Press and Events

 

 

 

 

Press and Events

 

 To schedule a speaking engagement or a media request,
please contact the author at thingsiwishidknown@gmail.com.

 

Activity is shown by timeframe below and includes important cancer support organizations and media (like Coping with Cancer Magazine), mainstream print media (like Chicago Tribune), and broad-access news and information websites (like CNN.com and HuffingtonPost.com). The book is also listed as a caregiver resource on websites such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Caregiver Space, and Pinterest.

This press listing is provided to offer perspective on the breadth of interest in the topics addressed in this book and its supporting articles.

 

March 2014

New England Community of Cancer Survivors (NECCS), 10th Annual Awards and Cancer Survivorship Celebration Luncheon, Needham, MA. Recipient of 2014 Lorin Lavidor Personal Caregiver of the Year Award.  This award honors someone who has provided outstanding care and support to individuals during the course of their treatment or illness.

 

February 2014


"When Seeking a Diagnosis, 'Zebra Roulette' is No Game," Huffington Post, February 26.

 

December 2013

"Sustaining hope in the face of cancer," Focus on Women Magazine, December 29.

"New Year's Resolution for Caregivers: Reclaim Your Life!," Huffington Post, December 20.

 

October 2013

"Young Women Can and Do get Cancer," Melissa Erickson, Seacoastonline.com, Portsmouth, NH, October 20.

"Life after the lump: What it takes to get through breast cancer treatment," Rockford Register Star (rrstar.com), Rockford, Ill., October 14.

"Don't ignore warning signs of breast cancer just because of youth," Melissa Erickson, Peoria JournalStar, October 12.

"Advocacy Helps and Heals," Mary Jane Hanron, Marshfield (MA) Mariner and Scituate Mariner, October 9. Also reprinted in local Mariner and Reporter newspapers in Abington, Carver, Kingston, Plymouth, and Plympton (MA).

Coffee Chat, "Chin Up: The Four Critical Issues that Challenge Caregivers," Vermont Cancer Center Breast Cancer Conference, October 4, Sheraton Burlington Hotel.

"Tips on Getting Through It: Mass. woman writes book to help others," Melissa Erickson, GoUpstate.com, Spartanburg, S.C., October 2.

"Younger Patients Face Challenges," Melissa Erickson, GoUpstate.com, Spartanburg, S.C., October 3.

"Caregivers Choice: Take It on the Chin, or Chin Up," Cancer Knowledge NetworkSeptember 30 and October 10 (two parts).

 

September 2013

Granted the National St. George Award by the National and New England Boards of DIrectors of the American Cancer Society, for outstanding contributions to the control of cancer.

"Happy Holidays in Spite of Illness," Mature Years Magazine, Fall 2013, p. 41-43.

 

August 2013

Books to Know – Top 10 List – August 2013, DC Spotlight Newspaper, #1, August 2013.

"How Cancer Caregivers Heal," Cancer Knowledge Network (Canada), August 1.

 

June 2013

"Defeating Denial in Cancer Caregiving," ModernSage.com, June 29.

"Theater of the Absurd in Congress: Do We Really Favor Fortified Borders Over Curing Cancer?," Huffington Post, June 26

"How Caregivers Heal," Third Age, June 19

Radio interview, Caregiver SOS, June 16 [NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio area, sponsored by the WellMed Charitable Foundation]

"Sustaining Hope in the Face of Cancer," Living Well Magazine, June, p. 12-13.

 

May 2013

"Caregivers urge hope in dealing with cancer," San Antonio Express (Hearst News Service), May 31

"Sustaining Hope in the Face of Cancer," Focus on Women Magazine, May 25

"Denial: Helpful at first, but dangerous if prolonged," Kelly Roncace, South Jersey Times, May 23

"Cancer Advocates are Waiting on the Tarmac," Huffington Post, May 14

"Defeating Denial in Cancer Caregiving,"

Huffington Post, May 29

Caregiving Coalition.org, May 22

ThirdAge.com, May 21

NewsOK.com (Powered by The Oklahoman), May 13

Westlake Magazine, May 2013

"Budget Cuts: An Insult to Cancer-Afflicted Families (Cuts in Cancer Research Will Affect Millions)"

Memphis Sun, May 7

ThirdAge.com, May 6

"Big stick needed for cancer research," Cape Cod Times, Ideas & Opinion, May 6, page A-11.

13th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope, Stowe, Vermont, Workshop for Caregivers Friday, May 3, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Golden Eagle Resort (Conference Room) on Critical Issues and Roles Faced, and How Caregivers Heal.

Book Sale and Signing at Health & Information Fair, Saturday May 4, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Stoweflake Lodge.

The Stowe Weekend of Hope, through a partnership of Vermont's medical community and Stowe’s hospitality businesses, offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors and their families.  The focus is to educate, inspire, and celebrate the lives of people living with cancer. There is a broad menu of diverse events that participants can choose from to help them find the information and inspiration they need to cope with their cancer challenge at any stage in their disease.

