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I’ll never forget your famous tiramisu…

Cancer Support Group is publishing a poignant memoir written by our colleague, Ana de Morais, to honour the memory of her daughter, Cristina, who left us way too early in 2015.

The book is a celebration of life, courage and dignity.

The funds collected will go to two Brussels-based charities, Les Amis de Bordet (http://www.amis-bordet.be/) and Cat Rescue (https://catrescue.be/)

Cristina’s cats

For the fundraising for rescued cats beautiful postcards and reproductions are available. Reproduction rights graciously offered by the French painter, Claire Bauzet, to whom we are grateful. More about Claire’s work  here https://www.artactif.com/claire-bauzet#.WTj8ehPfrIU

Books are available as hardcopy in English and French, to preorder please send a message to cancer-support@ec.europa.eu mentioning your name/address, the linguistic version you want and the number of copies. Please consider a donation of +/- 15 euros/book which will allow us to cover the publication costs and making a donation to Les Amis de Bordet.

A Polish version is available on request.

A book launch event is taking place in Berlaymont Piazza on Monday, June 19, at lunchtime (from 12h30 to 14h30), and we are organising a cake sale.

A fundraising page for the book: https://www.youcaring.com/cristinaacelebrationoflife-828602

You can support this action without buying a book, of course.

Bank account BE84 8508 6975 6659 – ASBL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Paypal: 

What is stress and what does it do to your body

Almost one hundred colleagues met on February 9 at lunchtime to listen to Tom Meyers, Osteopathe and DeStress coach, and learn again something that everybody knows but somehow we never apply, or very rarely…

The future sounds stressed, with one in five people experiencing burnout by 2020 and a global bill of around 600 000 000 euros only related to unmanaged stress.

Give yourself time to reAset, give your body time to unwind and experience moments of peace and quietness. As it seems that the topic is really “hot” we’ll be back with some ideas of easy exercises to destress.

 

Have you attended the workshop? Your input is very valuable as it will help us define further activities, leave us a comment here or send an email to cancer-support@ec.europa.eu

CSG General Assembly on 16 February 2017

Agenda of the General Assembly of Cancer Support Group ASBL

Brussels, 16 February 2017 from 12h45 to 14h15

 

I : Approbation of the agenda

II : Annual Report 2016

III : Financial report 2016 and discharge of the treasurer

IV: Interventions of our colleagues in Ispra and Petten (tbc)

V : Modification of the Statutes (change of address of the headquarters, modification of article 13§5)

V : Nomination of new Administrators

VI : Resignation of the President and nomination of a new President and Vice-Presidents

VII : AOB

 

NB: If a first general assembly does not reach the quorum, a second AG takes place immediately after to confirm the decisions taken.

 

Arts en Scène – 26.09.2015

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Some information about the next concert of Arts en Scène, a programme sponsored by Afiliatys in support of Cancer Support Group activities, and its programme in two parts on the 26th September at the Mercelis Theater: a comic opera of G. Rossini between 15h and 16h30 and then a concert of sambas in Italian between 20h and 22h30 (cf. enclosed descriptions). Snacks (hot meals) will be proposed between 18 and 19h30. It is strongly recommended to book on www.bossaflor.eu. Amicalement, Best regards,

Thanks to Philippe Quevauviller for his constant support to the CSG!

 

Relais pour la Vie – 26-27 September 2015

Cancer Support Group has a team for the Relais pour la Vie in Verviers on 26-27 September 2015 (from Saturday at 15h to Sunday at 15h) The address is stade de Bielmont – 92, avenue Elisabeth in 4800 Verviers.

The captain of our team is Tina Amatrice (for more info, contact her by email at the office).
You can enroll (there is a10 euros fee) via this link http://www.relaispourlavie.be/teams/cancer-support-group

and join the team to walk or run during the event. Many other activities are offered throughout the 24 hours!

If you cannot make it on the spot, you can still make a donation for our team. All proceedings go to Fondation contre le Cancer who are the organisers.

Oxygen – 20.09.2015

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On 20 September, our colleague, Sarah, is organising in Ispra the annual event to raise funds to go towards research into finding a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  This is the event website: www.sempreconloro.org (Italian only for now). The event will be held in Ispra in collaboration with the JRC Triathlon Club “Oxygen”.

If you scroll down the first page of this website, you will find a link in the lower right hand corner “click to see video”,  showing the devastating effects this rare brain tumour had on Sarah’s son, as well as his gradual recovery thanks to what was a successful clinical trial for him. This gives hope that researchers may be on the right path, but in order to continue their research, they need funding. For more info contact CANCER-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu

Monthly Bossaflor concerts for the Cancer Support Group

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The Project “Arts en Scène et en Saisons” (art on stage and in seasons) is built on the wish of cultural exchanges between Europe and South-America. Brussels, as a cosmopolitan City, is an ideal location to allow for such a meeting of cultural paths. The project is conceived as a multicultural bridge opened on sharing and diversity. The programme includes, in a first part, narrations in music and images speaking about the planet, the seven arts and science around the four elements and the seasons and their relationships with humans. Each event will honour one country through light meals and concert, theater or dance. The diagramme below gives an overview of the round of events planned for the 2015 season.

http://www.bossaflor.eu/UK/index.php?refresh

 

Cake sale March 5, 2015 between 12 and 15:00 BERLAYMONT Piazza

The funds will be donated to Idaho asbl to help finance the translation into 5 languages ​​of a documentary ‘La vie (entre) parenthèse’ http://www.cecileetsophie.be/nos-films/la-vie-entre-parentheses/, which deals with breast cancer.

We are looking for a bakers and cooks for savoury and sweet pastries, and hungry people wanting to buy the cakes. We also need help with the stands !! And other ideas to help : call upon other cooks, spread the word, communicate this beautiful & generous initiative, organize a ‘ coffee break ‘ with your team by buying one of our cakes, etc … No limit to your imagination …

The contact points :

claire.lipchitz@ec.europa.eu

Pauline.van-greuningen-smith@ec.europa.eu

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23/05/2014 Concert Âmes latines @ Maaelbeek Hall (New venue), rue du Cornet 97, 1040 Etterbeek

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The 5th concert of the Âmes Latines programme (charity concerts in support of the Cancer Support Group) will mix on Friday 23rd May Afrotropical Jazz, Samba, Baião with the Orchestre TOUBAB and the GANGORRA band.
NEW VENUE: Maalbeek Hall rue du Cornet 97, 1040 Etterbeek.
This concert will support through Cancer Support Group in particular the project of movie “It is their story” in support of women suffering from breast cancer.

www.bossalvador.euhttp://www.kfin.be/emag/cecile-et-sophie/leur-histoire