Hope everyone is all set for Halloween. A reminder that this weekend clocks go back one hour. Hooray for one extra hour of sleep :)
NEWS + RESOURCES
The Black Boot Fundraiser for Ruby Slipper Fund
November 21 at 7pm. 2 bands + great food courtesy of Sita's, The Old Boot and Smitty's Oyster House. Please visit their Facebook page for more info: www.facebook.com/blackbootsechelt
Sunshine Coast Hospice
A great list of resources is available at www.coasthospice.com/resources - including the "My Voice" which was discussed in the Oct 17 meeting.
Upcoming Support Groups
Sessions are held from 1- 3pm at Rockwood Lodge in Sechelt on the following dates:
Saturday, November 7
Saturday, November 21
Saturday, December 5
Saturday, December 19
OCT 17 SUPPORT GROUP RECAP
There were 17 members that attended.
Dr Mundy is willing to come to talk to us about the cancer process etc. if you have any suggestions for topics or questions you want answered please let us know at the next meeting.
There is a series entitled "The Truth about Cancer" it is comprised of 9 episodes of one hour each. The first episode is 2 hours long. It consists of interviews with over 35 Doctors, Researchers, and authors etc in 20 different countries. In several episodes, it also outlines the most advanced alternative treatments. It is airing free right now. Google "The Truth About Cancer" 2015. Please note that alternative treatments are not meant to take place of standard treatment recommended to you by your medical team.
Tracy Parker our guest speaker, mentioned a book that is useful - it is titled My Voice and can be picked up online - Google "My Voice" booklet BC Petrina Wing has them and can be picked up at Hospice. If anyone has ever thought about what you want for your last days whenever that might be, this is a very good booklet to have.
What constitutes "Advanced Care Planning" puts you more in control of your destiny.
With legal and financial (not health care) issues they have to be signed by a Notary to be recognized.
A person who has a long term capacity, at some point the assets will be frozen to protect them, so the spouse really needs to have a power of attorney.
The website "Dying with Dignity" has some very good information on Advanced Directives.
Tracy brought some very good handouts which if you would like to have them and you weren't at the group you can pick them up at her office.
Sunshine Coast Hospice sponsored a panel presentation called "What you need to know about dying". Go to www.coasthospice.com for information.
The next Ruby Slipper Support Group will meet November 7th 1:00 at Rockwood Lodge.
Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Below is your October update for the latest news and happenings…
NEWS + RESOURCES
UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS
October 17 • 1 - 3 at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt (Guest Speaker: Tracy Parker, Notary - Bring your legal questions)
November 7 • 1 - 3 at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt
November 21 • 1 - 3 at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt
The BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA) is hosting their 4th Lymphedema Awareness Day. “Reflections on Lymphedema” Sat., Nov. 7, 2015 8:30 – 5:30 pm. The Chan Auditorium for Family Health Education @ Child & Family Research Institute. 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver. Register on line at www.bclymph.org. Details attached in this email. If you can't make it, a member of the Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast will be attending and a report/recap from the event will be shared via email and possibly at an upcoming support group meeting.
INSPIRE HEALTH RESEARCH UPDATE
The August/September Research Update is live: www.inspirehealth.ca/pdfs/eResearchUpdates_AUG_SEP_2015.pdf
OCT 31 • HALLOWEEN Fundraiser Dance
Saturday, October 31 at 8pm at Gibsons Legion. Fundraising dance with all net proceeds going to the Rudy Slipper Fund and the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society. Costumes, prizes, drinks, and music by DanceTrax. More info on the Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/1469216050051732/
NOV 21 • THE BLACK BOOT Fundraiser Night
Craig Moore and Barry Krangle volunteered at the last Ruby Slipper auction and they were so inspired that night that they created the BLACK BOOT. This fundraiser will be held the November 21 at the Sechelt Legion. Tickets will be available soon. Please hold the date. This will be an amazing night of good food, good drinks and awesome music, Gary Comeau and the Voo Doo Allstars! All funds raised will provide financial assistance for people here on the Coast affected by cancer. More info on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/blackbootsechelt
CAMP RUBY A GREAT SUCCESS!
Camp Ruby had 45+ women attend a great memorable weekend. Proceeds from the weekend's raffles etc go towards helping people on the Coast affected by cancer and making the support group possible.
All proceeds from the Fresh Air Photography photo booth were donated back to the Ruby Slipper Fund. Pics from the Camp "Mama Mia Night" can be viewed here: http://freshairphotography.pixieset.com/campruby-photobooth/
A few Camp pics are on the Camp Ruby Facebook page: www.facebook.com/campruby
More Photos at the Ruby Slipper Fund Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rubyslipperfund/photos_stream
October 3 Support Group RECAP
12 members were present. A guest came at the beginning of group and we had a short memorial for one of our members who died last week. We lit a candle which remained lit during the group and group members shard their fine memories of Bob.
BC FERRIES: Make sure when you are getting your assured loading you write out the information yourself and give it to the clerk. One of the members said the clerk put the wrong location on her form and she has to go through the correction process which took more time.
BLOODWORK: On the blood work reports it will say on the paper who the report is going to. Make sure you know who is receiving the reports.
One member said she was grateful to the nurses at Sechelt Hospital who were so attentive while she was getting chemo.
A notice that there is a day long lymphadema conference at The Chan Centre in Vancouver. 938 W 28th Ave. The keynote speakers are Dr Douglas Courtemache Plastic Surgeon. Dr Stanley Rockson Medical Director Stanford University. It should be very informative. Car pooling is available. For more information check out the website www.bclymph.org/page-1459375. More details on this are attached to this email.
Next group is October 17 and the speaker will be Tracy Parker Notary. Bring any legal questions you might have.
Visit the Ruby Slipper Fund website and download an application for assistance. www.rubyslipperfund.com/assistance-application.html
QUESTIONS / COMMENTS
If you have any questions or feedback to give please feel free to reach out to our support group facilitator Mary Pinniger at the next group or contact us.