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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Help Support CancerCare’s Free, Healing Hearts Camp!

April 17, 2015

CancerCare’s free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Check out our Indiegogo page to help us make this unique experience available to additional families!

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Improving Body Image During and After Cancer Treatment

April 16, 2015

For some, cancer and its treatment can cause significant physical changes to the body. These changes can affect a person’s body image and reduce their sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. To help people cope with these changes, CancerCare is partnering with Me-therapy, a free online resource for improving body image and managing physical changes associated with cancer.

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Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work Introduce the Handbook of Oncology Social Work

April 14, 2015

Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work applaud the publication of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer,” published by Oxford University Press.

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CancerCare Superstar Myron Shares His Story of Help and Hope

April 10, 2015

A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.

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Funds Now Available to Help People Afford Cancer Treatment Medications

April 6, 2015

The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even having health insurance doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to afford treatment. Do you or someone you love need help paying co-payments for chemotherapy and cancer medications? The CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people afford their co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment medications.

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