CancerCare E-News

October 2019

Katie Couric Shares Advice to 
Her Younger Self in Heal Magazine

Acclaimed broadcast journalist Katie Couric is known for her commitment to cancer advocacy. As a co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer, she works relentlessly to raise money for research and raise awareness.  She also knows the importance of emotional support in the face of cancer, as Katie and her family utilized Cancer Care 's services following her first husband Jay's passing.  In an interview with Heal Magazine, Katie reflects on the formative years she spent caring for Jay and her sister during their experiences with colorectal and pancreatic cancer. 

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October Is...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  - learn more about our breast cancer resources, including support groups, workshops and more
Liver Cancer Awareness Month - read our fact sheet "Coping With Liver Cancer"

Rare Cancer Day (October 1) - read Mary Hanley's blog post " For Individuals Diagnosed With a Rare Cancer "

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day  (October 12) - read our fact sheet "Palliative Care: What You Need to Know"

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13) - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Metastatic Breast Cancer

National Mammography Day (October 18) - read our fact sheet "Early Detection and Breast Cancer"

International Brain Tumor Awareness Week (October 26 - November 2) - register for our telephone support group Brain Tumor Patient Support Group
CancerCare Hosts First Annual
New Jersey Walk, Wag & Run
Last month, CancerCare hosted the first annual Walk, Wag & Run event at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, New Jersey. This family-friendly 5K event spread awareness and raised money for our free, supportive services as well as for our Pet Assistance and Wellness (PAW) Program, a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to helping people attend to the needs of their pets while undergoing the rigors of cancer treatment.
Supporter Spotlight: eSalon
For the sixth year in a row, eSalon, the first and only at-home custom hair color company, is donating a portion of proceeds to CancerCare during the month of October. Every order placed or filled in October will help support people living with cancer, survivors, caregivers and loved ones affected by cancer.  
Join Us for the Lung Cancer Walk for Hope
Get your blood pumping for a good cause at the 17th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 3rd, at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, Long Island. Enjoy the fresh air while supporting Cancer Care's free, professional supportive services for those affected by a lung cancer diagnosis. Sign up today!

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.

Supporter "Knocks Out Cancer" for CancerCare

Adam Baxter learned about Cancer Care through another of our supporters, his friend Brian, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year. When Haymakers for Hope -----  an organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research -----  approached Adam to "knock out cancer" by participating in a charity boxing match, he immediately said yes and dedicated the fight to Brian.

Adam trained rigorously for four months leading up to the event, winning the fight and raising a spectacular $66,000 for Cancer Care in the process. These funds will allow us to provide help and hope to the thousands of clients we serve each month.  CancerCare is most grateful to Adam, Brian and so many other supporters who make the work we do possible. 

Find out more about how you can support our free programs and services by joining Team Cancer Care !

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