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What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted on 2/18/2015 by admin

It’s hard to know what to say to someone with cancer. If you’re like most, you blurt an instinctive, “I’m sorry.” Albeit well-intentioned, “I’m sorry” is a sorry substitute for a meaningful connection during a vulnerable time. Sky Khan knows how to react when receiving bad news. She became an involuntary, repeated “bad news teller”... Read more

Raise Money For Cancer

Posted on 1/4/2013 by admin

Did you know that cancer costs an average of $712 a month in out-of-pocket expenses- for those who have health insurance? Out-of-pocket expenses including co-pays, travel expenses, or specific procedures can quickly add up and cause additional stress for cancer patients.  We’ve gathered the best resources to help you understand what financial resources are available... Read more

Funeral Expenses

Posted on 1/3/2013 by admin

Did you know the average cost of a funeral is over $9,000?  When a family loses a loved one, they are left with the financial burden of funeral costs on top of their emotional grief.    We are here to help during this difficult time. Our library of resources will walk you through the confusing process and... Read more

The Sad Truth of Charity Fraud: How to Verify Before Giving

Posted on 12/8/2012 by admin

Barbara Spinelli loves writing about the changing trends in business, finance and politics.  She shared with us, how to verify a legitimate charity before you donate. The holidays are a time when family and friends gather, exchange gifts, reminisce and sometimes offer aid and assistance to those who are in need. Unfortunately, there are scammers... Read more

Service Dog Facts: 5 Things You May Not Know

Posted on 11/13/2012 by admin

Man’s best friend is always finding new ways to help us out! Every day service dogs are performing tasks for their human counterparts, from the traditional, such as “seeing-eye” guide dogs, to the brand new, such as seizure detection or being a support system for someone with MS (check out Tyffanie and Zeus). Here are some service dog facts... Read more

How to Help a Friend With Cancer

Posted on 6/18/2012 by admin

Oftentimes the most valuable thing you can offer a friend battling cancer is your friendship- simply being present can be an extraordinary gift and provide those facing the illness new found comfort. Below is amazing advice on “how to help a friend with cancer” from cancer survivor Elise Silverfield. In Elise’s own words, “I am... Read more

Helping a Friend with Cancer

Posted on 2/14/2012 by admin

Battling cancer is a challenging, scary and debilitating experience. Fortunately, your friend has you to help them through it. But you’re wondering, “how should I act around them?” “Is it OK to talk about it?” And most of all, “What can I do to help?” Useful tips like "what not to say," "laughter therapy" and "support your friend physically, emotionally--and financially" offer insight into this question. Read more

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