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.
Year in Review 2022
Monthly Staff Feature: CancerCare’s New Jersey Office
This month, we’re delighted to highlight CancerCare’s regional New Jersey office and its Operations and Compliance staff member, Ariana, who manages both the compliance program for all of CancerCare and the social service operations for the New Jersey office.
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.
Monthly Staff Feature: Grants Administration
This month, we’re delighted to highlight CancerCare’s Grants Administration team. Our Grants department oversees the grantmaking process, from searching for new funding opportunities, writing proposals and tracking grants received, to updating corporations and foundations on how their contributions have been used to support our direct programs and services to clients.
Supporting Our Caregiver Heroes This November and All Year Long
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.
Addressing Health Care Disparities: Q&A with Leeann Medina-Martinez, LMSW
In this guest Q&A blog post, and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, CancerCare’s Disparities Program Coordinator and oncology social worker Leeann Medina-Martinez, LMSW discusses CancerCare’s Spanish language services and addresses health care disparities, including what can be done to overcome obstacles to care and the resources CancerCare offers to improve health care access.
Monthly Staff Feature: Finance
This month, we’re delighted to highlight CancerCare’s Finance team. Our Finance department is critical in overseeing the organization’s funding and spending, from managing the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting to approving the annual budget.
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.
Monthly Staff Feature: Education
This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Education team. Our Education program offers educational workshops on a wide range of cancer-related topics, all free of charge.
Monthly Staff Feature: Policy
This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Policy team. The Policy department plays an integral part in advocating for public policies that improve the lives of people affected by cancer through treatment and beyond.