CancerCare wishes to extend our warmest thanks to the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) New York Association during this holiday season! The national academic honor society recently donated funds and gifts to CancerCare clients, as part of its 2018 Holiday Celebration & Toy Drive.
The Phi Beta Kappa New York Association Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive Donates Gifts to Families Affected by Cancer
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:
CancerCare recently held a second lung cancer roundtable discussion titled, “The Role of Lung Advocacy Organizations in Biomarker Testing.”
CancerCare Supporter Releases Book about Her Experience with Chronic Pain and How Her Rabbit Helped Her
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
CancerCare recently received a $400,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to provide financial assistance to women with any cancer diagnosis.