CancerCare® Receives $700,000 Grant from The New York Community Trust to Help New Yorkers Affected by Cancer

NEW YORK (February 7, 2017) – CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, has been awarded a $700,000 grant by The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to New York residents and their families who are facing cancer.

The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s largest community foundations, supports charities in the New York metropolitan area. Each year, grants are made in support of areas including the arts, civic affairs, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, historic preservation, legal assistance, and medical research. Since 2000, the New York Community Trust has donated over $11 million in support of CancerCare’s mission.

“Thanks to the outstanding generosity of The New York Community Trust and their continued commitment to CancerCare’s free services, we are better able to meet the ever-increasing needs of New Yorkers affected by a cancer diagnosis,” said CancerCare CEO Patricia J. Goldsmith. “The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even with insurance, most people are unprepared for the out-of-pocket expenses for medical care. These funds provide a significant source of relief for local families who are coping with the enormous financial and emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.”

To learn more about CancerCare’s financial assistance services, visit www.cancercare.org/financial.

About The New York Community Trust

Since 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the community foundation of the New York metropolitan area, an aggregate of 2,000 funds created by charitable individuals, families, and corporations to improve the quality of life for all the area’s residents. Grants made from these funds meet the changing needs of children, youth, and families; aid in community development; improve the environment; promote health; assist people with special needs; and support education, arts, and human rights. To learn more, visit www.nycommunitytrust.org.

About CancerCare®

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. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.

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

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