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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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Reps 4 Ryan: Honoring a Friendship Through Fitness and Fundraising

September 7, 2023
Reps 4 Ryan

As we launch this year’s Do Something campaign, we wanted to share a story about a group of young men who are doing something in memory of their friend: In Fairfield, Connecticut, a group of childhood friends shared an unbreakable bond with Ryan Van Zandt, who was “anything but boring and knew how to entertain those around him,” shared Ryan’s friend, Conor. From childhood to his early twenties, His contagious smile, humor and kindness endeared him to everyone who met him.

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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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Monthly Staff Feature: Older Adult Program

July 7, 2023

This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Older Adult Program and Danielle S., CancerCare’s Older Adult Program Coordinator. CancerCare’s Older Adult Program provides information, resources and support to help older adults better cope with cancer. Older adult resources include our Pen Pal Program and upcoming Older Adult Book and Movie Clubs.

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Young Professionals Committee Celebrates Its 6th Annual Fundraising Event To Support Young Adults Impacted By Cancer

June 22, 2023
YPC 2023

On June 8, 2023, CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) celebrated its 6th annual fundraising event at the Michael Kors Building in SoHo, Manhattan.

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Monthly Staff Feature: Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program

June 1, 2023
Brian headshot

This month, we’re excited to highlight CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness Program and Brian M., who oversees and manages the PAW Program.

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Monthly Staff Feature: Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

May 1, 2023

This month, we’re thrilled to highlight CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp and Cecilia, who works as the Healing Hearts Program Coordinator.

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Monthly Staff Feature: New Jersey Office’s Wigs Clinic

April 3, 2023
Mildre headshot

This month, we’re happy to highlight CancerCare’s Wig Clinics for our New Jersey office and Mildre G., who works as a Latino Outreach Worker, assisting clients in accessing free wigs through in person and virtual clinics and provides breast health education workshops in Connecticut.

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CancerCare Staff Recognized for Their Achievements in Social Work and Expertise

March 14, 2023
CancerCare Staff Presentations

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!

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