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Sofia's Story

Think back to those teenage years. Feeling self-conscious about your appearance, dealing with social anxiety, hormonal changes, and the struggle for more independence. Now, add a cancer diagnosis into the mix, and you have an inkling of what Sofia Tomassini lived through in 2019.

Nov. 25, 2021 | by Mark Beamish

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But, What Will They Think of my Bald Head?

There aren’t many ways to prepare for cancer, but with enough research and appointments, you can eventually wrap your head around how to manage your diagnosis. Regaining your confidence, however, is a different journey.

Nov. 10, 2021 | by Loretta

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Give Together, Grow Together

My sister Kathleen would light up any room she walked into—with a beautiful smile and crystal blue eyes, she was my protector and best friend.  I admired who she was, and was so incredibly proud to have her as my ‘big sister’. 

Oct. 9, 2021 | by Kelly Jessop

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What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting Keloids

What exactly are keloids, and should you speak to your Healthcare Provider about them?

Oct. 9, 2021 | by Madina Tabesh

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Shhh…Speaking Out When You’re Expected to Remain Silent

Many reasons may lead to someone not openly sharing their diagnosis, including the fear of 'what will people think' to not wanting to 'burden' others for help. As a result, people may not receive adequate support during diagnosis and treatment.

Oct. 9, 2021 | by Madina Tabesh

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Reframing Cancer, Self-Advocacy and Finding Peace for BIPOC Women with Dr. Omole

Whether it is feelings of sadness, shame, or frustration, sharing the news of a diagnosis can be just as onerous as being diagnosed.  Dr. Omole’s advice? Be at peace with yourself first.

Oct. 9, 2021 | by Madina Tabesh

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Benefit Cosmetics: Being Bold for women and girls

The longstanding partnership between LGFB and Benefit Cosmetics is grounded in a mutual drive to help women feel their lightest, brightest, best selves. 

Oct. 4, 2021 | by Tania Amardeil

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Beauty Inspired, Values Driven: Estée Lauder's Commitment to always Do More

The Estée Lauder Companies has supported LGFB since its very inception and continues to be a devoted program advocate. 

Oct. 4, 2021 | by Tania Amardeil

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At L'Oréal Canada, Empathy and Pride Boost Employee Morale

L'Oréal Canada’s long-time partnership with LGFB gives its team a sense of belonging and pride, boosting employee spirits and engagement.

Oct. 4, 2021 | by Tania Amardeil

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Making the World a Better Place with Mary Kay Cosmetics

A clear philanthropic goal and a strong community of women make Mary Kay Cosmetics one of LGFB’s fiercest supporters.

Oct. 4, 2021 | by Tania Amardeil

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