Cancer & COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
by Olena Heu (Instagram)
Tune into local television personality and previvor, Olena Heu's Instagram Live for a fun lunch session on Wednesdays at noon HST. You never know when a guest will pop in!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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