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Cancer at Work

Compassion Is Needed for Young People With the Big "C"

Ann Fry | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Ann Fry

Imagine you are a young adult, in your 20s or even early 30s. You haven't been feeling well lately, shake it off and then finally decide to make an appointment with your physician.

What Do Breast Cancer and Halloween Have in Common?

Ann Fry | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

Well, to point out the obvious, we are aware of them both in October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, October is Halloween. Both happen every year. What do these two things have in common?

Companies 'Doing the Right Thing' -- For Young Employees With Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

Today's column will look at two more companies that "did the right thing" for their employees impacted by Cancer. I'll profile the two young women and how their diagnosis was treated.

Why I Care So Much About the Impact of Cancer... My Story

Ann Fry | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?

Real Leaders Have Empathy, Compassion and Acceptance and They're Not Afraid to Show It

Ann Fry | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

In my past few articles, I've been writing about amazing CEOs who have a commitment to healthy workplaces and who are working with the American Cancer Society as CEO's Against Cancer. I'm continuing that today, with my next installment.

Building a Community That Takes Care of Its People

Ann Fry | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Ann Fry

At the heart of any company that offers empathy and strong incentives and engagement is a company that is "employee centric." What that refers to is a company who puts the needs of their employees in the forefront.

What Three CEO's Are Really Passionate About Concerning Their Employees

Ann Fry | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

As you know, this is the second in a series of blogs about how to deal with cancer and major illness in the workplace. The content for this series is ...

Cancer Touches Everyone: How a Company's Culture Responds Is the Key

Ann Fry | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

I've heard horror stories from folks that worked in places where people were resentful that someone had too much time off, or that they had to pick up the slack for the person.

Don't Leave Your Humanity at the Door; Take it Into Work With You!

Ann Fry | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Ann Fry

As you know, I'm passionate (and concerned) about how people with major illness, like cancer, are treated at work. Along with that, of course, is how ...

Should Companies Be Concerned About Cancer and Serious Illness in the Workplace?

Ann Fry | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

I'm on a mission to transform the language of cancer and other serious illness in the workplace. I feel it's a necessary missing piece for many struggling to integrate their lives and yet needing strong support to do so.