Cancer affects almost every aspect of a woman’s life: relationships with her spouse, with family and friends, her work and career, her role as a mother, her sense of self—almost nothing remains untouched.
FacingCancer.ca is designed to offer support with cancer, provide a cancer information network and cancer support resources and tools to help women—and those who care about them—manage the social and emotional effects of cancer.
The FacingCancer.ca website provides an online support group for cancer patients where women, and all those connected to them, can find support with cancer and camaraderie with others on the same journey. Shoppers Drug Mart is the title sponsor of this important first initiative of the Facing Cancer Together program.
Facing Cancer Together is a program of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) Foundation, operating as Beauty Gives Back.
For a woman diagnosed with cancer, fear and uncertainty become constant companions. In fact, for most women, a diagnosis unleashes as many emotional symptoms as physical ones. Studies that show that while there are steady advances in the way the medical system understands and treats the disease, the emotional aspects of cancer are often ignored and rarely addressed. We are working to change that.
Beauty Gives Back is the charitable foundation of the Canadian beauty industry; The Cancer Blues is the name we have given to the emotional fallout from cancer and its treatment, a consequence of the disease that can affect a woman’s ability to fight and endure through the difficult ordeal of cancer.
For more than 20 years, Beauty Gives Back has supported tens of thousands of women through the Cancer Blues with programs such as Look Good Feel Better, a cosmetic and hair alternatives workshop, and FacingCancer.ca, an online support community. Through our free cancer support programs, Beauty Gives Back is helping Canadian women, and those who care for them, face cancer feeling supported, confident and optimistic.