COVID-19 and Coronavirus Resources

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Cancer & COVID-19

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Cancer and COVID-19 Insurance and Employment Issues

by Triage Cancer

Get updated breakdowns on COVID-19, employment, disaility, health insurance benefits and everything inbetween to keep you informed during this hard time!

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Coronavirus: How to Care for Your Face Mask

by John Hopkins Medicine (Online)

John Hopkins Medicine breaks down general questions and answers on caring for, cleaning, and safety precautions of how many masks you may need, and when it is safe to take off your mask.

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Preserving Your Fertility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Online and YouTube)

Terri Lynn Woodard, MD, reproductive endocrinologist discusses current guidelines for fertility preservation in people recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Updates on COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Care

by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Online and YouTube)

Pallav K. Mehta, MD discusses how breast cancer care has changed, including the increased use of telehealth, changes in screening protocol, and the importance of continuing to follow social distancing guidelines for certain patient populations.

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Ovarian/Endometrial Cancer and COVID-19

by FORCE (Online)

FORCE’s member of Scientific Advisory board gynecologic oncologist Barbara Norquist, MD addresses the questions and concerns of those who have been diagnosed with, or have potentially high risk for ovarian or endometrial cancers. 

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Questions About Coronavirus and Breast Cancer

by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Online)

Dr. Dizon, a medical oncologist specializing in women's cancers, discusses ways cancer care is changing for breast cancer patients and survivors.

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Breast Cancer Reconstruction & COVID-19

by AnaOno (Facebook)

Dr. Claytor, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Main Line Heath, answers questions regarding changes to breast cancer surgeries and reconstruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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My Point of Heu

by Olena Heu (Online)

Olena Heu, local television personality and previvor, has been sharing her perspectives on the pandemic on her blog. There are a lot of good tips about self-care and getting through the days. Check it out on her blog. 

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Komen Race Scarf Masks

by Susan G. Komen Hawaii (Facebook)

Komen Hawaii shows you how you can turn your Race for the Cure scarf into a no-sew cloth face mask.

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Chat with Cancer Support Helpline Counselors

by Cancer Support Community (Online and Phone)

The Cancer Support Helpline is staffed by counselors and resource specialists who can be reached by phone at 1-888-793-9355 or live chat.

Hours are Mon-Fri 3 AM - 3 PM HST and Sat-Sun 3 AM - 11 AM HST.

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: What People With Cancer Need to Know

by ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology (Online)

Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, Interim Chief of the University of Florida (UF) Division of Hematology & Oncology explains implications of the coronavirus for cancer patients. The article is updated daily.

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Breast Cancer Surgery and Screening

by FORCE (Online and YouTube)

Dr. Deanna Attai, MD, and breast surgeon at UCLA highlights the impact of COVID-19 on breast surgery and screening. The accompanying webinar can also be found here.

Financial Resources

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City and County of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Program

by City and County of Honolulu (Online)

The City and County of Honolulu has launched a $25 million Household Hardship relief fund to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Check your pre-qualifications and apply online or via phone.

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The Pink Fund Financial Assistance

by The Pink Fund (Online)

Helps pay cost-of-living bills so patients can have peace of mind during treatment and recovery. Assistance is available for qualified applicants undergoing active treatment of breast cancer who can prove a loss of the applicant’s working income.

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!!Tutu Project x Vital Options Grant

by The Tutu Project (Online)

Financial support is available to breast cancer patients struggling to feed their families during the pandemic. Funds will be managed through a partnership with Vital Options International.

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Cancer Emergency Fund

by Cancer Support Community (Online)

$250 relief grant for people with cancer who are in active treatment, including palliative and hospice care. The financial assistance will be limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare, or other non-medical expenses.

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!!Healthwell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs Fund

by Healthwell Foundation (Online)

Up to $250 available for people with COVID19 or those patients or family members with compromised immune systems (includes cancer). Can use funds for food delivery, medication, COVID19 testing, telehealth costs, transportation costs. 

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!!CancerCare COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program

by CancerCare (Phone) - Hidden as of 5/6

Assistance for people with cancer in active treatment who have been affected by COVID-19 to help with costs including food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, home care and child care. Call 1-800-813-4673 to apply.

