Hope Cancer Help Centre
Hope Cancer Help Centre

Giving so many people HOPE at the 2014 Race for Recovery

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   June 1, 2014 17:38

Wow! The rain held off, we had a great walk and fun run, and capped it all off with a relaxed Sunday picnic in the park with music from the Karpinka brothers.  What a great way to celebrate 25 years of HOPE. Have a peek at a few of the photos we snapped along the trail...

Tags:

Cancer patients | Hope Cancer Centre Saskatoon | Race for Recovery | Volunteers

Finding parking at this year's Race for Recovery

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   May 31, 2014 15:42

Please give yourself ample time to park at the Race for Recovery. There'll be a drop-off zone right at Meewasin Park, but the City of Saskatoon frowns on anyone parking along Spadina. Residential side streets are a much better bet!

The forecast calls for a high of anywhere from 16C to 19C for Race Day, under mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers. Each registered participant gets a white HOPE T-shirt this year. See you there!

Tags:

Race for Recovery

Flaherty gearing up for this year's Race for Recovery

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   May 24, 2014 23:59

With HOPE in its 25th year, and with just seven days to go until this year's Race for Recovery, take a closer look at what's pushing race chair Dennis Flaherty to the finish line. Here's his recent interview with Ned Powers in the Saskatoon Express

Tags:

Hope Cancer Centre Saskatoon | Race for Recovery | Volunteers

Remembering Lilah's legacy

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   May 19, 2014 21:38

Lilah Brehon


Please take a moment to remember Lilah Brehon, one of the three women who founded the HOPE Cancer Help Centre 25 years ago. After a long battle with cancer, Brehon died at St. Paul's Hospital on May 10, 2014. Her funeral will be held at Grosvenor Park United Church at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 23.

Lilah Brehon was a wonderful person, whose energy and spirit built HOPE into an organization that reaches out to all cancer survivors, regardless of their type or diagnosis. She was an integral part of the Race for Recovery. Always putting others before herself, she won the Saskatoon YWCA's "Woman of Distinction" award in 2001, along with HOPE's other two co-founders, Marie Thiesson and Olga Stefaniuk. 

"I always hated when people who, as soon as they heard somebody had cancer, decided they were going to die the next day," said Brehon, in a Saskatoon Express interview last year. "So I wanted to make this group all that time ago. You have to think positively because if you do it will help your immune system." (Here's a PDF version of that article - Lilah Brehon (April 2013).pdf (65.54 kb))

Congratulations to HOPE's Race for Recovery early-bird registration winner!

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   May 5, 2014 13:06

Congratulations to Julie Krug-MacLeod, the winner of a $50 Wal-Mart gift card in our early-bird registration draw. 

Registering online makes it that much easier to hit up friends and family for donations. It makes race day that much simpler for walkers and runners too. Why not give it a try?

Tags:

Try out the Mandala art therapy workshop on May 10, 2014

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   April 25, 2014 11:35

Jean Epp-Gauthier will host a 'Mandala' workshop at the HOPE Cancer Help Centre in Saskatoon, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 10, 2014

"The mandala appears in all aspects of life, from the celestial circles we call the earth, sun and moon, to the conceptual circles of friends, family, and community. Through art therapy, this workshop will provide a creative visual and experiential demonstration of healing, unity, and peace." 

The cost is $10 (or a donation). To find out more or to register, call (306) 955-4673.

Tags: , , , ,

Cancer patients | Hope Cancer Centre Saskatoon | Patients

How much can your words make a difference?

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   April 2, 2014 16:47

Sometimes the feelings and emotions evoked by cancer can feel like just too much to process.

That's where the power of the written word, and 'peeling back the layers' helps. 

Tags: , , , , ,

Early-bird Race for Recovery registration is now online

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   March 28, 2014 21:17

The early bird gets the worm, not to mention a cheaper way to register your spot in this year's Race for Recovery on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Click here to set up your own personal fundraising page to collect donations which will be counted towards your total. This year, you can track your progress online and on Facebook, so your friends and family can see how much closer their pledges are getting you to this year's goal. 

The only catch? You have to register by April 30, to qualify for a discounted entry fee.

Tags:

Race for Recovery

What does the HOPE Cancer Help Centre do, anyway?

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   March 19, 2014 10:33

HOPE Cancer Help Centre serves people suffering from all different types of cancer, meeting needs not met by other organizations. Unlike other groups, we can respond quickly and flexibly, providing limited uninsured health services to cancer patients who cannot otherwise afford them.


These three women founded HOPE back in 1989. From right: Olga Stefaniuk, Marie Thiessen, and Lilah Breton.

 

HOPE's three founding members felt it was important to have a Saskatoon group to support patients with cancer, regardless of what kind of cancer it was. Twenty-five years later, HOPE continues to offer peer-led support groups, one-on-one support, financial assistance, local cancer advocacy, as well as workshops and presentations. 

 

Last year, your donations meant HOPE bought prescriptions not covered by Sask Health, including medications to relieve radiation burns and nausea. They meant ostomy supplies, for patients who've lost part of their colon, and who cannot otherwise leave their homes. They meant a rented wheelchair lift, allowing a palliative patient to remain home with her family. The quality of life of hundreds of cancer patients has improved thanks to the generosity of HOPE's supporters.

 

Our grassroots organization does not receive a penny of government funding. You won't see pink-branded items on sale at our Race for Recovery. Every dollar this non-profit raises stays in Saskatoon and area. As a registered charity, we rely heavily on volunteers, service clubs, the private sector, and people like you to make a difference. 

 

Our upcoming major fundraiser is the 19th Annual Race for Recovery on Sunday, June 1, 2014. We're counting on you to lace up your shoes, and bring out your family to show support for local cancer patients who need your help. 

Tags: , , , ,

Cancer patients | Hope Cancer Centre Saskatoon | Support Groups

Healing through Relaxation - Support Group

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   March 12, 2014 16:41

Healing through Relaxation is a support group for all cancer patients, regardless of the type of cancer. It's facilitated by Florence Graham, twice monthly at 1:15 pm. The group meets at the Saskatoon Community Service Village Soft Room (#3203) 506-25th Street East Saskatoon. 

For more information please contact HOPE at (306) 933-4673 or (306) 374-8148. 

 

Tags: ,

Events
Volunteer
Make a Donation

Quick Links

Hope Cancer Help Centre