Back on Track Foundation

Back on Track Foundation

The Back on Track Foundation was founded by decathloner Thomas van der Plaetsen together with Maria Middelares Hospital in order to support cancer patients and their family.

Please visit our website: www.backontrackfoundation.org

Villa Zomernest

Villa Zomernest

Villa Vomernest is an open house in Sint Martens for people who currently have cancer and who have had it. Every last Friday of the month, Villa Zomernest and ‘Kom op Tegen Kanker’ organise a time for people with cancer and their support group to meet for coffee. For more information, please visit our website: www.villazomernest.be

The Majin House

The Majin House

The Majin House is a meeting place in the centre of Ghent for people with cancer.

For more information, please visit our website

www.majinhuis.org

Wag Against Cancer

Wag Against Cancer

Wag Against Cancer connects a current or former cancer patient in contact with a volunteer, who has received appropriate training to participate in this project. The volunteer meets with the current or former patient, no more than five times, in a corona-safe environment to take a walk together.

Nancy Lelubre is an experienced trainer and coach. Healthy distraction, as well as an invigorating walk with a dog as mediator, is more than welcome for current and former cancer patients). As co-coordinator, Nancy supports and oversees the entire project.

William Fourie, pedagogist, coordinates the newly-initiated non-profit ‘The Striped Giraffe’. The non-profit will promote and advance relational communication in all its forms, whether with the general public or with target groups who have less access to this material, such as seniors and persons with a disability or with special needs. Appreciation for every person, as well as respect for nature and culture, is essential for this.

Distraction, a moment that does not have anything to do with being sick. A relaxing walk and a pleasant experience that you share with an empathetic volunteer and a sweet dog. This is the main goal of Wag Against Cancer. This project also addresses the goals of movement, social engagement, greater well-being and empowerment.

The volunteers are selected, educated and trained on how to correctly accompany people with cancer. As a volunteer, you will be personally supervised and monitored. Volunteers receive a detailed home visit and a reimbursement for expenses.

A visit by our volunteers is completely tailored to the patient's wishes and physical capabilities. Are you a patient who is able to take short or long walks? You decide the duration, frequency and number of visits. As a patient, you receive this support completely free of charge.

The non-profit ‘The Striped Giraffe’ is still looking for volunteers and current or former cancer patients who would like to participate in the ‘Wag Against Cancer’ programme. Interested persons may send an e-mail to kwispeltegenkanker@gmail.com or fill out the form on the website www.kwispeltegenkanker.be

The Fight Against Cancer (Kom op tegen Kanker) initiatives

The Fight Against Cancer (Kom op tegen Kanker) initiatives

Every month, the Fight Against Cancer initiative organises an online chat café on a specific topic. For more information, please visit www.komoptegenkanker.be/wat-we-doen/zorg/komende-praatcafes-koffiemomenten

Every last Thursday of the month, you can follow the online workshop ‘Look Good, Feel Better’. You can find all the information at www.komoptegenkanker.be/wat-we-doen/zorg/verzorgingsactiviteiten

Returning to work after cancer

Returning to work after cancer

Going back to work is an important step for many current and former cancer patients in order to get back into their routine after having been sick. For many, however, this does not go so smoothly. The physical, cognitive and/or psychological consequences of their illness and treatment can lead to many doubts and uncertainties when returning to work. They are not always aware of the legal options for re-integration, nor do they know the role of the various people in this process. People are often still undergoing rehabilitation, have a lot on their mind and do not know where to begin.

‘Returning to work’ coaches are ready to provide free, individualised support in the complete process of going back to work. People who have already started working again, or who continued working during their treatment, can come to ‘Returning to work’ for individualised support. This service is for anyone who has been confronted with cancer or will be. Employees, public servants, self-employed persons and jobseekers can take advantage of our services.

Are you grappling with a cancer diagnosis and do you have questions regarding your employment?

Would you like to know how the ‘Returning to work’ coaches work?

Register here for the free ‘Returning to work’ webinar.

Would you like to receive information about ‘Returning to work’ more quickly? Or would you like to contact a ‘Returning to work’ coach?

Please contact Ellen Caers, ‘Returning to work’ coordinator:

- at number 0487 90 74 80

- using the e-mail address Ellen@dewerkplekarchitecten.be

- or using the contact form at the website: www.rentree.eu

NON-PROFIT OIGO - Giving Up is not an Option

NON-PROFIT OIGO - Giving Up is not an Option

‘The specific goal of non-profit OIGO is to improve a patient’s comfort. By initiating new activities, additional funds will be collected for the benefit of several cancer departments.’

For more information, please visit https://www.oigo.be/.

AYA - adolescents and young adults who have experienced cancer

AYA - adolescents and young adults who have experienced cancer

Target group

Workshop & meet-up for AYAs ('adolescents & young adults') between 16 and 35 years old who have (had) cancer.

Programme

Take a look at www.uzgent.be/aya or on the calendar of the IKG website

Practical information

  • Cost: free
  • Location: The Majin House, Sint Elisabethplein 7, Ghent
  • Register at ayateam@uzgent.be

AYA contact persons