THE CAUSE: FOR A FULL LIFE

Fertile Future strives to inform every young Canadian cancer patient about their fertility preservation options and the long-term health care issues associated with cancer treatments.

Each year, an estimated 10,000 young Canadians face a cancer diagnosis. Approximately 8,000 of them will win this battle. Without knowing the importance of fertility preservation prior to their treatment, many are left infertile with few options.

Fertile Future aspires to enrich the lives of young people diagnosed with cancer by promoting awareness and understanding of fertility preservation and survivor health care issues. Fertile Future also works to educate health care practitioners on providing timely information on fertility preservation options and long-term health care issues, as well as raise knowledge and awareness about these key issues across Canada.

OUR GOALS

  • Promote and expanding the Power of Hope Program to help as many young cancer patients as possible.
  • Ensure care for all Canadians by expanding partnerships with fertility preservation center’s across Canada.
  • Increase public awareness about fertility and related issues before and after cancer.
  • Continue providing quality and affordable services for young cancer patients wishing to preserve their fertility prior to cancer treatments.
  • Expand partnerships within the cancer community.
  • Present research findings derived from Fertile Future’s Power of Hope program to medical groups across Canada to help determine factors influencing decision making for fertility preservation.
  • Continued development of online resources for both patients and the medical community.
  • Continue research into best practices for information delivery and awareness.

fertile future’s accomplishments

In our fifth year of operation, some of our milestones include:

  • Power of Hope: Cost Reduction Program: since its inception in December 2010, the program has financially assisted over 185 young patients and has partnered with 14 fertility clinics across Canada including new clinics in British Columbia and Newfoundland.
  • Resource development for patients and medical communities continues with a new website and improved referral tools for oncologists.
  • Newly established partners and memberships with the Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), Canadian Psychosocial Oncology Partnership (CPOP) and Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN).
  • Development of the most thorough and up-to-date fertility preservation centre database in Canada.
  • Research project completion of Factors Influencing the Pursuit of Fertility Preservation Treatment in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients; Impact of Fertile Futures’ Power of Hope Program.
  • Continuing to inform and engage the Canadian medical community through a strong presence at a number of key national conferences including: Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

THE PEOPLE: DEAR FRIENDS

Hope Live will return to the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Once again, the first faces you will see welcoming you are those of our strongest supporters and original partners. Ottawa’s premier restaurateur Stephen Beckta and famed Chef Michael Moffatt are back for another year to provide amazing hospitality and first rate cuisine, anchoring the evening’s schmooze. Canada’s funniest satirist Rick Mercer is back by popular demand. For the fifth consecutive year, he has amazingly lent his time and talent to the cause to host the show and supply an ample dose of current events humour.

Our main attraction will be a Songwriters’ Circle bringing together some of today’s most talented Canadian singer-songwriters in an acoustic environment. The line-up is an amazing collection of timeless talent – rock legend Randy Bachman has had #1 hits in over 20 countries and has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Gord Downie, frontman for The Tragically Hip, has brought us the soundtrack of Canada for the last two decades. Hot off her Juno Award win in the Adult Alternative category with platinum selling album Harmony, Serena Ryder rounds out the circle beautifully with her own raw and earnest style.

Funds raised will be used to support Fertile Future, a national charitable foundation continuing their tireless work to enrich the lives of young people diagnosed with cancer by promoting awareness and understanding of fertility preservation and survivor issues.

The organization educates health care practitioners on the importance of providing timely information on fertility preservation options and long-term health care issues associated with cancer treatment. Fertile Future has also established the Power of Hope Program, a financial aid vehicle making fertility preservation services more accessible to cancer patients. I am extremely proud to report that Hope Live contributions built the foundation of this fund which has now assisted almost 200 patients.

This event brings together the nation’s political, business, and media communities in an intimate theatre setting for a night unlike any other in Ottawa.

Your participation honours every person who has ever been touched by cancer.

Please join me in supporting Hope Live 2013.


Sincerely,

Heidi Bonnell
Event Chair, Hope Live 2013

2013 Committee

  • Heidi Bonnell, Event Chair
  • Angela Christiano
  • Karine Cousineau
  • Joanne Dobson
  • Joseph Galimberti
  • Debbie Healy
  • Tracey Hubley
  • Linda Kristal
  • Jacqueline LaRocque
  • Josh McJannett
  • Farah Mohamed
  • Hilary Moylan
  • Shawna Newbery
  • Seamus O’Regan

THE BIG SHOW

Rick Mercer: The Host
Rick Mercer

Newfoundland born Rick Mercer is a Gemini-winning television actor and best selling author who chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country.

