Families Connect and Reflect at CancerCare's Healing Hearts Camp

Cancer Care's  annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is a special place where families coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer can laugh together, cry together and remember their loved ones together. 

During the second week of June, families gathered at this free weekend retreat to swim, ride horses and process their healing journey.

 
July Is...

Sarcoma Awareness Month  - listen to our podcast, "Update on Soft Tissue Sarcoma," or register for our upcoming workshop

GIST Awareness Day (July 13) -  listen to our podcast to learn more about gastrointestinal stromal tumors

 
New Survey Illuminates the Financial Hardship of Cancer

Cancer-related expenses and the lack of information and education regarding out-of-pocket costs can take an enormous toll on patients and their families, both emotionally and financially.  According to a recent survey conducted by CancerCare, 70 percent of patients have experienced financial hardship from cancer-related expenses.




 
CancerCare Clients Share Their Stories

When Anita was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she was determined to continue working, keep busy and stay positive. Still, she says, "There were times when I would just cry. I would say, 'Why me? I didn't do anything to deserve this.'"

CancerCare's individual counseling and financial assistance programs helped Anita cope.



Supporter Spotlight: Komen Clinical Trial Helpline

Our friends at Susan G. Komen ® recently launched the Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline,  a new, toll-free helpline  which aims to make it easier for breast cancer patients to participate in and potentially benefit from promising research.

Call 1-877-GO-KOMEN to learn more.




Festival of Hope Gala
 
Hundreds of health care industry leaders, patient advocates and supporters of CancerCare gathered at our Festival of Hope Gala, raising crucial funds to support CancerCare's free services for anyone affected by cancer.  Many thanks to all who attended, and helped us honor Celldex Therapeutics and Nancy Laracy!





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.




 
Richard Dickens, Director of Client Advocacy, Honored at AOSW

We are pleased to share that Cancer Care's Director of Client Advocacy, Richard Dickens, LCSW-R, has been recognized with the 2017 AOSW Leadership Award in Oncology Social Work. This competitive award recognizes an exceptional member of AOSW who, in the day-to-day delivery of compassionate service, is a model for the profession.





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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