CancerCare E-News
  November 2013 
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November Is...
National Family Caregivers Month  


CancerCare client Heidi
with her sister

Caring for a loved one with cancer is an important, yet challenging role for many people. Cancer affects the entire family, and there are many resources available to help caregivers, so that they can best take care of their loved one and themselves. CancerCare offers both emotional support and useful information:


Connect Education Workshop™ Podcasts

Stress Management for Caregivers: Tools to Help You Cope



Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer

Coping with the Stress of Caregiving

CancerCare's oncology social workers provide one-on-one counseling and support groups for caregivers.
Looking for a way to organize people who would like to help? is a simple, customizable online tool that helps organize the community of family members, friends and others who want to help.


In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


November Awareness Calendar 


Lung Cancer Awareness Month 

Learn more about our online support groups for lung cancer patients and caregivers, as well as our Connect Education Workshop, Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer.


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

View all of our pancreatic cancer resources, including Medical Update on Pancreatic Cancer, available as a podcast and a booklet.


Stomach Cancer Awareness Month 
Find resources and information to cope with
stomach cancer.


Hospice/Palliative Care Awareness Month 
Our oncology social workers provide
free counseling to help patients and their loved ones who need help with hospice and palliative care.


Marrow Awareness Month 
Locate resources about
bone marrow transplants and resources for people coping with lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma.


Caribou Coffee Raises $250,000 for CancerCare    
Caribou Coffee offered its special "Amy's Blend" collection of coffee, tea and merchandise from September 28 through October 31, donating 10% of the proceeds to CancerCare. The collection was named in honor of the company's original roastmaster Amy Erickson, and helped raise $250,000 in support of people coping with cancer.
As part of the social media program "Caribou Knits," Caribou also presented us with 450 scarves, intended to provide warmth to those impacted by breast cancer.


View photos from Caribou Coffee's recent visit to CancerCare.


Thanks to All Who Walked With Us! 


Sunday's 11th Annual LUNG CANCER WALK FOR HOPE was a tremendous success, raising $185,000 in support of our services for people coping with lung cancer.  Many families have made the walk an annual tradition over the past 10 years.


View photos from the event.


View all CancerCare lung cancer resources.


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.




11/14    New Perspectives in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer

11/18    Liver Cancer: Treatment Update and Managing the Costs of Treatment

11/19    Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

11/20    Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

12/12    Update on Lymphoma from the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

12/16    Progress in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

12/18    The Latest Developments Reported at the 36th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

 1/16     Update from the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting



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


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


Phi Beta Kappa "Back to School" Drive Collects Donated School Supplies for Children and Teens  
CancerCare staff with donated
school supplies
CancerCare was honored to participate in the New York City chapter of Phi Beta Kappa's First Annual Back to School Special Networking Event as a recipient of donated school supplies for children and teens affected by cancer. The event was a great success, with each attending member of the national academic honor society bringing with them supplies for children and teens going back to school.
Learn more about CancerCare's specialized services for children and teens.
Give the Gift of Help and Hope this Thanksgiving   
It is thanks to the generosity of our donors that CancerCare continues to be able to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Your gift will provide emotional and practical support to families as they cope with cancer this holiday season and all year round.


Make a donation to CancerCare today. 



Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free 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 professional oncology social workers.


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




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