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Celebrating and Supporting Cancer Survivors

June 1, 2024
National Cancer Survivors Month

June is National Cancer Survivors Month, with the first Sunday dedicated to National Cancer Survivors Day. This month is an opportunity for reflection and a chance to honor cancer survivors, support those still on their journey and remember loved ones who have passed.

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Cancer Patients Risk Losing Their Pets, CancerCare Survey Finds

April 18, 2024
Brunilda and Mia

The mission of CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program is to help people diagnosed with cancer stay together with their beloved pets. Cancer impacts many aspects of each person’s life, from physical health to mental health, employment, finances, relationships and the ability to care for and keep a pet. For many of our clients, especially those that live alone, a pet may be their primary, or only, source of support throughout their cancer experience. The many stressors of a diagnosis, however, can put that cherished relationship with their pet at risk.

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Warmth in Winter: CancerCare for Kids Programs Brings Comfort to Families Impacted by Cancer

January 17, 2024
Social workers in front of Winter Warmth packages

In December, CancerCare distributed warm winter accessories to 137 children and teenagers, as part of its Winter Warmth program and 149 children and teens received gift cards, as part of the Holiday Gift Card Program.

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CancerCare Holiday Party Brings Over 130 Clients Together

January 11, 2024
CancerCare staff standing in front of Christmas tree

CancerCare, in partnership with Eisai, brought over 130 clients affected by cancer together in New Jersey for a festive holiday party in December.

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

January 10, 2024
Social workers standing in front of boxes

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.

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Creative Connections at CancerCare’s Young Adult “Paint & Sip” Night

December 12, 2023

On December 5, 2023, CancerCare hosted a free “Paint and Sip” event for young adults impacted by cancer at the Painting Lounge in Midtown, Manhattan.

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CancerCare for Kids Provides Children and Teens with Back-to-School Supplies

September 21, 2023
Social workers standing in front of boxes

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.

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Resources for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Impacted by Cancer/Recursos para personas de habla hispana afectadas por el cáncer

September 12, 2023
Sara J

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.

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CancerCare’s Annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Offers a Sea of Support

July 27, 2023
Campers hugging

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.

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CancerCare for Kids Provides Warmth Throughout the Winter

January 24, 2023
Winter Warmth Program package in front of CancerCare sign

For the last seven years, CancerCare for Kids has provided warmth for families throughout the cold tri-state winters. In December, CancerCare’s social work and facilities teams wrapped up the holiday season, putting together packages of winter accessories, including blankets, gloves, hats and scarves, to send to 130 children and teenagers whose families have been affected by cancer.

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