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CancerCare E-News

May 2018

 
2018 CancerCare Gala Raises Funds to Support Free Services

Philanthropists, health care industry leaders, patient advocates, and Cancer Care supporters attended our 2018 Gala on April 25 to raise crucial funds to support all of our free services for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

The evening honored Cornelia and Rob Spring, who received the Help & Hope Award, as well TESARO, who received the Partnership Award.  


May Is...

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month  - have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with bladder cancer? Listen to our "Update on the Treatment of Bladder Cancer" podcast

Brain Cancer Awareness Month  - read our brain cancer fact sheet

Melanoma Awareness Month - read our booklet on new treatments for advanced skin cancer and melanoma 

Mental Health Month - read our fact sheet to learn how individual counseling can benefit people with cancer

Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 6-12) - read our fact sheet about the signs of neuropathy and how to best cope

National Women's Health Week (May 13-19) - learn more about our services, including financial aid, counseling and educational resources

World Ovarian Cancer Day  (May 8)  - listen to our "Medical Update on Ovarian Cancer" podcast


Maryrose Mongelli, MSW, LMSW, Shares Mental Health Tips

May is Mental Health Month! A cancer diagnosis can impact the mental health of both people living with cancer and caregivers. In our new blog post, Cancer Care oncology social worker Maryrose discusses the importance of mental health, ways a cancer diagnosis can affect mental health and some tips to help with mental health.
 
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Connect With Others Impacted by Cancer  

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 and are led by professional oncology social workers who offer support and guidance.  Here are just a  few:

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.


 
Cocktails for a Cause with CancerCare's Young Professional Committee! 

Cancer Care's Young Professionals Committee is comprised of industry leaders under 40 in the greater New York City area, dedicated to advancing Cancer Care's mission of providing free practical and emotional support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
 
The Young Professionals Committee is holding its inaugural fundraising event, Cocktails for a Cause, on June 12th from 6-8:30 pm at 166 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor Terrace. If you would like to attend, please register here. If you cannot attend but would like to support CancerCare consider donating online.
 
 

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