CancerCare is proud to recognize our staff who will be presenting at upcoming conferences and to announce that CancerCare’s Director of Specialized Programs, Marissa Fors, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM, is this year’s recipient of the Social Worker of the Year award by the National Association of Social Workers' New York State chapter!
CancerCare Staff Recognized for Their Achievements in Social Work and Expertise
Celebrating Our Oncology Social Workers This Social Work Month
We are proud of our team of incredible oncology social workers who offer CancerCare clients help and hope, as they cope with the emotional and practical challenges of cancer.
CancerCare for Kids Provides Warmth Throughout the Winter
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.
Year in Review 2022
2022 marked the return to in-person events after a pandemic pause and with it, some exciting new developments for CancerCare. As the world began to open up, we gradually brought back some of our in-person support groups and community programs, when safe to do so, thanks to our master’s-prepared oncology social workers.
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope Raises Over $95,000 To Support Individuals Impacted by Lung Cancer
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope took place on November 6, 2022. More than 200 people participated in the 5K walk to honor the memory of loved ones lost to lung cancer, celebrate survivors and support those who are currently facing a lung cancer diagnosis.
CancerCare for Kids’ Back-to-School Program Provides 166 Children and Teens With School Supplies
CancerCare for Kids’ Back-to-School Program, now in its seventh year, continues to provide brand new backpacks full of school supplies to children and teens in pre-K through 12th grade, throughout Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Brings Families Together To Remember Loved Ones
Earlier this month marked a special weekend for families who have recently lost a loved one to cancer, as they joined together at Memorytown USA, in Mount Pocono, PA, for CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp.
CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee’s 5th Annual Fundraising Event Raises Over $7,500 To Support Young Adults Impacted by Cancer
June 16 marked CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee’s (YPC) 5th annual fundraising event.
CancerCare and Sephora Partner To Provide Brave Beauty Kits By Mail
In May, CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program and Sephora partnered to provide individuals impacted by cancer in the tri-state area with cosmetic bags filled with items from Sephora, including skin care and makeup products.
2021 Year in Review
It’s hard to believe that 2021 is nearly over! Throughout the year, CancerCare has continued to support the growing and changing needs of those impacted by a cancer diagnosis. We are excited to share a selection highlights and achievements.