Each year, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with cancer. Research has taken enormous steps towards finding a cure, but the burden of the disease continues to impact many. Card Care Connection concentrates on an equally important part: providing words of comfort and support at a much needed time.
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, their diagnosis is only the first challenge; their psychological well-being sometimes gets overlooked. Often times, cancer arrives without warning and leads to extreme vulnerability. Adult patients may feel especially isolated as they go through treatment, as few support services exist for this age group. Card Care Connection serves individuals who are at any stage of the disease process and may be struggling with day-to-day coping skills. Studies show that psychosocial support can significantly improve the coping skills of individuals with cancer, providing an uplifting message of hope and encouragement. Receiving cards and care packages can help individuals with cancer feel connected with their community and foster a sense of strength.
Card Care Connection is devoted to enriching the lives of those affected by cancer. We work with hospitals, hospices, senior agencies, nursing homes, and individuals to identify potential recipients. This organization is designed to collect cards and care packages and send them to individuals who are faced with cancer. Our goal is that each delivery brings the recipient a brighter day. A recipient can be referred by a friend, family member, or agency representative. Self-referrals are also accepted.