Christopher Wrobel relaxes in the green environment that he loves.
Hope & CopeMay 2017

Well-being of cancer survivors blooms in revitalized garden

There’s some unusually eye-popping appeal to this spring’s display of flowers and greenery in the garden of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Hinda Goodman
First person singularMay 2017

Becoming a “bridge over troubled waters” in support of cancer patients

Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.

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Sheila Kussner
May 2017Milestones

Hope & Cope Founder Sheila Kussner named a Great Montrealer

Sheila Kussner, Founder and Past Chair of Hope & Cope, has been appointed to the Order of Montreal at the rank of Commander, the highest level of the Order.

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Although the cure rate is high for patients with thyroid cancer, survivor Elizabeth Barbosa says she still needed and greatly benefited from the support of a nurse navigator.
Feature articlesMay 2017

Study confirms need for further integrated care and support for thyroid cancer patients

A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.

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In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.
April 2016Feature articles

From paper to pixels in the Health Sciences Library

In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.

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April 2016Hope & Cope

Bone health assumes key importance in breast cancer recovery

One of Hope & Cope’s newest initiatives, the Breast & Bone Health Program, identifies women who have had breast cancer and are at risk for bone fragility.

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April 2016Hope & Cope

Upgraded website reflects Hope & Cope’s diversity and vitality

Hope & Cope has been so successful at upgrading and diversifying its services during the past several years that its website has now also been revitalized to keep pace with the many changes.

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Reading aloud from notes on her laptop, Laurie Greenspoon (second from left) describes her experiences as a cancer survivor. Paying close attention are other survivors and speakers in the Hope & Cope program, (from left) Leonard Miller, Daniel Opoku and Maude Schiltz.
Hope & CopeSeptember 2015

Survivors look back at cancer
and forward to life

What could easily have descended into introspective regret became, instead, a reclamation of optimism during Hope & Cope’s annual gathering to celebrate the survivors of cancer.

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Sheila Kussner (second from left) accepts her plaque of honour from (from left) Suzanne O’Brien, Executive Director of Hope & Cope; Howard Dermer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Dr. Gerald Batist, JGH Chief of Oncology and Director of the Segal Cancer Centre; Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, and JGH Past President Allen F. Rubin.
Hope & CopeSpring 2015

Sheila Kussner honoured for helping
countless cancer patients

More than 30 years after cancer patients and survivors began benefiting from the desperately needed comfort, advice and support of Hope & Cope, Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., was formally honoured for founding the internationally renowned organization.

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At the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, volunteer kinesiologist Martin Côté Couillard leads an exercise session of the 70+ Club with (from left) Marcel Desrosiers, Lolita Matheson, Marcel Beauchemin and Pierrette Lamothe.
Hope & CopeSpring 2015

70+ club extends support
to older cancer patients and survivors

Having extended specialized assistance to young adults and to the parents of young children, Hope & Cope has now launched the 70+ Club for older individuals.

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