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Hair can be part of our identity - but it doesn't define me

I went through three different hair lengths before my stem cell transplant, each one getting shorter as time went on, until I decided to have my sister shave my hair off completely.

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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My last treatment: Not my most beautiful cancer memory

I was forced, as of that last day of treatment to find a way to create for myself a new “normal” life, while I felt like everything and anything other than “normal.”

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Heritage Hero: Two-time cancer survivor, ambassador Sherry Abbott

Her transformational role dates to 1989 – before the charity was founded –  when she was diagnosed with advanced metastatic ovarian cancer at just 30-years-old.

Oct. 10, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Edmonton oncology nurse with firsthand LGFB experience

While Edmonton’s Christine Meikle has been an oncology nurse for nearly 30 years, she never knew much about Look Good Feel Better – until she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Oct. 10, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Charlottetown volunteer Jacinta Stewart

Jacinta Stewart has been volunteering on Prince Edward Island for 21 years.

Oct. 8, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Heroes: The oncology team who developed LGFB in Canada

Dr. Denny DePetrillo, Dr. Jennifer Blake and oncology Nurse Leslee Thompson, with the help of two-time cancer survivor Sherry Abbott, broke ground in making people aware of the importance of quality of life when it comes to cancer care.

Oct. 8, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Lynda Rose is about ‘more than just selling lipstick’

Mississauga’s Lynda Rose has been a Look Good Feel Better supporter since its inception.

Oct. 6, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Quebec oncology nurse Dominique Roy

Although she retired as an oncology nurse last month, Quebec’s Dominique Roy continues to promote Look Good Feel Better to patients and oncology professionals alike.

Oct. 5, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Heroes: Passionate B.C. volunteers who go above and beyond

Linda is a long-time volunteer who helped bring the program to Abbotsford. And Diane has been volunteering since 2014, going above and beyond to help out across the Greater Vancouver Area.

Oct. 5, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Heritage Hero: Oncology nurse who brought LGFB to northern B.C.

As an experienced oncology nurse, Prince George's Gayle Magrath knew about Look Good Feel Better before it came to Canada.

Oct. 3, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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