The reality is, at any time, Ottawa has approximately 20,000 cancer patients in various stages of treatment. The new Cancer Survivorship Centre will see 5,000-8,000 annually from across the region:
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Support the Cancer Survivorship Centre
The Cancer Foundation is building the region's FIRST Centre for Cancer Survivorship. The 10,000 square foot facility is currently under construction at 1500 Alta Vista Drive in Ottawa. The Maplesoft Centre is located adjacent to the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park.
The Cancer Foundation offically broke ground on the facility in June 2010 - with the official opening set for Fall 2011.
The Cancer Survivorship Centre will focus on a new concept in cancer therapy: Cancer Survivorship Care. This is a series of programs and workshops, led by certified cancer care professional and volunteers, designed to assist the patient, and those closest to them, through every step of the cancer journey from pre-diagnosis, through the process of diagnosis and treatment, to post-treatment recovery.
Cancer Survivorship Care programming will be offered free of charge and without a medical referral – and provide tailored individual and group services using three different approaches: One-to-One Care; Self-Care and Supportive Care.
Through affiliations with organizations such as the Lance Armstrong Foundation and others, the Cancer Foundation will bring world renowned programs to our region. Through partnerships with local health care institutions, community groups and with the expertise of wellness practitioners, we will develop additional innovative services.
To find out more about how you can make a financial contribution to the Cancer Survivorship Centre please contact the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at 613-247-3527.