This March marks CancerCare’s 20-year Reiki milestone. Since 2002, Reiki Master Linda Gnat-Mullin has offered her free monthly Reiki workshops to our CancerCare community.
Twenty Years of Reiki at CancerCare
In Their Words: What It Means to Be a CancerCare Social Worker
As we continue to celebrate National Social Work month this March, we spoke with a few of our oncology social workers who provide the direct support of CancerCare’s services to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Monthly Staff Feature: Human Resources
Human Resources is an integral part of any organization, managing recruitment, employee development, performance management, benefits and more. By caring for employees and ensuring they have what they need to succeed, HR allows staff to focus on their primary duties—and, in turn, helps CancerCare continue to make the biggest possible impact for our clients.
Celebrating Our CancerCare Social Workers This March
In honor of National Social Work month, we celebrate CancerCare’s oncology social workers who provide the core support of our organization’s direct programs and services to individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Monthly Staff Feature: Rachel Ciborowski
This month, we’re thrilled to feature Rachel Ciborowski from our Individual Giving team. Individual Giving focuses on the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors (rather than foundations or other grant-making organizations). This important work requires close collaboration across the organization. Individual Giving sits within our broader Development department, which strengthens donor relationships and raises funds to support CancerCare’s free programs and services.
CancerCare for Kids’ Winter Warmth Program 2021
This winter has been a little warmer for those affected by cancer due to the Winter Warmth Program, one of the initiatives provided by CancerCare for Kids. Now in its 6th season, the program sent care packages containing winter accessories, including a donation of socks by BOMBAS, to nearly 200 children and teenagers from 76 families in the tri-state area.
Monthly Staff Feature: Financial Assistance Unit
CancerCare’s free programs and services are made possible by a variety of client-facing and behind-the-scenes teams. Beginning this month, we will be featuring staff members from across the organization to recognize their important contributions to CancerCare. It takes a village!
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.
Twenty-Five Years of Change: Lung Cancer Then & Now
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Winfield Boerckel, MSW, MBA, LCSW-R, heads CancerCare’s Long Island office and leads our national lung cancer program. After 25 prolific years at CancerCare, Win will be retiring this December. We are honored to share a retrospective of his time in oncology social work and how lung cancer has changed since 1996.
Purpose in Planning: Why Addressing Legal and Financial Questions Matters After a Cancer Diagnosis
Recently, Triage Cancer and CancerCare, in collaboration with Eisai Inc., partnered to develop Magnolia Purpose in Planning®, a program that connects people affected by cancer to a library of personal affairs planning resources, all on one website. The program highlights the importance of ensuring those living with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers, are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions.