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July 2012
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Focus On

New Online Resource

Visit MyCancerCircle.net

We know that cancer profoundly impacts family members and others close to a person who has been diagnosed. Boehringer Ingelheim, in collaboration with CancerCare, has created My Cancer Circle™, a simple, customizable online tool that helps organize the community of family members, friends, and others who want to lend a hand. Through a Help Calendar, caregivers are able to enlist friends and family to sign up for tasks, including cooking dinner and offering rides to doctor’s appointments. My Cancer Circle also encourages message and photo sharing among members.

To learn more or to create a community to help support a loved one coping with cancer, please visit mycancercircle.net.

What’s New

New Fact Sheets

We’ve recently created three new fact sheets to help people caring for a loved one with cancer:

View all of our publications online »

Awareness Calendar—July is...

UV Safety Month

  • Read our fact sheet, “Staying Safe in the Sun,” for tips on protecting yourself from UV rays and spotting any possible signs of skin cancer.
  • Faces of Skin Cancer is an online community for people affected by advanced skin cancer to hear from others and share their experiences with the disease. The program will donate $1 to advanced skin cancer programs each time the video on the homepage is viewed and for each new story submitted.

For Professionals

Our professional oncology social workers recently attended the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference, where CancerCare’s Director of Education and Training, Carolyn Messner, DSW was named “Oncology Social Worker of the Year” and oncology social worker Sarah Kelly, LCSW won the award for “Best Poster Presentation.”

Visit our blog to read more about the conference »

Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During July, submit your question to our expert about health insurance.

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In Your Words

Watch the video on YouTube

CancerCare clients share their stories in a video that premiered at CancerCare’s 2012 Annual Spring Gala on June 14.

Upcoming Events

Teb’s Troops’ 6th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K will take place July 29 at 9 a.m. in Chicago. The race starts and finishes at Montrose Harbor and follows the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Proceeds from the event benefit CancerCare and other organizations that provide support services to people facing melanoma. Learn more at tebstroops.org

Calendar of Events

9/9Walk/Run for Hope, Fairfield, CT
9/23Walk/Run for Hope, Paramus, NJ
10/14Walk/Run for Hope, Long Branch, NJ
11/4Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, Woodbury, NY

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.cancercare.org/events.

CancerCare Connect®

Education Workshops

Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.

Workshop Calendar

7/11Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma
7/17Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy
7/20Caring for Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer
7/25Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Missed a Connect Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through the CancerCare website.

Support CancerCare

CancerCare has been able to provide free, professional support services thanks to the thoughtfulness of our many donors. There are many ways to support CancerCare, including making a bequest in your will.

If you would like to learn more about making a planned gift, please contact Mary Fuchs, Director of Annual Giving, at 212-712-8321 or Cristina Ryan Raggio, Director of Major Gifts, at 212-712-8337. You can also learn more online.

And as always, you can help us continue our free services to anyone facing cancer by making a donation today.

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