CaringOn is a non-profit organization that provides a way for patients with advanced cancer to say “thank you” to their primary caregiver.

Our Story


Judy Davanzo
Founder & President

I am a mother of two, a wife and a second time breast cancer fighter. In August 2001, at the age of 32, and after my first child turned 1 year, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. I went through a double mastectomy and 8 rounds of chemotherapy. After about a year, hair loss and medically induced menopause, I became a survivor. 5 years later I was deemed cured! Having worked in marketing with Whole Foods Market while ill, I decided to take time off to spend with my daughter and husband and figure out who I now was and what I wanted to do. I graduated from college with a degree in teaching and had taught in the Baltimore County Public School System for 6 years before going into marketing and events.

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Our Mission

faviconCaringOn was founded by Judy Goldberg Davanzo and Lee Kappelman to give caregivers an opportunity to “recharge, refresh, and renew” and take a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Patients now have a way to express their gratitude to their caregivers by gifting them with time to themselves. This can include anything from a few hours to sleep in a hotel to spa services, dinner and a show. Let us help you customize your gift so that it is personal and special.

The support structure CaringOn developed allows caregivers to accept this special gesture free of worry, stress and financial cost. Through donations from individuals and corporations, CaringOn is able to provide the necessary support and services needed so the caregiver has peace of mind while they enjoy their gift, step away and take care of themselves. This time/respite provides the Caregiver with time to refresh, renew, recharge and come back rejuvenated and with a new energy.

Your support is important to the CaringOn programs. Only through your donations are we able to mindfully provide the gifts you send, through us, to caregivers. Help support our mission today!

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What We’re Saying

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There is no “present” like that of TIME

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Recently surfing the television after an overnight stay in the hospital; the phrase “There is no “present” like that of time,”  caught my attention. Honestly, how many times have you told yourself to “be in […]

Lucky Me, I’m an Anomaly!

May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Last week I went to see a liver specialist. My intent was that he could help me understand why my tumor markers don’t match the way my body is acting and feeling. My goal from […]

To Unplug…or not???

February 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Having not blogged in a few months I finally feel that I have something worth talking about. I’ve had many different ideas in the last 3 months: to be thankful, giving is better than receiving, […]

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Get Involved

Nominate A Caregiver

Do you have an exceptional caregiver that you would like to show your gratitude for? CaringOn provides you with a way to say thank you by having us send your caregiver a personalized gift in your name.

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Become a Volunteer

CaringOn depends on volunteers to help fulfill its mission. By becoming a volunteer you are helping a person with advanced/life threatening cancer give their caregiver the gift of taking care of themselves.

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Send us Your Picture

Do you have a caregiver that goes above and beyond? Show your appreciation and tell the world how much you care! Send us a picture of you and your caregiver and we will feature you on our Facebook page.

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Help support our mission to provide caregivers with the recognition and respite that they deserve.

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