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A Goulish Girls Night Out!

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   October 16, 2017 15:25

A Ghoulish Girls Night OUT! Wine, Costumes, Candy, Prizes, More wine ...and all for Hope Cancer Help Centre

Calling all Glamorous Ghouls! The Little Red Dress Club will be hosting an event to raise money for Hope Cancer Help Centre. Come network, socialize and be scary in our "Way out super freaky, sexy Ultra Lounge."

  • Wall o' Wine
  • Psychic and Palm Reader
  • Candy Buffet
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Best Costume Prize
  • Music and Dancing
  • Free Broom Valet Parking
  • 50/50 Draws
  • Prizes




Pebble Baye Fundraiser

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   July 4, 2017 12:39

The Markewich family and friends held their annual pancake breakfast at Pebble Baye on Iroquois Lake on May 21, 2017.  For the second year now it was held in support of Hope Cancer Help Centre. Their dedicated work and generosity raised $2,618, exceeding last year’s total.  The Hope Cancer Help Centre thanks Debbie Markewich and everyone involved for their amazing on-going support and look forward to future endeavors.


Upcoming Clinical Research Study

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   February 28, 2017 15:51

The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan is looking for volunteers to participate in an upcoming clinical research study about massage therapy and breast cancer.

For more information see attached brochure and poster below.

Brochure.pdf (994.75 kb)

Flyer.pdf (319.46 kb)



Participants needed for a University of Saskatchewan breast cancer survivor online survey

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   January 31, 2017 21:16


Past Events

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   December 5, 2016 14:03

Steak Night Fundraiser

The Markewich family has once again gone above and beyond in support of Hope Cancer Help Centre by putting together a steak night fundraiser on Sunday, October 2, 2016.  Their dedicated work raised almost $8,000, including $3,615 donated by Scotiabank (8th Street and Clarence).  We sincerely wish to thank Debbie Markewich and her family and friends for putting on such a fun and successful night.  We also wish to thank The Sutherland Bar for providing great food and service, and to thank all the business (Idylwyld Minute Muffler & Brake, Willow Insurance, Lakeview Drycleaners) and individuals (too numerous to name) for their donations and silent auction contributions. 

P.S. The Pebble Bay Beetle Run, which raised $645 including Dean and Tabitha Matlock’s re-gifting their prize money to Hope, was one of the cleverest ideas we’ve heard.



Hair Fashions Salon Fundraiser

During the month of October, 2016, Fawn Krewishen of Hair Fashions Salon donated her time and 100% of all proceeds from haircutting and facial waxing services to Hope Cancer Help Centre.  With additional donations through the salon, Fawn raised over $1,300; remarkable for a one person show.  We will always be grateful for what Fawn has done.


Raising Hope Benefit Concert

On Friday, October 7, 2016 a small but enthusiastic crowd came out for a night of amazing music at the Cosmo Seniors Centre on 11th Street.  The talented lineup of performers comprised Jay Semko, Brian McAreavey, Paddy Tutty and Jack Walton, who also hosted the event. Thank you to everyone who came out, on a Thanksgiving long weekend no less, and showed their enthusiasm.  We also thank the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon who provided the hall.


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Pebble Baye Fundraiser

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   June 14, 2016 12:43

The Markewich family held a pancake breakfast at Pebble Baye on Iriguois Lake on My 22nd  in support of Hope Cancer Help Centre. Through the hard work of family members and the support of their neighbours they raised almost $2000. Pictured from left to right are Debbie Markewich with Hope volunteers Randy Wilk and Jack Walton.


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Raising HOPE Benefit Concert March 26th, 2015

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   April 28, 2015 15:52

On Thursday, March 26th a sell-out crowd of 120 HOPE supporters came out to enjoy and evening of great music at the Cosmopolitan Seniors Centre.

Talented performers:

  • Nick Longpre
  • Véronique Poulin
  • BC Reid
  • Jay Semko
  • Theresa Sokyrka

Musical host: Jack Walton

Concert Sponsors:

A & W – Idylwyld Drive

Bistro 172

Earthly Delight Flowers

Great Western Brewing Company

Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon

Rosanna Parry Photography

St. John’s Music

Thomson Jaspar & Associates

Silent Auction Donors:

Kathy Allen

Sherrill Miller

Rosanna Parry Photography

Jack Walton





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LUCKY DOG: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life: by Dr. Sarah Boston

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   July 23, 2014 10:09


This past June, I had the pleasure of attending a book launch and signing for the terrific new book “Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life” by Dr. Sarah Boston. What made this signing unique was that Sarah spent part of her life right here in Saskatoon and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

“Lucky Dog” is the touching, mind-boggling, and often hilarious story of how this renowned veterinary oncologist was forced to become her own advocate when she discovered a suspicious growth in her neck. Her experience working with small animals triggered her fears that the growth very likely was thyroid cancer. However, getting the health care system to validate her suspicions proved to be a long and arduous challenge for Dr. Boston.

Drawing from her experiences as a veterinary surgical oncologist, Sarah could not help but become frustrated, and more than a little angry, with how long it took for her to be seen by physicians and oncology specialists. Her furry patients travel quickly along their journeys with cancer from diagnosis, to surgery, treatments, and follow-up – usually within weeks. While, their human counterparts often have to wait for months and months to even begin their journeys.

Once I started reading “Lucky Dog”, I found I simply could not put it down. Through her use of sharp humour, and inner strength, I found myself wanting to stand up, cheer, and shout – “You go girl!” Sadly, Sarah’s story echoes many of stories shared by HOPE members. For those members who do not have Sarah’s medical background, experience, and personal grit, HOPE must step up to advocate and fight on their behalf.

A copy “Lucky Dog” signed by the author is available through the HOPE Resource Library. You have my personal guarantee that you will be inspired and entertained by this marvelous book.


By: Donna Boyce, Coordinator, HOPE Cancer Help Centre















































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2014 Race for Recovery raises nearly $50,000

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   July 19, 2014 12:47

A heartfelt thank you to all the runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors who made this year's Race for Recovery a success. With help from our friends at Clavet Composite School, HOPE raised close to $50,000 to support people with cancer in Saskatoon.

Check out the action from this year's race in photos, and feel free to share them.


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Summer newsletter (July 2014)

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   July 1, 2014 09:00

Take a closer look at some of the stories behind this year's Race for Recovery, especially that of 28-year old Lisa Helgason, who convinced 18 co-workers, family members and friends to don leopard-print gear as they walked and ran the Race. Helgason is currently battling adenoid cystic carcinoma. She was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in March, just one week after she got married. 


You can also see this year's top individual fund-raisers and a tribute to one of HOPE's founding members in our Summer Newsletter 2014.pdf (2.65 mb).


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