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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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Shiseido Canada: Leading with Heart

Shiseido Canada’s embracing of the Japanese concept of omotenashi and its desire to help create a better world make the beauty company a great partner for LGFB.

Oct. 4, 2021 | by Tania Amardeil

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Loving Your Breast Assets

I have battled breast cancer twice. What I did not know during that time, was that my biggest battle was not the recovery from the physical scars, but from the emotional ones.

Oct. 1, 2021 | by Andrea Johnson

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Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

For months I had unbearable cramps and excessive bleeding. Initially thought of to be fibroids or side-effects from my menstrual cycle, the doctor looked like a ghost when she saw a large mass had inverted my uterus and pushed my cervix into my uterus. 

July 27, 2021 | by Becky Shields

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For My Mother, Sonia

My experience is that of a caretaker for my mother Sonia, who battled lung cancer for 2 years. I moved to Canada when I was 18 and 5 months pregnant, I was a single mother, so my mom was my entire support system.

July 8, 2021 | by Rebeca Zavaleta

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Do you know Lemieux? Do you know about Lymphoma?

Twenty years ago, the glow of being a young mother was overshadowed by a sudden and rapid weight loss.

June 22, 2021 | by Aida Tahiri

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Rocking The "New Normal"

There’s no real way to describe what it’s like to be told you have cancer. From the moment the words leave the Oncologist’s lips to when it reaches your ears, time feels like it slows down and stands still.

June 3, 2021 | by Frances Barnes

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The Importance of the 'a-ha' Moment

Some of our most impactful journeys start at the most mundane of times. While thinking there was no way I was going to feel a pea-sized lump…I felt it. It was right there, and I couldn’t ignore it.

April 30, 2021 | by Dee-Jay Jodoin

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Why We Should All be ‘Team Liz’

This year felt like I couldn’t escape cancer. But with cancer, you don’t get any of that. I got to be ‘cancer person’.

April 28, 2021 | by Liz Nelson

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Love, Cancer, Support & Feeling Empowered

Sometimes, life is a beach. Sometimes, you’re told you have cancer on the beach.

April 23, 2021 | by Audrey Fraser

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