Mary Hanley, MSW, LMSW

Online Support Group Program Coordinator

Mary is the Online Support Group Program Coordinator at CancerCare, providing counseling to people coping with cancer and people who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

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Mary shares, “In my work at CancerCare, I am most motivated by helping those affected by cancer make the most of a hard, life-changing situation. Although we socially give the message that cancer survivors are “strong” and “warriors,” it’s important that those with cancer and their loved ones are given the time to not be okay, to be vulnerable, and to grieve what has been lost. My hope is that I and CancerCare more broadly can contribute to a culture of broadening our social understanding of cancer beyond catchy words, ribbons, and tropes.”