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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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REMINDER

HopeSpring is closed Saturday July 1 and Monday July 3 for the Canada Day long weekend. Happy Canada 150 to everyone!

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.
Donations to this campaign are well under our set fundraising target. Every dollar counts! Please donate today! To date, we have raised $480 through CanadaHelps. That gives us 480 chances. We have 5 days left in the campaign. Only donations through CanadaHelps during the month of June qualify to give us a chance to win this prize.
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

Cambridge Women's Support Group

A good social circle for women facing cancer

Tuesday, Jun 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Cambridge

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

Healing Journey: Coping with Stress

Learning skills to manage cancer stress

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

Look Good Feel Better

Last session for the summer


Wednesday, July 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener

This program is offered by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. It is a coping skills workshop that helps women manage the appearance-related side-effects of treatment, such as hair loss and changes to skin tone. Trained cosmeticians and hair replacement professionals teach skin care, cover-up and hair alternatives, and provide solutions for women to look good and feel better. Participants are given a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products for use at home.

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

Meditation in Kitchener

Mindfulness meditation exercises aimed to beginners

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. 

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Financial help is out there

Wednesday, Jul 5, 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 Over 45

Support within your peer group

Tuesday, Jul 4, 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

Let the laughter fill you and stretch the stress away

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

Thursday Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management

Symptom relief while dealing with cancer

Thursday, June 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.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!

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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