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Cambridge Printmaking Workshop

Newest workshop in our expressive art offerings
Thurs Jun 4, 9 to 11 am in Cambridge

Learn the art of printmaking and experiment with colour, line, shape, space & texture. You will learn the art of printmaking as you create several prints using the relief technique. Please wear old clothes or a smock and bring 3 or 4 plastic bags to put your prints just in case they haven't entirely dried by the end of the program. Join us for this very unique and interesting Art Workshop!

Register online or call 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Laughter Yoga

Available in Cambridge and Kitchener
Thurs May 28, 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Cambridge and Mon Jun 1, 1 to 2 pm in Kitchener

Laughter Yoga is a practice which combines yoga breathing and laughter exercises. The fun and gentle activity boosts the immune system and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins - feel good hormones. Whether your laughter is real or not, your body will get the benefits of this wonderful program. It's great for all ages and stages of recovery including family and caregivers.

Register online or call 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Better Sleep

The Summer Session starts June 10
Wednesdays Jun 10 to Jul 15, 1 to 2 pm in Kitchener

Having difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you wake during the night and struggle to get back to sleep? Do you wake feeling tired? Do you have troubles settling your busy brain at night? This program provides an overview of what robs us of energizing sleep and presents strategies to decrease insomnia through effective sleep behaviours, setting realistic sleep goals, relaxing the body and resting a busy brain. Over this 5 week program, participants will learn sleep strengthening behaviours and techniques that prepare the mind and body for a restful night.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Breast Reconstruction Workshop

Dr Shenker discussing groundbreaking breast reconstruction techniques
Wed Jun 17, 7 to 8:30 pm in Kitchener

Join Dr. Robert Shenker, Director of The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic & champion of the Breast Cancer Reconstruction Program at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, for a review of the groundbreaking breast reconstruction techniques underway in our very own community hospital. He will also introduce his new partners - Dr. Amy Chesney and Dr. Stephanie Ma. Together, they are pioneering great advancements in Canadian breast reconstruction.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Make it easier to navigate the grocery store while facing cancer
Wed Jun 3, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

Come join the registered in-store dietitian, Michelle, at the Zehrs Conestoga Mall location for a food tour that will empower you to make healthier choices including eating solutions to deal with cancer side effects. Registration required.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Learn strategies to cope with cancer fatigue
Wed Jun 3, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Kitchener

This workshop is designed to help you understand cancer related fatigue and its causes. You will learn how you can use practical strategies for managing your day to day cancer related fatigue and the importance of maintaining a basic level of activity.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

The Social for Teens

Join us Wednesday for our GrAfFiTi ArT night!
Wed May 27, 7 to 8:30 pm in Kitchener

Be the FIRST to experience evenings filled with fun, food and laughter! This new group provides an opportunity for teenagers (ages 13 to 18) to hang out and get to know other teens that have also been impacted by cancer (ie. in active treatment, who are cancer survivors, or whose parent, grandparent, sibling or relative or friend may be experiencing a cancer diagnosis). Join Christine our child life specialist for activities to promote stress reduction through influential guest speakers, comedy, sports, art music, games and FOOD! Follow The Social at @hopespringteens on Twitter and HopeSpringTheSocial on Instagram

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

NEW! Zen-Tangling

No art experience is necessary! Come try this popular new artistic meditation technique
Mon Jun 1, 1 to 3 pm in Kitchener

Zen-tangling acts as an "artistic meditation" which increases focus, creativity, autonomy and intrinsic well-being. Tangling is an easy, relaxing and fun way to create images by drawing structured patterns. No experience is necessary! If you can hold a pencil, you can create your own beautiful and intricate image.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

HopeSpring News

According to new research conducted by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) published in the BMJ Open1 today, a family physician's decision to investigate symptoms suggestive of cancer may be one of several factors contributing to differences in international cancer survival.

The study findings show that family physicians from Ontario are more likely to refer women presenting with symptoms suggestive of ovarian cancer for tests or to a specialist at their first visit than…

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Photo credit: Tyler BrownbridgeThe local thoracic cancer surgery program that Cancer Care Ontario tried to shut down in 2013 until a wave of public outrage helped save it, has the highest quality in the province, according to the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario’s 2015 report.

The argument that CCO made for ordering Windsor’s program shut down, which would have forced lung and esophageal cancer patients to travel to London for an arduous and potentially lifesaving surgery, was the research-backed theory that a thoracic…

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