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...

BELONG: a virtual information clinic for you!

JGH Nurse Pivot 4U We are inviting you to join the Jewish General Hospital Segal Cancer Center Nurse Pivot (navigator) group in Belong. As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve launched a virtual information clinic for cancer patients who have...

Smooth Transition

By Sonia Hazan The Volunteer Management Council (VMC) is our voice at the Hope & Cope Board. Composed of volunteers representing a wide variety of areas within Hope & Cope, the Chair of the Board, the Executive Director and a few other staff, the Council...
Surviving Cancer

Surviving Cancer

By Suzanne Asselin I am a cancer survivor! Merely a few decades ago, the word “cancer”, barely whispered, was considered a death sentence. Surviving cancer was like winning the lottery. Over the years, thanks to huge strides made in science and medicine,...