CancerCare E-News
  September 2013 
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CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation Launches New Website and Same-Day Approval    



CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) announced the launch of its new website and online application process. The new technology will allow CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation to provide same-day, conditional approvals. This will enable faster access to treatments and a higher standard of care for people coping with cancer.


Patients will also have real-time insight into their status, eliminating the usual wait and uncertainty. Both patients and health care providers will experience an enhanced level of customer service because the site closely monitors each individual's unique treatment plan and medication usage. The site provides reminder tools and an interactive calendar to assist patients in managing their care. Grants and payments can also be closely tracked.


CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is also uniquely able to provide immediate access to the full array of CancerCare's free support services. "We have found that co-payment assistance coupled with a network of professional emotional and practical support improves quality of care for the patient and their loved ones," said CancerCare Chief Operating Officer, John Rutigliano.


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Caribou Coffee to Support CancerCare in October With Amy's Blend Collection  


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, national coffee and tea retailer Caribou Coffee will offer a special Amy's Blend collection of coffee, tea and merchandise to support CancerCare. The collection honors their original roastmaster and friend, Amy Erickson, who passed away from breast cancer. CancerCare supporters can pay tribute to Amy and those impacted by breast cancer by purchasing any item from the Amy's Blend collection September 28 through October 31. For the second year in a row, Caribou will donate 10 percent of all retail coffeehouse sales from the Amy's Blend collection directly to CancerCare.


In the meantime, CancerCare supporters can order Amy's Blend in bulk from 6 lbs. to 100 lbs. Orders from 25 lbs. to 100 lbs. come with a gift card. Orders will ship once the campaign launches on September 28. To place your order, contact Aundrea Johnson at, or for more information visit


Visit to find a location near you.


Awareness Calendar


September 12, 2013 marks the first annual MPN Awareness Day. To raise awareness of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, CancerCare was on hand to ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ on September 3. CancerCare Program Division Director Rosalie Canosa, LCSW-R, and CancerCare Director of Education and Training Carolyn Messner, DSW, LCSW-R, are pictured at the ceremony.

September is an awareness month for many diagnoses. Learn more about our support services and educational resources we offer for:  


Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics  

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.



9/10      Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

9/11      Overview of Myelofibrosis, Current Treatment Options and Quality of Life Concerns

9/12      Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma

9/30      My Cancer Circle™: A Support Network for Caregivers

10/4      Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

10/9      Coping with the Stress of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Myelofibrosis

10/11    Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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

10/25    Caring for Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer

10/28    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments: A Guide for People Living with Cancer

10/30    Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What's New

11/19    Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer


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


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


WALK/RUN FOR HOPE and Help Us Make a Difference!

CancerCare WALK/RUN FOR HOPE events bring friends, families and community members together to raise funds for a great cause--supporting our free, professional services we provide to anyone affected by cancer.


Register today or learn more about WALK/RUN FOR HOPE


Create Your Own Unique Fundraiser in Support of CancerCare

Team CancerCare is a free online tool that helps you create your own fundraiser and collect donations in a secure environment.


Whether it's a bake sale, awareness walk, sporting event or concert, there are no limits to the types of events you can organize!


To learn more or get started, visit




Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization committed to improving lives 

by providing professional services to help people manage the emotional and financial 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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