The mission of supportive care is to provide high quality, patient centred care to patients and families.
This program assists individuals and their families throughout Northeastern Ontario with the psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and physical concerns caused by cancer. Services offered by the Supportive Care Program of the Northeast Cancer Center (NECC) include:
- Education Classes
- Support Groups
- Psychosocial services
- Speech Language Pathology
- Pediatric Interlink Nursing
- Dental Oncology
- Palliative Care
- Oncology Research
- Community Oncology Clinic Network
- Genetic Counselling
To make a donation to any of the programs listed above, please call the Foundation office at 705-523-4673.
Supportive Care Funds
The Northern Cancer Foundation has a renewed focus in supporting vital patient care delivered at the NECC. Donations made to the NCF on behalf of the funds listed below ensure that our loved ones receive the support they need to help combat their disease.
Trust Your Bust Fund
Through the Northern Cancer Foundation, A Trust Your Bust Fund has been created by Kimberley Wahamaa, Breast Cancer Survivor (47). Proceeds of fundraising efforts will be channelled to breast cancer research through AMRIC www.amric.ca Dr. Parissenti’s work on developing a test here in Sudbury in predicting which breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy and live cancer free for a longer period of time following treatment.
- Sunday October 19 – Trust Your Bust High Tea (2 – 4 pm), Verdicchios. Visit www.trustyourbust.com. View poster .
- Friday October 31 – Trust Your Bust Halloween Dance (9 pm), United Steel Workers Hall Dress up in pink and blue, and colour your beards too! Visit www.trustyourbust.com.
To make a donation to Trust Your Bust Fund, click here.
Thank you to everyone for your support.
Terry Ames Care Fund
Terry Ames is a local champion, who came to understand the many hardships faced by those diagnosed with cancer. Now disease-free himself, he created a fund to help patients and their families experiencing financial difficulties (travel costs, mortgage payments, personal expenses, etc.) to help ease the burden.
Cristina Care Fund
Cristina Roque was a vibrant young woman who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 25. Her treatment plan included travelling to Ottawa throughout her 4-year battle. With her passing in 2012, her family chose to help others who were financially challenged when having to travel out-of-town for treatment. The Cristina Care Fundhelps those who have to travel out-of-town for their care, referred by their Sudbury oncologist. For more information visit www.cristinacarefund.org.
Breanna Baxter Fund
Breanna Baxter was only 9 years old when she was diagnosed with a stage four cancerous spinal tumour. Sadly, only two months after her diagnosis, she succumbed to the disease. Breanna’s family knows that if she were here today, she would want to do something to help others through their cancer journey because she cared about people and loved life. The annual “Breanna’s Walk for Pediatrics” seeks to help raise money for pediatric patients and their families when they need it most.
Penny’s Hope Chest
During Penny Frappier’s cancer treatment, she met many patients who were challenged by the high cost of breast prostheses. In her memory, Penny’s family (with the help of the NCF’s Angels in Pink) started Penny’s Hope Chest– a fund that seeks to provide assistance to those who are experiencing financial difficulty in purchasing their first (or first set) of breast protheses. The monies raised for this fund will come from the fundraising efforts of the local Angels in Pink group.
The Peter D’Aoust Fund
Peter D’Aoust was a generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He was diagnosed at the tender age of 62 with AML and was told his only hope was a stem cell transplant in Ottawa from a donor. This process would require him to be in Ottawa for a period of 3 months. He worried about how he would be able to manage finances while seeking treatment, not being able to work and being so far away from home. Unfortunately, life had another calling for him and he passed away before he could complete the process. One of his wishes was that the money we raised for his journey be shared with others who may be going through the same process so that they could concentrate on getting better. Thus the Peter D’Aoust fund was born. This fund will be used for patients who enter the cancer center program and need to go to Ottawa for allogeneic stem cell transplant.
If you have any questions about how you can qualify for any of the above funds, please call Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation at (705) 523-4673.