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Nanny Angel Network heads to New York City as a finalist for the Astellas Oncology C3 grand prize

(TORONTO, ON – October 9, 2019) – Astellas Pharma US announced the three finalists for its fourth annual C3 (Changing Cancer Care) Prize, a challenge that funds the best ideas beyond medicine to improve cancer care for patients, caregivers and their loved ones.

Nanny Angel Network is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of only three finalists for this prestigious award. We are the only Canadian organization selected as a finalist to compete in the final event.

The three grand prize finalists, including NAN, will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on October 25 during a live event in New York City. NAN’s Kingston Champion Leah Werry will travel to NYC to represent us at the C3 Prize-partner TEDMED event.  

The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize launched in 2016 as a global challenge that aims to address the complexities of the cancer journey by funding the best ideas in cancer care beyond medicine. Nanny Angel Network is proud to be recognized for our existing work to fill the gaps in health and social care and should we win, the Astellas C3 Prize funding will help us in our goal to lessen the impact of cancer on families across Canada and beyond.

More details on how to watch the C3 Prize TEDMED presentation will be shared as we learn them. Please visit www.c3prize.com to learn more about this award.

A Network of Angels

Dolce Magazine featured Audrey Guth, Founder of the Nanny Angel Network in their Fall 2018 issue. Audrey speaks about her experience with cancer and what inspired her to create the Nanny Angel Network.

When someone tells you that you have cancer, it is a huge shock. That’s what happened to Audrey Guth. “When I was diagnosed with cancer, it rocked my world,” she says. “You know, everyone feels somewhat omnipotent, and you think, ‘It’s not going to be me.’ And yet, it was me.”

Thank you to Dolce Magazine for raising awareness of NAN.

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‘Nanny Angels’ help single mother with cancer care for 4-year-old son

Abeer Salim is fighting for her life. A single mother in the late stages of terminal cancer, she says her treatments and chemotherapy often leave her so drained that she cannot get out of bed, let alone do the one thing the brightens her day the most — play with her young son.

For months now, she has relied on friends to watch four-year-old Mohamed as she battles to reclaim her health. But like many who juggle the roles of young mother and cancer patient, she has found her energy can only take her so far.

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‘Nanny angel’ program takes childcare burden off moms battling cancer

 

Abeer Salim doesn’t need a guardian angel when she has a nanny angel looking after her.

The 42-year-old single mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 when her son Mohamed was 19 weeks old. After enduring a long waiting list, she underwent surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital, a mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy over the next year.

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