NEXT US TOO MEETING IS **ON**
at 7:00 P.M., TUESDAY JUNE 10, 2003!!
In April and May, our Monthly Meetings in the William
Osler Hospital Auditorium were cancelled because of the SARS issue. Our
access to the Brampton Hospital Auditorium remains suspended for an an
indefinite period. Are we downhearted? Yes we are, but the spirit is not
We have found a temporary home for this final meeting of our 2002 - 2003
season. Let this potluck evening be a reunion to enjoy and to sustain us
through the summer months. Come September we expect to have an established
base once again.
Let us not forget June 20th – the Relay for Life – or June 23rd – our annual
So come on, guys and gals, forget the problems! Join us and help get the
Chapter back on track.
The one-time only location for the June 10 meeting is: The Royal Canadian
Legion, 1133 Queen Street East in Bramalea. (South side of Queen Street,
a half block east of West Drive).
This facility offers an impressive banquet hall with adequate capacity and
ample parking. While it would be perfect for our regular meetings, it is
already fully booked for next Fall.
However, your Steering Committee is close to securing
a regular venue for future meetings. That said, if you know of any
suitable facility, we would like to hear about it.
Please monitor our Web Site http://www.ustoo-brampton.com
and upcoming Newsletters for further announcements. Thank you for your
- Fred Norris, Chairman, (905) 877-8092 e-mail
POTLUCK COORDINATOR for JUNE
10 SOCIAL EVENING
Our charming, tireless Secretary, Margaret Butterly,
has volunteered to serve as Coordinator for our Social
Evening Potluck Dinner.
Please contact Margaret at (905) 454-4237 to offer your specialty or
to find out what is still needed in order to provide a well-balanced dinner
for our members, partners and guests. (We're kidding about the well-balanced
part; indulge yourself and the rest of us!).
NEW MEMBER MEETINGS MOVED
The monthly New Member meetings have been reinstated.
The next scheduled meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24.
To obtain detailed directions to our temporary location, to arrange for a
private meeting with one of our survivors or for any other information,
contact either: Morris Rambout, New Member Coordinator at (905)
793-8843 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred
Norris, Chairman, at (905) 877-8092 e-mail email@example.com
RELAY FOR LIFE
We still have only 6 of the required 10 walkers on our team for the Canadian
Cancer Society's annual noncompetitive overnight Relay For Life. There is no
registration fee for survivor teams, but each member is expected to raise at
least $100 in pledges. The Relay will again be held at the Caledon
Fairgrounds starting on Friday, June 20th and finishing Saturday morning. It
is a great experience, so please consider joining us. All proceeds go to
fight our common foe - CANCER.
Even if you are unable to walk, please join us for the "Survivors' Victory
Lap" on the Friday evening. All of our members who have walked the Victory
Lap in past years have also enjoyed the Survivor Reception & Dinner, the
Opening Ceremony and other activities. There is absolutely no cost to
attend; we are truly honoured guests.
To join the Us Too! Relay for Life Team, call either: Jim Dorsey
(905) 453-3038, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ian Smith (905) 454-3880, e-mail email@example.com.
You can join the Us Too! Team on-line, but you will have to pay the $10
registration fee by credit card, so please talk to Jim or Ian instead.
In addition to the information on our web site, the excellent Cancer Society
web site, www.cancer.ca, provides full details. At that
site, you can pledge in support of our team or you can purchase "luminaries"
in support of loved ones or in their memory. These candles are lit in a
truly moving ceremony at 10 p.m. and are kept burning all night long by the
3rd ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF
TOURNAMENT - JUNE 23, 2003
The Us Too! 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday June
23rd at the Acton Golf Club.
The cost is $60 per golfer, the same as last year. This includes green fees,
cart, a barbecue lunch and prizes. Player names and payment should be
received no later than June 10th!
