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.
On Tuesday, March 29th, CancerCare for Kids had the pleasure of partnering with Kids Kicking Cancer to offer a free martial arts class to children affected by cancer. The event gave children the opportunity to connect with peers while increasing confidence and coping skills in a fun and relaxing 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.
I found myself leaving sessions hopeful and revitalized, emotions I hadn’t felt in a long time. I was able to be a better caregiver for my Dad because I was finally taking care of myself - a gift from CancerCare that I will be forever grateful for.
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.
Last week, CancerCare recognized World Cancer Day by sharing ways that anyone can offer emotional support to someone affected by cancer. We also asked our followers on social media to share your ideas. Here is what you had to say!
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.”
In today’s blog post, CancerCare Social Worker and Internship Program Coordinator, Glenn Meuche, discusses his personal and professional experience with melanoma survivorship. A melanoma survivor himself, Glenn also offers counseling to cancer survivors coping with the lasting physical and emotional effects of their experience.
As 2016 draws near, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on all we’ve accomplished in the past year. Here’s a look back at just a few of the highlights from 2015.
Of course, the truest highlights have been the exchanges between our social workers and clients, the bonds formed between members of our support groups and the words of thanks we receive from those who feel they have been helped. All of us at CancerCare look forward to continuing to provide help and hope to anyone affected by cancer, and working to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.
The holidays can be a difficult time for people who are coping with cancer. CancerCare Oncology Social Worker, Andrew Chesler, LMSW, offers advice on how to approach the holidays during a cancer diagnosis, in ways that stay true to your emotions and build closer ties with those around you.