CancerCare E-News

September 2020

CancerCare Hosts Virtual Workshop for Families

CancerCare's annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is a highlight for our clients, their families and our staff. Due to the risk of COVID-19, the usual gathering at Memorytown USA in Mount Pocono, PA, was not possible this year. Instead, we held a virtual activity earlier this month to help clients connect with other families and honor their loved ones. 
Do Something for CancerCare 

The Do Something for CancerCare campaign ends this Thursday, September 10. There's still time to help us meet the unprecedented demand for our free services.
When you support CancerCare, you help people affected by cancer gain access to essential programs and resources including financial assistance, educational information and special programming.
Every donation can make a difference. Do you know 10 people who can donate $100? Or 20 people who can donate $50? Some can raise more, some can raise less. Every dollar counts, and it all adds up. Before Thursday, September 10, please consider doing something for CancerCare

Visit our website to sign up, customize your page and enter our contest challenges.

Thank you to Lorraine, who participated in our Do Something for CancerCare campaign.

Thank you to Lorraine, who shared her creative way to 
Do Something for CancerCare!
September Is...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - register for our online Caring for a Child With Cancer Support Group, which begins October 1

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month - register for our online Gynecologic Cancers Patient Support Group, which begins in October 

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month - view our free supportive services for anyone coping with leukemialymphoma and multiple myeloma 

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Ovarian Cancer

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - register for our online Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group, which begins October 1

National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month - listen to our podcast "New Trends in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer"

World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15) - learn more about how to support individuals coping with lymphoma 

Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26) - view all of our mesothelioma resources, including podcasts and fact sheets
CancerCare CEO to Participate in CPAN Advocacy Chat

Today, September 9, at 12 p.m. ET, CancerCare's CEO, Patricia J. Goldsmith, will join Rose Gerber, director of patient advocacy and education with the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) to share a roadmap of the resources available to those dealing with cancer that can make their journey easier.
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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.
CancerCare's Young Professionals Committee Announces Scholarship Recipients 

CancerCare's Young Professionals Committee is proud to announce its first two scholarship recipients.

The first recipient, Merit E., is a freshman at Baruch College in Manhattan and lost her mother to cervical cancer. She was born in Nigeria and later moved to the Bronx. The second recipient, Seif K., is a sophomore at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and lost his mother to leukemia. Seif was born in Tunisia and relocated to Brooklyn. Each will receive a one-time, $2,500 grant to support their goals through continuing their education during the 2020-2021 academic year.  

The scholarship remains open for the duration of the 2020-2021 academic year and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


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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