Guest Blog Post: A Letter to My Cancer

November 18, 2015

Today’s Guest Blogger, Ekata D., is a CancerCare client who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

“For as long as you have been around, I tried my best not think about you or address you. You are there, that is undeniable, but I didn’t see the benefit of us conversing. Instead I did my best to coexist with you when possible. But I think it’s time for us to have a chat. You know, reminisce a little…”

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CancerCare’s 9th Annual Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope Raises Nearly $75,000

November 13, 2015

With hundreds of people gathered at Jennings Beach in Connecticut on a chilly but beautiful fall morning, CancerCare kicked off its 9th Annual Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope to raise vital funds for our programs and services for those affected by cancer. The October 4th event brought together members of the Fairfield community and beyond to honor loved-ones and celebrate survivors.

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Celebrate Your Critter Caregiver!

November 11, 2015

Has your pet helped you or a loved one cope with a cancer diagnosis? We want to honor your furry (or scaly!) friend with our #CritterCaregivers photo contest.

To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, we invite you to share photos of you and your pet using the hashtag #CritterCaregivers, along with stories about how your critter caregiver has helped you or your loved ones cope with cancer.

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Looking Beyond the Pink Ribbon at CancerCare’s Breast Cancer Brunch

November 6, 2015

On October 30, 15 people gathered at CancerCare’s New York office for a Breast Cancer Brunch, a celebration of all who are living with, and beyond, breast cancer. The event provided an opportunity for people who have been helped by CancerCare’s breast cancer services to meet one another and share their experiences.

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CancerCare’s Halloween Event Brings Together Families Affected by Cancer

November 2, 2015

On October 27th, 19 parents and children gathered in costume at CancerCare’s national office for “What’s Behind the Mask?,” a free Halloween event. The evening provided a fun time for kids, and also served as an opportunity for self-expression and bonding with others in similar situations.

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Allison Nilsen, LCSW, Women’s Cancer Program Director at CancerCare, Answers Your FAQ’s

October 26, 2015

CancerCare’s Women’s Cancer Program Director, Allison Nilsen, LCSW, was recently invited to speak at an event about sexuality after breast cancer. In this excerpt from an earlier interview, Allison answers some frequently asked questions about CancerCare’s services.

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Dr. Carolyn Messner Appointed as Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine

October 22, 2015

CancerCare congratulates Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, LCSW-R, on her appointment as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Messner is Director of Education and Training at CancerCare.

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CancerCare Receives One of Eleven Grants Awarded at AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer

October 20, 2015

CancerCare wishes to express our immense gratitude to the Avon Foundation for Women for awarding our organization a $650,000 grant to support the AvonCares program, which has provided direct financial assistance to more than 80,000 low-income breast cancer patients in 50 states since 2000. The grant was presented at AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, which concluded this past weekend in New York.

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CancerCare Appoints Fernando Moraleda as Chief Information Officer

October 13, 2015

CancerCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando Moraleda as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Moraleda will be responsible for oversight of the organization’s technology operations as well as driving technology-related business strategy.

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CancerCare Welcomes Christine Verini as Chief Business Development Officer

October 5, 2015

CancerCare is pleased to welcome Chief Business Development Officer Christine Verini. Ms. Verini will serve as a key member of CancerCare’s Executive Leadership Team with a primary focus on expanding existing and future mission-based programs and enhancing and building organizational support and collaborations.

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