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...
A safe haven for women with metastatic breast cancer

A safe haven for women with metastatic breast cancer

Here is what cancer initially took away from 66 year-old Elaine Gliksman: her physical and mental health, her independence, her joie de vivre and self-confidence. “Since my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer three years ago, most of my time is devoted to scans,...

Kilimanjaro Climb a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

On January 28, 2020, Mark Levitt was on top of the world – literally! Along with Albert Labelle, Chantal Jasmin, their son, Maxime Labelle, his girlfriend Véronique Lapointe, and expedition leader Terry Soucy, Mark had signed up for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to...