New Program Launching To Help Women Cancer Survivors During Recovery

Women cancer survivors across Wood Buffalo are getting some extra help during their recovery.

Compassion House Foundation and the Peter Lougheed Leadership College announced on Tuesday they’re developing ‘Compassion Connects’ which is aimed at supporting mental health, reducing isolation, and increasing overall wellness.

The program will connect women, currently going through their recovery, with past-survivors and provide them opportunities to join support groups and listen to different podcasts, videos, and webinars.

Everything will be virtual to make sure everyone remains safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The cancer journey is so much more than medical treatment alone; we see many of the women we serve struggle with their mental health, left to navigate this journey on their own when they return home,” said Michelle Okere, CEO of Compassion House Foundation.

“CompassionConnects addresses this gap, empowering participants to pick up the pieces of who they are post-treatment-all from the comfort and safety of their own home.”

The Edmonton Community Foundation is providing $25,000 to help launch the program. It’s expected to be up and running later this year.

Those interested in ‘CompassionConnects’ can contact Okere at [email protected].

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