CancerCare's Virtual National Gala

CancerCare raised over $800,000 in its first-ever virtual gala, held on April 21, 2021. The event honored Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, with the 2021 Corporate Achievement Award, and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti gave a live performance. Attendees were able to bid on one-of-a-kind items ranging from fine wine and food experiences, original art, vacation getaways and more.
Caring for a Loved One With Brain Cancer

For Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Paige Soleimani addresses the challenges facing those caring for someone with brain cancer. Often, brain cancers are discovered after a seizure, stroke or other episode, leading to a later diagnosis. The patient may also experience changes to their physical, mental and emotional well-being throughout treatment.

These sudden changes can be difficult for caregivers. As an oncology social worker, Soleimani is able to help caregivers, as well as cancer patients themselves, as in the upcoming Brain Cancer Support Group available to those in New York.
New Report on Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT)

Earlier this year, CancerCare invited experts to discuss tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT), a rare form of cancer that occurs in the soft tissues in and around joints. This advisory board sought to characterize the experience of those with TGCT and find ways to educate and support patients, caregivers and health care providers about the diagnosis. The results of the discussion are available in our report Improving Resources and Support for Patients with Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor.
2021 Spring Classic Golf Outing

CancerCare hits the links at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club for the 2021 Spring Classic Golf outing on Tuesday, June 1. More than 20 foursomes are expected to gather to raise a club and some valuable funds for the organization.
May Is...

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month - if you have a loved one with bladder cancer, register for our upcoming workshop "For Caregivers: Practical Tips to Cope with Your Loved One's Bladder Cancer"

Brain Cancer Awareness Month - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Glioblastoma"

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month - register for our upcoming Melanoma Patient Support Group

Mental Health Awareness Month - help calm your mind and sharpen your focus with a range of Meditation Exercises

National Cancer Research Awareness Month - listen to our workshop "Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work"

Older Americans Month - if you are age sixty or above, consider participating in CancerCare's Pen Pal Program
 
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.

Young Professionals Committee Scholarship Program

CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is excited to re-open its scholarship program, a one-time $2,500 scholarship to young adults enrolled in college who have recently lost a parent or guardian to cancer. Applications will open mid-May and submissions are reviewed on a rolling, first-come basis for the 2021-2022 academic year. In order to raise money for this worthy endeavor, the YPC is hosting a virtual event, CancerCare’s Movement Hour June 10 through 13. Participants are encouraged to get up, get outside and get moving! 
 
To learn more about the YPC and its scholarship program or to register for CancerCare’s Movement Hour please visit www.cancercare.org/youngprofessionals or contact Eunice E. Hong, Director of Philanthropy, at ehong@cancercare.org. We hope to 'see' you on June 10.
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.

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