Join the #NoHairSelfie Movement & Twitter Party in Support of Cancer Research

I can pretty well guarantee that there is not one adult person in North America (or worldwide) that hasn’t been affected by cancer in one way or another. I have.  My sister battled breast cancer and won, I am thrilled to say she is now more than five years cancer free.  Sadly, a happy outcome is not always the case. My brother-in-law, my husband's only sibling, died of cancer on the night of his 46th birthday. I have also lost grandparents, aunts, uncles, co-workers, and friends to this … [Read more...]

Beauty Gives Back & Look Good Feel Better ~ SDM Holiday Beauty Gala

  Some background information on this event: About BEAUTY GIVES BACK The mandate of Beauty Gives Back is clear, real and relevant: "We dedicate ourselves to treating the emotional fallout from cancer. Using the sum total of our knowledge, experience, expertise and resources, we do what women trust and rely on us to do – to make them feel human again in the face of the ravages of cancer and its treatment. In doing so, we help restore their confidence, and the confidence of those … [Read more...]

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer ~ Twitter Party – Aug. 26/15 #OneWalkShoeSelfie

I have had a few family members with cancer, including my brother-in-law who passed away at the age of forty-six. So the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. If you have not been directly affected by cancer, I am sure you know someone who has been and can understand the importance of this event. Did you know that every day, over 500 Canadians will hear the words “I’m sorry, you have cancer” and their families, friends and co-workers will rally together … [Read more...]

Do You Know About #WinkDay? {w/Twitter Party Details}

Do you know about #WinkDay? What is #WinkDAY On June 18, 2015, the beauty industry will be encouraging women to buy a blue eyeliner/eye shadow, and for one day, to colour their eyes blue in support of women going through the emotional trauma of the Cancer Blues. What is the Cancer Blues? Simply put, a term for the emotional distress caused by cancer and its treatment is an oft-ignored result of the disease that can affect a woman's ability to fight and endure through … [Read more...]

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer ~ Twitter Party – June 2/2015 #OneWalkShoeSelfie

The Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is your opportunity to be part of a game-changing movement to conquer cancer. We hope you will join our Twitter Party and show your support!   #OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party Details   Hashtag: #OneWalkShoeSelfie  Date: June 2, 2015 Time: 8:00pm E Hosts: @thePMCF @ChristineLasky @OneWalkToronto Prizing: Ten (ten) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards Please note: Everyone welcome … [Read more...]

Join the #NoHairSelfie Movement in Support of Cancer Research

Did you know that in 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide? That is a staggering number! That’s why today I'm sharing information with you on the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s #NoHairSelfie movement which is happening on February 4, 2015 – World Cancer Day. I can pretty well guarantee that there is not one person in North America that hasn't been touched by cancer in one way or another. I know I have.  My sister battled breast cancer and won, I … [Read more...]

September is #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month

Officially, September is #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month, but the illness is a concern that lasts year-round and beyond.  Childhood cancer remains one of the leading causes of death for adolescent children, and hundreds of new children are diagnosed with a type of the cancer every year. You can help fight #ChildhoodCancer in many ways;  if your family is affected, there are many resources available to you. EVENTS  Become involved with an event such as: St. Baldrick's The Purple … [Read more...]

Where to Access Information Related to Breast Cancer

As women, I think most of have had the importance of regular breast self-examination and mammography drilled into us from an early age.  We all do it, never expecting to find a lump or hear from your doctor that, "something" has shown on your x-ray. … [Read more...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month {Healthy Living}

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month   What is breast cancer?   Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast. The breast tissue covers an area larger than just the breast. It extends up to the collarbone and from the armpit across to the breastbone in the centre of the chest. The breasts sit on the chest muscles that cover the ribs. Each breast is made of glands, ducts (thin tubes) and fatty tissue. Lobules are groups of glands that can … [Read more...]

HEALTHY LIVING – Safe Summer Fun ~ UV Exposure ~

As most of us are aware, the earth's ozone layer protects all life on earth from excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun. … [Read more...]

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Cancer Awareness Month {w/LINKY}

April is the month to fight back! Wear a daffodil to show your support for Canadians living with cancer and let them know that no one has to face cancer alone. … [Read more...]

Today is World Cancer Day

 Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008. Each year on 4 February, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.Related links … [Read more...]