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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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