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Thank you to Merry-Hill Golf Club for your support of HopeSpring. In December the Women's League contributed $7,000 to us in support of Breast Cancer. Your support helps ensure that women in our area are supported through their cancer journey, have mastectomy camisoles available and have wigs available when they are losing or have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Thank you!

Are you 15-39?


You are invited to participate in a research study that aims to better understand adolescent and young adult cancer survivors’ experiences transitioning back into physical activity after cancer treatment. 

 

The study involves completing a brief questionnaire and a 45-60 minute individual interview (by telephone or virtual meeting room). Your participation in this study is voluntary.  

 

Your participation in this study will assist the researchers in developing strategies to smooth the transition into physical activity post-treatment for adolescents and young adults in order to increase their physical activity participation and improve associated health outcomes.  

Participants will be offered a $20 gift card for your involvement in the study.  

 

This study has been reviewed and received ethics approval through the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board (Reference #39245).  


4th Annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL Oct 16 & 17

Lymphoma Canada will host its 4th Annual Lymphoma Patient Conference VIRTUALLY on Friday October 16th and Saturday October 17th, 2020. This is our first ever virtual conference which will allow for patients and caregivers to learn more about lymphoma from the comfort of their own homes, and is completely free!

This patient-focused educational conference will provide presentations by expert speaking faculty from across Canada about disease and treatment specific information, clinical trials, the latest advances in lymphoma research, and practical information about living with lymphoma. 

Additional information about the conference, including the agenda, is available on our website: https://www.lymphoma.ca/news-events/national-conference/

Should you  have questions about the conference or Lymphoma Canada’s programs, please contact us at 905-858-5967 or info@lymphoma.ca

Thank you to Foxboro Green!

Thank you to Foxboro Green for your on-going support! This year, despite COVID restrictions, Foxboro Green has donated over $10,000 to HopeSpring. In total, Foxboro Green's support of HopeSpring has exceeded $100,000. We thank the Foxboro Green Golf Committee and residents for your continued support.

We also wish Foxboro a very happy 25th anniversary

A Note From Amy:

This week Amy focuses on ways you can ground yourself. To view this post, please visit A Note From Amy - Finding ways to ground yourself.

ISO: Headcoverings and Fabric Face Masks

We are looking for headcoverings and cancer caps in neutral or solid colours for our members. These headcoverings are provided to our members who are losing or have lost their hair due to cancer treatment, through no-contact delivery methods. We are also looking for matching fabric face masks for our members.

If you have some you’d like to donate, you can drop them off at the Inn of Waterloo front desk. For more information, please call us at 519-742-4673.

WR Myeloma virtual Support Group: September 30

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Waterloo Region Myeloma Support Group is meeting virtually using Zoom:
Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.

To register, please email Susan at waterlooregionsupport@myeloma.ca. A Zoom meeting invite and password will be sent to you.

PCCN Virtual Support Group: October 27

Are you a man with Prostate Cancer, a family member of someone with Prostate Cancer or a caregiver supporting someone with Prostate Cancer? The Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo-Wellington chapter is here for you. Support is available by email at info@pccn-waterloo-wellington.ca or by calling our answering service at 226-240-9264.

Our next virtual support group meeting is on Tuesday, October 27.


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CTV Kitchener: Finding the right fit

Check out CTV Kitchener's story about our wig boutique.

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Update from HopeSpring's President

Here's an update from HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre's President regarding programming.

Now live: our Fall Programs!

We are pleased to announce that our Fall programs are now live.

Zooming at HopeSpring:
  • Starting September 1, our Zoom links have changed. If you had registered for a program before September 1, please re-register.
  • Once you register online for a program session, Zoom will automatically email you the session link. If you're not comfortable registering online, please give us a call at 519-742-4673 or email volunteer@hopespring.ca and we can assist you.
  • If you need support using Zoom, please view this Zoom Support Video. You can also reach out to volunteer@hopespring.ca or marketing@hopespring.ca for support.
  • If you've never used Zoom, they will ask you to download the Zoom app first. The app will ask you to access your camera and microphone.

