A community of young(ish) individuals diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s, connecting through monthly gatherings in Ottawa, Canada.

OMG welcomes individuals at any stage in their breast cancer experience - whether newly diagnosed, beyond active treatment or living with metastatic cancer.

Check out our past gatherings and bookmark this page to stay current on our upcoming events!

UPCOMING EVENTS & NEW RESOURCES SPOTLIGHT

December Gathering

Level One Game Pub

14 Waller St. Ottawa (Upper Level)

Sunday, December 4, 2022

3:00 pm onwards

Please join us for OMG's Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Social:

RSVP by Nov 30th please!

We've reserved a nice section upstairs* starting at 3pm for games, drinks, food and fun, plus our annual sock exchange (details below). The venue has kindly offered to waive the entrance fee for OMG members so you will only pay for any food/drinks you consume.

*The upper level of this venue is only accessible via a set of narrow stairs, and the washrooms are on the ground level. If you wish to discuss any accommodations please reach out to us.

As has been our running tradition, Ugly Holiday Sweaters are strongly encouraged! We will also be doing our annual sock exchange/donation to the Cancer Centre:

Let there be SOCKS!

In the spirit of giving and making a difference, we invite you to please bring 2 pairs of holiday/winter socks (unwrapped). We will do a sock exchange: each of us will get to go home with a new pair of socks, and the remaining half of the collection we will donate to the Chemo Unit at the OGH Cancer Centre. We've been donating each December for the past several years and it is always very well received, with many patients thrilled to receive a pair of our cosy socks with a warm little OMG label attached!

As we have some members in active treatment, we encourage you to please consider using personal protective measures (masks, distancing, vaccination) where possible. Hope to see you all there!

Check out this new resource from Rethink Breast Cancer. Caroline is part of our OMG network and helped to create Uncovered 2021.

rethinkbreastcancer.com/uncovered/

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