Volunteer Recognition Brunch – Sunday, October 6th

Mark this date in your calendars and be sure to join us for this wonderful get-together honouring you, our incredible volunteers! Whether you have been with us for many years or are new to the family, we hope to see you there! In addition to copious amounts of delicious food, this event features recognition of long service in increments of five years, an inspiring speaker, the opportunity to socialize with your Hope & Cope family and a few surprises. An official invitation will follow.

Volunteer Education Series

Because there’s always something new to learn, we are committed to providing you with the opportunities to do so. Our carefully crafted education series is designed to give you the information, the tools and the confidence to perform at your best in your role as a volunteer. The fall sessions below will be held at the Wellness Centre, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m.

September 23rd: Communication techniques – with social worker Christina Cabral

October 24th: Team discussions- meet fellow volunteers who work in similar areas to discuss common issues. To register for these sessions, contact Hinda Goodman – 514 340-8222, ext. 25531, hgoodman @jgh.mcgill.ca

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, September 4th

Think an annual meeting is just a dry recitation of facts and figures? Think again! Hope & Cope’s Annual General Meeting is open to all and is an opportunity to review the highlights of the past year, discuss the challenges that face us in the present as well as our plans for the future, enjoy some good food and even better company. Details to follow.

Calling all hiking enthusiasts!

The 2019 edition of our Tell Cancer to Take a Hike Fundraiser is underway but there is still plenty of time for you to join in the fun! The hikes, in various scenic locations in and around Montreal as well as a one-time hike in Stowe, Vermont, are suitable for all fitness levels. Also in the works for the truly adventurous is a Mount Kilimanjaro Climb planned for January 2020. All proceeds support Hope & Cope’s many programs and services, the majority of which are offered free of charge to patients and caregivers. By participating in these hikes, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping cancer patients with every step you take. If hiking isn’t your thing, consider either making a donation or helping us secure corporate sponsorships. Click here to sign up: Tell Cancer to Take a Hike For more information, contact Annette Novak at 514 340-3616, ext. 220, or send an email to: Annette.schwartz-novak@ssss.gouv.qc.ca



Third Party Event Round-Up

 Since 2012, the AP Fund has been a consistent source of support for CancerFightClub, Hope & Cope’s program for young adults (18-39) with cancer. Honouring the memory of Antony Proteau, a brave and compassionate young man who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 23, this fund was established by a close-knit group of Antony’s friends. Each year, they host a minimum of two spirited, well attended, jam-packed events: a gala dinner in March and a Ball Hockey Tournament in June. We are grateful to the AP Fund for its compassion and support of young adults.




Meanwhile, the organizers of the Dorval, Sources and Saint-Henri Auto Parts Walk-a-thon are hard at work planning the 12th edition of this annual fundraising walk in support of our cancer exercise and rehabilitation program at the Wellness Centre. Since its inception, this event has raised more than half-a-million dollars for Hope & Cope!This 7 km scenic walk in Chomedey, Laval, scheduled for Sunday, September 8th, features a family-friendly, easy route, great food, a wonderful atmosphere and lots of exciting raffle prizes. As usual, Hope & Cope is putting together a team consisting of staff, volunteers and our exercise participants who train for this event under the watchful eyes of our gym staff and volunteers. We would love to have you join our team of walkers! A minimum donation of $25 is required to secure your participation. To receive your pledge form, please send an email to: hopeandcopecommunique@jgh.mcgill.ca We also are offering an exclusive program called Learn to Run in Just 8 Weeks, in conjunction with the walkathon. To learn more, contact Nadia Smirnow at nsmirnow@jgh.mcgill.ca