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Purpose in Planning Coping Circle Series

Following a cancer diagnosis, there are many factors patients, their families, and caregivers must manage. This includes treatment decisions and rearranging family or work obligations. During this journey, it can be difficult for patients and their loved ones to prioritize their responsibilities as well as review the legal and financial questions that can and should be addressed. Thoughtfully planning for themselves and their loved ones allows those impacted by cancer to create a sense of relief, and hope, around those unanswered questions. The Purpose in Planning Coping Circle Series will address these issues by providing both educational information on finances and planning as well as emotional guidance to people affected by cancer.

Part I: Navigating Finances & Planning Ahead

This session will provide information about how individuals who need to take time off of work, or who can no longer work can replace income. It will also cover practical tips to deal with out-of-pocket medical expenses, general financial wellness tips, and sources of financial assistance. Because dealing with finances can be emotional, we will provide tips for dealing with difficult conversations, and where to find support if needed.

Navigating Finances & Planning Ahead Webinar Resources

Part II: Planning Ahead – Estate Planning

This webinar will explore the basics of estate planning, including the various documents that can make up an estate plan, what to consider when beginning the process of creating a plan, and how to set up a Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs. It will also provide helpful tips to having difficult conversations, including how to talk to loved ones about your preferences and religious beliefs that are important to you. There will also be a workshop component on completing a simple will and Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs.

Planning Ahead – Estate Planning Webinar Resources

Part III: Planning Ahead – Medical Decision Making

This webinar will explore the Advance Health Care Directives, other important estate planning documents, and things to consider when storing important documents. It will also provide helpful tips to having difficult conversations, including how to involve loved one's with end-of-life planning and how to bring up end-of-life conversations with your medical team. There will also be a workshop component on completing an Advance Health Care Directive.

Planning Ahead – Medical Decision Making Webinar Resources

Experts

Presenting the Purpose in Planning Coping Circle Series are Triage Cancer CEO, Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer COO, Monica Bryant, Esq., CancerCare Director of Clinical Programs, Sarah Paul, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and CancerCare Director of Specialized Programs, Marissa Fors, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM.

Joanna Morales

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq.
Triage Cancer
Chief Executive Officer

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Monica Bryant

Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq.
Triage Cancer
Chief Operating Officer

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Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
CancerCare
Director of Clinical Programs

Sarah is the Director of Clinical Programs and is responsible for delivering CancerCare’s free services to people whose lives are affected by cancer, while overseeing administrative aspects of the social work department.  Sarah is passionate about creating and developing specialized programs to meet the needs of underserved populations and has a specialization in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Founder of Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast, she is dedicated to uplifting the voices of those affected by cancer. She is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN). Additionally, she has been a featured speaker for a variety of national conferences. In 2020, she was awarded the Aquamarine Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter.

Marissa Fors

Marissa Fors, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM
CancerCare
Director of Specialized Programs

Marissa is the Director of Specialized Programs and is responsible for delivering CancerCare’s free services to people whose lives are affected by cancer. She oversees CancerCare’s Case Management Program, Time to Screen Helpline, and contributes to various organizational programs. Marissa graduated from NYU and has since received post-graduate training on topics including Clinical Supervision, Executive Leadership in Not for Profit Sector, and Clinical Trauma Competency.  She is dedicated to oncology social work and committed to improving outcomes for all people impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Marissa is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her work has been featured in several publications on topics related to navigating cancer for diverse populations. Marissa was awarded the Aquamarine Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter and the 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award.

Partner

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Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include case management, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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