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Please mail or deliver your donation to HopeSpring at
16 Andrew Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, ON N2H 5R2,
Through our CanadaHelps,
Or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.
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July Fundraising Goal

We're just over a third of the way to our fundraising goal for the month, with $11,863 of the $35,000 needed for July. Thank you for your continued support. Donations are always gratefully accepted through our CanadaHelps, or calling in 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card or in person.

Can you help?

Thank you to those who were so generous with previous requests. We need:

  • Tea kettle
  • Saran
  • 5x5 cm square gauze pads (for our first aid kit)
  • Stamps (just regular Canadian ones)

If you can help, please feel free to bring it to our front desk volunteer. If you have any questions, please call Linda at 519-742-1544 ext 103

Cambridge Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management

Stretch, relax and self-care 

Tuesday, Jul 18, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Cambridge

This is a gentle yoga to help exercise control over physical and emotional well-being by combining movements, breathing, stretching, body poses and meditation practice. This program is specifically for patients who have significant adverse physical symptoms (e.g., pain, instability, mobility problems due to surgery) that requires an especially gentle style of yoga that can be modified to each member's needs. The primary objective of this type of yoga session is symptom relief.

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

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

Learning the connections between food and your cancer

Wednesday, Jul 19, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Kitchener

In this program you will increase your knowledge related to the role of nutrition and breast cancer. Suggestions for dietary changes to help in the prevention and/or recurrence of breast cancer are covered. Other topics include the impacts of healthy eating and weight, supplements, alcohol, physical activity, phytoestrogens, organic foods, calcium and Vitamin D. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

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

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Support monthly for women facing ovarian cancer


Thursday, Jul 20, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Kitchener

Women can share their concerns about the impact of living with Ovarian Cancer. This support group is professional facilitated and offers education, information on resources, and caring support whether you are newly diagnosed or for women who are facing recurrence. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

There are options to help you

Wednesday, Aug 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Kitchener


Come learn what financial options are available to help you! In this workshop you will receive an overview of the income maintenance programs and drug coverage options available to you. Applications for benefits will be available at the workshop. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

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

Women's Support Group Under 45

A great social circle for women with cancer

Tuesday, Aug 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

Support among the group is offered, tips are shared and strategies for coping discussed. A wide range of on top of mind topics are discussed each week including everyday life events, past, present or future. Come discuss concerns about your future cancer treatments, eating problems and relationship issues. The group is warm and friendly and a good social circle for women with cancer.

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

Laughter Yoga

Laugh, stretch and let go!

Tuesday, Jul 25, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 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 us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. 

Tai Chi

Follow your breath

Thursday, Jul 20, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener

This coping skills program is a traditional Chinese system of health preservation that combines movement, meditation and breathing exercises to promote emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Though traditionally performed while standing, most of the slow, gentle movements are easily adapted for members who find it necessary to remain seated because of illness or injury. Members, family and caregivers are all welcome. If you can breathe you can join us.

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

The Waters Spa Monthly Draw

Don't miss out!

Feel the difference. Enjoy the Ultimate Spa Experience with a Full Day Package at The Waters – An Urban Spa Retreat. Or share a Half Day Spa Experience with a friend or loved one. HopeSpring, in partnership with the dedicated and compassionate team at The Waters, will nurture you to help you unwind, relieve stress, and refresh your soul. Send your entry to support@hopespring.ca or submit a ballot at our main centre in Kitchener.

ThrowBack Fitness at Northfield Racquet & Fitness Club

September 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
   Throwback Fitness is for everyone: beginner, intermediate, seriously-bendy, however you are. It's about bringing our energy together to help support those impacted by cancer.
    Come dressed as one of your favourite fitness personalities or dressed in your favourite fitness gear from the 70's and the 80's! Featuring Old School Aerobics, Zumba, Cycling, and Yoga with great music to keep you moving from the 70's and 80's!
    Prizes for the best dressed male and female as well as many other great giveaways! Come and support HopeSpring. Cancer doesn't care. Show that you do.
    Advance Registration: $25 (HST Included)
   Tickets at the door: $30 (HST Included)
    Contact: Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club, 155 Northfield Drive W., Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 5J3 519 884-7020 ext 117

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Upcoming events

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Saturday, September 9 10AM → 2PM ET

16th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

Friday, November 3 → Saturday, November 4
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