The launch of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s HUGS FOR HOPE Program

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Goodman Cancer Research Centre Atrium

One of the side effects of chemotherapy is a sense of feeling cold even during the warm summer months. To help patients manage this side effect, the Goodman Cancer Research Centre has created a non-profit group of 15 volunteers, called GCRC HUGS FOR HOPE.This team of volunteers create new, handmade, full-size artic-fleece pillow blankets that will be donated to cancer patients- children, teens and adults who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and are currently going through treatment.

GCRC HUGS FOR HOPE is working closely in collaboration with associate members of the Centre and with local hospitals to donate the blankets free of charge to cancer patients.

How can you get involved?

  1. By purchasing a blanket to donate to a family member or friend who is going through treatment.
  2. By purchasing a blanket for yourself or as a gift to help raise funds

The following sizes are available in multiple patterns of artic fleece:

Baby: 36 X36 inches = $ 15

Toddler: 38 X 48 inches = $ 20

Teen/Adult: 54 X 60 inches = $ 35

Tall adult: 54 X 72 inches = $ 40

This is a non-profit venture.  All proceeds from the sale of the GCRC HUGS FOR HOPE blankets as well as any donations received will be reinvested to purchase material and supplies.

To purchase a blanket or to make a donation please contact GCRC HUGS FOR HOPE:

Additionally, if you are interested in joining the GCRC HUGS FOR HOPE volunteer group to make blankets please contact Petra or Jo-Ann.