CancerCare E-News
   July 2014
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Pre-order a Pillow Talk Care Package Today!   


Talking about cancer with loved ones can be challenging. Our free Comfort Pillow Activity can help you and your family better communicate with each other and feel more comfortable talking about cancer.  


Each care package includes:


  • Comfort Pillow Activity - a hands-on project that helps initiate conversations about cancer 
  • Comfort Pillow Booklet - gives detailed instructions about customizing and designing your pillow 
  • CancerCare Fact Sheets - provides you and your family with useful information and tips on how to talk about cancer

We are taking pre-orders for care packages that will be available to ship this fall. Place your order today! 

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


Twenty-Fourth Annual Living with Cancer Conference


Register today for the Twenty-Fourth Annual Living with Cancer Conference which takes place on August 2 from 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY. This free conference brings together people living with cancer, cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals to learn useful and practical information to cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer.


Key topics include:

  • Current and Future Trends in Cancer Treatment
  • Affordable Care Act Updates
  • Managing Pain and Other Symptoms
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Putting Good Nutrition on Your Plate
  • Spirituality and Coping
To register call 212-712-8368 or view the conference brochure.



Welcome Our New Board President, Michael Parisi  

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Parisi as CancerCare's Board of Trustees President. Mr. Parisi is the Managing Partner of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health care division of Ogilvy and Mather.
While in graduate school, Mr. Parisi followed his passion for helping people affected by cancer and other illnesses and became a trained hospice counselor and end-of-life coach. He remains actively involved with the cancer community and has been a dedicated supporter of CancerCare for the past 15 years. Read more.

We would also like to thank our previous board president Susan Smirnoff for her profound contributions and dedication to advancing CancerCare into its eighth decade of service. Thank you, Susan!


July Awareness Calendar


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Awareness Day (July 13) - register for our Connect Education WorkshopTM Living with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST): Treatment Update  



In Their Words



"No one in my family had ever had cancer. When you hear about it, it is totally different than when it actually hits your family - especially a toddler. I still think about it and am still nervous about it. That's my little angel. That's my hope. He's a strong little boy.  


CancerCare helped me out with medical bills that I had to pay, along with the transportation to vision therapy. If it wasn't for that I don't know what I would have done. I'm still struggling as a single parent, but they have helped and I'm very grateful."


- Xiomara





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.




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

7/30      Updates in the Treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer 

8/20      Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive & Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive Breast Cancer & Triple Negative Breast Cancer 


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


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



Help for Cancer Caregivers 


Caring for a loved one with cancer can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also take an emotional and physical toll. 


The website Help for Cancer Caregivers was created especially to help you take care of yourself, while you take care of your loved one. Help for Cancer Caregivers is a unique collaboration of organizations with a shared goal of improving the health and well-being of the people who care for people with cancer.


CancerCare also has additional caregiving resources to help people caring for their loved ones. 



Shop to Support CancerCare!


Do you shop online using Amazon? Use AmazonSmile to shop and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to CancerCare! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - just visit and select CancerCare as the charity you'd like to support.



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.


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




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