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Living in the Moment at a Look Good Feel Better Workshop

A few years ago I took part in a Look Good Feel Better workshop.  Having grown up in a Mary Kay household, I had heard of the program, but never in a million years would have thought that at 41 years young I would be in cancer treatment and be taking part myself.

Dec. 16, 2020 | by Kristie Haist

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Making room for me during treatment

No one could have prepared me for cancer. You can read people’s experiences and empathise, but being told, “it’s lymphoma” by a radiologist is a unique experience that you can never mentally prepare for.

Dec. 7, 2020 | by Aisha Quashie

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How I went from being a teenager facing cancer alone to finding my community...online!

Eighteen is not what I had imagined it to be. While my plans were to start university in the Fall of 2020, cancer had a different plan for me.

Nov. 30, 2020 | by Sarah Issa

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COVID, Cancer, and a Wedding: Andrea's Story

Breast Cancer, a global pandemic, my wedding: these are all things that have happened in 2020. While this year has not been exactly like I had planned, life rarely unfolds the way any of us envision it.

Nov. 3, 2020 | by Andrea Rodrigues

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Motherhood, Cancer, and Finding a Community Through it All

Becoming a parent can be one of the most life-changing times in a person’s life.  This holds true for Ember in more ways than one.

Oct. 8, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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Dianne's Key Ingredients for Life: Passion & Purpose

Finding your passion is a life-long journey for many.  But Dianne Gamble found hers more than 35 years ago when she opened her mastectomy store. 

Oct. 8, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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A Three-Time Cancer Thriver, or How Caroline Gives Back to Her Community

Caroline will brighten up your day with her beautiful energy and genuine kindness!  A LGFB volunteer, Caroline loves helping women going through cancer feel better. To her, there is no better way to give back. When she started volunteering, Caroline was a two-time cancer survivor and has since gone through a third diagnosis. 

Aug. 19, 2020 | by Suzanne Aranda

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Celebrating Our Community: The Universality of WINKing

Shari and Erinn amazing Look Good Feel Better volunteers, but they are also long time Shoppers Drug Mart employees! This unique experience allows Shari and Erinn to understand the importance of #WINKDay.

Aug. 17, 2020 | by Madina Tabesh

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How a Young Mom is Handling Cancer After Giving Birth

After giving birth to my second child I found out that I had a malignant 5 cm tumor in my breast that would likely require a mastectomy. I went through all sorts of emotions while experiencing the hormonal rollercoaster ride, I was already on from giving birth. I found it all unfathomable. 

June 18, 2020 | by Alison Kidd

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Helping others understand that my 'new normal' is not 'back to normal'

"I'm sure you're happy to get back to feeling normal again since treatment ended."

My last chemotherapy date was January 27th 2017. 3 years ago. Nothing has been "normal" since. I know I am not alone when I say there are many silent and visible effects that come with cancer treatment - no matter how far out you are.

Jan. 20, 2020 | by Adriana Lombardo

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