Researched and written by the volunteers of the Communications Committee, it responds to a need that many of you identified in the 2017 Volunteer Survey. In each issue, you will find information about upcoming and past events, resources and programs provided by Hope & Cope, tips, volunteer profiles and the latest news from the Volunteer Advisory Council.

Meet our Donors: Marlene and Joel King

By Hena Kon As generous philanthropists, Immediate Past Co-Chairs and current Board members, Marlene and Joel King are true champions of Hope & Cope in every sense of the word. No strangers to cancer - each of their fathers died of the disease – they are proud to...

Meet our staff

By Sonia Hazan At Hope & Cope, we are very lucky! As volunteers, we get to work with amazing and dedicated staff. They nourish the patients and us, and during COVID times, have shown their flexibility and their ingenuity.  In this edition of Volunteer Voices, we...

Journaling: A Literary Support System

 By Marylin Smith Carsley Journaling represents an opportunity for individuals to express themselves freely and without judgement. In our fast paced society, we are conditioned to motor through life without taking the time to reflect. Writing in a journal is a simple...

A Few Good Men

By Guy Djandji United in their desire to make lasting contributions to cancer patients through their association with Hope & Cope, Rick Simoneau, Frank Pitman and Earl Pinchuk are three exceptional volunteers. To know them is to appreciate the richness of our...

Virtual wig program meets patient needs during the pandemic

Virtual wig program meets patient needs during the pandemic

By Sonia Hazan Imagine you are a cancer patient, are losing your hair and we are in pandemic mode, with no access to any of the practical resources Hope & Cope offers free of charge, such as donated wigs, scarves and turbans. Time to panic? Not if Hope & Cope...

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...

Meeting the Call of Duty Online

By Marylin Smith Carsley As the pandemic persists and COVID-19 fatigue sets in, the needs of cancer patients are as pressing as ever. In many ways, the public health recommendations for social distancing and isolation deepen the already emotionally taxing toll of...

Celebrating 40 years of exceptional cancer support

This year marks Hope & Cope’s 40th anniversary! Although it is hard to believe, in 1981, the word “cancer”, if spoken at all, was mentioned in hushed tones. It was within this context that our Founder, the indomitable Sheila Kussner, first presented her idea of...

A remarkable donor

By Suzanne Asselin It’s an undeniable fact – if Hope & Cope has been able to support tens of thousands of patients and their families over the past 40 years, it is thanks to the support of many donors from all walks of life.  Alex Trichas and his cousins Chris,...