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Joe Kane Named Program Director for Cancer House of Hope

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) has named Joe Kane program director for the Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield, one of 70 CHD programs.

CHD’s Cancer House of Hope provides a variety of essential, accessible services and supports for individuals with cancer and their families, completely free of charge. The primary focus is on reducing stress and promoting comfort for people with cancer and their families and friends by offering programs and services in a non-institutional and home-like setting. Volunteers and professionals are familiar with effects of cancer on a personal basis and offer understanding, encouragement, and hope.

Prior to assuming the role of program director, Kane accumulated more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing, and community relations. He also has been involved in the Western Mass. community through volunteer work and business-outreach activities. Kane is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and earned his MBA at Anna Maria College, also in Worcester.

“Joe brings a tremendous amount of experience and expertise,” said Kimberly Lee, vice president of the CDH Office of Advancement. “We are very excited about his ideas for enhancing the programming at the Cancer House of Hope.”