Tag Archives: Red Ball

Reflections from a friend of the Young Leadership Council

I remember every little detail of that cool and crisp October morning—what I was eating, what I was wearing when my mom broke the news.  She had gone in for a routine check-up and the doctor noticed something on her … Continue reading

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Getting help through uncertain paths

By Victoria Li, a member of CSC’s Young Leadership Council I lost my mother to cancer just a month after I turned 24. Following her diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer, she braved through more than two years of aggressive … Continue reading

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Where do people get support?

Where Do People Get Support? Featuring Pauline Dweck, Guest Blogger and Proud Young Leadership Council Member As a social worker on an inpatient unit of a New York City hospital, I am reminded, on a daily basis, of just how … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Red Ball from the Young Leadership Council

My mother was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 1997 – she was 52 years old, and I was a senior in high school. I remember trying to digest the information, but simply being unable to comprehend the heaviness … Continue reading

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Realizing the importance of psychosocial care for cancer patients

by Melanie Sarver of the Cancer Support Community Young Leadership Council It wasn’t until my first Red Ball that I realized that psychosocial care for cancer patients was “a thing.”  On October 19, 2012, I will attend my fourth Cancer … Continue reading

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