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February 2013

 In This Issue...

Focus On

A Look Ahead to CancerCare in 2013

In 2012, CancerCare helped more people than ever before, providing direct assistance and support to more than 110,000 people coping with cancer. Still, the need for free support services continues to grow.

In 2013, CancerCare will respond to this increased need by releasing dozens of new and updated publications, presenting Connect Education WorkshopsTM addressing a variety of new topics,  providing community programs to help people better manage the practical challenges of cancer, and by holding approximately 20 fundraising events across the country.

Visit our blog, CopeLink, to learn more about how CancerCare can help you in 2013.

Managing Your Cancer

Join A Support Group

Connect with others affected by cancer through CancerCare’s support groups. Groups are available online and over the telephone. Face-to-face groups are available in our offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.

We offer groups for patients, caregivers, loved ones, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. All support groups are led by professional oncology social workers.

To learn more and register for a support group, visit cancercare.org/support_groups  or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).


Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During February, submit your question to our expert about coping through journaling.

Connect with Us

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In Your Words

“Thank you very much for awarding me a check for financial assistance. You will never know how much this means to me and my family. This disease may not be wanted, but it is so nice to know that there are organizations such as yours that help us during our time of need.”

—Deborah G.
Learn more about the financial assistance CancerCare offers.

Upcoming Events


Attention, ladies! Join us March 7 at Lillian August in Norwalk, CT for an evening of live entertainment, a silent auction, food and wine, specialty vendors and more! Proceeds from GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT support the professional support services CancerCare provides to anyone affected by cancer.

To learn more and purchase tickets, please contact Jennifer Keller, Special Events Manager, at jkeller@cancercare.org.

Events Calendar
3/7     Girls' Night Out, Norwalk, CT
3/17   L.A. Marathon, Los Angeles, CA
4/7     Walk/Run for Hope, West Windsor, NJ
4/24   Sweet Charity: Chocolate for a Cause, New York, NY
5/4     EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women 2013, New York, NY
5/5     Walk/Run for Hope, Greenwich, CT
5/5     2013 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY
5/15   Festival of Hope Gala, Florham Park, NJ
5/19   Bay to Breakers, San Francisco, CA
6/12   Annual Spring Gala, New York, NY
6/20  CancerCare Classic Golf Tournament, Locust Valley, NY

What’s New

Financial Assistance Program

We’re pleased to offer a generous grant from the WebMD Health Foundation to provide financial assistance program to help cancer patients living in San Diego and Imperial Counties, California. Grants can be applied toward costs including: 

  • Transportation (gas, tolls, parking, car service, ambulette and paratransit)
  • Home care
  • Child care

Funds are limited and based on eligibility and availability. For more information, please call us at 800-813-HOPE (4673).


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

2/6The Latest Developments Reported at the 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
2/8Update on Metastatic Prostate Cancer: What’s New?
3/20Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013 for People Living with Cancer
3/27Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
4/17Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
5/17Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

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

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

Support CancerCare

Sell & Shop for CancerCare

Through eBay Giving Works, you can help support CancerCare by selling items you no longer use and donating a percentage to us, ranging from 10% to 100%.

We’ve also updated our Shop for CancerCaresection of our website –learn more about ways to shop and support our free, professional services for people affected by cancer.  

As always, you can help support our services by making a donation today.


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