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!!Financial Assistance for Pediatric and Young Adults with Cancer

by Family Reach (Online)

Family Reach has launched the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Assistance is provided for those with a child (under 17) fighting pediatric cancer, young adults (18-30) living with cancer, and parents with cancer who have young children (under 17).

Health & Wellness

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MadFit Fitness Videos

by Maddie Lymburner (YouTube)

Maddie Lymburner's YouTube channel MadFit has a variety of little to no-equipment workouts ranging from yoga/stretches, HIIT workouts, ballet inspired workouts, and song workouts including a mashup of hits from the 2000's to today's pop hits.

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Unlocking Us Podcast

by Brené Brown (Online)

The queen of vulnerability, Brené Brown has a weekly podcast interviewing everyone from authors, grief experts, to celebrities like Alicia Keys. She explores themes fitting for these times, such as loneliness, grief, and connection.

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YMCA 360 Health & Fitness Videos

by YMCA (Online)

YMCA is currently offering its on-demand fitness program videos for free. There are a variety of exercises such as tai chi, barre, and yoga, as well as a special section for older adults.

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Orangetheory Fitness At Home Workouts

by Orangetheory Fitness (Online)

Free new workouts are released everyday. No equipment is needed, but some have the option of using items found around the home. 

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Virtual Wellness Events

by Tigerlily Foundation (Zoom)

The Tigerlily Foundation is offering free virtual wellness events. Mon: Pilates 7 AM, Tue: Meditation 12 PM, Wed: Bollywood Dance 1 PM, Thu: Zumba 1 PM, Fri: Pajama Glam Party 1 PM, Sat: Dance Party 2 PM (all times in HST).

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Monday Meditation

by Young Survival Coalition (Facebook)

Join Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang, a breast cancer survivor, pulmonary physician and mindfulness teacher for a 15-minute meditation session every Monday. The live sessions are at 4:30 AM HST, but the recordings are available from YSC's Facebook page.

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Headspace Meditations

by Headspace (Online)

Headspace is offering several of its meditations for free. In addition, they've expanded their free offerings on their app (available on Android and iOS). If you're an educator or healthcare provider, they are offering the full app for free.

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Meditation Audio Series

by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Online)

Patty Arcari, PhD, RN, program manager of mindfulness and meditation at Dana-Farber's Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, guides you through a series of audio meditations to help you discover your inner peace.


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Oahu Fresh Cooking in Quarantine

by Oahu Fresh (Instagram)

Andrea Bertoli from Vibrant Wellness Journal cooks up plant-based recipes with local vegetables. Learn to cook dishes such as mushrooms and broccoli with black pepper sauce, ginger zucchini, and sweet potato salad with cashew miso mayo.

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Quarantine Cooking Show

by Washington Post (YouTube)

Short videos on easy recipes to make with items from your kitchen including frozen fruit crips, quarantini, and coconut rice. They even cover tips on food safety and making the most out of your pantry.

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IKEA Meatball Recipe

by IKEA (Online)

IKEA shares their famous meatball recipe so that you can make them from home! Recipe for the cream sauce included!

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DoubleTree by Hilton Chocolate Cookie Recipe

by Hilton (Online)

If you've stayed at a DoubleTree hotel before, you know that they give you these freshly-baked delicious chocolate chip cookies check-in. They've released their official recipe so you can recreate it at home!

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Kitchen Quarantine

by Massimo Bottura (Instagram)

Chef Massimo Bottura, of the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana, has been posting online cooking classes from his home. Ok, so we may not have all the ingredients and equipment that he is using, but he's full of energy and just fun to watch.

Kids' Activities

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Disney Imagineering in a Box

by Khan Academy and Disney (Online)

Through hands-on and interactive exercises, Disney Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to explore different aspects of theme park design.

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Disney Bedtime Hotline and Progress Cards

by Shop Disney (Online and Phone)

Shop Disney has free downloadable sleep activity cards and sleep progress charts for kids. Untli April 30th, you can also call in to the "Disney Bedtime Hotline" for a special bedtime message from Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, or Goofy.

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Read-Along with Michelle Obama

by PBS Kids (Facebook and YouTube)

Beginning April 20, Michelle Obama will host a read-along on the PBS Kids Facebook page for the next 4 weeks. It will be at 6 AM HST, but the recordings will be available afterward.

