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Summer 2021 
Survivors' lived experiences tell it all 

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A Search for Health Care beyond Survival
At 33, Rabi Qureshi is a three-time cancer survivor who says her story, one of many, “is evidence that it is more important than ever to create holistic systems designed with compassion at their roots, as a complete and comprehensive patient care model, systems that take the whole person into account—mind, body and circumstance.”
Read how Rabi’s quest led her to a POGO AfterCare Clinic»

Check out this update on how POGO AfterCare Clinics are connecting survivors to primary care»

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Marell_CCM2021.png Finding Strength by Embracing my Vulnerability
Marell Tomeh is a two-time leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient. At various points in her journey, she was self-conscious, dealing with mood fluctuations and feeling uncomfortable and awkward in public and social settings. Then she found relief in disclosure and believes others can, too.
Read how Marell turned the tables on her experience with trauma, anxiety and depression»

CCM_TWR.pngChallenge Yourself and Support POGO all in One Stride 
Register for the Toronto Women’s Run virtual 10k/5k taking place August 14 –28, 2021, and choose to fundraise for POGO. The Toronto Women’s Run Series has been supporting POGO for over 10 years and makes both fundraising and training easy and fun through their run series events. Since 2009, more than $478,000 has been raised to help POGO champion childhood cancer care. 
Register here» 

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