy,” remembers Rasheen.

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Join CancerCare for Free Webinar on Cancer in the Workplace

December 30, 2014
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CancerCare CEO and cancer survivor Patricia J. Goldsmith will lead the webinar “Cancer in the Workplace: What Every CEO Should Know” on February 5, 2015 at 1PM EST. The presentation will look at how employers can support their employees affected by cancer while improving their bottom line.

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