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Canadian Cancer Resources
Over on Facebook, my new acquaintance from Patients Against Lymphoma often post interesting, amusing and helpful resources. Yesterday was no exception - she had a post about one of the cancer support organizations for our friends in the North. So I did some digging and am bringing you a handful of resources that our Canadian friends might find useful.
Today I’ll start with the resources for children and young people with cancer:
RealTime Cancer is charity focused on helping young people (15 to 30 years of age); deal with the non-medical aspects of cancer. RealTime Cancer provides information, inspiration and support to young patients and supporters to help them deal with a cancer challenge. RealTime Cancer's primary initiatives include an online peer support community, school speaking and public education programs, and a retreat for young survivors. RealTime Cancer is committed to building an independent and sustainable cancer resource that provides hope, understanding, and inspiration to youth/young adults by delivering key positive messages and sharing personal experiences of the challenges and triumphs of cancer by those who have experienced this significant life challenge.
Rebounders is a self help group for teenagers and adult survivors of childhood cancer.
This is a non-profit grass roots support group created and run by adult survivors of childhood cancer. The goal of Rebounders is to make adult survivors of cancer aware that they are not alone, that there are other survivors out there who would be more than happy to hear from them. Opportunities are provided to meet fellow survivors through social activities such as conferences, trips to Camp Trillium, three trips per year to Muskoka with Mentor College, parties, dances, hiking and other get-togethers.
Andrew or Jill Sprawson, Phone: 905-338-1530
e-mail: [email protected]
Childhood Cancer Foundation
The Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded in 1987 as a support organization to help children with cancer and their families. We are a national organization dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer. We achieve our goal of improving the lives of children with cancer and their families through a variety of programs and services
The funding and promotion of childhood cancer research:
We now have in place a unique partnership with all of Canada's 17 childhood cancer hospitals and treatment centres.Through this alliance we can ensure that only the very best and most promising research proposals are funded.
Support and resource programs for children with cancer and their families:
We administer many support programs, including the Family Support Kit , Scholarship Program and Benevolent Fund and several programs that provide information and resources to families at critical stages in their cancer journey.
The Foundation plays a leadership role in advocating for progressive social and healthcare policies in support of childhood cancer.