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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FAMILY CANCER CAREGIVERS DE-STRESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

12/05/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FAMILY CANCER CAREGIVERS DE-STRESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

 

[GLENDALE and SCOTTSDALE, AZ]:  Arizona Myeloma Network (AZMN), located in Glendale and one of the country’s top-rated nonprofits by Great Nonprofits, is grateful for ComForCare who shared over 25 tips and ways to reduce family cancer caregiver stress at a FREE seminar Saturday, December 3, 2016.

 

“During the Holiday season stress can build up and be overwhelming for both cancer patients and caregivers”, said Mark Redmond, National Certified Readmissions Professional for ComForCare. "We are pleased to partner with the Arizona Myeloma Network and support AZMN’s Cancer Caregivers Education Program© that beneficially impact the cancer caregiver’s overall wellbeing. We believe in this organization and how they are making a difference in the lives of family members, caregivers and patients that are facing the daily challenges of cancer. – "Thank you Arizona Myeloma Network for the great work you are doing." 

 

 

Barbara Kavanagh, Founder and CEO of Arizona Myeloma Network, explains the Cancer Caregiver Education Program©, three-hour seminars: “We educate the family and friends who suddenly find themselves faced with the challenges of caring for a cancer patient. We teach them new strategies and educate them on resources that can help.  Attendees learn how to take 'care' of him/her self as they provide necessary care for the cancer patient. " Everyone taking care of a cancer patient is welcome to attend our free seminars. February 4, 2017 is our first of 4 seminars scheduled in 2017.” 

 

The American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2016 report estimates 32,510 new cancer cases in Arizona. The CDC State Cancer Fact Report claims for every 100,000 men and women in Arizona, approximately, 1 in 3 will be diagnosed with cancer. This affects thousands of families and employers in Arizona. “There is a lot of strain on the cancer caregiver and we teach them what to do, what local resources are available and how to use them, said Mrs. Kavanagh.”

 

Cancer caregivers need tailored training relevant to their situation and the cancer patient’s health needs. All cancer caregivers are invited to attend these free seminars. For more information contact us at: admin@azmyelomanetwork.org or call 623-466-6246.

 

CONTACTS:

Barbara Kavanagh, M.S.W.

Founder & CEO, Arizona Myeloma Network
Phone: 623-388-6837 | Fax: 623-243-6580
AzMyelomaNetwork@cox.net 
www.azmyelomanetwork.org
Linked in: www.azmn.info/linkedin
Follow us on Twitter: @AZMyeloma
LIKE us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AZMyeloma

 

 

ABOUT COMFORCARE

ComForCare is an in-home healthcare agency serving the valley for over 13 years. As a proven and trusted provider for hundreds of families that need personal and companion care we see what stress can do and the challenges family caregivers attend to everyday. We often serve patients and family members battling cancer. Our staff is trained to understand the physical and emotional challenges of the cancer patients, as well as, providing respite care for family caregivers.  Contact: Mark Redmond, National Certified Readmission Professional at ComForcare Senior Services, 14809 N 73rd Street, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480-998-0068. Cell 480-570-2739. Email: marketing@cfcaz.net  www.scottsdaleaz.comforcare.com

 

ABOUT ARIZONA MYELOMA NETWORK

Founded in 2004, the Arizona Myeloma Network (AZMN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization that conducts cancer outreach events and education programs.  Our mission is to promote collaboration, awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and ALL cancer caregivers with special consideration to the underserved. To sponsor a program, volunteer or donate please visit www.azmyelomanetwork.org or contact AZMN at admin@azmyelomanetwork.org or call us at 623-466 6246 AZMN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 20280 N 59th Ave, Suite 115-448, Glendale, AZ 85308. Tax ID# 32-0169742 

 

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