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Please mail or deliver your donation to HopeSpring at:
Inn of Waterloo, 475 King St N, Tower Suite, Waterloo, ON N2J 5Z2
Through our CanadaHelps,
Or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.

Reminder

We are now in our new location at the Inn of Waterloo at 475 King St N. The HopeSpring main entrance will be at the back of the Inn, with those who need an accessible entrance free to use the Inn's main doors.

October Fundraising Goal

At just under halfway through the month, we're already halfway to our goal for the month at $11,710. Ticket sales for the HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes have started and presales are going well!
Another big thank you to Moparfest and Michelle and Patt Conway Schertzer for their fundraiser. They raised $3,204.70 to help support HopeSpring!
We appreciate all your support. Donations are always gratefully accepted through our CanadaHelps, or calling in 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card or in person.

Can you help?

Thank you to those who were so generous with previous requests. We need:

  • Padded or bubble mailers (at least 6" in height and length)

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

Aviva Community Voting Closes October 19

Help us win funding for 1-1 weekly oncology dietitian counselling

This is a NEW service for HopeSpring that we would love to be able to offer.
Register to get your votes at www.avivacommunityfund.org.
You'll receive a confirmation email. That will have a link that takes you back to the voting area.
Search for HopeSpring.
Vote up to 18 votes for us. No need to remember to keep coming back - you can submit all 18 votes at once.
The contest runs through the 19th. Please! Help us help those facing nutrition-related challenges when facing cancer!
Thank you for your support!

Open Reiki Appointment

Open appointment in Cambridge


Friday, Oct 20, 10:15 a.m. in Cambridge

Reiki is an ancient healing technique. It is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient who is sitting or lying quietly to enhance energy and reduce stress, pain and fatigue. Reiki is a simple procedure, consisting of calm and concentrated touching, with the practitioner focusing on healing and giving energy to specific areas on the receiver's body.

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

Cambridge Women's Support Group

A good social circle for women facing cancer

Tuesday, Oct 17, 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.

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Managing the fatigue that may accompany a cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, Oct 18, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Waterloo

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. 

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

This Wednesday, join a Grand River Regional Cancer Centre oncology dietitian to discuss the impact of nutrition on breast cancer

Wednesday, Oct 18, 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. 

Puddle Jumpers

Happy Hallowe'en - Show us your Hallowe'en costume!

Saturday, Oct 28, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in Waterloo

Puddle Jumpers is a group-based supportive care program lead by Christine, our certified Child Life Specialist, for children aged 5 to 13. Each class has therapeutic lesson goals to help your child(ren) cope with a cancer diagnosis. We talk about really tough stuff and then engage in a fun age appropriate themed activity that help improve their understanding of cancer and addresses both their informational and emotional support needs.

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


Coping With Cancer Workshop

Learn tips, supports, and resources available at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre this Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct 18, 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. 


Healing Journey 1: Coping with Cancer Stress

Last Call for the Fall Session

Wednesdays, Oct 18 - Nov 8, 3:00 - 4:30 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 four-week 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. 

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

A warm and supportive group for women facing ovarian cancer

Thursday, Oct 19, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Women can share their concerns about the impact of living with Ovarian Cancer. This support group is professionally facilitated and offers education, information on resources, and caring support whether you are newly diagnosed or for women who are facing a recurrence. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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

Women's Support Group Under 45

Great peer support for women facing cancer

Tuesday, Oct 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo

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

Gentle and fun, great for all ages and stages of recovery

Tuesday, Oct 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Waterloo

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. 

Friday Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management

Ease into your weekend with this great stress management exercise

Friday, Oct 20, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo

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. 

HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes

Ticket orders now accepted

Physical tickets available October 19th, but you can place your orders today on Eventbrite at Eventbrite or in person at HopeSpring. 

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Upcoming events

Capri is lacing up for HopeSpring

Friday, October 6 → Monday, November 13

16th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4
Tour five spectacular homes dressed for the holidays by local florists and decorators Friday evening…
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