Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.

CancerCare helps 1,000,000 people each year throughout the U.S. and distributes more than $30 million in financial and co-payment assistance. The size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously since 1944, but the mission remains the same—to provide help and hope to anyone affected by cancer.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

CancerCare’s East End Long Island office, also serving the North Fork and Riverhead, was opened in 2005 to ensure that residents of Long Island’s East End have full access to all CancerCare services.

Our Mission

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.

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Board of Managers

  • Harry E. Heller, PhD
    President
  • Gary Wohl
    Vice President
  • Liz Van Patten
    Secretary
  • Louis Avvento, MD
  • Gini Booth
  • Joanne Conforti
  • Francesca Freedman
  • Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD
  • Rona S. Klopman
  • Elise J. Marmon
  • Thomas Sconzo
  • Linda Shapiro