CancerCare E-News

December 2020/January 2021

CancerCare's Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all that 2020 has brought us. CancerCare stayed true to its mission to provide help and hope to anyone affected by cancer, finding new ways and new opportunities to serve our community despite the pandemic. Highlights include the debut of Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast, the announcement of the inaugural winners of our Young Professionals Committee scholarship and the launch of the financial component of our Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) program


CancerCare Debuts New Video for the Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program

CancerCare's PAW Program helps people living with cancer in active treatment and their loved ones care for their cats or dogs during the emotional, physical and financial challenges of cancer treatment. 90% of CancerCare clients who are pet owners say they struggled to care for their pets after receiving their cancer diagnosis. This year alone, 1.2 million pets live with someone newly diagnosed with cancer, leaving many of those pets at risk of being surrendered to a shelter. Our new video features Katie Couric's distinctive voice discussing the importance of animal companions and the impact of the PAW program. Watch it below. 

CancerCare Keeps Us Together - Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program

Celebrating the Holidays During a Pandemic

For people affected by cancer, the holiday season can be a complicated time of year. Oncology social worker Leeann Medina-Martinez, LMSW, offers her insight on staying connected and creating new traditions during a year unlike any other.
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.

Join Our Events Throughout the Year
CancerCare never stops in its mission to provide help and hope for those affected by a cancer diagnosis. We are involved in awareness and fundraising events throughout the year that involve clients, caregivers, employees, volunteers and donors.

Mark these dates on your calendar for the coming year:
New York Gala - April 21
TD Five Boro Bike Tour - May 2 
New Jersey Festival of Hope Gala - May 12 
CancerCare Classic Golf Tournament - Date TBD 
Join Our Upcoming Community Programs

Available to participants nationwide, CancerCare's community programs blend educational content with emotional guidance and advice. These free events are open to anyone affected by cancer and are held via video conference and telephone.

Shop for CancerCare 

Support CancerCare while you shop this holiday season! By shopping online at AmazonSmile and selecting "Cancer Care, Inc.," you can make a difference for CancerCare and help us provide all of our services completely free of charge to anyone impacted by cancer. AmazonSmile provides the same prices, convenience and selection as Amazon, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CancerCare.


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