CancerCare E-News

Posted on


800-813-HOPE (4673)
June 2012
Trouble reading this email? View it online

 In This Issue…

Focus On

Online Support Groups

CancerCare’s online support groups connect people coping with cancer with others who are facing a similar situation. All online support groups are led by professional oncology social workers and are password-protected.
We offer over 20 online support groups, including a brain tumor caregiver support group and Healing with Words, a therapeutic writing group for people currently in treatment or who have completed treatment within the last two years.

What’s New

Oncology Social Worker of the Year Award

CancerCare’s Director of Education and Training, Carolyn Messner, DSW, has been named Oncology Social Worker of the Year by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW).
For four decades, Carolyn has presented and published on the emotional and practical impact of cancer on patients, caregivers, and families. Among Carolyn’s many roles, she is an instructor at Hunter College, and serves as longtime director of CancerCare’s Connect Education Workshops, our one-hour telephone and online workshops featuring the world’s leading cancer experts, who present on a wide-range of cancer-related topics. Past workshops can be listened to over the telephone at any time, and are also available as podcasts.

Managing Cancer

Caregiving Resources

We’ve created two new fact sheets that provide helpful information about caring for a loved one with cancer. Read our fact sheets online, “Coping with the Stress of Caregiving” and “Managing the Practical Concerns of Your Loved One’s Diagnosis,” or order free copies today.
Are you caring for a loved one with cancer in the New York City area? CancerCare will host a free workshop for caregivers at our national office on Monday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During June, submit your question to our expert about coping with thyroid cancer.

Connect with Us

Facebook Twitter CopeLink

Annual Spring Gala

CancerCare’s Annual Spring Gala honors individuals and corporations that support our mission to help people coping with cancer. This year, we honor actress and longtime CancerCare advocate S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her portrayal of Lt. Anita Van Buren on NBC’s long-running drama series, Law & Order. Oscar-winning actress and producer Whoopi Goldberg will present the Help & Hope Award to Merkerson.
Our Gala will take place June 14 at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City. To learn more, visit

Event Calendar

6/11 Taste for Hope, Garfield, NJ
6/14 Annual Spring Gala, New York, NY
6/25 ‘The Survivor’ Golf Tournament, Pleasanton, CA
7/9 Longest Day of Golf, Fairfield, CT
9/9 Walk/Run for Hope, Fairfield, CT
9/23 Walk/Run for Hope, Paramus, NJ
10/14 Walk/Run for Hope, Long Branch, NJ
11/4 Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, Woodbury, NY
For a complete list of upcoming events, visit

In Your Words

“Going through cancer treatment is a huge process. Once it ends, you’re not back to your old self the next day. Talking to [my social worker] has been so helpful in getting back into life. She makes me feel like all of my concerns are normal.”
—Alison S., CancerCare client and breast cancer survivor.
Learn more about counseling.

CancerCare Connect®

Education Workshops

Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.
Workshop Calendar
6/12 New Treatment Approaches, Clinical Trials, and Making Treatment Decisions: Follicular Lymphoma
6/13 When Your Loved One Has CML: How Caregivers Can Help Improve Adherence
6/19 Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers
6/20 Progress in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
6/21 Highlights from the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part I
6/22 Cancer Treatments and the Risk of Blood Clots: What You Need to Know
6/26 Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma
6/27 Highlights from the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part II
6/29 Stress Management for Caregivers: Practical Tips to Cope
Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
Missed a Connect Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through the CancerCare website.

Support CancerCare

Gifts that Give Back!

Find the perfect Father’s Day gift by visiting! They offer a Father’s Day gift guide, and for every $5 you spend, CancerCare will receive $1 (20% of the purchase price).
Baking for Good is an online bakery dedicated to selling high quality, irresistible cookie gifts that are perfect for any occasion. For all purchases, 15% of the net proceeds will be donated to CancerCare.
And as always, you can help us continue our free, professional support services to anyone facing cancer by making a donation today.
If you’re having trouble opening this email or accessing our site, please contact Many of our resources are available online in PDF format.
To access these resources, you may need to download Adobe Reader.
© Cancer Care, Inc. — 275 Seventh Avenue — New York, NY 10001
212-712-8400 or 800-813-HOPE (4673) —

