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CancerCare Holiday Party Brings Over 130 Clients Together

January 11, 2024
CancerCare staff standing in front of Christmas tree

CancerCare, in partnership with Eisai, brought over 130 clients affected by cancer together in New Jersey for a festive holiday party in December.

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CancerCare Provides Warm Coats to People Aged 50+ Diagnosed with Cancer

January 10, 2024
Social workers standing in front of boxes

Now in its fourth year, CancerCare’s Share the Warmth program provided new, warm coats to 75 individuals aged 50+ who are in active treatment for cancer in December.

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CancerCare Provides Insight in The New York Times on the Chemo Drug Shortage Crisis

January 4, 2024
Danielle Saff quote

In a recent article in The New York Times, the ongoing chemotherapy drug shortage many cancer patients and their loved ones have faced over the last year was brought into focus. The piece highlights a growing crisis in the generic drug industry and features insights from Danielle Saff, LCSW, an oncology social worker and the Older Adult Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor with CancerCare.

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Creative Connections at CancerCare’s Young Adult “Paint & Sip” Night

December 12, 2023

On December 5, 2023, CancerCare hosted a free “Paint and Sip” event for young adults impacted by cancer at the Painting Lounge in Midtown, Manhattan.

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CancerCare Year in Review 2023

December 12, 2023
Year in Review 2023

2023 marked another eventful year for CancerCare’s emotional and educational support programs, both in-person and virtual, as well as advocacy efforts and fundraising for people affected by cancer. In this fiscal year alone, we provided over 52,000 hours of emotional and practical support and answered over 46,000 calls on our helplines.

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Two Decades of Inspiring Hope: CancerCare’s 20th Annual Lung Cancer Walk Raises Over $90,000

November 7, 2023
Group at the start line

On November 5, 2023, more than 200 individuals gathered at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, NY, for CancerCare’s 20th Lung Cancer Walk for Hope.

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CancerCare for Kids Provides Children and Teens with Back-to-School Supplies

September 21, 2023
Social workers standing in front of boxes

As fall approaches, children, teens and their families prepare for the upcoming school year. Getting new school supplies is on many families’ minds and can be especially difficult for families coping with cancer.

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Resources for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Impacted by Cancer/Recursos para personas de habla hispana afectadas por el cáncer

September 12, 2023
Sara J

In this guest Q&A blog post and as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, CancerCare’s Insights Program Coordinator and oncology social worker, Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, discusses CancerCare’s Spanish languages services and resources for people impacted by cancer.

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Reps 4 Ryan: Honoring a Friendship Through Fitness and Fundraising

September 7, 2023
Reps 4 Ryan

As we launch this year’s Do Something campaign, we wanted to share a story about a group of young men who are doing something in memory of their friend: In Fairfield, Connecticut, a group of childhood friends shared an unbreakable bond with Ryan Van Zandt, who was “anything but boring and knew how to entertain those around him,” shared Ryan’s friend, Conor. From childhood to his early twenties, His contagious smile, humor and kindness endeared him to everyone who met him.

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CancerCare’s Annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Offers a Sea of Support

July 27, 2023
Campers hugging

Families who recently lost a loved one to cancer came together at Memorytown USA in Mount Pocono, PA for CancerCare’s free annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp this July.

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