Continuing Education & Training

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Continuing Education & Training

July, August, September, 2012

Schedule of Classes

Get the Training to Become a Better Manager!

  • Manage, Lead, and Unleash: 7 Habits for Managers

  • Time Management:  Proactive & Productive

  • Delegating for Results

  • Manage Effectively by Understanding Work Styles

Many more classes,  click on the link above to download the schedule or visit our website at

July is UV Safety Month

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July is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to spread the word about sun, fun and UV safety to your family and to your community.  For myself, as a kid, summer meant being the first ones on the beach and the last ones to leave.  Back in the day, we hardly used any kind of protection from the sun, and expected to be going to bed that night with sunburns, but it was always worth it, for a few precious hours of perfect freedom in the ocean.  Now, with the rise of skin cancer rates rising in young adults,  I look back on those days and think, “If I only knew then, what I know now!” I sometimes look out the window on a cloudless blue day, and imagine packing a picnic lunch to spend a day at the beach , to recapture those carefree days, relaxing on the sand and soaking up some rays.  Fortunately, the “responsible” adult  in me, also causes me to take a step back and think:  “safety first.”

The sun emits 3 types of UV rays:  UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

UVA rays make up the majority of our sun exposure and are responsible for causing premature skin aging and wrinkling (bad for us, great for the anti-aging cosmetics industry!) and also contribute to skin cancer.

UVB rays are the cause of many skin cancers.  They also cause sunburns, cataracts and damage our immune system.

Last, but certainly not least, UVC rays are the most dangerous, but fortunately, these rays are blocked by the ozone layer and do not reach earth.

Not all sun exposure is dangerous, however.  In fact, some sun is actually necessary.  The sun is our primary source of Vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones.  Here are a few ways to protect yourself and your keiki from the sun’s rays:

  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.  Reapply every 2 hours when working or playing outdoors.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection.  Look for sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays.
  • Avoid sun exposure during the hours when the sun’s rays are the strongest- between 10a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand.  Water, snow and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
  • Do not burn.  Sunburns significantly increase one’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer, especially for children.
  • Seek shade.
  • Cover up by wearing a hat and clothes that are tightly woven, loose fitting and full-length.

Have a safe and fun summer!

CancerCare E-News

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800-813-HOPE (4673)
June 2012
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 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

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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.
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Better Choices, Better Health Ke Ola Pono

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

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