Staying Together

Staying Together

Discussion between Rachel Szwimer and Elaine Dubrovsky, volunteer co-founder of the Creative Art Program. Rachel is a 4th year medical student at McGill who has participated in the CHAP* program and is a volunteer with Hope & Cope. What is your most rewarding...
Walking for a Better Recovery

Walking for a Better Recovery

In September 2012, Georgina Cama Lee was encouraged to register for the Dorval-Sources-St-Henri Group Walk-a-thon by Scott Adams, member of the Hope & Cope exercise rehabilitation team. In the midst of chemotherapy treatment, she was very tired and could barely...
How to Choose Proper Walking Shoes?

How to Choose Proper Walking Shoes?

Choosing the right shoes for walking or running is one of the best investments you can make. You wouldn’t play tennis with a badminton racket, so why go for walks in a shoe made for another sport? If walking is your sport of choice, you need the right equipment. What...
The Value of the Lived Experience

The Value of the Lived Experience

By Marylin Smith Carsley A cancer diagnosis is devastating; it throws an individual’s hopes and dreams for the future into question. The emotional component is trying, especially when patients are forced to absorb a host of medical information, treatment terminology,...
Rebirth in Remission

Rebirth in Remission

By Patricia Rodi “It’s cancer.” At this moment, the world stops … my womanhood, my motherhood, and my life are tossed aside to fight the evil inside me. Diagnosed with Stage IIIB Stomach Cancer, I learned how strong I could be, how strong I had to be, and what I...
A new closed community application for cancer patients

A new closed community application for cancer patients

Monday, February 21, marks the launch of the new closed community for cancer patients within the BELONG application. This application is available to our CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest patients and families. Developed in Israel and used by participants around the world, that...
Palliative Care: empathy and compassion

Palliative Care: empathy and compassion

By Guy Djandji The goal of the Palliative Care Unit at the Jewish General Hospital is to reduce the negative aspects of illness by meeting the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. A team of approximately 40 Hope &...
Virtual reality for patients

Virtual reality for patients

By Suzanne Asselin Visiting Rome, Jerusalem and other scenic locales while receiving chemotherapy treatment in the Segal Cancer Centre’s oncology clinic is now possible thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) technology. This new therapeutic approach has been realized with he...
New look has Hope & Cope connection

New look has Hope & Cope connection

Thanks to Hope & Cope volunteer Heleena Wiltzer, volunteers throughout the Jewish General Hospital are sporting a new look, modeled here by volunteer Beth Stutman. A long-time volunteer and donor to the hospital, Heleena has always been proud of her association...
Hope and Cope has such talent

Hope and Cope has such talent

By Sonia Hazan Today, we will meet Sandy Lipkus, an accomplished 21-year Hope & Cope veteran who is in charge of our team of volunteers in the Radio-oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. Before Sandy joined Hope & Cope in 2000, she was already a...