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What to expect when you’re not expecting cancer: Christa and Kate’s story

Christa and Kate are both young women, mothers, and in 2016, just 3 months apart, both diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kate was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and Christa with metastatic cervical cancer.

Dec. 7, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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“An experience unlike any I’d ever had.”

After being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, Denika Philpott was terrified and feeling vulnerable. It’s early on in her chemo treatments that her mother signed her up for Look Good Feel Better workshop. “It was an experience unlike any I’d ever had,” she says.

Nov. 26, 2018 | by

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'You can do this. You are stronger than you think': A letter to my before breast cancer self

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Deep breath. Your future self is typing this, having a coffee, and planning on going to yoga and then work later. You made it! I thought I’d give you that spoiler alert to ease the biggest worry of your life.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Kim MacDonald

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Finding Confidence With Each Challenge

When Kim Angell was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34, it was a total shock.

While lying in bed one night, Kim had a thought out of nowhere to do a self-exam. “I had just seen my doctor eight months before and the breast exam was clear,” she remembers, “I never though in a million years that I would find anything.”

Aug. 2, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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Community raises $20,000 to bring Look Good Feel Better to Timmins

After her daughter survived a cancer diagnosis at 19-years-old, Lynn Fecteau wanted to support other families in a similar situation – so she helped bring Look Good Feel Better to her Timmins community.

Nov. 30, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Mother and beauty professional turns to Look Good Feel Better for support

When Sophie Audet was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013, it felt as though her life had stopped.

Nov. 24, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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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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Toronto comedian shares ongoing breast cancer battle to inspire others

Toronto’s Sandra Carusi has come a long way since her triple negative breast cancer diagnosis in April 2014.

Sept. 14, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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Adriana & Emily: Mother-daughter team battling cancer together

After two years of cancer treatment, 20-year-old Adriana and her mom Emily have inspiring positivity, but it took trial, error and time to get here. They share their tips on the caregiver-patient relationship.

June 29, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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'Above and beyond:' Darlene Olsen, volunteer/fundraiser extraordinaire

When Darlene Olsen organized her first fundraiser for LGFB, she put down $10,000 of her own money to secure a venue – she admits, it was a bit daunting. But she's since organized countless events for the charity, raising more than $200,000 over the past decade.

April 11, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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