HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January - February 2018
Events, community & more
Tell cancer to take a hike!
If Kilimanjaro is too far for you, we are introducing:
Kili chez nous!
Join us for this exciting new fundraiser benefiting
Hope & Cope
Beginning in March 2018, we are offering 10 monthly hikes, with varying levels of difficulty and a variety of locations. These carefully selected hikes were chosen not just for hiking enthusiasts, but for anyone who loves the outdoors. All you need is the motivation to help us kick cancer one stride at a time. Challenge yourself right here at home and discover the beautiful mountains and breathtaking scenery chez nous - the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, Lanaudière and Charlevoix!
You may participate in as few or as many hikes as you wish, as long as you commit to raising a minimum of $2,000 per person or $3,000 per household.
Continued involvement of Suzanne O'Brien
With a new year there comes new goals and resolutions and along with that comes new changes.
Suzanne is now the new Chairperson of the Board of Hope & Cope and thanks to her incredible compassion and understanding of young adults with cancer, she will continue to be involved in various events for YA's. Suzanne will continue to attend support groups, retreats, ClubMets weekends and fundraisers.
(aka our Fairy Godmother) has also decided to take on some new challenges in her life. After 20 years with
Hope & Cope
, 14 as Executive Director, Suzanne has decided to retire, but as all fairy Godmothers do, they somehow always make sure that their presence continues.
We wish Suzanne all the best as she takes on this new role.
Denis Raymond, a familiar new face at
You might already know this aspiring 30-year-old social worker, currently doing a Master of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. A love of Montreal has brought his friendly face to
Hope & Cope, where he will be doing his internship over the winter months! As a young adult cancer survivor, he "gets it". You'll be able to catch him at one of
CancerFightClub's meet-ups, hanging with the guys in the Bro's Club and supporting various hospital programs, among other things. Be sure to say "Hi!"when you see him.
We say goodbye and thank you to Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz, who worked with Hope & Cope for 16 months as our coordinator of special projects, which included our brand new
web site, launched last September. With her boundless energy and hearty laugh, we could always count on Karen to make us smile. Karen continues to host her
support group here in Montreal and to pursue her wonderful work with this community, so don't hesitate to reach out to her.
JANUARY 11th & FEBRUARY 8TH
p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4635 Côte St. Catherine Road
Our monthly hangout is your chance to get together for camaraderie and conversation in a warm, welcoming environment.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4635 Côte St. Catherine Road
Great recipes, delicious food, laughter and conversation are always on the menu at our popular monthly cooking club!
Let us know if it's your birthday this month; we would love to celebrate you!
Come on by for new cooking tips or just to hang out!
Please note that the next February cooking night is cancelled, we will see you in March!
JANUARY 16th & FEBRUARY 20th
1pm - 3pm
4635 Cote. St. Catherine Road
A cosmetic workshop that helps women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer.
Registration must be completed on the
Escape room game
(location to be confirmed)
Follow us on social media for upcoming info on the Bro's club or contact Rick Simoneau: email@example.com
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
4635 Cote. St. Catherine Rd.
CancerFightClub is teaming up with YACC to host
YACC's BIG CANCER HOOK-UP
in Montreal. Come to the Wellness Centre to participate in this live webcast with young adults from across Canada.
To register, contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
or follow us on Facebook @cancerfightclubcommunity.
Fundraiser and charity event
The Tamil Students' Association of McGill (TAMill), Indian Students' Association (ISA) and the Bangladeshi Students' Association (BSA) are excited to invite you all to to our annual South Asian Charity Gala: The Grand Ball! All proceeds raised from this fundraiser event will go towards Hope & Cope's CancerFightClub.
Expect a great evening with friends, filled with performances, amazing food, and music to dance the night away!
SAVE THE DATES
UARY 4TH - WORLD CAN
MARCH 24TH - 5TH EDITION OF THE AP FUND WINTER CLASSIC GALA
benefiting CancerFightClub- Stay tuned for info on tickets & details
Make sure you check out our CancerFightClub website for information, resources and more.
Please check our Hope & Cope online calendar for all of our amazing programs, activities and special events.
For more information or to register for any of events or activities,
please contact us:
514-340-3616 or email@example.com
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained
- 2 cups of lentils (French Dupuy) from can and drained
- 4 parsnips, chopped
- 4 potatoes, small cubes
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Fresh ginger, grated
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 2 cups of veggie broth
- ½ tbs of chili garlic sauce
- 2 tbs of chili powder
- 1 tbs of curry powder
- 1 tbs of tumeric
- Salt to taste
- ½ tbs of olive oil or coconut oil
- ½ jalapeno (optional)
- ½ tbs of siracha (optional)
In a big pot, sauté onions, garlic and red pepper with oil.
Add parsnip, potatoes and ginger.
Add veggie broth and coconut milk, also adding all your spices.
Let simmer over 20-30 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
Add drained chickpeas and lentils.
Taste and adjust seasoning and spice to your taste.
Enjoy over a nice bowl of rice or with Naan bread.
Sharing your personal story can be rewarding not only for you, but also for those who are reading about your experiences.
We are looking for bloggers to contribute to our new website.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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