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CancerCare® Receives $700,000 Grant from The New York Community Trust

NEW YORK (February 14, 2018) – CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New York City residents and their families who are facing cancer.

“CancerCare is grateful for the continued support of The New York Community Trust, which enables our organization to better meet the needs of New Yorkers affected by cancer,” said CancerCare CEO, Patricia J. Goldsmith. “These funds provide a significant source of support for local families who are coping with the enormous financial and emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.”

The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s largest community foundations, supports charities in the New York metropolitan area. Since 2000, the New York Community Trust has donated over $11 million in support of CancerCare’s mission.

To learn more about CancerCare’s financial assistance services, visit

About The New York Community Trust

Since 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the community foundation of the New York metropolitan area, an aggregate of 2,000 funds created by charitable individuals, families, and corporations to improve the quality of life for all the area’s residents. Grants made from these funds meet the changing needs of children, youth, and families; aid in community development; improve the environment; promote health; assist people with special needs; and support education, arts, and human rights. To learn more, visit

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).


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