As part of our #31DaysofSW campaign this month to recognize the contributions of social workers, we interviewed Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark, PhD, MSW, MPH, president of Start Smart Career Center and past CEO of the National Association of Social Workers.
March is National Social Work Month, a time to say thank you to social workers for their hard work and unending support. At CSC, we’re honoring social workers through our #31DaysofSW campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is also a time to raise awareness of the important work social workers do every day. Here are a few things you may not know.
Notice anything different about the page you’re looking at right now? Maybe everything looks a little different than the last time you read a Cancer Support Community blog post? We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new website!
What happens when you combine celebrities, a custom-made guitar and a desire to ensure that no one faces cancer alone? We all know someone who is touched by cancer, and thanks to #4Chords4Cancer we can help raise awareness of much-needed free supportive resources for all. Get involved with #4Chords4Cancer!
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” These words ring true every day, but no truer than this week as we prepare for #GivingTuesday–an annual day devoted to giving back to others. After a day spent eating and giving thanks, and two days spent shopping, this day always feels much needed–and the benefits reaped from this day grow more important every year. If you’re unfamiliar with #GivingTuesday and what it represents, learn more below and find out how you can help support the Cancer Support Community’s mission: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
A cancer diagnosis can impact your whole world. But what happens when you are also a big part of someone else’s world? Cancer impacts not just the person diagnosed, but their whole network of friends, family members and loved ones can feel the effects as well. This is especially true for the person acting as caregiver.
Because of the widespread impact of blood cancer diagnoses, it’s important to raise awareness, not just during Blood Cancer Awareness Month every September, but all year long. Part of raising awareness of this group of cancers means learning more about the full experience of living with this diagnosis—from physical symptoms to the social, emotional and financial impact.
What if a 30 second action could raise thousands of dollars, and then those dollars helped provide millions of people touched by cancer as well as their families with high-quality social and emotional support? It sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not. In fact, you can do that right now and until next Tuesday!
So what are we asking, exactly? Help us finish strong in the last week of Ready. Raise. Rise., a national competition sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb to raise awareness of cancer advocacy organizations.
When I first started watching the PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies on Monday night I wasn’t sure I agreed with calling cancer an emperor. It seemed to be such a positive and powerful term to place on something with such a negative impact. But after two nights of tuning in and live tweeting, and as I get ready for the third, I get it. Cancer is a disease like no other, even within itself it never seems to be the same way twice—it’s smarter than that. Giving a powerful disease a powerful name pays respect to the millions of people who take on “The Emperor” every year–a respect greatly earned by all who are affected.
But that isn’t the only thing that struck me while watching the first two nights of the film.