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.
CancerCare, in partnership with Eisai, brought over 130 clients affected by cancer together in New Jersey for a festive holiday party in December.
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.
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.
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.
Resources for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Impacted by Cancer/Recursos para personas de habla hispana afectadas por el cáncer
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.
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.
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.
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CancerCare oncology social workers, Lauren Chatalian, LCSW, Director of Advocacy, and Sam Fortune, LMSW, Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, share advice for individuals and their loved ones on coping with cervical cancer.
All year long, CancerCare supports the vital roles caregivers play in helping their loved ones cope with cancer. This November, as part of National Family Caregivers Month, we are celebrating the valuable contributions of caregivers and shining a light on the resources and support available to them.