Annual National Conference On Work And Cancer

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Lacuna Loft is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 11th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, being held virtually on Friday, June 25, 2021!

This FREE virtual event will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include job search, legal issues, working during treatment, managing stress and more. CEUs/PDCs will be offered for nurses, social workers and HR professionals.

For more details or to register, please visit www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

Travel Scholarships To Cancer And Careers In NYC

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Cancer and Careers has travel scholarships available for patients, survivors and healthcare professionals to attend their 10th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer in NYC on June 19, 2020.

This free, daylong event explores the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment and is open to patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, employers/HR professionals, and anyone else touched by cancer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with hundreds of other attendees while learning about balancing cancer and employment!

Session topics include:
Disclosure & privacy
Working through treatment
Legal issues
Career change
Managing stress
…and more!

Applications are accepted and scholarships awarded on a rolling basis.

To learn more go here.

West Coast Cancer And Careers Conference

On Saturday, October 26th in LA, Cancer and Careers is hosting its annual West Coast Conference on Work and Cancer!  They’ll be talking about setting boundaries in the workplace, disclosure, working through treatment, and so much more.  The event is free and definitely not to be missed!  Plus, until August 25th you can apply for a travel and/or lodging scholarship!  Check out more about the conference here and more about the travel scholarship here.

Cancer and Careers is hosting their National Conference on Work & Cancer!

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Lacuna Loft is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 8th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, on Friday, June 22, 2018, in New York City!

This FREE event will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include job search, legal issues, health insurance, working during treatment and more.  CEUs will be offered for oncology nurses and social workers. Applications for travel scholarships are being accepted until April 13th!

For more details or to register, please visit www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

Cancer and Careers Resume Review Service

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Going back to work after young adult cancer brings many challenges.  How to talk about that hole in your resume?  How or if to disclose your cancer diagnosis/treatment?  And so much more.  Cancer and Careers is here to help!

Cancer and Careers offers a free service giving personalized feedback on your resume from one of our professional career coaches. For this service to be of the greatest value to you, they recommend reading through their articles and sample resumes or downloading a free copy of their Job Search Toolkit (all on their website!), then updating your resume based on the best practices suggested, before submitting your resume for review.

The service is completely free of charge to cancer patients and survivors!

Register Today For The National Conference On Work And Cancer

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Lacuna Loft is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 7th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, on Friday, June 23, 2017, in New York City!

This FREE event will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include job search, legal issues, health insurance, working during treatment and more. CEUs will be offered for oncology nurses and social workers. Travel scholarships are available until April 14th!

For more details or to register, please visit www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

Cancer and Careers, founded in 2001, is a national nonprofit organization that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Cancer and Careers reaches more than 325,000 people per year online, in print, and in person with services that include a comprehensive website, free publications in English and Spanish, legal and insurance information, career coaching, resume review, and national events and speaking engagements for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers, employers and coworkers. For access to Cancer and Careers’ wide range of free national services, please visit www.cancerandcareers.org.

Cancer and Careers Micro-Grant Application Period Is Now Open

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Cancer and Careers, a wonderful organization offering career assistance to cancer survivors, has open their micro-grants application period.

From Cancer and Careers:  “People who have been diagnosed with cancer face a number of challenges when trying to manage working through treatment, returning to work or finding a job — even years after treatment. Our Professional Development Micro-Grant program offers cancer patients and survivors financial assistance for professional development opportunities that will enable them to enhance or build new skills.”

To learn more and apply, go here.  The deadline is November 1!

Get Back To Work After Cancer With The Manager’s Kit

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Young adult cancer changes a lot.  We talk about that over and over and over and over here at Lacuna Loft.  Getting back to “normal” life after cancer is challenging.  Are you a young adult cancer survivor looking to get back to work after cancer?  Cancer and Careers, a wonderful organization based in New York, created a kit just for you.  The Manager’s Kit is “designed for you to give to your boss to help start or smooth the conversation.”

The Manager’s Kit includes an explanation on how to use the kit, a “dear supervisor” letter to offer your employer from Cancer and Careers, a list of “need-to-know” laws and privacy laws, work strategies, and so much more.

If you’re going back to work after your diagnosis and feel that sharing your cancer history will help, this Manager’s Kit offers all of the resources you’ll need to get back to work while figuring out your “new normal” (and helping your employer figure it out too!).

Request your own Manager’s Kit here.

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National Conference On Work And Cancer This June!

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Lacuna Loft is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 6th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in New York City!

This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include Job Search, Legal Issues, Health Insurance, Working During Treatment, and more.

CEUs will be offered for oncology nurses and social workers. Travel scholarships are available!

For more details or to register, please visit: www.cancerandcareers.org/conference

Cancer and Careers, founded in 2001, is a national nonprofit organization that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Cancer and Careers reaches nearly 300,000 people per year online, in print and in person with services that include a comprehensive website, free publications in English and Spanish, legal and insurance information, career coaching, resume review, and national events and speaking engagements for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers, employers and coworkers. For access to Cancer and Careers’ wide range of services please visit: www.cancerandcareers.org.

West Coast Cancer And Careers Conference!

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Cancer and Careers is hosting a free, west coast conference!  Their website says that the event will “explore the complexities of balancing cancer treatment and survivorship with employment” and that topics will include:  “Legal issues, Health insurance options, Working during treatment, Job re-entry, Job-search, Taking time off, and Disclosure.”

The conference is being held on November 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  You can register by going to their site.

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