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Donating Your Hair

Posted November 26th, 2014

Did you know there are many different agencies you can donate your hair to? It all depends how long your hair is.

For example the Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/hair-donations/?region=ab requires your hair to be 8 inches & you have to mail it out.

There is another agency called Angel Hair for kids http://www.acvf.ca/index.php/our-programs/angel-hair-for-kids/hair-donation-guidelines/ that requires your hair to be 12 inches.

A local affiliate in Calgary is called Compassionate Beauty http://www.compassionatebeauty.com/index.php/Blog/compassionate-beauty-proudly-announces-that-we-have-become-an-affiliate-of-angel-hair-for-kids.html They book by appointments only. You can call the owner Saundra Shapiro at 403-686-6936 to arrange your appointment. They are located on 26, 1st 22 Richard Way SW Calgary AB T3E7M9.

Hope this information helps you and thank you so much for wanting to donate your hair to cancer patients–it means so much to them.

CancerBRIDGES Team

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Posted November 26th, 2014

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 1, 2014

 

11223 51 Av.

 

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

(rear entrance)

 

JOIN US BETWEEN 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

 

Presentations:

 

Morning sessions    OR    Afternoon sessions

 

10:00  Drug Access      1:00  Drug Access

10:20  Estate Planning  1:20  Estate Planning

10:40  Bone Health      1:40  Bone Health

11:00  Nutrition           2:00  Nutrition

11:20  Living Well        2:20  Living Well

11:40  Spirituality        2:40  Spirituality

 

 

A healthy lunch will be available between 12:00 am and 1:00 pm.

 

Although this event is free, space is limited so pre-registration is required for catering.

 

Please e-mail your names to info@multiplemyeloma.ca and reference Health and Wellness Fair no later than

October 28, 2014

 

Thank you to our event sponsor Janssen Pharmaceuticals

 

BEAUTY

Posted November 26th, 2014

Oct 2014

BEAUTY (Breast cancer patients Engaging in Activity while Undergoing Treatment) is a free exercise and wellness program for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and we are hosting a Scientific Café, on Thursday November 13th. Please see the attached the Save the Date with more details as to time and location.

 

The Scientific Café will provide a forum to discuss breast cancer and the role of exercise, as well as network with other professionals. This will be a great opportunity share information about your organization and to learn more about breast cancer supportive services in Calgary and surrounding areas.

 

If your organization would like to reserve a table to display information, please RSVP by October 22nd.

 

If you would like to RSVP as an individual please RSVP by November 5th.

 

Please RSVP to: wellnesslab@ucalgary.ca or 403-210-8482

 

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