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Spring 2016 

Eloise Spice Route Collage
Eloise McIntosh Travels the Spice Route 
At 14, hundreds of kilometres from home, Eloise displayed the first symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as stage IIb Hodgkin lymphoma. Over time, she came to understand all too well the importance of having the support of family, friends and a good healthcare system to see her through. Eloise will share her story at the 2016 POGO Gala. Since 2002, the POGO Gala has raised over $8M in support of children with cancer and their families.
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AfterCare Education Day 2016Improving Care of Survivors with Ongoing Training for Health Professionals
Survivors of childhood cancer require long-term health monitoring, and care providers need to remain at the forefront of the rapidly advancing field of pediatric oncology. POGO's upcoming AfterCare Education Day offers hands-on training for the multidisciplinary professionals who care for survivors of childhood cancer in POGO AfterCare Clinics and elsewhere. Participants will acquire practical skills to help survivors with a number of long-term health concerns, including cardiac risk, emotional distress, late effects of proton therapy, and much more. Presenters include clinician-scientists, neuropsychologists, pediatric oncologists and others working across the spectrum of survivor care, in Ontario and internationally. For the first time, a survivor will be among the presenters to address the lasting emotional impacts of survival on childhood cancer survivors. AfterCare Education Day takes place June 13 in Toronto. Learn more or register»

Survivor Care Plan TeaserSurvivor Care Plan Empowers, Saves Lives
For many survivors, the information they have about their cancer and treatment as a child is fragmentary and as a consequence, so is their understanding. By putting survivors' healthcare information into their own hands, POGO's Survivor Care Plan does far more than just empower survivors; it impacts their care and may even save their lives. Learn more»

Female Fertility Female Fertility Concerns for Survivors
Fertility is an important aspect of life after cancer treatment. Cancer treatments, however, can jeopardize reproductive health, most notably due to certain chemotherapy agents. Despite such concerns, Dr. Ellen Greenblatt has some reassurances for young survivors, which she shares in this latest installment of Straight Talk, POGO’s series of video shorts featuring the insights of experts whose leading-edge work impacts the care, treatment and quality of life of childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families.  Watch the video»

Cad Fairview Get Active with POGO this Spring!
This spring, POGO’s got a run for everyone! We kick off the season on April 24 with the annual CF Run/Walk and follow that up with the Toronto Women’s Running Series and TRi KiDS Triathlon Series. POGO is the charitable beneficiary of these events and many others.  Visit our Community Events page to register and be a Champion for Kids’ Cancer Care!  Learn more»

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