2018 Year in Review

December 8, 2018
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As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on all we’ve accomplished throughout the year to help people affected by cancer. Looking back on 2018, here are just a few highlights:

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CancerCare Announces Findings From Second Lung Cancer Roundtable

November 5, 2018

CancerCare recently held a second lung cancer roundtable discussion titled, “The Role of Lung Advocacy Organizations in Biomarker Testing.”

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CancerCare Supporter Releases Book about Her Experience with Chronic Pain and How Her Rabbit Helped Her

September 25, 2018
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Longtime CancerCare supporter and volunteer, Nancy Laracy, was originally diagnosed with fibromyalgia and an autoimmune disease in 1997. In 2001, Nancy’s life changed when her family decided to adopt a rabbit named Bunny Boy. Bunny Boy and Nancy quickly became inseparable and became an important member of the family. “He was a breath of fresh air that came into my life at the right moment,” shared Nancy.

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Why Linda Supports CancerCare ’s New Jersey Walk/Run for Hope

September 21, 2018
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Before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Linda Dimuro actively volunteered in her local community, including Valley Hospital. After using CancerCare’s services and taking a year to focus on her recovery, Linda is giving back to her community again by participating in CancerCare’s New Jersey Walk/Run for Hope. Linda says, “CancerCare has done so much for me and this is something I can get involved in that that helps me both mentally and physically.”

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CancerCare Client Gives Back and Honors Beloved Husband

August 7, 2018
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On Sunday, July 8th, CancerCare client Joan Remnick hosted an art show in honor of her late husband, Burt Remnick, who passed away this past January of colorectal cancer. The art show was comprised of thirty of Burt’s nature and still-life photographs.

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CancerCare‘s Young Professionals Committee Hosts Its Inaugural Fundraiser Event

June 19, 2018
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On June 12th, CancerCare‘s Young Professionals Committee held their inaugural fundraiser, Cocktails for a Cause. 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.

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Merck Staff Lends a Hand for Healing Hearts

May 11, 2018
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On April 24, Merck held a volunteer day in its New Jersey office to support CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp, a retreat for families who have lost a loved one to cancer. The event was attended by over 40 Merck employees and led by CancerCare Director of Regional Programs, Kathy Nugent, LCSW.

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Help for Women Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

February 27, 2018

CancerCare recently received a $400,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to provide financial assistance to women with any cancer diagnosis.

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Supporter Spotlight: TESARO

February 26, 2018

As we gear up for CancerCare’s 2018 Gala , happening Wednesday, April 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, we’d like to take a moment to thank TESARO, our Presenting Sponsor and Honoree.

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Why Rachel Runs For CancerCare

January 24, 2018
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Rachel originally entered the lottery for the 2017 New York City Marathon for fun and she was surprised when she was selected. After being picked, she began the daunting process of training for 26.2 mile run.

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