Coping with the Loss of Fertility After Cancer

May 21, 2015

For people with cancer, coping with the loss of fertility can seem secondary. But for many, it is viewed as something everlasting, staying with them long after there is no longer evidence of the disease. As overwhelming as this new normal may seem, there are ways to cope with the feelings that may arise. CancerCare oncology social worker and guest blogger Angelique Caba, LCSW, discusses different ways of coping with fertility loss after cancer.

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Teen Cancer Survivor Provides Help and Hope Through Her Designs

May 14, 2015

Graphic designer and cancer survivor Katie, 19, put her artistic talents to use by creating an inspirational calendar benefiting CancerCare. “I donated to CancerCare because their money goes towards the patients and families,” she shares. “I felt the pain first hand of the patient’s side of cancer, so I wanted my donation to go towards an organization that has the patients in mind.”

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Lyu Family Raises $10,000 to Help Others Affected by Cancer

May 11, 2015

After Sandra Lyu’s father, Seung, passed away from pancreatic cancer, she and her family decided to set up a special fundraiser in his memory, benefiting CancerCare’s free support services. After creating a Team CancerCare fundraiser page, the Lyu family has raised nearly $10,000 for anyone affected by cancer. “We are truly grateful to everyone who has donated,“ Sandra says. "Knowing the impact our father has had on so many people and to give back in honor of him has meant so much to our family during this very difficult time.”

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CancerCare’s Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope and TD Five Boro Bike Tour Raise Funds and Awareness

May 6, 2015

Over 250 dedicated members of the CancerCare family joined us on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Greenwich Point for the Third Annual Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope to celebrate survivors, support those who are facing cancer and remember those who lost to the disease. Congratulations to Evangela Breitbart for being the event’s highest individual fundraiser and to the Lymphomaniacs who, once again, won the award for highest total for a team!

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2015 CancerCare Gala Raises Over $900,000 for Anyone Affected by Cancer

May 4, 2015

Over 400 guests gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on April 22 in support of CancerCare. The 2015 gala raised over $900,000 and featured an address by legendary reporter Sam Donaldson, who served as the event’s Honorary Co-Chair.

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Wendy Shares Why She Runs for Hope

May 1, 2015

Wendy, of Norwalk, Connecticut, is a mother, a business professional, a runner and a cancer survivor. Her personal experience with cancer has led her to become an unstoppable advocate for CancerCare’s free support services.

Read more about why she runs for hope, and how you can join Wendy and CancerCare this Sunday at the Third Annual Walk/Run for Hope in Greenwich, CT.

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CancerCare Welcomes Teresa Bitetti to Board of Trustees

April 29, 2015

CancerCare is pleased to welcome Teresa Bitetti, Senior Vice President of US Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb, to its Board of Trustees. “We are honored that Bristol-Myers Squibb has chosen Teresa to serve on the CancerCare Board of Trustees. Having such a talented senior executive volunteer her time and expertise to CancerCare, is yet another example of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s commitment to patients,” said Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare.

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CancerCare Welcomes Marcia A. Kean to Board of Trustees

April 27, 2015

CancerCare is pleased to welcome Marcia A. Kean, Chairman of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, to its Board of Trustees. Kean brings more than 35 years of biomedical and information technology industry experience to her appointment with CancerCare, encompassing business operating experience in the private and public sectors.

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Guest Blog Post: Hope

April 23, 2015

Guest Blogger Ekata D., a CancerCare client who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), writes about the importance of finding hope and laughter, both for herself and her loved ones: “There’s a fine balance between accepting reality and preparing for its possibilities while still maintaining hope. As my disease progressed, my circumstances changed and so did my hopes. They shifted to something that felt attainable but still of value given my new situation. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it was a struggle, but eventually I found my way there.”

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Walk, Run or Ride to Support Team CancerCare!

April 21, 2015

Get active with Team CancerCare, and use your next walk, run or ride to help us provide free services for anyone affected by cancer. Support or join us on May 3 for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and the Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope!

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