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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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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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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...


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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


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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))

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.

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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. 

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HOPE Cancer Help Centre - Annual Steak Night

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   November 6, 2013 16:59

HOPE Steak Night - "The Sky's The Limit" Raffle

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   November 6, 2013 16:55
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