The Chemo Chat Show with Sarah Mills and....

Looking for something a little different? The Chemo Chat Show with Sarah Mills and....might be for you. Join Sarah as she undergoes chemo and conducts a chat show with guests.

Cooking at Home - with protein for cancer-related fatigue

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In this "Cooking at Home" video they talk about the importance of including different sources of protein, especially if you are dealing with cancer-related fatigue.

Cancer Survivors Survey

Please use the secure survey link here: https://redcap.utoronto.ca/surveys/?s=NWWARAMCK9

Ovarian Cancer Survey

Dr. Erin Hill, Associate Professor of Psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is currently conducting research on women with an ovarian cancer experience (currently experiencing or having had experienced it) experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The questionnaire should take approximately 25 minutes to complete and participants must be aged 18 years or older to participate. Responses will be held strictly confidential and only viewed by the research team. Upon completion, participants can provide their email so they can be entered into a draw to win a $50 Amazon gift-card. The research study has been approved by WCU IRB Protocol #20200701A.

To complete the questionnaire, please visit Women with Ovarian Cancer experiences during the COVID-10 pandemic.

Are you passionate about your community?

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Are you passionate and community-minded? Want to help shape the future of #HopeSpring? We want you! We are actively recruiting members of our Board of Directors. Everyone has a voice at our table.To apply please visit Are you a passionate, community-minded individual? We want you!

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Community Partners Events

This calendar displays holidays and information provided by our community partners.
Tuesday, October 6 1PM
Tuesday, October 6 7PM → 9PM
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HopeSpring Staff Working Remotely

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Waterloo Region Public Health COVID Dashboard

Waterloo Region Public Health has put together a COVID dashboard. To view it, please visit Waterloo Region Public Health COVID Dashboard (external website).

Feeling suicidal, depressed or just need to chat?

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Virtual Programs at Wellwood:

You're invited to join Wellwood in Hamilton for virtual programs!

 Wellwood in Hamilton offers some different programs that you may be interested in, including: 

  • Cardmaking
  • Zentangle
  • Self-Guided Therapeutic Touch®
  • Energy, Boost & Balance.

To register, please visit the Virtual Wellwood form

COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support HUB - available to you

Did you know you have access to the COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub? This hub contains resources and information for cancer patients during the time of COVID-19. Here's a list of information available:

This hub of information is available to every person in Canada affected by cancer. 

You're invited to attend:


Starting September 16, join Dr. Rob Rutledge – Radiation Oncologist, CEO and Chair of the Healing and Cancer Foundation, and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University based in Halifax, Nova Scotia – for an 8-part webinar series on psychosocial issues and the different challenges of living with cancer.
Getting the Best from the Medical System – Sept. 30
Empowering the Body – Oct. 14
Nutrition – Oct. 28
Stress & Resilience – Nov. 11
Emotional Alchemy – Nov. 25
Integrating Spirituality – Dec. 9
The Attributes of Remarkable Cancer Survivors – Dec. 16

Help us win $2000, simply by voting for us once a week at MyGivingCircle.org

Voting closes September 30, 2020

Our doors are open to anyone, period.

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Program Schedule

Here's our program schedule.
Monday
Cancer Care Counselling with Amy
Monday 4PM → 6PM
Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday 11:30AM → 1PM
Women's Support Group with Tammy
Tuesday 1:30PM → 3PM
Gentle Yoga For Symptom Management
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Do you make fabric face masks?

We are looking for people who can donate fabric face masks for cancer patients. We will take them to the patients with no contact drop off. If you know of someone making masks that they would be willing to donate, please contact concierge@hopespring.ca.

Masks can also be dropped off to the front lobby of the Inn of Waterloo, 475 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario.

Thank you to KWCF - Ann Frank Fund!


 

Thank you to Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation!

Thank you to Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation for your support of HopeSpring and our Puddle Jumpers program in Cambridge.

Thank you to those organizations who support us through generous grants!

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