Thank you Governor Ducey for proclaiming November 16th-23rd Az Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week! Celebrate your Cancer Caregiver and your Cancer Caregiver Family and say ‘Thank you’ to all those who Care for the Caregiver!

November is National Caregivers Month!

Governor Doug Ducey has worked with the Arizona Myeloma Network and their Cancer Caregivers AZ Education program to declare the week of November 16th-23rd as “Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week” in Arizona.

Living with Cancer, a CareGivers Journey

My writing journey is well underway! The goal of this project is to provide insights and resources that will lead the reader to be a more educated cancer patient and a more effective cancer caregiver.

It has been a 28 year journey that has taken us to 5 countries and 3 U.S. states. Over the years, my husband and I have had to find oncologists wherever we lived and were fortunate that they were willing to communicate and collaborate with top myeloma specialists at the Mayo and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. And, now many years later, they have generously offered to contribute their own knowledge and experience to my book, ‘Living with Cancer, a CareGivers Journey ®.

It is not just the cancer patient who is affected by a cancer diagnosis; it affects the entire family, their circle of friends, those in the patient’s workplace, and beyond. The book will include information and resources for the cancer caregiver and patient families, who are such an important part of the cancer team and who are searching for help and hope! This book will be an invaluable tool for those who have cancer, work with cancer patients, research cancer, educate about cancer and work to bring about improvements in a cancer patient’s quality of life.

I look forward to sharing this resource with you.

Barbara Kavanagh

June 2019 Issue of
Life Around the Lakes Magazine Article
“Nonprofits Making a Difference”
Featuring Arizona Myeloma Network & Cancer Caregivers AZ

Barbara featured in March 2019 Conquer Magazine article

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Upcoming Events 2019

November 16-23rd
The 1st Governor’s Proclamation for Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week in the U.S. 

’Be Thankful for your Cancer CareGiver’. November is Caregivers month and November 16th- 23rd is Cancer CareGivers Awareness Week! 

November 18th, 7:30am
AzTV appearance on Monday Morning, November 18th

December 7th, 9am-12:30pm
AzMN and Cancer Support Community, CSCAz invite you to a Free Cancer Caregivers Seminar: ’Coping with Cancer for the Holidays’, a program for All Cancer Caregivers and Families Register Now

December 17th
‘Strike Out Cancer’, Tuesday night, December 17th at the Millennium Hotel 6-8:30 pm. AzMN’s Benefit to Honor and Celebrate Cancer Patients and Caregivers. More details online November 18th.

The Honor Wall 
The Honor Wall gives people the opportunity to donate $150 in honor of a loved one or just ‘donate’ even if you do not wish to write a tribute. $25, $50, $100, or any amount.

Meetings with Legislators (2019)

Andy Biggs

David Schweikert 

Kyrsten Sinema

AZ Bioscience Week Leading Women:
Biotech & Beyond

(September 30 - October 4, 2019)

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