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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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Update on our fundraising goal

Just over $75,000! WOW! Getting closer every week to our goal of $100,000. Thank you for your donations and support!
Please continue to encourage your friends, family, coworkers and wider social networks to help support the work here at HopeSpring. Donations may continue to be made through our CanadaHelps, in person at 16 Andrew Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, ON N2H 5R2, or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.

Can you help?

Thank you to those who were so generous with previous requests. This week, we're looking for:

  • Stamps (just regular Canadian ones)
  • AA batteries
  • a 500 GB external hard drive

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

Open Henna and Reiki appointments

Henna on May 23 in Kitchener, Reiki on May 26 in Cambridge

Henna: Tuesday, May 23, 2:30 p.m. in Kitchener, Reiki: Friday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. in Cambridger

Henna: The henna is applied freehand using no stencils. The artist draws the design onto the participant.The design lasts approximately two weeks and dries within an hour. You will benefit from a very calming and relaxing experience, feel strong and beautiful and gain self confidence and self esteem during your healing process. They also help relieve the burning side effects experienced during chemo.
Reiki: Reiki is an ancient healing technique. It is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient who is sitting or lying quietly to enhance energy and reduce stress, pain and fatigue. Reiki is a simple procedure, consisting of calm and concentrated touching, with the practitioner focusing on healing and giving energy to specific areas on the receiver's body.

Call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Cambridge Meditation

A pause to reflect and refresh

Thursday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Cambridge

Meditation has been used as a means to achieve healthy thought management by exercising control over thoughts and emotions. In this group program, cancer patients and caregivers are taught mindfulness meditation exercises and are encouraged to practice them at home to the greatest extent possible based on interest and health. This program is especially suited to members who are trying meditation for the first time.

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

Better Sleep

Last call! Starts Wednesday.

Wednesdays, May 24 to Jun 21, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 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, members will learn sleep strengthening behaviours and techniques that prepare the mind and body for a restful night.

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

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Better choices made easier


Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Kitchener

Come join the registered in-store dietitian at the Zehrs Laurentian location for a food tour with Heidi 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.

Women's Support Group Over 45

Join this popular support group

Tuesday, May 23, 2:00 - 4:00 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

Stress relief with a smile

Tuesday, May 30, 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.

Friday Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management in Kitchener

Start your weekend right


Friday, May 26, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener

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

Canada 150 T-shirt fundraiser!

HopeSpring has partnered with TheCommunityFundraiser.com! They are selling commemorative Canada 150 t-shirts ("Bring your EH! Game"). $24.95 for the red, $29.95 for black. Be sure to indicate that your charity of choice is HopeSpring on checkout and $10 from every shirt comes straight to HopeSpring. Show your pride and help support HopeSpring!

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