Far from sitting down with arms folded while facing the COVID-19 health measures, the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation has been bending backwards to support young people with cancer from a distance, with as much care as when on an expedition, thanks to a new concept. Instead of feeling the disappointment of a cancelled expedition, each participant was able to experience their expedition remotely by means of a surprise package that contained activities to do for each day of the expedition.
The concept was a huge success. The Ministère de la Santé du Québec has also shown great interest in this alternative approach by inviting the Foundation to present this concept to more than 500 health professionals during its annual conference. There is something extraordinary about helping young people with cancer find their bearings, during a pandemic, when just about everyone has lost theirs!