Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Our programs and services helped 195,000 people affected by cancer, and we welcomed 2.1 million visits to our websites.
  • Our professional oncology social workers provided emotional and practical support to 93,577 people through our Hopeline, individual counseling, support group and community programs.
  • CancerCare provided $26.4 million in financial assistance to 24,516 people to help with treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.
  • Leading experts in oncology led 69 Connect Education Workshops, featuring 127 faculty members and 95 partner organizations, drawing 76,914 participants.
  • CancerCare distributed 792,953 print and digital publications to health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • MyCancerCircle™ served 40,089 active users in 3,019 active caregiver communities.
  • Online Helping Hand served 12,699 people affected by cancer conducting 20,000 searches.

To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Our Mission

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Community Programs in Connecticut

  • Wig Clinic Friday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    We recognize that appearance-related effects of cancer treatment can be difficult for many women. Our Wig Clinic aims to empower women diagnosed with cancer to look and feel their best during treatment and beyond; to cope with dignity and confidence.

    Women diagnosed with any type of cancer who are receiving chemotherapy are eligible to receive a free wig from CancerCare’s Wig Clinic. We provide new wigs in a variety of lengths, colors and styles. During the individual 30-minute fitting, women have the opportunity to try on different wigs. Basic wig care is discussed, although we do not have the capacity to cut or style wigs ourselves. Registration is required. Please contact Mildre Gonzalez at 203-663-2188.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer, thyroid, kidney and soft tissue sarcoma. The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA (as well as specific locations in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Boston), and Raleigh-Durham. Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with breast cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer and soft tissue cancer sarcoma, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested by the participant. For more information please visit or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809


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Board of Managers

  • David Pearlstone, MD
  • Charles Collier
    Vice President
  • John DeMelis
    Vice President
  • Diane Pincus
    Vice President
  • Clifford Stober
  • Cris Alvacedo
  • Kathy DiGiovanna
  • Richard H. Raphael
  • Jan Schaefer
  • Beth Thompson
  • Josh Witkin
  • Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Presidents Emeritus

  • Charles Ellis
  • Michael Fishoff
  • Brendan M. Kerrigan
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