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Get your tickets for Luncheon of Hope and make a difference for those living with cancer

This year marks the 25th year of the inspiring event which raises funds for cancer research and equipment
Jeanne Beker will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Cancer Foundation’s annual Luncheon for Hope, held this year on November 14 at noon at the Caruso Club.

The Northern Cancer Foundation is gearing up for its annual Luncheon of Hope fundraiser on Nov. 14.

The organization works collaboratively with Health Sciences North Foundation and NEO Kids Foundation to ensure that patients and community members receive exceptional care within the walls of Health Sciences North.

The Health Sciences North Foundation team works to inspire donors to raise funds to purchase equipment, fund capital projects and advance life-saving research at the hospital.

NEO Kids Foundation works specifically to support the health of children and youth so that they can receive healthcare close to home. 

The Northern Cancer Foundation, first formed in 1992, aims to raise funds throughout northeastern Ontario to support cancer care programs at the Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre at Health Sciences North.

One of those signature events is the annual Luncheon of Hope fundraiser, now in its 25th year of supporting cancer patients and survivors in our community.

Acclaimed Canadian journalist, media personality and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dedicated to normalizing conversations about cancer, Beker will share her story in an effort to educate and inspire others who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis in their lives.

To date, Luncheon of Hope events have raised over $1.1 million to help support the purchase of specialized breast cancer equipment and fund breast cancer research locally.  

These funds are critical, as up-to-date equipment is essential to early detection, prevention and more effective treatments in cancer care. However, it is also expensive and government funding alone cannot meet all of Health Science North’s equipment needs. 

The Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre has seen over 1800 breast cancer patients from across Northeastern Ontario in the last year alone.

To learn more about the Luncheon of Hope and how you can get tickets, click here.

To learn more about the Northern Cancer Foundation and how you can make a donation, click here. is proud to make a difference in our community by highlighting extraordinary individuals and organizations with this Cares feature, a foundational piece of our Cares program.

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