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Mother’s Day Giveaway 2015

In honor of Mother’s Day, Fifth Season Financial is looking to honor one very special mother with cancer with a $250 gift certificate. Here’s how it works: Visit Fifth Season Financial.com to enter the giveaway.  You can either nominate a remarkable mom or they can fill out the form themselves. Entries must be made on behalf...


Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

What Programs Exist that Help Children with Cancer Just Be Kids? Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area.  If you know of a child...


Celebration Cakes for Children with Cancer

  Birthdays are usually a time for celebration.  But when your child is battling cancer or any critical illness, celebrating may the last thing you feel like doing.  To bring joy to families during this stressful time, Icing Smiles bakes custom-designed celebration cakes for sick children and their siblings.  These spectacular cakes are provided at no...


5 Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

  Getting through the holiday season can be difficult under the best of circumstances, but if you or a loved one is facing cancer, the holidays can be especially trying.  For some people, the demands of the season will be physically and emotionally overwhelming. For others, treatments and unpleasant side effects can disrupt long-held traditions. Dana Farber...


Fight Cancer With This FREE Cancer Fighting Video Game

  Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task.  To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and...


FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors

  Pictured above is my husband Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run more than 30 marathons, completed 13 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or...


MORE Books for Children & Families Living with Cancer

I am amazed how many books have been written to help families deal with a diagnosis of cancer.  Below is yet another post on helpful books written by Bonnie Coberly, Certified Health Counselor (CHC) at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers. Bonnie helps individuals to reach their wellness goals through smart and...


Books Written For Children When an Adult Family Member Has Cancer

I recently came across a helpful list of books written to help children when an adult family member has cancer.  This list was compiled by the Children & Family Program team of The Gathering Place, a non-profit, community-based cancer support center that offers a wide variety of FREE programs for anyone touched...


Financial Assistance for Young Adult Cancer Survivors (Applications Due July 19)

  Common challenges facing many 20 & 30 year olds include paying off school loans, finding a job, securing health insurance and learning to live on their own.  These challenges are often compounded if there’s a history of cancer. When many young adults are finished with treatment, medical bills may have...




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