CancerCare E-News

April 2019

CancerCare Client Spotlight: Willard 

Before his cancer diagnosis, Willard was a longtime singer and performer. After being diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and beginning treatment, Willard came to Cancer Care. At Cancer Care, Willard was able to meet one-on-one with an oncology social worker. We are highlighting Willard's story as part of our new 75th Anniversary "If It Matters To You, It Matter To Us" campaign.

April Is...

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month  - if you have recently been diagnosed, read our fact sheet "After a Testicular Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor"

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month  - read our fact sheet to learn about coping with esophageal cancer

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month - register for our upcoming workshop "What's New in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer"

National Cancer Control Month  - learn more about our cancer screening and prevention resources 

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 8 - 14) - read our blog post highlighting our Spanish resources 

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) World Awareness Day (April 21) - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Acute Myeloid Leukemia" and learn more about the #KnowAML campaign

Cancer Care Receives Funding for
Low-Income New Yorkers Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer Care  recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New Yorkers affected by cancer. Since the 1980s, The New York Community Trust has donated over $20 million in support of CancerCare 's mission.
CancerCare's Vilmarie Rodriguez Honored By NASW-NYC
Cancer Care is thrilled to announce Vilmarie Rodriguez, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, LCSW, is the recipient of the Emerald Leader Award of the National Association of Social Workers - New York City Chapter (NASW-NYC).  The NASW National Awards recognizes leaders in the profession and communities who embody social work values and ethics.
Join CancerCare's 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration

The CancerCare Gala is the organization's premier event and recognizes individuals and companies that support the organization's critical services. Over 500 people, including community and business leaders and corporate partners, attend the event in a show of commitment to the over 186,700 people served each year by CancerCare's services.  The gala raises crucial funds and increases awareness for the organization's free programs for anyone affected by cancer .  

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.

5/23  Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma

Port Washington Red Stocking Revue   

The Red Stocking Revue, produced by the Port Washington chapter of Cancer Care for the last 30 years, is always a highly anticipated event by the Port Washington area and surrounding communities. All cast members volunteer their valuable time to ensure Cancer Care's continued success. This year, the production will run between April 11 - 14.
Ensuring a Legacy of Help and Hope 

CancerCare provided over $41 million in financial assistance last year alone. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we look to generous donors like you to be able to continue to support even more people impacted by cancer in every state across the U.S. for another 75 years.
Planned giving is an excellent way to support CancerCare by including us in your will and estate plans. It costs you nothing during your lifetime, provides both financial and tax advantages, and enables you to establish a lasting legacy.

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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