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For the time being, please continue to use www.hopespring.ca for all your needs. If you have any questions about the site, please contact Braden Speers at 519-742-4673 ext 104 or email office@hopespring.ca

Parking at HopeSpring

 

Due to an increase in our direct parking costs with Cora, our Property Manager, member requested parking tickets will now cost $3 effective June 1, 2016.

Men's Program, Taking Charge - NEW!

Take charge of your life.
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. to 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.

Cambridge Healing Journey Level 1: Coping with Cancer Stress

Summer session starting.
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & July 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Cambridge.

This is a six week program. Commitment to attend all six sessions is required. The Healing Journey One is a good starter program for new members. Let us help you on your healing journey.

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

Art Expression

No art experience necessary!
Thursday, May 26, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Kitchener.

This expressive arts group program provides a community for cancer patients to meet with one another and share in a creative artistic experience. In a safe and confidential setting, members will be instructed in the use of painting and forms of art to create their own pieces. Under the guidance of an Art Therapist, the use of imagery, colours and textures are used to help members identify and explore their feelings and gain insights into their experience with cancer. No previous art experience is required.

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

Healing Journey Level 2: Skills for Healing

Summer sessions starting.
Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14, & 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Kitchener

This is an 8 week program. Commitment to attend all eight sessions is required. Healing Journey Two is a natural progression from Healing Journey One. You are required to have completed Healing Journey One to register for this program. Join us for the next level of your healing journey.

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

Better Sleep

Summer session starting.
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 1:00 to 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 online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Kitchener Healthy Cooking

Summer session starting.
Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 4 & 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener.

This is a six week interactive program that promotes fun through participatory food preparation. Nutritional and educational information is shared by our registered dietitian on how to handle cancer related eating challenges and what to eat during treatment. You will share the food prepared by the class. Feel free to bring a family member or caregiver with you.

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

Scarf Tying

One summer session only.


Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener.

Ever wonder how to tie a head scarf to look great? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn how to tie 10 different scarf designs like the twisty turban and the over-sized chignon. If you have a large sized (approx 72") head scarf at home, feel free to bring it with you to the class.

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

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

One summer session only.
Wed, June 15, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. 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.

Power of Pink 7


Thursday, June 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Colour Paradise Greenhouses: 1209 Bleams Rd., Mannheim, 519-745-0200.

Vendor's Marketplace, Silent Auction, Live Music, Delicious Appetizers, Beverage Samples, Greenhouse Tours, New Plants for 2017. 100% of Silent Auction and 15% of Colour Paradise Sales will be donated to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre.

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HopeSpring News

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On Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm EST, join Dr. Roger Zemp as he presents Amplifying blood biomarkers with ultrasound to help predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer.

Join Dr. Roger Zemp to learn about how:

  • Blood biomarkers are used in the detection of prostate cancer but may also offer promise in determining how aggressive a prostate cancer is
  • Current biomarker testing cannot yet predict aggressiveness, in part due to the low levels of informative prostate biomarkers in the blood

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People with cancer that starts on the left side of their colon live significantly longer than those with right-side tumors, according to a new study that provides insights into how best to match drugs to patients with advanced disease.

The retrospective analysis, released Wednesday, involved a federally funded clinical trial with more than 1,100 colon-cancer patients. Overall, it found that those with left-side tumors survived for a median of 33.3  months, while those with right-side tumors…

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Upcoming events

Power of Pink 7

Thursday, June 9 5PM → 8PM ET
Demonstrations, Greenhouse Tours, Vendor's Marketplace, New Plants for 2017. Enjoy refreshments …
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