About Supportive Care
The mission of supportive care is to provide high quality, patient centred care to patients and families.
This program assists individuals and their families throughout Northeastern Ontario with the psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and physical concerns caused by cancer. Services offered by the Supportive Care Program of the Northeast Cancer Center (NECC) include:
- Education Classes
- Support Groups
- Psychosocial services
- Speech Language Pathology
- Pediatric Interlink Nursing
- Dental Oncology
- Palliative Care
- Oncology Research
- Community Oncology Clinic Network
- Genetic Counselling
To make a donation to any of the programs listed above, please call the Foundation office at 705-523-4673.
Supportive Care Funds
The Northern Cancer Foundation has a renewed focus in supporting vital patient care delivered at the NECC. Donations made to the NCF on behalf of the funds listed below ensure that our loved ones receive the support they need to help combat their disease.
Terry Ames Fund
Terry Ames is a local champion, who came to understand the many hardships faced by those diagnosed with cancer. Now disease-free himself, he created a fund to help patients and their families experiencing financial difficulties (travel costs, mortgage payments, personal expenses, etc.) to help ease the burden.
Cristina Care Fund
Cristina Roque was a vibrant young woman who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 25. Her treatment plan included travelling to Ottawa throughout her 4-year battle. With her passing in 2012, her family chose to help others who were financially challenged when having to travel out-of-town for treatment. The Cristina Care Fund helps those who have to travel out-of-town for their care, referred by their Sudbury oncologist.
Breanna Baxter Fund
Breanna Baxter was only 9 years old when she was diagnosed with a stage four cancerous spinal tumour. Sadly, only two months after her diagnosis, she succumbed to the disease. Breanna's family knows that if she were here today, she would want to do something to help others through their cancer journey because she cared about people and loved life. The annual "Breanna's Walk for Pediatrics" seeks to help raise money for pediatric patients and their families when they need it most.
Penny's Hope Chest
During Penny Frappier's cancer treatment, she met many patients who were challenged by the high cost of breast prostheses. In her memory, Penny's family (with the help of the NCF's Angels in Pink) started Penny's Hope Chest- a fund that seeks to provide assistance to those who are experiencing financial difficulty in purchasing their first (or first set) of breast protheses. The monies raised for this fund will come from the fundraising efforts of the local Angels in Pink group.
If you have any questions about how you can qualify for any of the above funds, please call Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation at (705) 523-4673.