Merck Staff Lends a Hand for Healing Hearts

May 11, 2018

On April 24, Merck held a volunteer day in its New Jersey office to support CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp, a retreat for families who have lost a loved one to cancer. The event was attended by over 40 Merck employees and led by CancerCare Director of Regional Programs, Kathy Nugent, LCSW.

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Maintaining Good Mental Health When Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis

May 4, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Today’s guest blog post comes from CancerCare Social Worker Maryrose Mongelli. Maryrose shares her experience providing emotional support for individuals coping with cancer.

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2018 CancerCare Gala Showcases Program Impacts, Raises Funds for Free Support Services

April 30, 2018

Philanthropists, health care industry leaders, patient advocates, and CancerCare supporters attended the 74-year-old national nonprofit’s 2018 Gala on April 25, which took place at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. This annual event raises crucial funds to support the organization’s free services for anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis.

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Marjorie’s Experience With CancerCare

April 26, 2018

Last year, Marjorie’s whole world fell apart when her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Shortly after that, her sister-in-law was also unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. After losing both relatives, Marjorie sought out grief counseling, which is where she first heard of CancerCare. She called the Hopeline, and was connected with Kathy Nugent, LCSW, an oncology social worker in CancerCare’s New Jersey office. Through her individual counseling, Marjorie was able to process the grief she was feeling, as well as talk through the mental and physical toll of caregiving.

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CancerCare and LUNGevity Financial Toxicity Survey

April 24, 2018

CancerCare, in partnership with LUNGevity Foundation, is interested in understanding the burden of financial toxicity associated with lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Helping Kids Discover Their Super Powers When a Family Member Has Cancer

March 26, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6th, CancerCare’s New Jersey office, in partnership with The Valley Hospital, hosted a fun-filled Super Hero Workshop for families affected by cancer.

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Celebrating Social Workers: CancerCare’s Interns Reflect on Their Experience

March 26, 2018

Each academic year, CancerCare welcomes students for a second-year field placement, who have an interest in the field of oncology social work. The internship program offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on a person’s life. As part of National Social Work Month, we asked our current interns what skills they have gained while interning at CancerCare and what their favorite part of interning here was.

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CancerCare Social Worker, Mayra Sandoval, Discusses Her Work With the Latino Community

March 22, 2018

“The most rewarding aspect of my job is knowing that my clients are heard. It fills me with joy knowing I am making a difference in their lives by listening and empowering them every step of the way.”

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CancerCare Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, Discusses Her Work with People Living With Cancer

March 20, 2018

March is Social Work Month! This is Part V of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, LMSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for people living with cancer.

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CancerCare Social Workers Discuss Their Work with Children and Teens

March 19, 2018

“Our role is to provide a safe space for children and teens to talk about their feelings and teach them coping strategies that might help during this difficult time”

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