Get a ride to your cancer-related medical appointments throughout Manitoba. A Central Plains Cancer Services driver will pick you up at home, drive you to your appointment, and then return you back to your home. A family member is welcome to travel with you. The cost for each round trip is $25. For distances less that 20 km or local trips the cost is $10. Central Plains Cancer Services covers all relevant parking fees and meals for drivers. For a list of drivers in your area or for more information contact the office.
Central Plains Cancer Services supports children and their families in our region who face a cancer diagnosis. We financially cover the cost of mileage, parking & meals for visits to our major cancer centre. Hotel stays, medications, interruption of wages are some examples other expenses that we assist with while children & families brace for the fight of their lives. It is our priority that when a child and their family are in a cancer battle, the last thing on their mind should be worrying about the financial burden during such a stressful time.
If you know of any child in the Central Plains Region that is facing a cancer diagnosis, please tell them about our organization and the work we do. If you would like to support these families, click on our donate button on our page.
This program is designed for children and/or teens who have or had a parent, grandparent, sibling or family member affected by cancer. They will learn resiliency, coping skills and understanding feelings. Events include weekend camps, community activities and special events. Program information, dates and times will be announced throughout the year.
• Respect the Sun (Grades K-12) - Teaches children the best strategies for protecting their skin and practicing safety in the sun.
•Living Smoke Free (Grades K-12) - Educates children about the harmful effects of tobacco. Your students are given the refusal skills and knowledge to assist them in making healthy decisions.
• Nutrition (Grades K-12) - Helps your students develop the basic skills of good nutrition. Teaches essential information required to make informed nutritional choices.
•The Important of a Pelvic Exam (Grades 9 - 12) - Teaches students about pelvic anatomy, examinations and PAP smears. Our educators will strive to overcome apprehension and encourage your female students to adopt these practices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
• Testicular Self-Examination Awareness (Grades 9 - 12) - A multi-media presentation is used to explain the proper techniques to perform monthly self-examinations. Our educators will provide general health information addressing the growth and development process in boys.
A partnership with the Homestead Coop, our Hearts of Hope program may provide wishes, gifts, special events, and assistance with expenses. Family members, friends, teachers, nurses, doctors, social workers, etc. can refer/submit requests for individuals or families dealing with cancer to our program. Our Hearts of Hope committee reviews the referrals and requests as received.
Presentations provided on various types of cancer, sun safety, nutrition and living smoke free available upon request. Contact the office for more information.
Various styles, colours and material offer a wide selection free of charge for you to choose from if you are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. Head coverings are a more breathable option compared to wigs and allow you to look your best. Head coverings are provided by a large group of community volunteers throughout our region and also purchased by Central Plains Cancer Services through your donations.
Cancer Support Group for Women
Contact: Mary Ellen Clark
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each Month
United Church, 475 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa, MB
Support Group for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Contact: Linda Picard
2nd Tuesday of each month (except July & August)
Regency House, 164 5th Street SE, Portage la Prairie