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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program addresses the distinct needs of people with cancer who share their home with a cat or dog. Dr. Fumiko Chino, a treating radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is part of our PAW Program panel of experts who are here to answer questions people undergoing cancer treatment may have regarding the challenges of keeping their pets at home.
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.