Free Online Cancer Caregivers Press Release

Barbara Kavanagh, Advocating for cancer patients and families on aztv's Daily Mix.

Please share your prayers and best wishes with a dear friend and colleague who has survived 2 ‘bouts’ of cancer and now is caring for his lovely wife who has a serious health issue. Caregiving is often a ‘2-way Street’ when the cancer patient becomes the caregiver! If you need help in ‘switching’ caregiving roles, contact us!

Upcoming Events

Giving Tuesday 2024 – Online Cancer CareGivers Education Program, CCEP®
& Cancer Caregivers of America Donations up to $7500 will be matched dollar for dollar through Jan 1st thanks to a generous donor.

$10,000 Goal
Donations 78%


Special Thanks to the Schwab FORE GOLF Foundation PGA Senior Professionals Tournament for helping us raise Funds and Awareness for our online Cancer Caregivers Education Program, CCEP®. Jack, a Veteran, and I enjoyed spending  Veteran’s Day with other Veterans and families, in their Special Tent on the 13th Hole. And, then watching the final day of the Tournament and seeing the exciting moment when Steve Stricker, was named the Schwab Cup Winner. We thank all of you who bought tickets and/or made a donation.

The State of Arizona declares

“Cancer Caregivers
Awareness Week”

November 11th-18th, 2023

We invite cancer patients, families, friends, and neighbors to ‘thank’ a ‘cancer caregiver’ November 11th-18th. And, Honor and Remember our Veterans too.

John Carpten

Hi Barbara!! You and Jack are an inspiration!! Your efforts have helped to propel unbelievable achievements in the war against cancer. Keep up the amazing and truly impactful work that you are doing. We can’t make progress without it!! God bless!!


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In this episode, Barbara Kavanagh, CEO and Founder of the Arizona Myeloma Network (AZMN), shares stories about her upbringing, volunteerism, and role as a cancer caregiver to her husband, Jack Kavanagh, a multiple myeloma survivor. She talks about her life as a Jewish woman and social worker, her exposure to segregation and the civil rights movement, her experiences moving abroad and starting volunteer programs in other countries and with the Navajo, and her life’s work as a consultant, author, and founder of a grassroots nonprofit cancer organization.

Silent Auction Now: Sponsored by Arrowhead Country Club, Glendale, AZ 
from June 2nd to June 16th

You can visit in person or online and Bid on Father’s Day gifts and/or gifts for ‘all seasons’! They will be mailed to wherever you live or work. If you are ‘local’, you are welcome to visit the Club in person or go online at: https://bid123.io/AZMyeloma 

Help support AzMN's free cancer education and advocacy programs through Amazon Smile

When you make purchases online please use our link www.smile.amazon.com and Amazon gives back to AzMN to help us continue our free cancer caregivers’ programs. 

You can also use this free Chrome browser extension Smilematic that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations. Get it here.

It was an exciting evening for Barbara Kavanagh and AzMN’s  Cancer Caregivers  Programs. She accepted  the Congressional Recognition Award for her dedication to all cancer patients and caregiver services.

It was awarded in a small, outdoor ceremony by Staff member,Monica Yelin, on behalf of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko. A great way for us to begin our Virtual Walk/Race Family Fun Event. Register Now and the Event concludes on December 21st


NOVEMBER 9-12, 2023

This Spring, we Launched our new Online CANCER CAREGIVERS EDUCATION PROGRAM,CCEP® 

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.
Make Donation/Tribute

Past Events

This Spring, we Launched our new Online CANCER CAREGIVERS EDUCATION PROGRAM,CCEP® 

March 25th
AzMN and MMRF Joint Conference

June 2nd – 16th
Silent Auction Sponsored by Arrowhead Country Club, Glendale, AZ 

November 11th-18th
The 4th 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! 

Barbara and Jack on aztv Nov 8th

The State of Arizona declares

“Cancer Caregivers
Awareness Week”

November 11th-18th, 2023

We invite cancer patients, families, friends, and neighbors to ‘thank’ a ‘cancer caregiver’ November 11th-18th. And, Honor and Remember our Veterans too.

Voice of the Patient – AZBio Sept 30
Life Experience Spotlight: Jack & Barbara Kavanagh

Thanks and Welcome to our newest sponsor!

Thank You to our Sponsors for your support and generous donations!

If you are interested in a potential sponsorship & would like more information, please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

admin@azmyelomanetwork.org or 623-466-6246

OCCEP How you can Help

It’s a New Year- Join our Team!

Introducing the Online Cancer Caregivers Education Program, OCCEP™

Special Thanks to our Sponsors, Grantors, and Donors for 2022-2023. There is still ‘Room’ for your Logo/Name!

Contact: Barbara Kavanagh:
barbarak@azmyelomanetwork.org    ph.623 466 6246

Thank you to the sponsors from the 3rd Annual November 18th Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week Celebration at Los Sombreros Restaurant!

Our Deepest Thanks to all of you who took the time to write a review for us for Great NonProfits. We not only made our ‘quota’ but exceeded it and ‘on time! Jack and I were both touched and inspired by your comments which will help us continue our efforts on behalf of our amazing network of cancer patients, caregivers, families, and dedicated researchers, doctors, and others in the healthcare field.

AZ Myeloma Network on New Technologies for Cancer Screenings

Virtual AZ Family
Caregiver Day

Why it is important for cancer patients to get a COVID vaccine!

This guide shares Barbara’s blogs that were published by AARP Colorado from June 2018 to January 2020.  These blogs describe actual patient stories and shares tips for caregivers.  Also included are a variety of resources for the cancer caregiver.

It is our desire that the items shared within this guide will assist caregivers in discovering strengths within themselves they may not have known they possess, so that they can better meet their caregiving challenges.

We are giving away this guide in PDF format,
donations are welcomed.