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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 New Jersey office was opened in 1982 to ensure that New Jersey residents 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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Face-to-Face Support Groups in New Jersey

For Patients

  • "Discovery" - A Self-Growth Support Group

    This weekly support group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and has been in treatment within the past two years. This group will meet for 8 weeks.

    “Discovery” will provide one with a chance for introspection, self-growth and empowerment. This group will discuss positive psychology techniques to assist you in finding meaning, peace and purpose while coping with cancer.

    This group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

    For more information ot to register, contact Claire Grainger, LSW, at 201-301-6811 or cgrainger@cancercare.org

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (in active treatment or post-treatment). Groups take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the University Medical Center at Princeton’s Breast Health Center, located at 300B Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 1-201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • Conversations: Connection, Strength, and Empowerment for Women with Breast Cancer

    Join CancerCare for a special opportunity to make positive connections with others facing breast cancer. This face-to-face support group meets one Thursday afternoon each month at 1:00 p.m. at CancerCare’s Ridgewood office. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Claire Grainger at 201-301-6811 for more information or to register.

  • General Patient Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. The support group takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Monroe Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • Prostate Cancer Patient and Family Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for prostate cancer patients and their family members. This group takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the The University Medical Center at Plainsboro, located on Rt. 1 between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro R. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

Bereavement/Grief

  • Partners Bereavement Support Group

    This 8-week face-to-face support group is for people who have lost a partner or spouse to cancer. The group will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at CancerCare’s New Jersey Office, 141 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    For more information, please contact Glenn Meuche, MSW, 201-301-6816 or gmeuche@cancercare.org.

Community Programs in New Jersey

  • Meditation Group Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.

    Meditation can be helpful in lessening the impact of stress and strengthening our ability to cope with the hills and valleys of living with the cancer experience. Come and learn simple meditation techniques that may help you relax, refresh and renew your body and soul. For more information, contact Glenn Meuche, MSW, CancerCare at 201-301-6816 or gmeuche@cancercare.org.

  • Ways to Wellness Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Joanne Hudson has over 30 years experience as a master’s-level R.N. She is a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and is a Master Instructor in the technique of Integrated Energy Therapy®. Joanne will discuss what energy medicine is and how it is beneficial.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Kathy Nugent, LCSW, CancerCare at 201-301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org; or Sonia Pacheco, LSW, CancerCare at 201-301-6815 or spacheco@cancercare.org.

  • Ways to Wellness Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Jennifer S. Faherty is a career strategist, life and money coach, writer, speaker and teacher. She is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Jennifer will be discussing the benefits of financial planning.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Kathy Nugent, LCSW, CancerCare at 201-301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org; or Sonia Pacheco, LSW, CancerCare at 201-301-6815 or spacheco@cancercare.org.

  • Healing Hearts Camp Friday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.

    A free weekend overnight retreat at Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA, for families who have lost a loved one to cancer. The camp is for the whole family (parents and children) and fun recreational activities (swimming, fishing, horseback riding and games) are combined with therapeutic grief activities to provide emotional support.

    Registration is required. Please register by May 5, 2014. Please contact Claire Grainger, LCSW, at 800-813-4673, ext. 6811 or cgrainger@cancercare.org. You may also contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809 or knugent@cancercare.org.

Patient/Family Resource Room

Located at our New Jersey office, patients and family members are invited to visit the resource room. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

Free Wigs

Free wigs are available at our New Jersey office. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer. The program is currently being piloted in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA (as well as specific locations in New York, New Hampshire and Boston). Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with breast cancer, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested by the participant.

For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809

Events

Board of Managers

  • Anne Marie Robertson
    President
  • Shabnam Kazmi
    Vice President
  • David V. Campbell
    Treasurer
  • Christine Verini
    Secretary
  • David R. Kott, Esq.
    Past President
  • Robert J. Spiegel, MD
    Past President
  • Tom Carracino
  • Debbie Freire
    Past President
  • Joyce Heller
  • Ed Jarbath
  • Jeffrey Kampf
  • Lawrence H. Krampf
  • Paulette Laurenzi
  • Michael Morrone
  • Gerald Najarian
  • Richard A. Sackin
  • William Straughn