"Sequester Adds Insult to Injury for Cancer-Affected Families," 50 Plus Northwest, May 5

"Changing the Sequester for the FAA Adds Insult to Injury for Cancer-Affected Families," Huffington Post, May 2

 

April 2013

Invited to become blogger for Huffington Post

"Sequester could doom funding for promising cancer research," PhysBizTech: Business & Technology Intelligence for Forward-Thinking Physician Practices, April 30

"Sequestration could doom funding for promising cancer research," Healthcare Finance News, April 25

"Sequestration is short-sighted," Joplin Independent, Joplin, Mo., April 24

 

March 2013

"Cancer Family Caregivers: Know Your Rights! ," Old Town Crier, March 26, 2013 

Book Signing, New England Coalition of Cancer Survivors Awards Luncheon, March 23, Sudbury (MA), 11:30 a.m.

Book Signing, Massachusetts Health Council 4th Annual Women's Health Forum, March 21, Waltham (MA) Westin Hotel, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Cancer Caregiving: Avoid Financial Trials and Traps," Cancer Journey Blog, Oncology Nursing Society, March 6

 

February 2013

"Cancer's caregiver crisis of control," CNN.com, February 1

Reprinted from CNN on:

UK News Reporter, February 2
CancerKick.com on February 2 (page 3)
Silobreaker, courtesy of the Kidney Cancer Association

HealthyHuman.net
Cancer.beststrategies.info, February 2
HealthCollege (Educational Resources for the Healthcare Field), February 1
BayouBuzz.com (Louisiana), February 1
Dailyeurope.org, February 1

 

"Coping with Caregiver Burnout," Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine, Lindsey Wahowiak, February 2013

"Cancer Family Caregivers: Know Your Rights!"

Old Town Crier, Alexandria, VA, February 11, and "Feature" on www.oldtowncrier.com February 17

 

January 2013

"5 Tips for Cancer Caregivers," Coping with Cancer Magazine, January-February, p. 42

Coping with Cancer is read by more than a half-million people in the waiting rooms of America’s private practice oncologists, urologists, and cancer treatment centers. It is published six times each year and individual subscriptions are available by mail.

"Cancer Family Caregivers: Know Your Rights"

Physicians News Digest, January 24

Third Age.com, January 21

TheSOP.org, January 19

PeopleBeatingCancer and the demystification of cancer-part IX, People Beating Cancer blog, January 11

Medical News For You: Your Roadmap to Healthcare, January 8

Life After 50, January 8

Grand Magazine, January 9

SheKnows.com, January 21

"Cancer Caregiving: Avoiding Financial Trials and Traps

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Santa Clarita Magazine, January 30

Living Better Online Magazine, January 29

"Tips for cancer caregivers from people who've been there," Claire Martin, Denver Post, January 15

 

December 2012

"Grief for the Holidays," Health Beat (A blog about all things health)

"'Obamacare': What's Next for Cancer Caregivers?"

Madison Capital Times / madison.com, December 6

Philly.com, December 16

"Affordable Care Act a boon for people with cancer," Houston Chronicle, December 9

Baltimore Times, December 6

"Cancer patients, caregivers will benefit from Obamacare," Witty Sparks, December 6

Guest Columnist: "Cancer Patients Still Face Many Challenges," Montgomery Advertiser, December 2

"Don't Let Cancer Spoil Your Holidays"

Advance for NPs & PAs, December 9

The Philly Public Record, Medical Record, December 13

"Caregiving: Read All About It," Touched by Cancer Magazine, November-December, p. 45

 

November 2012

'Obamacare': What's Next for Cancer Caregivers?

Huffington Post, November 28

Afro.com, November 28

Life After 50, November 13

International Business Times, November 27

Central Asia Times, November 17

"Caring for the Caregivers," Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune, November 28

"Being a Cancer Caregiver Changes Your Life," SheKnows.com, November 11

"Things I Wish I'd Known: The Truth About Caregiving," Third Age, November 7

"Caregiver's cancer book a must read for all of us," Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, November 2

"Dealing with Cancer During the Holidays," Life After 50, November 1

"Don't Let Cancer Spoil Your Holidays"

Montana Senior News, November 1

Star City Health, Journalstar.com, Lincoln, NE, November 14

"Cancer Caregivers Share What They Wish They'd Known"

Vietnam Tribune, November 27

 

October 2012

Caregivers of cancer patients highlighted in new book, Article, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald and onlineAthens.com, October 29

WGN Radio (Chicago) website, Breast Cancer Special, October 25

"How to help a cancer care giver: A cancer care giver facers unique demands," on the website caringformyparents.org  

"Center member wins publishing award; book available for purchase," Center News and Updates, American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance, October 18

Recorded Radio Interview, October 12, WFSS, Fayetteville, NC, with Kathy Klaus (91.9 FM, NPR affiliate)

Feature article, "Local Author Cares and Shares," multiple communities in Boston region and wickedlocal.com network, October 10

This article was then reprinted in local newspapers and online news sites in over 135 communities across 22 states (including such wide-ranging locations as California, Oregon, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, and New York).

"Cancer Caregivers Share What They Wish They'd Known" Hong Kong Herald, October 7

Live Radio Interview, October 5, CJOB 68 Superstation, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), Nighthawk Show with Guest Host Greg Mackling

Axcess News, Reno, NV (October 3)

PhillyBurbs.com, Philadelphia, PA (October 2)

 

September, 2012:

Florida Publishers Association Gold Medal Prize, 2012, Self-Help Books (September 29)

Bookstock Literary Festival at Historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center in Marshfield, MA. Book sales and signings, September 22, 12 noon - 7 p.m.

Book Talk at Blum Resource Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, September 21, 11 a.m.
(450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts)