CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is a free retreat for families with children or teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer.
All proceeds of book sales of “Be Kind: A Story of Bella and Muffy” support CancerCare’s free services and programs.
Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Holiday Toy Drive Collects Donated Gifts for Children and Teens Affected by Cancer
The Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Association of New York donated funds and holiday gifts to CancerCare for Kids.
CancerCare recently launched a back-to-school pilot program to provie children and teens affected by cancer with backpacks and school supplies.
Children, parents and caregivers came together to meet other families coping with cancer and engage in relaxing, therapeutic and fun activities.
A dynamic team of CancerCare’s oncology social workers are presenting this year at the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference.
CancerCare recently hosted a yoga and wellness event for young adults who have used our services, and who are either in active treatment for a cancer diagnosis or are currently post-treatment. The group had the opportunity to engage in low-impact poses in a calming and restorative atmosphere.
Alex came to CancerCare for support after her friend Jodie passed away from an aggressive form of breast cancer. Jodie had also used CancerCare’s services while she was in hospice. “One of the things that was important to both of us was that CancerCare gave immediate support for people with cancer,” Alex says.
Now, Alex is riding with Team CancerCare at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour to raise funds for others who turn to CancerCare for help.
Unfortunately, cancer touches even the youngest lives. Oncology social worker Sarah Paul, LMSW, shares how working with children and teens affected by cancer challenges and inspires her.
Today’s guest blog post comes from oncology social worker, Sarah Paul, LMSW.
“I got to know Chris in the summer of 2014, almost a year after he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer,” she shares. “[We] discussed the challenge of not letting his diagnosis become a part of his identity, his search for love and the difficulties of being a single young adult with cancer.”