A dynamic team of CancerCare’s oncology social workers presented at this year’s Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference. Created in 1984 by social workers interested in oncology and by existing national cancer organizations, AOSW is an expanding force of psychosocial oncology professionals. The annual meeting serves as a wonderful opportunity to advance the field of oncology social work, as well as to highlight the important work conducted by CancerCare’s social workers.
For people with cancer, coping with the loss of fertility can seem secondary. But for many, it is viewed as something everlasting, staying with them long after there is no longer evidence of the disease. As overwhelming as this new normal may seem, there are ways to cope with the feelings that may arise. CancerCare oncology social worker and guest blogger Angelique Caba, LCSW, discusses different ways of coping with fertility loss after cancer.
Graphic designer and cancer survivor Katie, 19, put her artistic talents to use by creating an inspirational calendar benefiting CancerCare. “I donated to CancerCare because their money goes towards the patients and families,” she shares. “I felt the pain first hand of the patient’s side of cancer, so I wanted my donation to go towards an organization that has the patients in mind.”
After Sandra Lyu’s father, Seung, passed away from pancreatic cancer, she and her family decided to set up a special fundraiser in his memory, benefiting CancerCare’s free support services. After creating a Team CancerCare fundraiser page, the Lyu family has raised nearly $10,000 for anyone affected by cancer. “We are truly grateful to everyone who has donated,“ Sandra says. "Knowing the impact our father has had on so many people and to give back in honor of him has meant so much to our family during this very difficult time.”
CancerCare is pleased to announce that a new booklet, “Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology,” is now available!
Over 250 dedicated members of the CancerCare family joined us on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Greenwich Point for the Third Annual Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope to celebrate survivors, support those who are facing cancer and remember those who lost to the disease. Congratulations to Evangela Breitbart for being the event’s highest individual fundraiser and to the Lymphomaniacs who, once again, won the award for highest total for a team!
Over 400 guests gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on April 22 in support of CancerCare. The 2015 gala raised over $900,000 and featured an address by legendary reporter Sam Donaldson, who served as the event’s Honorary Co-Chair.
Wendy, of Norwalk, Connecticut, is a mother, a business professional, a runner and a cancer survivor. Her personal experience with cancer has led her to become an unstoppable advocate for CancerCare’s free support services.
Read more about why she runs for hope, and how you can join Wendy and CancerCare this Sunday at the Third Annual Walk/Run for Hope in Greenwich, CT.
CancerCare is pleased to welcome Teresa Bitetti, Senior Vice President of US Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb, to its Board of Trustees. “We are honored that Bristol-Myers Squibb has chosen Teresa to serve on the CancerCare Board of Trustees. Having such a talented senior executive volunteer her time and expertise to CancerCare, is yet another example of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s commitment to patients,” said Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare.
CancerCare is pleased to welcome Marcia A. Kean, Chairman of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, to its Board of Trustees. Kean brings more than 35 years of biomedical and information technology industry experience to her appointment with CancerCare, encompassing business operating experience in the private and public sectors.