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.
The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation (CCTFA Foundation) is the charitable foundation of Canada’s personal care products industry association. In an effort to give back to the community that supports their industry, in 1992 the member companies of the association pledged their commitment to women with cancer and established the CCTFA Foundation to launch the Look Good Feel Better program.
Since its inception, the Look Good Feel Better program has helped more than 140,000 women through its signature two-hour cancer workshops, while countless others have been reached through the annual magazine, toll-free information line and comprehensive website.
Building on this experience, the CCTFA Foundation commissioned a study to identify the psychosocial needs of women with cancer and has published a report entitled “Lives Affected by Cancer: 800 Women Speak”. Acting on report findings and identifying ways in which the Foundation can make a further contribution to the community, the CCTFA Foundation launched the FacingCancer.ca online community in 2010.