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Allsup sponsoring national conference on work and cancer

Belleville-based Allsup, a national disability representation company, is serving as a patron sponsor of Cancer and Careers 11th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, Friday, June 25.

The free day-long virtual event explores the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment, and it’s open to patients, survivors, caregivers, health-care professionals, advocates, employers, human resources and anyone touched by cancer.

Allsup has been a longtime supporter of Cancer and Careers in its mission to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace through its provision of expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Cancer and Careers helps more than 485,000 people each year — online, in print and in person.

“Cancer and Careers is focused on providing vital help to people with cancer, so they can continue to play a role in the U.S. workforce as they manage their illness, treatment decisions and recovery to the extent possible,” said T.J. Geist, principal advocate at Allsup (shown).

For more than 35 years, Allsup has helped more than 350,000 individuals with worsening disabilities, including those with many forms of cancer, receive their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Allsup Employment Services, a Social Security-approved employment network, also helps people return to work through Social Security’s Ticket to Work program.

This year’s Work & Cancer conference includes sessions on disclosure and privacy; working through treatment; legal issues; and job searching.

Complimentary CEUs/PDCs are available for nurses, social workers, human resources and other licensed and certified professionals.

For more information or to register for the virtual event visit Cancer and Careers.

 

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