CancerCare E-News
   May 2014
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CancerCare Celebrates 70 Years!


Journalist and Advocate Katie Couric; Junior Philanthropist Maddy Gold; and Chef David Burke at our Gala


We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who made our 70th Anniversary Celebration Gala a huge success. Over 500 attendees gathered in New York City raising more than one million dollars! Katie Couric was on hand to help with our awards ceremony, which honored:

  • Bayer HealthCare, Partnership Award
  • Pamela S. Wygod and the WebMD Health Foundation, Help & Hope Award
  • Maddy Gold, CancerCare client and advocate, Junior Philanthropist Award

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and advocates!

View photos from the event or read more about our Gala.


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


What You Should Know About the Affordable Care Act 



Register today for our upcoming Connect Education Workshop™, Everything You Want to Know About the Affordable Care Act in 2014, taking place on May 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (ET). You'll learn about:

  • Its major provisions and benefits in 2014
  • Elimination of pre-existing condition denials
  • Closing the drug coverage gap known as the donut hole
  • The appeals process
  • Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid exchanges
  • Patient assistance programs and co-pay foundations

Listen in over the telephone or through live streaming on our website. Register now. 



Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

With summer fast approaching, it's important to protect your skin. Learn about what you can do to protect yourself in our fact sheets, Staying Safe in the Sun and Risk Factors and Screening for Melanoma.

Coping with skin cancer? CancerCare offers a three-part Connect Education Workshop series, Living with Advanced Skin Cancer:


May Awareness Calendar



In Their Words


Maddy Gold at our

70th Anniversary Celebration Gala



"It makes me feel so good to give back and help out at a place that has helped me and my family so much. It has given me a way to remember and honor my mom, Alyssa. She got so much support from CancerCare's social workers when she was sick and would be so happy that I continue to give back to help other people just like her. I want everyone to know how much CancerCare helped me and my family when we needed it most."  --Maddy Gold



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.



5/9        Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma

5/16      Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

5/21      Helping Children and Teens Cope with MPN in the Family

5/23      The Role of Immuno-Oncology in the Treatment of Melanoma

6/10      Highlights from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (Part I)

6/12      Highlights from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (Part II)

6/16      Eating Healthy and Managing Weight Changes During Cancer Treatment

6/17      Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer 

6/24      Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer 

6/25      Recognizing the Different Stages of Your MPN: Understanding Why Your Doctor May Need to Adjust Your Treatment Over Time 

6/25      Managing the Costs of Living with Cancer

6/26      Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

6/27      For Caregivers: Coping with a Loved One's Metastatic Prostate Cancer 

6/30      Gastric Cancer: Current Perspectives and Treatment Options 

6/30      Update on Mesothelioma

7/9        Living with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST): Treatment Update


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


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



Give Help & Hope this Mother's Day



Please consider a donation in honor or memory of a loved one this Mother's Day. Your support helps us provide free counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to families coping with cancer.


Donate now >>



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.


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