CancerCare recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New Yorkers affected by cancer.
Although it has been over four months since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria made landfall in the United States, many are still reeling from the after effects and are in the process of rebuilding. In these communities, some people still do not have access to basic necessities, such as electricity and clean water. In response, CancerCare, in partnership with the Community Oncology Alliance, raised almost $665,000 in direct financial assistance for people with cancer who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.
CancerCare oncology social worker, Maria Chi, discusses her research on how financial toxicity affects cancer patients’ mental health and quality of life, and what social workers can do to help them cope.
Stacy Lewis discusses the unique challenges of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, offers tips for finding support and describes how CancerCare’s services can help.
CancerCare is offering direct financial assistance to cancer patients residing in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria.
According to a recent survey conducted by CancerCare, 70 percent of patients have experienced financial hardship from cancer-related expenses.
CancerCare wishes to express our immense gratitude to the Avon Foundation for Women for awarding our organization a generous $600,000 grant.
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.
For more than 30 years, October has been recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the goal of increasing awareness and raising funds to support research.