Young Adults & Young Families

Ask young adults what the hardest part about having cancer is and most will talk about the profound sense of isolation they feel. Whether on-line, through CancerFightClub.com, or at Lou’s House, Hope & Cope’s Cancer Wellness Centre,En famille BBQ we offer innovative programming and a safe place where young adults between the ages of 18-39 and their supporters can recharge, connect and empower themselves and each other. Our En famille program provides additional support for young families in which a parent or grandparent has cancer.

For information on any aspect of our program for young adults and young families, including our retreats, clubs, recreational activities, workshops and our CancerFightClub web site, please contact cancerfightclubcommunity@gmail.com or call 514 340-3616, ext. 215.

 

The evolution of Hope & Cope’s Young Adult Program

In 1985, Hope & Cope organized Montreal’s first ever Young Adult Support Group, recognizing that the needs of young adults with cancer differed greatly and that they needed a space of their own to discuss issues such as intimacy, fertility and sexuality, loss of autonomy, dating and body image.

In 2000, the Young Adult Division of Hope & Cope was established to cultivate the next generation of leadership, to represent Hope & Cope’s values and to help ensure its growth and sustainability, with a special focus on the young adult cancer cause.

The goals were to raise awareness in the community and within the healthcare team of the unique challenges and issues faced by young adults with cancer, and to raise funds to support Hope & Cope’s programs and services for young adults. Over the next decade, Members of YAD organized and hosted several successful Denim & Diamonds fundraising parties.

A few years after the opening of Lou’s House, our cancer wellness centre, in consultation with young adults themselves, the CancerFightClub program was born. It offers strong, varied local programming as well as a highly active and visible presence on the Internet and social media.

It’s a messy job, but someone’s gotta do it! Thanks to Main Office Volunteer Carol Djoury for emptying out our donation boxes. Every penny counts!

Chaque don, qu’elle que soit son importance, fait une différence.
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Join us for this 5 à 7 launch of our exciting new fundraiser on two continents - Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Kili chez nous in the beautiful mountain regions of Quebec and Stowe, Vermont. If you've already signed up, come and meet your fellow hikers and climbers! If you're looking for new inspiration - and adventure - in 2018, come and learn more about these fundraisers.

RSVP (essential): 514 340-3616, ext. 220 or kiliclimb2018@gmail.com

Joignez-vous à nous pour le lancement d'une nouvelle levée de fonds excitante au bénéfice de L'espoir, c'est la vie. Si vous êtes déjà inscrit comme grimpeur/randonneur, venez rencontrer vos collègues qui sonts inscrits également. Si vous cherchz une nouvelle inspiration pour 2018, vous ne serez pas déçu!

RSVP (obligatoire) : 514 340-3616, poste 220 ou kiliclimb2018@gmail.com
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Launch: Tell Cancer to Take a Hike / Envoyez promener le cancer

January 23, 2018, 5:00pm - January 23, 2018, 6:00pm

Join us for this 5 à 7 launch of our exciting new fundraiser on two continents - Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Kili chez nous in the beautiful mountain regions of Quebec and Stowe, Vermont. If you...

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