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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

Over $87,000! This was a good week! Getting so close 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)
  • #9 white double window envelopes (a box of 500 would be ideal)

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 Yoga

Stretch, strengthen and relax

Tuesday, May 30, 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 online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Kitchener Meditation

A midweek refreshing moment

Wednesday, May 31, 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 onlineor call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Learn eating solutions to deal with cancer side effects


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.

Scarf Tying Workshop

10 different designs

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.

Tai Chi

Find your center and breathe

Thursday, June 1, 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 Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Learn the financial aid available

Wednesday, Jun 7, 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, June 6, 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

Laugh and feel better

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.

Thursday Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management in Kitchener

Stress relief and gentle exercise

Thursday, Jun 1, 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!

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