I joined CancerCare last fall and immediately began working on a multi-stakeholder disaster response program for cancer patients. The first order of the day was to call individuals who had been involved in assisting patients in past disasters to learn what their organizations had done, to understand the challenges faced by cancer patients in the wake of a disaster, and to hear ideas on how we might jointly work on those challenges in the future.
CancerCare Convened Stakeholder Meeting to Begin Creating Model Disaster Preparedness and Response Program for Cancer Patients and Providers
To recognize National Women’s Health Week (May 12 – 18, 2019), CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program hosted a Women’s Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 15 at our national office in New York City.
On May 8, 2019, 200 of CancerCare supporters gathered at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ, to celebrate CancerCare’s 31st Annual Festival of Hope Gala. Health care industry leaders, philanthropists and friends of the organization raised funds to support CancerCare’s free services for anyone affected by cancer.
Since 1944, the size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously but it has never wavered from its mission of helping people impacted by cancer.
2019 CancerCare® Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Help & Hope, Raises Money for Free Support Services to Those Affected by Cancer
The annual event brought together philanthropists, health care industry leaders, patient advocates and other supporters to raise funds for the organization’s free counseling, education and financial assistance programs.
CancerCare is excited to announce that our New Jersey location has moved to 1 Kalisa Way, Suite 205 in Paramus, New Jersey. This larger space will allow our New Jersey oncology social workers to expand programs and better serve clients in the area.
CancerCare is excited to announce the relaunch of My Cancer Circle™ MyCancerCircle.net, a free, private, customizable online tool that enables caregivers of people facing cancer to organize and coordinate a circle of family members and friends to provide practical and emotional support.
La invitada del blog de hoy es una trabajadora social de CancerCare, Leeann Medina-Martinez, MSW, LMSW. Como trabajadora social bilingüe, Leeann comparte los recursos que ofrece CancerCare en español.
CancerCare recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New Yorkers affected by cancer.
CancerCare’s Vilmarie Rodriguez, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, Receives Emerald Leader Award of the National Association of Social Workers
CancerCare is thrilled to announce Vilmarie Rodriguez, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, LCSW, is the recipient of the Emerald Leader Award of the National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter (NASW-NYC).