Highlights from ASCO & WCLC 2020

Featured program: Meditation

Looking to learn meditation and mindful meditation practices? Join us for our meditation sessions on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register, please visit Meditation.

Cooking at Home - with protein for cancer-related fatigue


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.

A Note From Amy

In this week's post Amy focuses on Rest. To read this post, please visit The Importance of Rest

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Introducing Chemo Brain Workshop

This workshop takes place on Wednesday, August 12, or 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. You only need to attend 1 session. To register, please visit Chemo Brain Registration.

Looking for in-person support in Mount Forest and the surrounding area?

Looking for support in Mount Forest and the surrounding area?
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00, the Cancer Support Group is held at Mount Forest Family Health Team. To register or for more information please call Carol, Care Care Coordinator, at 519-323-0255 ext. 5014 or by email at CArmstrong@mountforestfht.com.

Do you have an Ostomy or know someone who does?

You're invited to the Ostomy Virtual Support Group:
This support group is dedicated to anyone with any type of Ostomy and their family and loved ones. This group covers support, education, collaboration and advocacy. A nurse, specializing in Ostomy care will attend the sessions. Additional guest speakers will attend meetings and answer Ostomy-related questions and concerns.

The Ostomy Virtual Support Group is held on the 2nd Thursday from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. To register or to learn more, please call Carol, Care Care Coordinator, at 519-323-0255 ext. 5014 or by email at CArmstrong@mountforestfht.com.

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.

Podcast recommendation:

Looking for a new podcast? Keep Your Pecker Up is a podcast created by local resident Debbie. She discusses her cancer experience and interviews a variety of guests about their experiences.

Where does the name come from? As Debbie was going through treatment, her sister used to write cards and notes, signing off with "Keep Your Pecker Up" meaning to keep your spirits and your chin up.

This podcast is available on iTunes and through Google Podcasts.

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!

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

HopeSpring in the Community

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Coming soon:


This calendar displays holidays and information provided by our community partners.

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?

or visit Here 24/7.

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. 

PCCN Virtual Support Group: August 25

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, August 25 at 7:00 p.m.To attend this virtual support group, please use this link:

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WR Myeloma virtual Support Group: August 26

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Waterloo Region Myeloma Support Group is meeting virtually using Zoom:
Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm.

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

Our doors are open to anyone, period.

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Program Schedule

Here's our program schedule.
Cancer Care Counselling with Amy
Thursday 10AM → 11:45AM
Tai Chi with Judy
Cancer Care Counselling with Amy
Tuesday 11:30AM → 1PM
Women's Support Group with Tammy
Tuesday 1:30PM → 3PM
Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management with Tammy
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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.

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