CancerCare celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope! This is part I of our “If it matters to you, it matters to us” blog series that aims to exemplify CancerCare’s commitment to serve people with cancer and to celebrate a legacy of comprehensive care for people living with cancer.
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Why Laura Supports CancerCare’s Lung Cancer Walk for Hope
“Every year when I go, I feel humbled. It reminds me how grateful I am that I had a place to go when I needed support.”
Why Stephanie Supports CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope
When Stephanie’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, CancerCare’s counseling services provided both women with support. Now, Stephanie is giving back at CancerCare’s Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope.
Why Kimberly Walks for Hope
On Sunday, November 6, Kimberly and her family will join hundreds of Long Islander residents at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course to participate in their tenth walk.
Why Stella Supports CancerCare’s Lung Cancer Walk for Hope
For the fifth year in a row, Stella and her team “Strides for Steve” are joining CancerCare’s 14th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope to make a difference for anyone affected by lung cancer.
Why Donna Supports CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope
“As a caregiver, finding ways to cope is very challenging,” says Donna. “At the beginning, it seems impossible. Going to counseling at CancerCare made me realize I could get through it.”
CancerCare Superstar Myron Shares His Story of Help and Hope
A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.
Laurence’s Story of Help and Hope
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’.”
Rasheen’s Story of Help and Hope
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.
Vera’s Story of Help and Hope
Advocating for the well-being of others has always been a priority for Vera, who is the founder of a career advancement firm specializing in diversity recruiting. But she quickly began to realize the importance of advocating for oneself after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014.