Sign of the times: exercise goes virtual

By Guy Djandji Social distancing due to the pandemic has brought new challenges to the physical activity programs offered to patients. One question remains: how to adapt services which are, by definition, personalized and dependent on the dynamic created by the close...
Walk-a-thon raises close to $70,000

Walk-a-thon raises close to $70,000

Together in Spirit With the COVID-19 pandemic disrup ting their lives and upending so many of their plans, they could have said, “Sorry, not this year.” But to their credit and our good fortune, Alex Trichas and his business partners Nick, Chris and Andre Dimopoulos...
Wellness activities offer connection, healing and hope

Wellness activities offer connection, healing and hope

On a warm fall day, Sandra Viviana Murillo-Morales realized with dismay that she would not get home in time for Hope & Cope’s weekly on-line Group Reiki class. Searching for a sunny, quiet spot, she found a bench surrounded by trees, pulled out her phone and...

Greetings from Sheila Kussner

Cancer has been a major part of my life for almost 75 years, both as a patient and a caregiver. At 14, I was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma – an aggressive bone cancer that required the amputation of my left leg, above the knee. I was totally devastated...
Responding to crisis with resilience and optimism

Responding to crisis with resilience and optimism

For close to 40 years, Hope & Cope has offered innovative, personalized services that meet the ever-evolving needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March, we made the agonizing decision to temporarily suspend in-person...
Blanketed by warmth and caring

Blanketed by warmth and caring

As fall gives way to winter, cancer patients at the Jewish General Hospital can wrap themselves in warm, cozy, hand-sewn blankets, courtesy of a dedicated team of Hope & Cope volunteers. Like many good deeds, this one began with a chance conversation between...