Last month, CancerCare made the difficult decision to cancel our national gala to ensure the safety of our supporters, our staff and the public at large. We hosted an online auction and donation opportunity in its place to fund the free, professional support services that are now more necessary than ever.
On September 15, CancerCare hosted their 1st annual Walk, Wag & Run event at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, NJ. This family-friendly 5K event spread awareness and raised money for CancerCare’s free, professional services available to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Sephora Hosts CancerCare Clients for Brave Beauty Class for Confidence to Support Women Living With Cancer
On Monday, July 29, the Sephora store located at Herald Square hosted CancerCare clients for a hands-on Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer Class for Confidence. These free classes help people living with cancer discover techniques and products that address the visible effects of cancer treatments from specially-trained makeup artists.
On June 20th, CancerCare‘s Young Professionals Committee held their second annual fundraising event. The event was held at The Michael Kors Building in Soho and was attended by over 100 industry leaders under 40 years old from the greater New York City area.
2019 CancerCare® Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Help & Hope, Raises Money for Free Support Services to Those Affected by Cancer
The annual event brought together philanthropists, health care industry leaders, patient advocates and other supporters to raise funds for the organization’s free counseling, education and financial assistance programs.
CancerCare recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New Yorkers affected by cancer.
“The Sephora Brave Beauty classes are special for so many reasons,” said Maryrose Mongelli, LMSW CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator. “It’s all about making these women feel good and confident about themselves, throughout their difficult journey.”
“CancerCare is one of the few organizations that focus on patients and families WITH cancer,” shared Kay, a CancerCare client.
The CancerCare for Kids Winter Warmth program is now in its third year! In December 2018, CancerCare for Kids sent out 155 winter warmth packages to children and teens affected by cancer. This program currently assists families living in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This year, the package contained: socks, gloves, a fleece blanket, scarves, pocket tissues, hand warmers and hats generously donated by Love Your Melon.
On December 13, CancerCare’s New Jersey Office, in partnership with Eisai Inc., hosted its 7th Annual Holiday Party. The party was open to all of CancerCare’s clients, including families, adults and caregivers affected by cancer. Eisai Inc. graciously hosted 200+ children, adults and staff members in their office space in the Woodcliff Lakes, New Jersey.