We Will Survive™!
As the year 2020 is drawing to a close, we can feel a sense of Relief and Hope. COVID has touched all of us, young and old, from every part of our Country. We are grateful to the scientists, medical staff, healthcare professionals, and all of the 1st Responders who have been there for us. We now have better ‘tools’ for treating this devastating Virus and vaccines that will save lives, jobs, and help us return to a new ‘normal’. I want to especially thank and honor All Cancer Caregivers, We are also ‘1st Responders’. We have taken on even more roles and tasks to keep our loved ones healthy and safe.
Cancer doesn’t take a ‘Holiday’ or ‘time out’ for COVID. Unfortunately, many cancer patients have not been able to continue their treatment, or are being diagnosed ‘late’. The isolation and fear have also had a serious effect on our mental health. As Caregivers, we need to remember to take better care of ourselves. As we know, if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of someone else!
Special thanks to the Governor for his Proclamation of our 2nd Annual Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week, November 14-21. A reminder of the important role of caregivers as part of the treatment team.
And, we are grateful to all of you who participated in our 1st Annual Virtual Cancer Caregivers Fun Race/Walk, November 21- December 21. It was a way that we could each do ‘something’ for others who can’t do it alone. Your feedback and photos were great fun. We were happy to hear from you that taking a walk, run or hike- alone or with your family and friends, has been a great way to get fresh air and improve your mood. (our photo gallery will be on the website January 11th).
We need your help Now to help Cancer Survivors and Cancer Caregivers in 2021!
With your support, we will be able to bring new Virtual educational programs and resources to cancer patients and caregivers at home, in the workplace, and in the community. There is still time to make a ‘year-end tax-deductible donation. Or, Make an early donation for 2021.
You can also order our Special ‘We Will Survive™ 2020 tee shirt with the Racing Bib. Our tee shirt comes in sizes for the whole family and is the right gift for every occasion!
Best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Barbara and Jack, Celebrating 29 and a half years as a Cancer Survivor
The Cancer Caregivers AZ ™ Mission:
Our Mission is to Promote Collaboration, Build Awareness, Provide Education and Resources that Build Caregivers Skills and Advocate for Improved Treatment and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients, their Families, and All Cancer Caregivers.
It was an exciting evening for Barbara Kavanagh and AzMN’s Cancer Caregivers Programs. She accepted the Congressional Recognition Award for her dedication to all cancer patients and caregiver services.
It was awarded in a small, outdoor ceremony by Staff member,Monica Yelin, on behalf of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko. A great way for us to begin our Virtual Walk/Race Family Fun Event. Register Now and the Event concludes on December 21st.
Save the Date in 2020
Nov 14th – 21st
AZ Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week!
Spring 2021 Book Release
“Living with Cancer, a
A guide for cancer patients, families and
By Barbara Kavanagh, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., cancer caregiver with her husband, Jack Kavanagh, a 29 year cancer survivor.
We are proud and grateful for the amazing guest authors, including leading cancer researchers and
specialists, information on early diagnosis, new treatments, 2nd opinions, and other important topics.