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I'm Still Me, Even if my Hair Looks Different

Like many life-changing experiences, cancer can bring complex emotions and perspectives, whether you are ready for them or not.

Feb. 28, 2021 | by Patrice Neale

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Volunteer Highlight: Joan's Twenty-Eight Years of Dedication and Compassion

Volunteers and Team Leaders are arguably the backbone of any organization. This especially holds true for Look Good Feel Better.

Jan. 26, 2021 | by Madina Tabesh

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What They Don't Teach You About Facing Cancer a Second Time

People often think that you stop thinking about cancer the day you are in remission. Quite the contrary, cancer can impact your life for many years to come.

Jan. 14, 2021 | by Milena Commisso

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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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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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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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When mother and daughter face cancer together

Diagnosed with cancer one month apart from each other, Marie-Paule, and Mélissa find their strength in each other.

Last May, Marie-Paule received her ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 64. It came as a shock to the entire family as  she was the first person diagnosed with cancer in her family.

Against all odds, her daughter Mélissa was also diagnosed with cancer only a few weeks later – breast cancer, stage 2. She is 30.

Dec. 13, 2019 | by Marsha Roc-Malychenkova

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Know that you are never alone

This May, a year after she first heard the words ‘breast cancer’ from her doctor and underwent a lumpectomy, Laura was devastated to learn that she had been re-diagnosed – stage 4 triple negative.

Her best friend Jess had gone with her to the appointment, which was Laura’s one-year screening.

Dec. 9, 2019 | by Benita Hensraj

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