The Oladele Foundation / African Cancer

Cancer diagnosis is one the most stressful experience in cancer patient’s life.  Being in a support group helps survivours, patients cope with emotional trauma caused by the disease. While some people experience shock, anger, and disbelief, others may feel intense sadness, fear, and a sense of loss. Even the most supportive family members and friends cannot understand exactly how it feels to have cancer, this can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The Oladele Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Calgary, Alberta. It focuses on helping African/Black Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and others going through challenges of life. We encourage cancer patients and survivours within African/Black community to speak up and by so doing help in demystifying cancer.

Cancer and other terminal diseases are taboos in most African/Black community. People suffering from any of these diseases do not mix, freely within the community, nor discuss their issues, making it challenging to address and for support. The foundation uses existing members, community associations, and religious groups to create awareness.

Since the inception of the Oladele Foundation, registered a subsidiary, African Cancer Support Group (ACSG), and Second Chance Healing Conference (SCHC).  ACSG is a peer-support group let by volunteers, while providing necessary information and resources needed for its members, and SCHC is a prayer program – bringing religious leaders together to pray for those that are sick.

 

Turkey Drive


Every year, during Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Oladele Foundation delivers prepared turkey meal to African/Black Cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their families and those facing challenging situations in Calgary, Alberta – we appreciate your donations and supports.

Documentary


Our major initiative is to have a documentary on Cancer in the Africa/Black Community in Canada… this is to create more awareness about the disease.

Aim

our aim is to support survivors, patients, and caregivers, and to share stories, symptoms, information, and coping strategies.  Participants give and receive support and discover strength, hope, and comfort among those who have also experienced some of what they are going through.

It is a safe place to share information, coping skills, and most importantly, a place to give and get emotional support.   Survivors and those on remission give words of hope to fighters, ways to cope, and the ability to share without fear.

¨ Members can access emotional and practical support from others with a similar lived experience.

¨ By speaking with peers, members will be empowered to seek information and support they need and will feel less alone and isolated.

What we offer

  • Emotional Support
  • Reduce Stress
  • Finding Joy
  • Reduce Feelings of Helplessness
  • Better Manage Emotions
  • Provide Coping Skills
  • Reduce loneliness
  • Companionship

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Empathy
  • Compassion

 

Second Chance Healing Conference

PRAYER PROGRAM FOR
THE SICK BY PASTORS FROM
DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS

Our vision for the Turkey Drive is to give back to the community and to put a smile on the faces of individuals and families going through challenges during the festive periods.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Second Chance

Provides cancer survivors with online resource to manage side effects from cancer treatment, cope with stress, improve health habits, communicate better with their health care teams, ask for support from family and friends, and correct wrong notions which people have about cancer.

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The Second Chance

showcases, among other things:
-The meaning and causes of cancer.
-Signs and symptoms of cancer.
-Treatment of cancer.
-Coping with cancer.
-Surviving the battles of cancer.
-The art of Caregiving to cancer patients.
-Our perception about cancer.
-Cancer is not an automatic and immediate death sentence.

Visitors to this site can access each of the topics listed above.

It is our hope that The Second Chance, along with the close collaboration of their medical team, can help cancer survivors reduce their disease burden and improve their overall wellbeing.

Second Chance

Provides cancer survivors with online resource to manage side effects from cancer treatment, cope with stress, improve health habits, communicate better with their health care teams, ask for support from family and friends, and correct wrong notions which people have about cancer.

The Second Chance also empowers cancer fighters by giving them some of the information they need to help identify issues, set goals, and create a plan to navigate the cancer journey more smoothly and take control of their health.

In the past, millions of people, the world over, had lost their lives to the cold hands of death as a result of cancer. Nowadays, the number of people who lose their lives to the battles of cancer has drastically reduced. The increasing number of survivors is due in part to advances in medical sciences, early detection and improved treatment of cancer.

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