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

Judys-Blog-HeaderIt is with great sorrow that I write to inform you that Judy Davanzo, Founder of CaringOn, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2nd, at 8:45 am at Gilchrist Hospice surrounded by her family.

To those who knew her, Judy was unforgettable, a force of nature, an indefatigable spirit, a creative soul.

Judy Goldberg Davanzo was also a brave and compassionate champion of people struggling with illness and the caregivers that took care of them. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer herself four years ago, she created an organization called CaringOn, and shined her light on others, devoting herself to taking care of caregivers of advanced cancer patients.

Her courageous spirit, unfathomable strength, and boundless love washed over all the people she touched – and she showed everyone what it is to live life with purpose, fight the good fight, and believe in the power of love. Her soul lives on in me and in this organization, and I am very lucky to have known her, worked with her, and thanked caregivers with her.

A viewing has been set for Thursday at Ruck Funeral Home at 1050 York Road in Towson, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and then from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Nativity, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Judy’s memory to CaringOn online (click here to make a donation) or send to CaringOn, P.O. Box 851, Brooklandville, MD 21022.

Thank you for supporting Judy and CaringOn. We continue our cause in her honor.

Lee Kappelman
Co-Founder, CaringOn

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

Beautiful Obituary for Judy D’Avanzo in the Wall Street Journal

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What We’re Doing

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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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