To sign up, please call Morris Rambout, (905) 793-8843 or e-mail
As mentioned above, we have been searching for a
substitute location for our monthly General Meetings. The room at 57 Mill
Street North is fine for Steering Committee and New Member meetings, but can
only accommodate small groups. Therefore, we may be forced to rent a larger
room at what may be considerable expense.
Naturally, we will do all in our power to keep these potential costs to a
minimum, but in fact we may be forced to ask the membership for a higher
subscription in future. Apparently, there is no escaping SARS; one way or
another it affects us all.
- Gerry Brunjes, (905) 791-3043, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, Ian Smith is working hard to raise public awareness of Prostate
Cancer in the community. If you wish to help distribute pamphlets to area
pharmacies, know of a group that might benefit from a presentation on
Prostate Cancer or have an idea for another Awareness event, please contact
Ian Smith, (905) 454-3880, e-mail email@example.com.
US TOO! THERE FOR YOU!
The outbreak of S.A.R.S. in Ontario has greatly altered the operating
procedures of Us Too! - Brampton. Since our first meetings in November of
1994, we have had the luxury of meeting in the Hospital at no cost to the
membership. This privilege allowed us to operate our Awareness program, our
New Member sessions and our Visitations to patients on the 5th floor. We
have also found it easy to obtain good guest speakers for our regular
Monthly Meetings in the well-equipped Auditorium.
But now the William Osler Hospital Auditorium and smaller meeting rooms are
no longer available to the public and many of our regular activities and
their locations will have to change.
Your Steering Committee is actively looking for a hall or large meeting room
that will house 70 to 100 people on the second Tuesday of each month. We
have been able to obtain the Royal Canadian Legion on Queen Street for our
June 10th Social Night, but this hall will not be available to us on Tuesday
nights for the upcoming 2003 - 2004 season.
The diligent efforts of your Committee have obtained a room at 57 Mill
Street North where we can meet with new members and hold our Steering
Committee sessions. And through all the confusion, your telephone committee
has been in regular contact with you to keep you abreast of the latest
Rest assured that we will reschedule missed events into the Fall half of the
coming year. (Dr. Robert Bristow has already agreed to speak on
"Radiation Oncology and the Genetics of Prostate Cancer" at our November
11th General Meeting.)
We would also like to remind you that should you have any questions
pertaining to any treatment or any other aspect of your situation, that we
have the expertise and comfort available, only a phone call or e-mail away.
- Don Grant, Members Relations, (905) 793 -7376, e-mail
P.S. We will have hats with the Us Too! logo for sale at the June 10th
meeting at a subsidized price of $5 each.
OUR WEB SITE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE - www.ustoo-brampton.com
Mukul Luthra continues to work miracles with our web site. His latest
triumphs include "MP3 streaming audio" downloads of recent talks by Tanya
Giaquinto ("Nutrition") and Alex Isbister ("Cancer and Emotion").
Translation: You can start listening to their talks just by clicking on the
links that Mukul has provided on the web site. No more waiting an hour or
more for an entire presentation to "download" before you can listen to it.
It's the next best thing to being there.
And check out the pictures and descriptions of some of our recent events.
Mukul is an absolute wizard of the Internet - and he used to be so normal!
Contact Mukul Luthra, Multimedia, (905) 873-8367, e-mail
Tom walks into a pub and notices two beautiful pieces of steak nailed to the
ceiling and a man with his hands tied behind him jumping at the steaks and
gnashing his teeth in the air, far short of the steaks.
Tom thinks this is a little odd but it's none of his business, so he shrugs
and asks the bartender for a pint and as he sets the glass down, the
bartender asks, "Do you want to participate in our little contest?"
Tom asks "What's it all about?" The bartender informs him, "All you have to
do is get those pieces of meat off the ceiling using just your teeth and you
get a free pint! But if you fail, you have to buy the whole house a drink."
Tom thinks for a minute then replies, "No, I don't think so, pal...the
steaks are too high!"
(NOW will you send in some jokes?!)