CancerCare E-News

February 2020

Measuring CancerCare's Impact 
   
For over 75 years, CancerCare's commitment to offering help and hope to anyone affected by cancer has remained constant. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, friends and advocates, we continue to make a difference.  Because of your continued support, last year Cancer Care  provided services to 174,600  people affected by cancer, in every state.
 
 
California Wildfires Program Launch
     
In response to the wildfires that are impacting California, CancerCare has opened The California Wildfires Patient Assistance Program to help provide emotional and financial support to those affected by cancer who are also dealing with the aftermath of the fires. 
 
 
 
 
February Is...
 
National Cancer Prevention Month - See our resources on screening and prevention, including fact sheets, workshops and more

Gallbladder & Bile Duct 
Cancer Awareness
 - Learn more about our services, including support groups, counseling and educational resources
 
World Cancer Day (February 4) - read our booklet  "Coping With Cancer: Tools to Help You Live" 
 
International Childhood Cancer Day  (February 15) - read our fact sheet "Caring Advice for Caregivers: Caring for Yourself When Your Child Has Cancer" 
 
National Rare Disease Day (February 28) Read CancerCare's blog post "For Individuals Diagnosed With a Rare Cancer" 
  
Our Spring 2020 Online Support Group cycle begins this month! Online support groups are a great way to build community and connect with others who can relate to your experiences. To view all groups or to join, please visit our website. 
 
 
A Helping Hand: The 2020 Resource Guide for People With Cancer
 
The 2020 edition of  A Helping Hand: The 2020 Resource Guide for People With Cancer  is now available!  This free, comprehensive booklet lists  organizations that offer financial and practical  help to people with cancer, and provides tips for  managing cancer-related costs.

You can also view this information in our searchable  online database .

 
 
 
Awe: Alive We're Empowered
 
Cancer Care  has partnered with Awe, a fine jewelry brand dedicated to empowering survivors through meaningful gifts and storytelling.

In honor of Valentine's Day, Awe is offering a ten percent discount off of your purchase on  www.aweinspired.com   when you use the code INAWE10. The coupon will be valid from February 1 through March 15. Ten percent of your purchase will directly help Cancer Care provide financial and emotional support to those affected by cancer. 
 
 
 
 
Team Cancer Care  at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour  
  
 
Each year, the  TD Five Boro Bike Tour  gives cyclists the
chance to bike through the city streets with no cars in sight.
 
When you ride with CancerCare at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, you get VIP perks, including a guaranteed spot in the first start wave! We're a proud TD Five Boro Bike Tour Charity Partner and still have limited spots available. If you would like to join or have any questions, please email Erin Kiley at ekiley@cancercare.org.
 

 
 
 
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.

 
 

Individual Giving

Mrs. Eva DiMichael calls every year to make her gift to CancerCare in memory of her mother, Barbara A. Miller, who passed away in 2013. Mrs. DiMichael is one of Individual Giving's annual high-end donors, and this year, she shared why she feels it's important to support CancerCare.  
 
When Mrs. DiMichael's mother was diagnosed with cancer, she was told her co-payments would be $700 a month, which was concerning, because her mother was on a fixed income. Mrs. DiMichael said she would help her mother but was worried about the financial and emotional strain it would cause.
 
A Google search for cancer organizations introduced her to CancerCare. After being connected with the organization through her hospital, she took note of how swiftly CancerCare helped with her needs. After having made only one co-payment, neither had to pay another cent during her mother's treatment. Mrs. DiMichael expressed the immense weight that was taken off of her mother's shoulders with the help Cancer Care  provided. Ultimately, her mother did not succumb to cancer, and the assistance she received allowed her the strength to fight without worry. Mrs. DiMichael is so grateful to Cance Care 's help that she feels inclined to give back every year, in memory of her mother, so that others in the same position don't have to face cancer alone. 

 
 
 

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 master's-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.



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