Thinking of You project seeks messages of support for people with cancer

Thinking of You project seeks messages of support for people with cancer

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is creating a giant 4×6 foot greeting card of support for Cancer Awareness Month and we need your help!

At any given time, HHS’ Juravinski Cancer Centre is treating about 25,000 people, including about 7,500 new patients each year. Some of these patients are kids, also receiving treatment at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Treatment for the disease can be exhausting. Together, these patients make about 200,000 visits to JCC each year.

graphic of giant greeting card to scale with person

We’re seeking messages of kindness and compassion from across the community to brighten their days. The messages will be compiled into a larger-than-life greeting card that will be shared with patients during the month of April.

How can you take part?

1. Write a message of support on paper and post a photo of it to social media. Drawings are welcome too! Please be sensitive and keep in mind that cancer is a different experience for everyone.

2. Post the message to social media, and include the hashtag #ThinkingOfYouHHS. Tag us in the post so we don’t miss it!

If you have a private account, message us so we can follow you and see your post!

3. Check our social media feeds to see some of our favourite posts! And keep an eye out for our giant card in April!

Please share!

This project can only succeed with help from you! We want to show our patients a whole lot of love for Cancer Awareness Month, so every message counts. Let your friends know about the project by sharing our posts, or tagging a friend in yours. Want to get involved and don’t use social media? Email your photo message to share@hhsc.ca

Make sure to post your message before March 22nd. After that date, we’ll be gathering posts, and designing a beautiful card to share with our patients at both Juravinski Cancer Centre and McMaster Children’s Hospital.