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CSC Teams up with EHE International on Cancer Awareness Campaign

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NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the month of July, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has a window display in Rockefeller Center raising awareness of the free comprehensive social and emotional support services it provides to cancer patients and their families, so that no one faces cancer alone. This year alone, it is estimated that 1.6 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. In fact, 41 percent of Americans are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, which translates to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men. A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event that often brings with it feelings of anxiety, distress and depression, and CSC firmly believes that these feelings are something that no one should have to go through alone.

The Rockefeller Center display will feature the words "Everyone knows someone touched by cancer. I am a..." It will include an LCD screen in the center of the display listing a rotation of answers to fill in the blank, "I am a...", in order to highlight the fact that no one should experience cancer alone. This campaign is a continuation from CSC's Spring Celebration in April where guests were invited to pose before a wall with the same words featured above them while holding a title card detailing their relation to cancer. From mother to son, survivor to caregiver, and many more, this campaign highlights the fact that cancer affects more than just the patient diagnosed, and there are communities of support for everyone.

This window, donated by EHE International, is located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza and is projected to reach over 250,000 people per day. CSC will simultaneously host a virtual campaign through social media to encourage people across the country to share with us their connection to cancer. We hope everyone will join us in this effort to share the message that, "no one should face cancer alone". "EHE proudly supports Cancer Support Community's efforts to raise awareness of the resources available to cancer patients and their families by offering a high-traffic platform in Rockefeller Plaza," said Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International. "The message is clear, no one should face cancer alone."

"We are incredibly thankful for the generous donation of window space by EHE International, which gives us the opportunity to share the knowledge of our resources to thousands of people who may be in need," said Kim Thiboldeaux, Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Support Community. "Our name is the Cancer Support Community, and what this campaign aims to convey is that there is an entire global community of people eager to provide support for those touched by cancer. Everybody knows someone, and now, everybody has somewhere to turn."

CSC invites everyone touched by cancer to share their connection to cancer by posting photos or text on social media with the hashtag #CSCEmpower. Follow the Cancer Support Community on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1wll6fq, and on Twitter at @CancerSupportCm. To learn more about the "Everyone knows someone" campaign, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org

About the Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization, with more than 50 years of collective experience, provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of more than 46 licensed Affiliates, more than 120 satellite locations and vibrant online and telephone communities, touching more than one million people each year.

Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services free of charge to men, women and children with any type or stage of cancer, and to their loved ones. As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services including support groups, educational workshops, exercise, art and nutrition classes and social activities for the entire family. Through cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research, the Cancer Support Community's Research and Training Institute is helping CSC change the future of cancer care through education and training. The Cancer Support Community's Cancer Policy Institute ensures that the voices of 14.5 million cancer survivors and their families are heard in the nation's capital and state and local legislatures across the country. In 2014, the CSC network delivered nearly $40 million in free services to patients and families. The Cancer Support Community is advancing the innovations that are becoming the standard in complete cancer care. So that no one faces cancer alone®.

For more information, please visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org

About EHE International

EHE International is celebrating over 100 years as the recognized leader in preventive medicine with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International. Established in 1913, EHE International is America's largest and most experienced preventive medicine specialist and the preferred choice among employers for the prevention and early detection of disease and associated risk factors. For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3700; visit www.eheintl.com.

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CONTACT: Contact for Cancer Support Community: Emily Martin 202-650-5371 emily@cancersupportcommunity.org Contact for EHE International: Nicolas Danielides Danielides Communications nick@danielides.net
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