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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.

Update on our fundraising goal

Halfway there! You've raised over $50,000! 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)

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

Women's Support Group

You don't have to do this alone

Tuesday, Apr 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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 online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Healing Journey Two

Summer session starting May 4

Wednesdays, May 4 to Jun 8, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Kitchener

The Healing Journey is a comprehensive two-level coping skills program that provides emotional support, coping strategies and oppportunities 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 six week program. Commitment to attend all six 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.

Kitchener Meditation

A weekly pause

Wednesday, Apr 26, 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.

Qi Gong

Last class until September 12


Tuesday, Apr 25, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

This is a group coping-skills program that provides a community for cancer patients and caregivers to meet with one another and share in group movement exercise. Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese system of health preservation that combines movement, meditation and breathing exercises to promote emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Its gentle nature and easy-to-learn movements make it ideally suited for patients who are in treatment and feeling ill.

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

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Deal with the fatigue related to cancer

Tuesday, May 10, 1:00-2:30 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.

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

How to manage the costs

Wednesday, May 3, 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.

Under 45 Women's Support Group

Professionally facilitated peer support


Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 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

Wednesday, Apr 25, 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

Reminder - no Yoga Thursday April 27 - returns May 4

Thursday, May 4, 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. For the summer months, Thursday Yoga will be every 2nd week starting May 4.

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

Zen-Tangling

Unlock your creativity

Wednesday, Apr 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

Zen-tangling acts as an "artistic meditation" which increases focus, creativity, autonomy, and intrinsic well-being. Tangling is an easy, relaxing , and fun way to create images by drawing or colouring structured patterns. No experience is necessary! If you can hold a pencil, you can create your own beautiful and intricate image.

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

Canada 150 T-shirt fundraiser!

Unlock your creativity

Wednesday, Apr 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

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 $5 from every shirt comes straight to HopeSpring. Show your pride and help support HopeSpring!

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