A key focus of Rebounders is to make survivors aware that they are not alone in dealing with the constant challenges that follow survival of childhood cancer. Through regular get-togethers, new friendships have developed resulting in a special community of survivors providing support to each other. Some of our events include fun learning opportunities that are relevant to survivors. Covid-19 has affected our ability to meet in person but we hold regular Zoom hangouts and virtual special events.
It is important that distance and financial situation does not stand in the way of Survivors attending our programs. To help members get safely and comfortably to planned events we have developed a Travel Help program. Survivors can apply to Rebounders Canada for financial travel assistance, funds permitting, so all who wish to participate can. Contact us for more information.
To encourage members to keep in touch with new found friends in a low-tech and inexpensive way, we have developed a membership directory. Listing in the Directory is optional. To keep everyone feeling involved, we send out birthday cards and holiday cards in December.
Rebounders Canada is continuously on the lookout for new and innovative ways to raise funds to finance our programs. Our approach is three pronged. Projects must be people oriented, environmentally friendly and community minded. All the funds raised go entirely to Rebounders Canada projects. Our two main sources of funds are:
• The annual "New Life Dinner"
The New Life Dinner is not only a major fundraiser, but also an important evening for our Rebounders, who not only participate actively but use the occasion to tell the story of their experiences as a cancer survivor before a large group of friends, families and supporters. This is an inspiring evening for all who attend, making the raising of funds secondary to the celebration of individual accomplishments of survivors.
Feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
An essential activity is the ongoing process of locating adult survivors of childhood cancer, making them aware of Rebounders Canada's supportive activities and getting them to join us in our quest for real friends.
Rebounders believe in creating friendships based on mutual caring and understanding between survivors and with others.
We extend a warm welcome to new members so that they can reap the rewards of being part of a friendly, caring group of survivors like them.