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CancerCare E-News

February 2018


Measuring Cancer Care 's Impact in 
Our  Annual Report

Cancer Care recently surveyed hundreds of clients to measure the impact of our three core program areas - emotional support, financial assistance and educational resources. Our clients reported that their quality of life and emotional well-being drastically improved after using our services. Learn more about how our services provide help and hope by reading our  2017 Impact Reports
   
For over 70 years, Cancer Care  has been committed to being the first place to turn for anyone affected by cancer, and it is thanks to you - our donors, volunteers and friends - that we continue to realize this mission.  Because of your continued support, last year Cancer Care  provided services to 195,000  people affected by cancer, across all 50 states. 



Update on Cancer Care's 
Hurricane Relief Programs

CancerCare, in partnership with the Community Oncology Alliance, raised almost $665,000 in direct financial assistance for people with cancer who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. 
The majority of these funds were distributed to people with cancer in Puerto Rico and those who have since relocated to the continental United States.

In Puerto Rico, direct financial assistance provided through CancerCare helped more than 800 individuals coping with a cancer diagnosis offset the costs of paying for food, clothing, fuel and bills.


Are YOU Up for the Challenge?  

In February, we're excited to partner with Merck on
Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge to  provide new resources to the cancer community and raise funds for Cancer Care . And we need your help.
 
Visit YourCancerGamePlan.com, choose Cancer Care 
and share the website with your friends and family throug h your social networks. Merck will donate $5 for every social share we receive.



Introducing a Customized Cancer Resource
 
Cancer.com  is an online destination for people impacted  by cancer featuring content that is  tailored to each visitor based  on cancer type and where they are in their journey. The website allows you to simplify your search by having a single place to go for information from respected sources, including Cancer Care . You can get information based on your cancer typ e, build skills to help you manage your unique challenges, connect with others for support and find a variety of resources in your local area.



New Online Support Groups
 
Cancer C are  is currently looking for new members for online support gro ups! Online support groups take place using a password-protected message board format (not live chat) and are led by professional oncology social workers who offer support and guidance.  Here are just a  few:


Save the Date: Upcoming Events

Join us at upcoming events to support Cancer Care 's free, professional support services.
 
April 25: 2018 CancerCare Gala, New York, NY
 
May 6TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY

May 8 30th Annual Festival of Hope Gala, Florham Park, NJ



Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics

Make sure you've signed up for our upcoming  Connect Education Workshops ! These free workshops provide the latest cancer information straight from leading experts, via phone or online. At the end of the workshop, you'll have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.



Runner Raises Funds for  Cancer Care  While 
Running the New York  City Marathon

As an oncology social worker at NYU Langone, Rachel is "a first-hand witness to the various struggles and challenges that cancer patients and their families face." So when she started training to run the New York City Marathon and needed extra motivation, she decided to fundraise  for CancerCare's free support services. In addition to finishing the 26.2 mile race, she raised over $3,000!  Read more  about her journey to the finish line. 


Cancer Care ® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All Cancer Care services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.



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