Month: December 2013

Purple with a Purpose

Purple is the New Pink

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jody Mathon, Kim Tilley, Keri Emin and Tamara Serediak are four friends who share more than a close bond and a penchant for the colour purple. All have lost a parent to pancreatic cancer over the past six years and decided that it was time to take a stand against this disease by raising awareness … Read More

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Special Jen Unplugged Screening at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jennifer Gardiner is a stage 4 colorectal cancer patient who is currently undergoing treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  She has partnered with film maker Judy Gabriel who has followed Jen on her cancer journey. Their documentary film, The Uplife Project: Jen Unplugged, chronicling Jen’s life with stage 4 cancer has raised more than … Read More

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Breast brachytherapy debuts at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oncologists at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre are now performing an innovative breast cancer treatment that uses implanted radioactive seeds, each the size of a grain of rice, to eradicate remaining cancer cells weeks after the removal of a tumour. Our donors raised $252,000 to purchase a special device that helps insert the radioactive seeds … Read More

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