West Island Cancer Wellness Centre party
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre – The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) turns 10 years old on June 26th and is marking the milestone birthday. The 10th anniversary community event will take place in the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (Parking lot), 115, Rue Du Barry, Kirkland (QC) H9H 0C4.
Please drop by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (drop-in event) between 4 pm – 7 pm and enjoy some cake, ice cream and music. Registered participants living with cancer and benefiting from the Centre’s programs, volunteers, donors, partners and other friends of the Centre will be in attendance.
The WICWC opened its doors in 2008 in what was known as the “little yellow house” in Beaconsfield. The need for its services rose quickly and it soon outgrew the house.After a successful capital campaign, the WICWC built and moved into its new home, the “big yellow house”, in Kirkland in 2016.
LAUNCH: LIVING WELL WITH CANCER NETWORK
One in two Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their lifetime; 60% is expected to survive for 5 years or more following diagnosis. This creates a need for programs that help people live well with cancer, like the free programs offered by the WICWC, in Montreal and surrounding areas.
ABOUT THE WEST ISLAND CANCER WELLNESS CENTRE
The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) is a registered charity dedicated to offering compassionate care and support to anyone experiencing cancer – either having it themselves or supporting someone with cancer. It was founded in response to the demand for a whole-person integrated approach to wellness. Its programs and services focus on improving the health and well-being of people living with cancer by addressing their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. They are free of charge, fulfill the need for psychosocial cancer care and complement traditional medical practices.
Through the Centre’s wellness programs, participants receive personal support, gain coping mechanisms, discover additional alternatives, and become better educated about their specific illness. They are helped to gain more control of their lives, find strength, reduce feelings of isolation, and continue to foster hope, regardless of the stage of their disease.