His top-rated CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report features his trademark rants, hilarious fake newscasts, commercial parodies, and comic encounters with famous Canadians. On full display is his understanding of what delights, and occasionally enrages us about our politicians, our media, our neighbours to the south, our unique pop culture, and our place in the world.

www.rickmercer.com



Beckta: The Gastro-experience
Stephen Beckta

Together, Restaurateur Stephen Beckta and Chef Michael Moffatt have brought you some of the most compelling Ottawa restaurants: Beckta dining & wine, Play food & wine and the anxiously-awaited Gezellig. This dynamic duo has raised the bar immeasurably on fine dining in the nation's capital.

On November 4th, they will harness their exceptional talents to create a unique culinary experience that transcends typical event catering. Beckta's team will lead you through an interactive tasting menu of exceptional ingredients served in multiple formats before the main event. They will welcome you back for an encore with an array of delightful desserts after the show, all paired with extraordinary wines alongside.

www.beckta.com


Songwriters' Circle: The Show

Hope Live Songwriters' Circle Hope Live Songwriters’ Circle brings together some of today’s most talented Canadian singer-songwriters sharing songs and stories in an acoustic environment. It’s an up close and personal audience experience with award winning artists: Randy Bachman, Gord Downie, and Serena Ryder.

Randy Bachman, Gord Downie, and Serena Ryder

The show

WHERE

Great Canadian Theatre Company
1233 Wellington Street West

WHEN

Monday, November 4, 2013
Food & Friends 6:30 pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Nightcap 10:00 pm

WHO

Songwriters' Circle featuring
Randy Bachman
Gord Downie
Serena Ryder

Hosted by Rick Mercer

Special Guest Seamus O'Regan

Tasting Menus & Wine Pairings Stephen Beckta
Chef Michael Moffatt
Beckta, Play & Gezellig Restaurants

THE TALENT

Randy Bachman
Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer. His music has provided a veritable soundtrack of the last thirty years of popular music.

Randy first scored Billboard radio chart success with his band The Guess Who in 1965 performing the song, Shakin' All Over. The Guess Who went on to virtually own the pop charts with an unprecedented run of five million-selling singles, including These Eyes, Undun, No Sugar Tonight and American Woman.

Desiring a change in lifestyle, Randy left The Guess Who at the height of their success. While this move stunned the music world, Randy knew that he could never leave music behind. He experimented with a new musical style and lineup that eventually metamorphosized into Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Monstrous hits for the band included, Let it Ride, Takin' Care of Business, and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet which reached #1 in over 20 countries.

In 2005, Randy established himself as an engaging radio personality; Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap on CBC and Sirius satellite radio is heard by millions worldwide each week.

www.randybachman.com

Gord Downie
Gord Downie

Gord Downie is the lead vocalist and a driving creative force behind, The Tragically Hip, who have brought their energetic, live performances to audiences around the world for over two decades. The band has been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, as well as honorary degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music. They have been nominated and received numerous Juno Awards, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Gord also enjoys a career as a solo artist. He’s released three albums to date, Coke Machine Glow, Battle of the Nudes and The Grand Bounce. And published a book of poetry called, Coke Machine Glow.

Gord has also been involved in film. He’s directed music videos, narrated the Waterlife and National Parks Project documentaries, and has appeared in a number of films.

www.gorddownie.com

Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder is breaking new ground on all fronts with her latest release, Harmony, having achieved platinum status. The lead single, Stompa has jumped to triple platinum certification – a first for Ryder. Harmony’s success is due in part to this infectious first single as well as the equally anthemic followup track, What I Wouldn’t Do, which has raced up the charts to platinum and is set to match Stompa’s amazing sales and radio feats.

Ryder is quickly becoming a sensation south of the border, with massive radio airplay and topping the Triple A charts. Produced by Emmy/Grammy nominated producer / songwriter / musician Jerrod Bettis, Harmony is poised to continue to break new ground for Ryder through 2013 and beyond.

Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike which is due mainly in part to her immense raw and earnest songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. Over the years, she has received numerous accolades including three prestigious Juno Awards that include: 2008 New Artist of The Year, 2009 Adult Alternative Album of The Year (Is It O.K.) and 2010 Video of The Year (Little Bit of Red) and took home her fourth Juno for Adult Alternative Album of The Year in 2013.

www.serenaryder.com/

The show

WHERE

Great Canadian Theatre Company
1233 Wellington Street West

WHEN

Monday, November 4, 2013
Food & Friends 6:30 pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Nightcap 10:00 pm

WHO

Songwriters' Circle featuring
Randy Bachman
Gord Downie
Serena Ryder

Hosted by Rick Mercer

Special Guest Seamus O'Regan

Tasting Menus & Wine Pairings Stephen Beckta
Chef Michael Moffatt
Beckta, Play & Gezellig Restaurants

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