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Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional 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 oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

CancerCare programs and services help 170,000 people each year. We distribute 800,000 publications and welcome 1.5 million website visits annually. In the past year, CancerCare provided more than $22.3 million in financial assistance. The size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously since 1944, but it has never wavered from its mission of providing help and hope to people 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, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Face-to-Face Support Groups in New Jersey

For Patients

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meditation Group

    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. This group takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

  • 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 Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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. This group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer and takes place on Thursday evenings. For more information contact Glenn Meuche, MSW at 201-301-6816 or gmeuche@cancercare.org.

  • Meditation Group Thursday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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. This group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer and takes place on Thursday evenings. For more information contact Glenn Meuche, MSW at 201-301-6816 or gmeuche@cancercare.org.

  • Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Friday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Our 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. Each year, families spend three days at a working dude ranch in the beautiful Poconos. Fun activities like swimming, horseback riding, and fishing are combined with therapeutic grief activities led by CancerCare professional oncology social workers.

    “The camp is a place where the families can come together and not feel different,” explains CancerCare’s Claire Grainger, LCSW. “The kids meet others who have experienced a similar loss and they don’t have to explain anything to one another…There are a lot of tears, but there is also so much laughter. They’ve all found new friends – people that understand.”

    Registration is required. Please register by April 30, 2015.

    Listen to “Fly, Butterfly, Fly” – a song written by the campers from last year:

    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
  • Christine Verini
    Secretary
  • Dawn Aubel
  • Tom Carracino
  • Debbie Freire
    Past President
  • Joyce Heller
  • Ed Jarbath
  • Jeffrey Kampf
  • Lawrence H. Krampf
  • Paulette Laurenzi
  • Michael Morrone
  • Gerald Najarian
  • Richard A. Sackin
  • Robert J. Spiegel, MD
    Past President
  • William Stoddard
  • William Straughn