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October 2012
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Julia, a CancerCare client and longtime breast cancer survivor

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and CancerCare’s free, professional services help with the practical and emotional concerns that may arise from being diagnosed. Our breast cancer services include counseling, support groups, educational workshops and publications.

CancerCare also provides financial assistance for treatment-related expenses such as transportation and home care. Our specific programs include:

  • AvonCares (a partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women)
  • “CancerCare Get You There” (funded by Celgene Corporation)
  • Linking A.R.M.S.™ (a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure)
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Helpline and Financial Assistance (a partnership with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation).

Additionally, we’ve recently launched a new website for women coping with any cancer diagnosis: cancercareforwomen.org. You’ll find helpful information about topics including mind/body practices, nutrition, exercise, and relationships, along with inspirational stories from women coping with cancer.

Support CancerCare in October

Visit Caribou Coffee's website

Caribou Coffee is proud to offer a special Amy’s Blend collection of coffee, tea and merchandise to honor their original roastmaster and friend, Amy Erickson. You can help pay tribute to Amy and those impacted by breast cancer by purchasing any item from the Amy’s Blend collection, either online or at your local Caribou Coffee. Caribou will donate 10 percent of all sales from the Amy’s Blend collection from September 29 through November 7 directly to CancerCare. What’s more, for each additional “Like” Caribou receives on its Facebook page, the company will donate an additional $1 to CancerCare! For more information visit: www.cariboucoffee.com/amy.

This fall, be sure to try the newest Tic Tac® flavor, Strawberry Fields, with limited edition packaging to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. As part of the 8-year partnership between the Tic Tac® brand and CancerCare, Tic Tac® will once again make a $100,000 donation to support our free services. You can find Strawberry Fields flavor Tic Tac® mints with special packaging at select grocery, mass merchandiser and convenience stores.

PaperPro® makes life at the office easier with its innovative desk products while supporting people affected by breast cancer. This fall, CancerCare will receive a portion of the sales of specially marked PaperPro® Pink Ribbon staplers in desktop, compact, and nano sizes, as well as its three-hole punch. Visit www.paperpro.com to learn more.

Seven Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will donate 10% of all dine-in and take-out sales every Tuesday to CancerCare throughout the entire month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participating restaurants are located in: Darien, CT; Clifton, NJ; Edison, NJ; Ramsey, NJ; Carle Place, NY; White Plains, NY and Woodbury, NY.

Visit Shop for CancerCare where you can find other ways to support us, including shopping through Amazon.

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

Managing Your Cancer

International Brain Tumor Week

International Brain Tumor Week is Oct. 28–Nov. 3. View all of our resources for people coping with brain tumors, including podcasts, publications, and support groups.

Visit myelofibrosisawareness.org

For Professionals

Myelofibrosis Awareness

On September 20, CancerCare celebrated the nation’s first official “Myelofibrosis Awareness Day.” CancerCare is a member of the MPN Coalition, a group of organizations dedicated to helping people with myelofibrosis (MF).

The MPN Coalition recently launched myelofibrosisawareness.org, a website that provides tools for patients and healthcare professionals to understand MF symptoms, resources, and treatment options, including CancerCare’s podcast, Overview of Myelofibrosis, Current Treatment Options and Quality of Life Concerns.

Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During October, submit your question to our expert about coping with a brain tumor.

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In Your Words

“My social worker has been very helpful to me—she is so experienced and knowledgeable. I can talk to her about any topic, especially about some issues women face that they might have a hard time talking to their oncologist about.”

—Sharon, coping with a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer
Learn more about counseling »

Walk/Run for Hope

Participants at the 2012 Run/Walk for Hope in Fairfield, CT

There’s still time to register for CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope, taking place Sunday, October 14 at North Pavilion in Long Branch, NJ. New this year, we’ve added a USATF Certified 5K Run! Join us as we raise funds to continue offering our free support services to people facing any cancer diagnosis.

Other upcoming events include:

10/18Key to the Cure, Greenwich, CT
10/18Junior Committee Fall Event, New York, NY
10/20–21Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, New York, NY
11/4Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, Woodbury, NY
11/17Blocks of Love LEGO Expo, Bridgeport, CT

CancerCare is proud to be a beneficiary of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, taking place October 20–21 in New York City.

We have also been selected to be an official charity partner in the upcoming LA Marathon, taking place March 17 in Los Angeles, CA. If you’d like to run in support of our free services, contact Rosemary O’Sullivan at rosullivan@cancercare.org.

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

10/11Progress in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
10/12Dealing with the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments
10/19What's New in the Management of Blood Clots for Cancer Patients
10/23Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
10/25Managing the Challenging Side Effects of Metastatic Breast Cancer
10/26Update on T-Cell Lymphoma
10/31Coping With the Stress of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Myelofibrosis

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.

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