Upcoming @ Haven of Hope
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In Honor of Volunteer Month
On any given week, you may see Renee in the hallways greeting patients, tidying up and putting out magazines in the waiting rooms, or passing out refreshments and blankets in the chemotherapy infusion room. Over the past five years Renee has also volunteered in our Community Resource Center and with our Haven programs and fundraisers.
Renee is a former school educator, mother of two, grandmother of one and a 10 year cancer survivor. After her diagnosis of thymoma cancer, she felt alone and confused. There were no colorful t-shirts or specific support groups for her type of cancer. After learning about Haven of Hope in 2007, Renee began participating in several programs such as yoga, walking club and art therapy workshops. She found the programs to be lifesaving in learning how to live a productive life as a cancer survivor. Shortly after she learned about volunteering opportunities and felt this would be another way to help herself and hopefully help others living with cancer.
When she is not participating in Haven programs or volunteering, she is very active with her church serving as an usher and greeter and ministering to the sick and shut-in as a deacon. She is also a member of two book clubs and loves to write letters and cards by hand “the old fashioned way!”
Five years have gone by quickly and Renee hopes to continue volunteering for Haven of Hope for at least the next five years. And the Haven of Hope staff does too!
What we offer at the Haven of Hope:
In the past, research has proven that exercise can help prevent certain types of cancer. Increasingly, new evidence is suggesting that exercise can help reduce many of the side effects of cancer treatment and surgeries...Continue Reading
Complementary therapies provide patients with a means of expressing their feelings, concerns and anxieties through movement, touch, and sound; providing a holistic approach to healing.Continue Reading
Support Groups present information, provide comfort, teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety and provide a place to share common concerns and emotional support.Continue Reading
Throughout the year, programs are offered to provide education on a variety of topics such as stress reduction, sexuality and sensuality during cancer, men against breast cancer, complementary therapies as well as information on clinical trials and specific cancer diagnoses.Continue Reading
Spirituality & Coping
Cancer has a way of making us look at life with different eyes. We see our vulnerabilities, how much we are not in control of life: We ask the hard questions of life:Continue Reading
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger.Continue Reading
Animal-assisted therapy is recognized as a supportive modality for treatment that is being increasingly incorporated with therapy for cancer patients.Continue Reading
Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation holds two (2) large events fundraisers each year to support our mission while meeting other cancer supporters in the community.Continue Reading