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March 2013
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March Is...

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  CancerCare offers support and resources for people coping with colorectal cancer, including counseling, support groups, publications and Connect Education Workshops™.  

Register now for our upcoming Connect Education Workshops,Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, on March 27 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. (ET) and Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, on April 17 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. (ET). You can also read our publications about colorectal cancer or view our colorectal cancer resources page.

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Read our booklet Treatment Update: Kidney Cancer or view our kidney cancer resources page.

And remember, CancerCare provides support to people coping with any diagnosis. Learn more at cancercare.org.

Social Work Month. CancerCare’s free services are provided by professional oncology social workers, who help individuals and families with the emotional and practical concerns arising from any type of cancer diagnosis.

Our social workers can help you:

  • feel less overwhelmed and better manage difficult feelings
  • communicate better with your health care team and loved ones
  • locate resources, including support services and financial help

To speak with an oncology social worker, call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Event Spotlight

Eisai Honored at 30th CancerCare Partnerships in Hope Annual Awards Dinner

More than 175 dedicated CancerCare supporters gathered in New York City in February for the 30th CancerCare Partnerships in Hope Annual Awards Dinner. The event, hosted by actress and cancer advocate S. Epatha Merkerson, honored Eisai Inc. for their commitment to people affected by cancer.  View photos.

Eisai is also the sponsor of CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp, a weekend retreat for families who have lost a loved one to cancer. And, Eisai’s Magnolia Meals at Home program has to date delivered free meals to more than 285 people receiving treatment for breast cancer.


Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During March, submit your question to our expert about cancer and vision issues.

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In Your Words

“To survive something, one merely has to live through it. I wanted more than just to survive cancer, I wanted to live, thrive and prosper in spite of it. Kristy [my social worker] was there for me…I could really tell she was listening, that she actually heard my pain, my frustration, my fear. She believed in me! And she worked with me until I could believe in me again.”

Pamela O., coping with triple-negative breast cancer 
Learn more about counseling.

Upcoming Events


Come walk with us and help support our free, professional services for people affected by cancer. WALK/RUN FOR HOPE is CancerCare’s largest fundraising event bringing together friends, families and community members to walk/run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, to support those who are facing the disease and to honor survivors.

More Events...
3/7     Girls' Night Out, Norwalk, CT
3/17    ASICS LA Marathon, Los Angeles, CA
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     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

Help for Cancer Caregivers

CancerCare has joined with WellPoint Foundation to launch Help for Cancer Caregivers, an online tool that provides education and resources to help caregivers cope with the stress of caregiving. The tool walks you through a brief survey and then provides you with personalized information to help monitor and manage the health challenges you may face as a result of your responsibilities.

Learn more about CancerCare’s free support services for caregivers.


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

3/20Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What's New in 2013 
3/27Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
4/10Progress in the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
4/12Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
4/17Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
4/24Sharing Responsibility for Your Care for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

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

Join the Team and Create Your Own Fundraiser

Join Team CancerCare and help support our free services by hosting your own fundraiser and donating the proceeds to CancerCare. Team CancerCare is an online tool that helps you organize your own event, build awareness and collect donations online in a secure environment.

Whether it’s a bake sale, awareness walk, concert, bowling party or hoedown, there are no limits to the types of events you can organize.

To learn more and get started, visit teamcancercare.org.

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


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