For the last seven years, CancerCare for Kids has provided warmth for families throughout the cold tri-state winters. In December, CancerCare’s social work and facilities teams wrapped up the holiday season, putting together packages of winter accessories, including blankets, gloves, hats and scarves, to send to 130 children and teenagers whose families have been affected by cancer.
2022 marked the return to in-person events after a pandemic pause and with it, some exciting new developments for CancerCare. As the world began to open up, we gradually brought back some of our in-person support groups and community programs, when safe to do so, thanks to our master’s-prepared oncology social workers.
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope Raises Over $95,000 To Support Individuals Impacted by Lung Cancer
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope took place on November 6, 2022. More than 200 people participated in the 5K walk to honor the memory of loved ones lost to lung cancer, celebrate survivors and support those who are currently facing a lung cancer diagnosis.
CancerCare for Kids’ Back-to-School Program, now in its seventh year, continues to provide brand new backpacks full of school supplies to children and teens in pre-K through 12th grade, throughout Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Earlier this month marked a special weekend for families who have recently lost a loved one to cancer, as they joined together at Memorytown USA, in Mount Pocono, PA, for CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp.
CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee’s 5th Annual Fundraising Event Raises Over $7,500 To Support Young Adults Impacted by Cancer
June 16 marked CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee’s (YPC) 5th annual fundraising event.
It’s hard to believe that 2021 is nearly over! Throughout the year, CancerCare has continued to support the growing and changing needs of those impacted by a cancer diagnosis. We are excited to share a selection highlights and achievements.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Winfield Boerckel, MSW, MBA, LCSW-R, heads CancerCare’s Long Island office and leads our national lung cancer program. After 25 prolific years at CancerCare, Win will be retiring this December. We are honored to share a retrospective of his time in oncology social work and how lung cancer has changed since 1996.
As summer draws to a close, many families and kids start looking ahead to back-to-school season—and our CancerCarefor Kids team does too! 2021 marks the sixth year of our Back-to-School Program, which provides brand-new backpacks full of school supplies to children and teens in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.