On Saturday, September 26th, forty-five PCA UCR members were welcomed into the Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre in Oshawa, to kick off their 2nd Annual Hearth Place Fun Run and Show & Shine. Participants received a wonderful continental breakfast and had the chance to tour the facility, meet the staff, board and volunteers, and learn what it is that Hearth Place does in the community.
The weather was gorgeous, and we had warmth and sunshine – a perfect day for a drive through the beautiful back roads of Durham Region, Brock Township and the Kawartha Lakes.
Lunch, at the Eganridge Inn & Country Club in Fenelon Falls, was a chance for everyone to regroup and enjoy wonderful company and conversations, while admiring the view of picturesque Sturgeon Lake.
The Fun Run continued after lunch, making its way back south to the final destination, The Royal Oak Bar & Grill in northern Whitby. There, UCR participants graciously put on a Show & Shine for members of Hearth Place and their families. One child even got to have a quick spin in one of the cars, which made the day!
Hearth Place members and staff enjoyed viewing the variety of Porsche models that were present and meeting their wonderful owners. Both UCR and Hearth Place members felt it was a great way to end the day! To view photos from the event, please visit us at www. hearthplace.org/porsche – the password is “UCR”.
A Little About Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre
Hearth Place is about comfort, about healing, about companioning people in their journey with cancer. It is about hope and it is most assuredly about living. Hearth Place is a support centre where cancer patients and their families, both young and old, can come and share their experiences, find resources and discover new ways to care for themselves and each other. It is the only cancer support centre in Durham Region, and it services many outside the region as well. All programs and services are provided free of charge and are available to both the person diagnosed with cancer as well as their loved ones.
The staff of Hearth Place greatly appreciates the opportunity to share what we do with PCA UCR and thanks all Fun Run participants for attending. With the support and care received, Hearth Place will continue to provide families impacted by cancer the Hope, Encouragement, Acceptance, Reassurance, Trust, and Help for which Hearth Place stands.
Plans are already underway for next year’s 3rd Annual Hearth Place Fun Run and Show & Shine. Be sure to put it on your calendar!