CancerCare E-News

October 2020

Thirty Years of Connect Education Workshops: 
A Q&A With Dr. Carolyn Messner

It has been 30 years since CancerCare's first Connect Education Workshop. What began with a single shared telephone call in 1990, now encompasses a program with more than 70 annual workshops accessible by phone, via webcast and through archived recordings online. In this Q&A, Dr. Messner shares the program's origin, the dedication shown by our expert speakers and more.
October Is...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - learn more about our breast cancer resources, including support groups, workshops and more
Liver Cancer Awareness Month listen to our podcast "Treatment Update on Liver Cancer"

Rare Cancer Day (October 1) - read our 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) - register for our Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group

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 Brain Tumor Patient Support Group

Our online support group summer cycle has just begun! Join one of our 35 groups for people living with cancer, caregivers and the bereaved
CancerCare for Kids' Back-to-School Program

Now in its fifth year, the CancerCare for Kids Back-to-School Program provided new backpacks full of school free supplies to 150 children and teens in the tristate area. These back-to-school packages include a backpack, notebooks, folders, pencil cases, markers, crayons and/or colored pencils and additional age-appropriate supplies.
Supporter Spotlight: eSalon
For the eighth 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 in October will help support people living with cancer, post-treatment survivors, caregivers and loved ones affected by cancer.

Thank You to Those Who Supported CancerCare by Doing Something!
Last month, CancerCare debuted a brand-new digital fundraising campaign called Do Something for CancerCareWe are honored to recognize our top two fundraising teams of the first annual Do Something for CancerCare campaign: congratulations to Susan Smirnoff and to Joyce, Caren, Amy and Beth Heller! Both teams each raised more than $10,000 to provide help and hope to CancerCare clients.

We're sending a heartfelt thank you to everyone who did something to help support CancerCare

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.
Security Donations

Did you know that you can make a gift of appreciated securities to CancerCare while avoiding capital gains tax?

It's a great way to make a life-changing difference for people impacted by cancer and also gain considerable tax advantages. For instructions on donating securities, please visit our donating securities page or contact Eunice E. Hong, Director of Philanthropy, at Thank you for supporting our mission, especially during a time of unprecedented demand for our free services.


CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by master's-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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