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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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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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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!

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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))

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.

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HOPE Cancer Help Centre's 18th Annual Race for Recovery for 2013

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   February 26, 2013 12:38

18th Annual Race for Recovery

HOPE Cancer Help Centre's annual fundraiser is coming!

It's official. The 18th Annual HOPE Cancer Help Centre Inc. Race for Recovery is set for Saskatoon's River Landing. It's a great, fun event for the whole family! The Race for Recovery is a Saskatchewan based fundraising event led by volunteers. Join us and the hundreds of Saskatchewan residents of all ages who walk or run in support of the HOPE Cancer Help Centre. Support this unique and local charity that provides programs and services to cancer patients and their families throughout the province. 

All money raised in Saskatchewan, stays in Saskatchewan!

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HOPE Cancer Annual Race for 2012

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   June 8, 2012 17:39

HOPE Cancer Help Centre’s annual Race for Recovery is set.  Join the hundreds of participants who will have gathered pledges in preparation of a long-time community fundraising event. Walk a 2 km or 5km course. Run or jog a 5km or 10 km course.  It’s all for fun and for a great community cause.


Registration gets underway at 9 am at the Vimy Memorial Band shell in Kiwanis Park followed by entertainment at 10 am and opening ceremonies at 10:30 am with the Race for Recovery leaving the starting line at 11 am.


Enjoy the fun, food & festivities with activities for families and face painting for the kids. This will be the 17th year that the fundraising event is held in Saskatoon.


Volunteers are most welcomed as are the more than 400 walkers and runners who raise money for cancer patients undergoing treatment and the effects of their treatment.  

 

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17th Annual Race for Recovery fast approaching in Saskatoon!

posted by Hope Cancer Help Centre    |   June 8, 2012 11:11

Momentum is building for The 17th Annual Race for Recovery in support of HOPE Cancer Help Centre to be held in Saskatoon on Sunday, June 24th.  Walkers and runners will converge on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River at the Vimy Ridge Memorial Band shell to kick off the annual event.


The Race for Recovery is an annual fundraising event in Saskatoon

raising money for direct support to people who are in cancer treatment.


All people – All Cancers describes the approach taken by HOPE. Many cancer patients in treatment are faced with the sudden realization that their everyday life must come to an abrupt halt when they are faced with intervention treatments and they are without benefits, resources or family financial support. HOPE catches as many cancer patients as possible when they fall through the cracks of support. Join the Race for Recovery and make a difference.


Sunday morning June 24th. Run, walk or volunteer. Someone needs your support.


Contact HOPE Cancer Help Centre and sign up for the 17th Annual Race for Recovery.


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