2021 Newsletter

News, News and More News …

As some of you may know, BCA has been in the news speaking with different media outlets about mastectomies and lumpectomies that have been indefinitely postponed. I have provided links to one written article, 2 radio shows and one national live show. Please keep this topic on your radar as we continue to support you and your families who are living with a cancer diagnosis.

  1. Cancer is not going to wait’: Patients frustrated as surgeries postponed due to COVID-19 overload:


  1. Ottawa Now– Not only is the surgery put on hold, but so is the regiment of therapy that follows: Cancer atients in limbo as non-urgent surgeries, procedures pushed back:


  1. Ottawa At Work with Leslie Roberts for Friday January 7th, 2021 — fast forward to 45:48 (minutes:seconds)


  1. CBC News Network with Michael Serapio


Pay It Forward Fundraising Campaign

A big thank you to those of you who have already made your donation! As you know, the pandemic has had an enormous impact on people diagnosed with breast cancer, and it’s expected to continue.

Your Pay it Forward gift of $100, or whatever you can afford, will ensure that BCA is there to answer the phone for people diagnosed with breast cancer.

How to Make a Donation?

  1. Pay on-line by clicking here:  https://bcaott.ca/donate/
  2. Call the office at 613-736-5921 and your donation can be processed over the phone.
  3. Mail a cheque made out to Breast Cancer Action to 1130 St Emmanuel Terrace, Orleans, ON, K1C 2J7

Tax receipts are provided for donations $25 and more.

Body and Soul Health and Wellness Program January 10 – March 31, 2022 Session 1

We launched Session 1 of our 2022 Health and Wellness program on January 10th. It’s never to late to register!  Please take advantage of these classes and register here:  https://bcaott.ca/health-and-wellness-program/

BCA Launches its First Webinar on February 3, 2022 7:00-8:00 pm

Beth Hoag, Physiotherapist is leading this initiative by starting with our first webinar entitled Breast Cancer surgery: How to Maximize your Recovery. She in partnership with  Natalie Morris, physiotherapist and yoga teacher will discuss:

  1. Common types of breast cancer surgeries*
  2. Normal post-operative symptoms
  3. Exercises to restore shoulder mobility (weeks 0-4 post-op)
  4. When to seek extra help

Please go ahead and register here:  https://bcaott.ca/health-and-wellness-program/webinars/

Cancer Related Fatigue Research Study

Nicole A. Rutkowski, B.A (Hons), Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, Psychosocial Oncology Lab, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa is asking if any of you would like to be a part of her fatigue study. Her original email is attached. Eligibility and contact information is in the attached email.

LAO Virtual Support Group – January 12th, 2pm (EST) on Zoom

The Lymphedema Association of Ontario is starting its monthly webinars. Details and the registration link are in the attached email.