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CancerCare for Kids’ Winter Warmth Program 2021

February 1, 2022

This winter has been a little warmer for those affected by cancer due to the Winter Warmth Program, one of the initiatives provided by CancerCare for Kids. Now in its 6th season, the program sent care packages containing winter accessories, including a donation of socks by BOMBAS, to nearly 200 children and teenagers from 76 families in the tri-state area.

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Monthly Staff Feature: Financial Assistance Unit

January 5, 2022
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CancerCare’s free programs and services are made possible by a variety of client-facing and behind-the-scenes teams. Beginning this month, we will be featuring staff members from across the organization to recognize their important contributions to CancerCare. It takes a village!

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Purpose in Planning: Why Addressing Legal and Financial Questions Matters After a Cancer Diagnosis

November 4, 2021
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Recently, Triage Cancer and CancerCare, in collaboration with Eisai Inc., partnered to develop Magnolia Purpose in Planning®, a program that connects people affected by cancer to a library of personal affairs planning resources, all on one website. The program highlights the importance of ensuring those living with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers, are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions.

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Financial Assistance From Susan G. Komen®

September 10, 2019

Susan G. Komen® is committed to bridging financial gaps for underserved individuals coping with breast cancer across the country. Offered in partnership with CancerCare, the Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program is open to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women who are actively undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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CancerCare Receives Funding for Low-Income New Yorkers Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

March 26, 2019
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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.

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Help for Women Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

February 27, 2018
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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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Help for Low-Income New Yorkers Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

February 14, 2018
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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.

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Update: CancerCare’s Hurricane Relief Programs

January 30, 2018
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Although it has been over four months since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria made landfall in the United States, many are still reeling from the after effects and are in the process of rebuilding. In these communities, some people still do not have access to basic necessities, such as electricity and clean water. In response, CancerCare, in partnership with the Community Oncology Alliance, raised almost $665,000 in direct financial assistance for people with cancer who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.

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How High Cancer Costs Impact Patients’ Quality of Life

November 1, 2017
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CancerCare oncology social worker, Maria Chi, discusses her research on how financial toxicity affects cancer patients’ mental health and quality of life, and what social workers can do to help them cope.

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Seeking Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 10, 2017
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Stacy Lewis discusses the unique challenges of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, offers tips for finding support and describes how CancerCare’s services can help.

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