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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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World Health Day: 10 lessons learned from ovarian cancer

I often tell people I am a graduate of the University of Cancer because, as with most great challenges in life, the cancer journey is full of lessons. In honour of World Health Day, I will share some of those lessons.

April 7, 2017 | by Sherry Abbott

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Oncology Nursing Day: Celebrating LGFB's major supporters

Brampton’s Lollita Rahaman, clinical nurse educator at William Osler Health System, can easily recall one of the most difficult moments from her nearly 20-year career of working the oncology floor. "I remember one patient in particular, who didn't have a good prognosis," Lollita said.

April 3, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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The new Look Good Feel Better: Giving women back their womanhood

After 25 years in Canada, Look Good Feel Better has a new look and feel. Since its inception, LGFB has talked a lot about helping women face cancer with confidence. While these workshops continue to help women across the country, there’s a lot more to it.

Feb. 27, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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How a young teen put her life on hold after a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis

Like most 18-year-olds, Melissa Baker spent the summer of 2016 preparing for her first year of university.

Feb. 20, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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