We hear a lot about the physical effects of
cancer treatments, but the social and emotional impacts can be just as
Cancer Patients must navigate a multitude
of stresses during their initial treatments, but once the physical part of
cancer is dealt with, patients may often feel alone and require support to
adjust to their “new normal” after cancer.
Unfortunately, the current resources for
cancer patients are limited, so many patients have a long wait to receive care,
if they get assistance at all. There is an urgent need to expand mental health
counselling and therapy services for cancer survivors, so they have the support
they need to move forward and adapt to their new life.
Hockey for Hope is organized by cancer
survivor and thriver, Shay Needham. She is a passionate advocate for fellow
cancer patients and has made it her mission to give back to those who are
facing similar challenges.
Money raised through this charity
tournament will be donated to a newly created fund at the QEII Foundation in
collaboration with Shay’s Angels. This fund will provide resources for cancer patients
who are referred through their cancer care team to receive private
Thank you for your support
Earthco Premium Soils Inc.
The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation
Kenneth & Patricia Needham
Bill and Moira