Disability Employment Initiative Supported Employment Class

Posted on


Better Choices, Better Health Ke Ola Pono

Posted on

Hawaiʻi County Office on Aging is now offering  a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop called “Better Choices, Better Health Ke Ola Pono”:

BCBH Brochure May 2012 Web

Register for “Working With The Media To End Child Sexual Abuse” Web Conference

Posted on

View in Browser | Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter
Ending Child Sexual Abuse
web conference series
Prevent Connect Ms. Foundation for Women
Working with the Media
to End Child Sexual Abuse

Media plays a powerful role in the public and policy leaders understanding of the problem and of potential solutions. Studies related to the coverage of child sexual abuse and its prevention from both Berkley Media Studies Group and Frameworks Institute will be discussed along with the implications for prevention strategies.This session is a must see for anyone who is frustrated with the way the media portrays child sexual abuse and wants to know how we can do this differently.

Thurs., June 7, 2012
This ninety-minute (90 min) session will start at
2 PM Eastern Standard
(1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific, 10 AM Alaska, 8 AM Hawai’i).
Click Here to Register
Please register as these sessions fill quickly.
Moira O’Neil Pam Mejia Sponsor: Ms. Foundation for WomenHosts: Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson Speakers:

Cost: FreeLearning Objectives:

  • Describe how the media affects perceptions of the problem and solutions.
  • Describe key points of research on media from BMSG & Frameworks.
  • Identify three actions organizations can take to integrate strategies identified.

This web conference is the second in a series of nine web conferences on Ending Child Sexual Abuse that will be offered in 2012. Please see the materials and recording of the previous web conference “Including Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse within the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement.”

What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. Prevent Connect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time Captioning Available: Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Compatibility: The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh® computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

Goals of the web conference series
1. Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about child sexual abuse within the larger prevention community. 2. Build new communities that care deeply about this issue and engage them in the movement to end child sexual abuse. 3. Increase the level of knowledge, resources and strategic action aimed at ending child sexual abuse.
with PreventConnect

Ms. Foundation
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series is collaborative project of the Ms. Foundation for Women and PreventConnect (a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault [CALCASA]). The views and information provided in in this web conference do not necessarily represent the official views of the Ms. Foundation or CALCASA.
Prevent ConnectPrevent Connect To receive newsletters and conference announcements,
subscribe to the announcements list.The email group, Prevent-Connect, is a forum for people who are engaged in violence against women prevention to ask questions, share successes and pool knowledge.
Join this prevention community at the Yahoo! Groups Website.You can also join via email by sending a blank message to:

Ho’owaiwai Network- Hawai’i Island: “We want to know more about your programs!”

Posted on

Assets Hawaii
Aloha Ho’owaiwai Network- Hawai’i Island!
I hope your week is off to a good start!
If you are part of an organization or program that offers direct services to low income individuals and families, please click here to complete the Resources Match pilot survey to gather general eligibility info on your program. For those organizations or program managers/coordinators who have already spoken with someone about the Resources Match pilot on Hawai’i Island- we thank you for taking the time!!
It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us make sure more Hawai’i Island families are reaching the resources they are eligible to receive.
**If this does not apply to you, please feel free to forward to any agency or program on Hawai’i Island that offers direct services to individuals and families in need so that we may gather a more complete list of resources available to Hawai’i island families and communities.
Mahalo nui loa & have a great week!!
–The Ho’owaiwai Network
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail or call (808) 550-2661.

Have you registered for the Family Financial Empowerment yet?! Click here to find out more!! Hurry! Registration ends June 8th.

A Great Summer Opportunity For Teens!

Posted on Updated on

Assets Hawaii

HMSA’s Online Care is now available at the Ka‘u Resource and Distance Learning Center in Pahala!

Posted on

All Ka’u residents can come to the Resource and Distance Learning Center in Pahala from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to connect to an HMSA doctor  online via video conference or by phone!

Our trained staff will provide the equipment and any assistance needed to get you online to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with a doctor securely and privately.

To schedule an Online Care appointment with a doctor, call the Ka‘u Resource and Distance Learning Center at (808) 928-0101.

Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 12p.m.

Online doctor conversations are available by appointment only and walk-ins are welcome for registration.

96-3126 Puahala St., Pahala, HI

(located one street in front of the Pahala Library)