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America's Test Kitchen: Kitchen Classroom

by America's Test Kitchen (Online)

Yes, there is a subscription available for purchase, but there is also a lot of free content available for aspiring young chefs. There are not only easy-to-follow recipes, but also quizzes and food-related activities/experiments.

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Audio Books by Audible

by Audible (Online)

Audible has released hundreds of family-friendly titles for free. Titles are organized by age group and can be enjoyed by toddlers to adults. Some of the titles for the younger ones include song compilations. Great for playtime and bedtime.

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Coronavirus: A Book for Children

by Nosy Crow Publishing Company (Online)

Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, in partnership with a professor of medicine, teachers, and a child psychologist, have produced a free digital book for young children about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

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Camp Hello Bello

by Hello Bello (Instagram)

Brought to you by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. A daily list of free activities on Instagram Live ranging from storytime, arts & crafts, and dance. Kids can even download a virtual badge for participating.

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Sesame Street Workshop Videos

by Sesame Street and headspace (YouTube)

Sesame Street has made their full episodes available available to watch on YouTube. In addition, they have new shorts to help with children at home during the pandemic, including meditations with Cookie Monster and yoga with Elmo.

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Waikiki Aquarium Facebook Live Events

by Waikiki Aquarium (Online)

The Waikiki Aquarium has been posting family-friendly activities on their Facebook page. Every Wednesday, artist Patrick Ching teaches keiki how to draw marine animals. They also host Q&A sessions and post fun facts and downloadable activities.

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Disney Parks: Activities at Home

by Disney Parks Blog (Online)

The official Disney Parks is packed with fun articles and activities to do from home. Recent posts include downloadable activity sheets, the Disneyland churros recipe, and learning to draw Princess Jasmine.

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Let's Learn About the Weather Together!

by Hawaii News Now (Online)

Hawaii News Now's meteorologist Jennifer Robbins, will be posting lessons and experiments every weekday until the end of this school year. They are also looking for keiki weather watchers and kidcasters...your keiki can contribute photos and videos!

Just for Fun

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Hawaii State Public Library System Virtual Programs

by Hawaii State Public Library (Online)

Virtually visit the Hawaii Public Library and log your reading to earn badges and compete in challenges for further prizes! Audiobooks and Magazines are availible in addition to your favorite books!

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Sharing Aloha Cooking and Culture Videos

by Hawaiian Airlines (Online and YouTube)

Hawaiian Airlines has uploaded a variety of videos ranging from recipes to hula dances and lei making so that everyone can experience the culture of the Hawaiian Islands from wherever they are in the world

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The Coconut Wire Master Classes

by Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina (Facebook and Zoom)

Every Friday, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina hosts a Master Class featuring chefs, wellness experts, and artisans. Classes include making Mai Tais, painting, and cooking. If you miss the live event, recordings are posted on Facebook.

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Learn Music with Kapena

by Kapena School of Music and Creative Expression (Facebook)

Join Kelly Boy Delima and the members of Kapena as they give music lessons on their hit songs and other island favorites! They've also posted hula lessons and their favorite brownie recipe.

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Lunch with Olena Heu

by Olena Heu (Instagram)

Tune into local television personality and previvor, Olena Heu taste tests new food items and has many fun recipies every week. You never know when a guest will pop in!

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Some Good News

by Some Good News (YouTube)

John Krasinski, who played Jim Halpert in The Office, shares positive news from around the world. Every week, he manages to pull off a pretty cool surprise with his celebrity friends. Watch and find out.

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Together at Home Concerts

by Global Citizen (YouTube)

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization hosts free concerts by famous artists several times a week. You can view all of the past living room concerts on their YouTube page. Past artists include Jason Mraz, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.

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Google Arts & Culture

by Google (Online)

There is so much to learn and explore on Google's Arts & Culture site. From their "daily dose" articles to virtual art & science museum and world heritage site tours, you can spend hours immersing yourself with art and culture from around the world.

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The Shows Must Go On!

by The Shows Must Go On (YouTube)

A different Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will stream every Friday morning HST on The Shows Must Go On!, a new YouTube channel devoted to this project. Videos expire after 48 hours.

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Internet Archive National Emergency Library

by Internet Archive (Online)

You no longer have to "wait in line" to borrow a free book from the Internet Archive. Over 1.4 million scanned books are immediately available to "borrow." There's everything from classics, children's books, textbooks, to rare texts.

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