Patient Stories

Sarah Simpson

My name is Sarah Simpson and below is a picture of me 6 ½ years ago. I am a breast cancer survivor and that is why The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers...

Sarah Simpson
Joyce Frank

“Of everything in this world I treasure, I treasure the time I spent at Princess Margaret and the wonderful team that worked with me on a daily basis. This is like my...

Joyce Frank
Andrew Smith

The day that changed my life took place on December 29, 2011. I was admitted to Markham-Stouffville Hospital for what was presented as a kidney stone. Eight days later, I...

Andrew Smith
Janine Poplak

Janine Poplak says “it still feels very unreal”. When she first felt the lump in her breast, she had just weaned her second child from breast-feeding, and she thought it...

Janine Poplak
Lindsay Thomas

Lindsay Thomas was a young woman who was realizing her dreams of performing on the big stage. Many people in the theatre business described her as one of the brightest...

Lindsay Thomas
Paula Seigel

Paula Seigel is a 10. She participated in the very first Weekend to End Breast Cancer (now the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers) back in 2003, and Paula...

Paula Seigel
Adele Evans

My dance with cancer began in 2006. I had a small surgery to remove what was thought to be a stone in my salivary gland. It turned out to be a malignant tumor in my...

Adele Evans
Kate Mlodzik

Kate is a mother, wife, sister to two brothers and six sisters, aunt, friend and part of the small community of Arkell near Guelph. In her words, “life was moving along...

Kate Mlodzik
Barry Spilchuk

I couldn’t tell if she was a Nurse or an Angel. It turns out she was both! Denise was the first nurse I had to “tuck me in” the night that I “checked in” to the Princess...

Barry Spilchuk
Rob McColm

In May 2008, Rob McColm’s world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage three throat cancer. “Everyone thinks they are invincible, no one actually expects...

Rob McColm
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