Waterloo, Ontario – HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre remains open during the province of Ontario’s lockdown. Vital services for those facing cancer include free wigs and camisoles being hand-delivered direct to member’s door and all other programming continues in a virtual setting.
The HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes held annually in November was canceled this year due to Covid-19, is the main marquee event for fundraising dollars to support the free services and programs for those on a cancer journey in our region. The special magic of the tour brought festive joy and spirit to the thousands who would attend every year.
With mental stress at an all-time high, HopeSpring has prepared a short Home Tour video for our community to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes which can be viewed on www.hopespring.ca. We hope to bring a bit of the home tour spark during this holiday season into the homes of our community.
Designers, florists and small businesses work hard each year to present the home tour. As small businesses continue to struggle and pivot as a result of COVID-19 – HOPESPRING URGES OUR COMMUNITY TO CONSIDER SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AS A FIRST OPTION WHEN CHOOSING TO MAKE A PURCHASE. It is our small businesses that support the many local charity initiatives, and this is the time to show them our support.
“I must admit that it is overwhelming to see so many charities asking for donations since COVID-19 hit. HopeSpring decided that it was important to use our Holiday Tour message as a platform to recognize our small businesses who have ensured HopeSpring continued our valuable work. Does HopeSpring need donations? The answer is yes – but our small businesses need us more than ever before and it is our time to support them. That is why we ask our community to make strategic shopping choices now and into the new year to consider shopping local and with those small businesses that support our local charities. Without them, organizations like HopeSpring could not exist.” Shawn Hlowatzki, President, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
Here is a list of some of the local businesses that supported HopeSpring’s Holiday Tour of Homes in recent years:
The Frugal Decorator
Not Just for the Garden
A Polished Finish
Dutch Mill Flower Shop
Fresh Look Design
Charmed Flowers and Gifts
Strassburger Window and Doors
Jodi Leigh Designs
Hi Way Flowers
We are asking our local media partners to help HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre to spotlight the need and importance of supporting local. Our sincere appreciation in advance for helping create the exposure.
About HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
Until a cure for cancer is found, those facing the diagnosis need a source of support & information in order to cope with the challenges. Since 1995 HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has offered free individual and group programs and services to people living with cancer and their families. You can learn more about HopeSpring by visiting www.hopespring.ca
For additional information and media inquiries please contact:
Shawn Hlowatzki – President, Board of Directors
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre
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