Pink Pearl Support Packages
We have developed a Pink Pearl Support Package for young women who have been diagnosed with cancer at the following healthcare facilities and wellness centres in Ontario: Juravinski Cancer Centre and Wellwood in Hamilton; Walker Family Cancer Centre and Wellspring Niagara in St. Catharines; Brant Community Healthcare System in Brantford; Trillium Health Partners Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga; Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Humber River Hospital in Toronto. Each thoughtful package delivered to young women newly diagnosed with cancer contains helpful resources, guided questions, and a symbolic bracelet of hope.
Retreats: Day-Long and Over-Night
We plan, organize and execute thoughtful and meaningful retreats throughout each year. Emphasis is placed on taking care of the whole person through activity and open dialogue in a safe and supportive environment. Our aim is to create an unparalleled network of support for young women across Ontario battling cancer. Each retreat, whether day-long or over-night, has its own unique theme, generally following the format below:
Something for You: This portion of the retreats is focused on inner reflection. It’s much-deserved time to take a break from everyday life and focus on where you are and where you would like to be.
Something for Us: This portion includes an Ask-The-Expert Information Session that strategically focuses on topics of discussion important to our young women. Ranging from medical to financial issues, these sessions opens up significant dialogue in a safe and supportive environment.
Something to Create: This portion facilitates the creation of a memento that you can take home to remind you of your time spent at the retreat.
Family Support Day
Typically held in the summer each year, Family Support Day invites our program participants and their family members to take part in an enjoyable activity, providing an opportunity to grow and learn together.
Our frequently-held Local Socials provide a relaxed environment for young women with cancer to connect and to learn more about our support-based programs.
The Foundation considers applicants that are enrolled as program participants; are involved in their community; are/will be attending a post-secondary institution; and have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 18 and 40.
Congratulations to Amber-May Astles, our 2016/17 Post-Secondary Scholarship Recipent! Diagnosed with Sarcoma at age 21, she is now approaching her 23rd birthday by shining bright in her post-secondary education at Sheridan College and giving back to her community. Keep striving for greatness, Amber-May!
Our programs are intended for young women between the ages of 18-40. If you’ve attended one of our programs and are now over 40, we’ve created a Resource List for programs for women across Southern Ontario.
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Have Questions? We have the answers.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our programs.
If you would like to join our Private Facebook Group for young women facing cancer together, please contact us.