OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

CANCER Breast cancer is a complex disease that will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast Cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2013, it is estimated … [Read more...]

Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer?

How to Support a Friend Who Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer After learning about a friend or co-worker who has lost someone from breast cancer, it's natural to feel emotionally paralyzed. You're unsure about what to say, how to react, or whether or not you should even offer help for the family. Find your role in the process in the following ways. Grieving & Mourning If you've never had to face the death of a loved one who suffered from a prolonged illness, you may not … [Read more...]

Celebrating our Committee Chair, Rev. Sky Starr !!!

PINK DAY 2013 COMMITTEE CHAIR - REV. SKY STARR   Rev. Sky Starr lives in the Jane/Finch corridor, a troubled neighbourhood that sees frequent gang-related shootings and stabbings. Rev. Starr recognized that violence has left her community in a constant state of grief--so she got trained in grief counselling. She is also TOP 50 in CANADA VOLUNTEERS !!! Her goal is to help heal her neighbours and friends, because she says, "there's a need, so I serve. It is in me." In 2007, Starr … [Read more...]

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