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Practical support

The Canadian Cancer Society NL Division offers practical support to people with cancer by providing:

  • wigs
  • turbans
  • hats
  • shawls
  • temporary breast prostheses
  • mastectomy exercise kits  

All items are free and are available at all of our local regional offices.

Our Living Room

Items are also available at Our Living Room, a Society resource room conveniently located in the Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic in St John’s. In this quiet and considerate atmosphere, people with cancer can receive practical assistance and emotional support from our trained volunteers and staff. Call Our Living Room at 709-777-7791 or call the Society at 709-753-6520 for hours of operation as they may vary throughout the week.

For information on how to volunteer at Our Living Room, contact our provincial office at 709-753-6520 or toll-free at 1-888-753-6520.

Volunteering with the Society

We rely on the donations of turbans and head coverings from generous volunteers who give their time and talent to create these items. If you are interested in helping with our practical support program, contact your regional Society office.



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