Welcome to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship!

By Cancer Foundation on September 27 / 2019

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Jody Campeau (President & CEO of Maplesoft Group), Linda Eagen (President & CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation) and Cancer Champions Cabinet member Fred Seller outside the newly named Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship.

If you’ve visited us within the last week, you might have noticed something different…

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…we’ve changed the name of our building!

Thanks to a generous, private donation from our longstanding partners at GumDocs, our wonderful facility at 1500 Alta Vista Drive will now be called the Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship.

This new name recognizes two organizations – Maplesoft Group and GumDocs – and their incredible commitment to improving cancer care in our community. It celebrates the significant contributions that both organizations have made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and serves as a lasting reminder of the impact their support has had on local families who are facing cancer.

“We are affected by cancer as a community, and we are fighting it as a community,” says Linda Eagen, our President and CEO. “As cancer incidences continue to rise, more and more people need access to cancer care. Thanks to the support of both Maplesoft Group and GumDocs, the Cancer Foundation is able to offer the best care possible to those affected by cancer in our region through Cancer Coaching, and through support of local research and clinical trials.”

Going forward, clients and visitors to the Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship can expect the same services and welcoming environment they have always been able to enjoy. The Cancer Foundation’s team of Cancer Coaches will continue to deliver the same level of cancer care, support, education, practical guidance and navigation assistance to help their clients meet their health and wellness goals. The Cancer Survivorship Centre will also continue to house the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s fundraising operations.

The building first opened its doors in 2011 to provide a place of quiet refuge, reflection, support and empowerment to cancer patients and their families throughout their experience with cancer. The interior was carefully designed with all elements centered on creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere, which is echoed today by many who visit. “This building has become a hub for cancer care in the Ottawa region and beyond,” says Cory Ready, Chair of the Cancer Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“Maplesoft’s donation in 2010 was at a time when we were literally breaking ground to build Canada’s first cancer survivorship centre,” says Jody Campeau, President and CEO of Maplesoft Group. “We are breaking ground again now, though more figuratively, by welcoming more leaders in the community to step forward to create a better future for those facing cancer in our community. We are thrilled to share the name of this incredible facility with GumDocs to secure a brighter future for local families.”

If you have any questions about the renaming of the Cancer Survivorship Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive, feel free to reach out to Erin at 613-247-1920 ext. 228.

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