CancerCare E-News
  July 2013 
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New Video: Three CancerCare Clients From Around the Country Share Their Stories

Watch CancerCare clients Heidi, Fred and Robert 

share their personal stories in the video that premiered 

at CancerCare's 2013 Annual Spring Gala.  


Coming Soon! E-Alerts from CancerCare


In addition to our monthly e-News, we will begin sending

e-Alerts highlighting important news, programs and services from CancerCare. Look for e-Alerts in your

inbox soon! 


In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
AVONCares Supports CancerCare Financial Assistance for Women


Cancer treatment not only includes medical expenses, but also practical costs such as transportation to and from treatment, home care and child care. Thanks to
The Avon Foundation for Women, CancerCare financial assistance services and other programs have been made available to underserved women facing cancer. For the last 13 years, AVONCares has provided over $20,000,000 to women coping with cancer in all 50 states.


Learn more about CancerCare's financial assistance resources


Magnolia Meals at Home Continues to Deliver Meals to those Affected by Breast Cancer


Breast cancer treatment is often accompanied by challenges, which can make it more difficult to manage everyday tasks, such as food shopping or preparing meals. Magnolia Meals at HomeTM is a pilot meal delivery program providing nourishment at no-cost for families affected by breast cancer. The pilot program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA (as well as areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston). Recently, new communities in New Jersey have been added to the service area and include Clifton, Passaic, Little Falls and Totowa, as well as all of Essex County. Magnolia Meals at Home is a partnership among CancerCare, The Eisai Women's Oncology Program - Magnolia, Cancer Support Community and Meals on Wheels Association of America.



If you live in the areas served, visit to learn more.


CancerCare Co-Sponsors Twenty-Third Annual Living with Cancer Conference 


CancerCare is proud to be both a sponsor and presenter at the Twenty-Third Annual Living with Cancer Conference, taking placing on Saturday, July 20 from 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. This conference is free of charge and will offer information and practical tips to address the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. CancerCare social workers, Carolyn Messner, DSW, LCSW-R and Maria Chi, MSW, LCSW will be presenting. Registration is required - learn more.


Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp


CancerCare hosted its Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp at the Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA in early June. Twenty-nine families enjoyed recreational activities and received emotional support through therapeutic activities. The free weekend retreat is held each year for families who have lost a loved one to cancer.


View photos from the camp.



Coming Soon: "A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer (Financial Edition)"

CancerCare's landmark resource guide will be back in print this August, completely updated and redesigned! This comprehensive booklet will include hundreds of national and regional organizations that offer financial help to people with cancer. The booklet will also include tips for taking control of your finances and finding help in your community. Stay tuned.



Leading Experts Discuss Major Topics of the Day

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



7/10   Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

7/31   Updates in the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor Positive and Progesterone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer

9/10   Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

10/15 Caregivers: Coping with a Loved One's Metastatic Prostate Cancer


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


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

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Summer is a great time to support CancerCare's free services by holding your own fundraiser-- a bike ride, run/walk or a sporting event are just a few ideas. Team CancerCare makes it easy

to create your own event and collect donations in a secure environment in support of our free services. Visit to get started!



Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the premier national organization committed to improving lives by 
providing professional, personalized services to help people manage the emotional and practical 
challenges of cancer. CancerCare's comprehensive network of quality support services includes 
telephone, online and in-person counseling and support groups, resource referrals, publications,
education and financial and co-payment assistance. CancerCare helps 1,000,000 people each year
throughout the U.S. and distributes more than $30 million in financial and co-payment assistance. 
All CancerCare services are provided by our large staff of professional oncology social workers 
and are offered completely free of charge.

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



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