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Donations Gratefully Accepted
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 the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Every donation through CanadaHelps.org made during the month of June give HopeSpring a chance to win $10,000.
Our newest board member, Carissa, makes an impassioned ask for folks to join the Challenge!
 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)

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

Support Groups this week

Ovarian and the Under 45 Women's Support Groups are cancelled this week

We all wish Pam a great vacation!

Laughter Yoga

Laugh and let go

Tuesday, Jun 27, 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 onlineor call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. 

Scarf Tying Workshop

Final call for this great workshop!


Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener

Ever wonder how to tie a head scarf to look great? In this workshop you will learn how to tie 10 different scarf designs. If you have a large sized (approx 72") head scarf at home, please bring it with you to class.

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

Men's Program

Networking and support by and for men with cancer

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Kitchener


Come hang out with other guys who are going through cancer too! This program provides an opportunity for men who are patients in active or post treatment and caregivers to meet with each other for information gathering, networking, and conversation about their experience with cancer. Benefits of participating include increasing your overall well-being, gain information and reduce anxiety and depression. Take charge, gain confidence and become empowered. Registration required.

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

Meditation in Kitchener

A mid-week pause

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Kitchener

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. 

Healing Journey: Coping with Stress

First call for the summer session

Wednesdays, Jul 5-26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

The Healing Journey is a comprehensive 2-level coping skills program that provides emotional support, coping strategies and opportunities to network with others. Delivered by experienced professionals, the Healing Journey is a wide-ranging program that includes both small-and-large-group formats, opportunities for discussion and cancer and its impact, demonstration and practice of proving coping strategies and discussion of the spiritual dimensions of cancer.
This is a four week program. Commitment to attend all four sessions is required. The Healing Journey One is a good starter program for new members. Let us help you in your healing journey.

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

Coping with Cancer Workshop

Where to go now you have a diagnosis

Wednesday, Jun 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Kitchener

This one hour workshop is an introduction to the emotional, physiological, physical and practical issues faced by people diagnosed with cancer. In this workshop you will learn tips, supports and resources available to help you cope. 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. 

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

The role of nutrition in breast cancer

Wednesday, Jun 21, 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 online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. 

Cambridge Meditation

Tools to help manage stress in class and home

Thursday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Kitchener

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. 

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!

HopeSpring at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival: Yoga 4 Hope with Melissa Phillips RYT 500

Gentle Yoga (Hatha) – Beginners Welcome - $5 donation graciously appreciated
 Saturday June 24th & Sunday June 25th - 1-3 p.m. each day
 Victoria Park on The Island @ the K-W Multicultural Festival!
 Please bring your own mat as we only have a few to spare

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