Each new year can bring with it a mix of hope and anxiety.
Whether you are pro-New Year’s Resolutions or not, you may still find yourself reflecting on the previous year and planning for the year to come.
We know that there are so many unknowns when navigating a cancer diagnosis that may make it challenging to continuously foster a feeling of control. And the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to upset our healthcare system, workforce, mental well-being and so much more.
We wanted to remind you that Cancer and Careers is here to be one avenue of support for your goals in the new year. Our eyes, ears and hearts are open to continuing to hear and learn about your experiences, and to offer programs that we believe can help.
Please feel free to reach out to us directly over the phone at 646-929-8031 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also want to give you a sneak peek at of some of the 2022 programming you can take advantage of today – with more to be announced soon!
Balancing Work & Cancer (BWAC) Webinars
Our monthly BWAC series offers one-hour, online sessions covering topics related to the challenges of balancing work and cancer. Our exciting 2022 lineup kicks off with Job Search on Wednesday January 26. You can see the full lineup, signup for future sessions and view recordings of past sessions at the link above. If you would prefer to view past sessions with Spanish subtitles, click here.
Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer
Each year, we host 3 conferences dedicated to exploring the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Our first conference of the year will be our 9th annual Midwest Conference on Work and Cancer, taking place virtually on Friday March 25. We’ll be discussing topics such as disclosing your diagnosis and communicating effectively, with the full Agenda to be announced soon. You can register to attend at the link above.
Technology Assistance Program (TAP)
We know that not everyone has access to reliable technology in their home. With the rise of remote work opportunities and access to telehealth appointments, we also know how important technology can be. In connection with our Midwest and National Conference, we will once again be hosting this application-based program which offers (1) portable laptop to award recipients. Applications will be live for our Midwest Conference TAP program this month – and you can signup to be notified at the above link.
Financial Assistance Grants
This program, introduced in 2020, provides a onetime $500 grant for cancer patients and survivors experiencing financial challenges to use towards bills, technology, skill development or training. Keep an eye on the link above to apply when applications reopen or email us at email@example.com to be added to an email list so we can notify you once they are live!
You can also find information on other organizations offering financial assistance programs here.
This service offers personalized feedback on your resume from one of our professional career coaches. One of the most important documents for anyone engaging in a job search, your resume can open the door to an interview for a new role—whether you’re actively looking or just want to be prepared for an opportunity that might come your way. To find out more and to submit your resume, click the link above.