ON JUNE 26TH, JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CANCER WELLNESS!
WHAT IS CANCER WELLNESS
AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
- Cancer Wellness, also known as psychosocial care, is a whole-person approach to wellness.
- It improves all the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis: fatigue, quality of life, diet, mental health.
- It empowers people living with cancer to make concrete behavioural, spiritual and physical changes in their lives to help them live well with and through cancer.
WHY HOLD A NATIONAL
CANCER WELLNESS AWARENESS DAY ?
- 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their life; most are unaware of the importance of cancer wellness.
- The goal is to get Canadians talking about cancer wellness and what it means to live well with cancer.
- The goal is also to encourage anyone living with cancer (both those diagnosed with cancer and families and caregivers) to seek out cancer wellness resources in their community. For more information, call the Living Well With Cancer Network at (514) 695-9355 (Montreal area calls) or 1-833-274-9355 (toll free).
GET INVOLVED !
- On June 26th, take to social media: Post your support for cancer wellness with the National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day logo (download it HERE) and hashtag (#NCWAD).
- If you have cancer and would like to know more about cancer wellness in your community, call the Living Well With Cancer Network at (514) 695-9355 (Montreal area) or 1-833-274-9355 (toll free)
- If someone you know has cancer, speak to them about cancer wellness and refer them to the Living Well With Cancer Network: (514) 695-9355 (Montreal area) or 1-833-274-9355 (toll free)
Hope & Cope is a volunteer-based, professionally managed organization that provides support to cancer patients and their caregivers from two locations –the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre and at its freestanding Wellness Centre, which focuses on cancer wellness and recovery. Hope & Cope’s comprehensive and innovative programs offer support, connection, information and practical resources to patients at every stage of cancer. For more information, visit www.hopeandcope.ca
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario, and a leader in our community in providing local residents with increased access to person-centred care through Cancer Coaching, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program. For more information please visit www.ottawacancer.ca.
VOBOC’s mission: Empowering Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with cancer to improve health outcomes.
We Equip + Engage = Empower AYAs with cancer.
VOBOC’s Vo-Pak backpacks filled with tools, resources and practical items are given to AYAs of their first day of cancer treatment. Isolation is broken through this $262.00 gift.
VOBOC’s Vo-Pak Liaison works with oncology teams in identifying patient needs and engages directly with AYAs to address their specific needs. Engagement fosters understanding.
In VOBOC’s 18 years our programs have touched over 16,000 individuals. Since 2001 we have realized that we can uniquely impact the experiences and outcomes of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer by equipping them, supporting them and engaging with them so that they feel empowered to live their lives to the fullest in spite of living with cancer or tragically, having to face a limited life because of an advanced cancer. VOBOC’s vision is to ensure that every AYA is accompanied throughout their cancer journey. www.voboc.org/