Raising NET Cancer Awareness, One Step at a Time

With NET Cancer Awareness Month coming up, we have several awareness events throughout the country. Here’s just a reminder of a few of these walks we have going on:

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016: NCAN’s 8th Annual ‘Strides for Stripes’ Walk on Long Island, NY.

Location: Parking Field 5 at Eisenhower Park – 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554

Time: 10:30AM

Registration: Pre-registration is $35, Day of Registration is $50

Included in registration fee is:

  • T-shirt (first come, first serve basis)
  • Other assorted prizes based on amount raised
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water, and assorted snack bars
  • Light lunch and snacks

This event is always a lot of fun, so be sure to come on out!

To register for the walk on Long Island, please click here!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016: NCAN’s 1st Annual ‘Strides for Stripes’ Walk in Charlotte, NC. (Also, Charlotte Area Support Group Meeting to follow.)

Location: Independence Park – 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204

Time: 10:30AM – T-Shirt Pick-Up/Registration

Registration: $25

Registration includes:

  • T-Shirt – First come, first serve if NOT pre-registered
  • Water, Coffee, Snack
  • Light Lunch
  • Support Group Meeting

To register for the Charlotte, NC walk, please click here!

Saturday, November 12th, 2016: The Neuroendocrine Cancer Connection‘s First Annual Strolling for Stripes in Jacksonville, NC.

Location: Jacksonville Commons Rec. Center, Shelter 1

Time: 10AM-12PM

For more information, please contact Karen Connell at (910) 545-7513.

If there is not a NET Cancer Awareness Walk in your area:

NCAN’s Virtual ‘Strides for Stripes’ Walk – Giving you the freedom to walk wherever and whenever is convienient for you!

With a Virtual Walk You Decide Where and When– Since a virtual walk is one you can do anywhere…anytime, it is good for those whose schedule is very busy, who aren’t close to the Long Island or another scheduled event or can’t physically participate. Below is a guide that’s full of ideas to help you plan your own Virtual Walk (or another fundraising event) and help support the fight against Neuroendocrine Cancer.

We ask that you set aside some time to put on your t-shirt with family and friends to walk wherever works for you.

Registration is $35 per walker, within the US only. NCAN will ship your shirt out to you.

Virtual Walk Guide: Fun Ideas for Your Virtual Walk

VIRTUAL WALKERS- If you want to walk on your own, that’s fine! If you’re a person who likes to get people together, why not create your own community fundraising event by planning a walk or other event in your community. You can plan a walk or another type of event like a wine tasting or a bowl-a-thon. By registering as a team on the virtual walk website, your team page would be about your event specifically. Those individuals that choose to join your “team” can fundraise on the website. You can watch the progress of your event and send emails to your contact list encouraging their participation and support.

You may choose to walk around your community, in a local park, indoors at a mall or even on a treadmill at a gym! Your Virtual Walk is a reflection of you, and is as personal as your reasons for joining the fight against this deadly disease.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas.

  • Walk in a mall
  • Take a walking tour of your town
  • Make your grocery shopping or another shopping trip YOUR walk to fight neuroendocrine cancer
  • Belong to a gym? Walk a treadmill, and enlist other members to walk with you
  • Even if you can’t walk, get people involved with a board game, bus trip, beanbag toss- you can be as creative as you want!

To join in on the ‘Strides for Stripes’ Virtual Walk, click here!

If you are interested in help starting up a NET Cancer Awareness Walk in YOUR area, please send me an email at tricia@netcancerawareness.org or send me a text with your Name, Phone Number, Location, letting me know that you’d like some assistance at (516) 366-4497 and I would be more than happy to help you out!

At the 2016 National NET Patient Conference, Laughter is the BEST Medicine!

Looking for a few laughs on Friday night at the National NET Patient Conference?

NCAN is so excited to finally announce the Friday night social event sponsored by NCAN for the 2016 National NET Patient Conference taking place in just a few weeks! This is a great time to network and relax, taking a break from all the heavy information that will be introduced over this amazing, jam packed weekend!

Introducing Emmy Award winning writer, speaker, comedian and fellow cancer survior Steve Mazan:

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Come enjoy a hysterically funny show- ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’- just for attendees of the 2016 National Neuroendocrine Cancer Patient Conference, starring Emmy Award winning writer, speaker, comedian and fellow neuroendocrine cancer survivor Steve Mazan. Steve is known for his Emmy Award winning writing for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and for performing his comedy on The Late Show with David Letterman, BUT he is most well known for his award winning film, ‘Dying to Do Letterman.’ 

Steve will be hanging out with the crowd, signing autographs, and he will have some merchandise to give away! There will also be a raffle where you can win an autographed DVD of one of Steve’s best shows!

On your way to the show, from 5 pm to 6:15 pm, stop for some healthy and delicious smoothies and cookies provided by one of the conferences sponsors. These tasty treats were designed specifically with neuroendocrine cancer patients in mind. Doors to the show will open at 6 pm and light refreshments will be served. At 7, it’s time for the show, sponsored by the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network! 

It’s all happening right in the same hall as Friday’s General Session so it’s easy to get to. This is a great time to network and relax, taking a break from all the heavy information that will be introduced over this amazing, jam packed weekend!

Want to learn more about Steve? Visit SteveMazan.com or check out DyingtoDoLetterman.com for more information on Steve Mazan, his cancer journey, and to check out Dying to Do Letterman. Also, check out this Ted Talks that Steve Mazan did back in 2011: It’s Never too Late to Live your Dreams.

For more information on the 2016 National NET Patient Conference in New Orleans, LA September 22nd, 2016 to September 24th, 2016, please click here!

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