“To be a woman, is to live with the thought of breast cancer for ourselves, and for those we love,” says Sylvie. “I watched two brave, strong and beautiful girlfriends fight breast cancer with success, and I know research, help and support is essential to these women affected directly.”



Alicia Vianga – Founder & Executive Director ForAlicia_AuraAtelier-1


Along with founding After Breast Cancer, Alicia and her company Premier Jour Lingerie & Swimwear is also the creator of “Bras for Congo”, a charitable organization that accepts donated gently used and new bras that are then given to women in the Congo. Each year, Alicia accepts hundreds of bra donations from the public to distribute to hospitals in the Congo. Alicia is a socially responsible, passionate and determined business woman and she lives her life trying to make a difference … ONE Woman/ ONE bra at a time.

Sam Ciccolini

Masters Insurance and Member of The Order Of Canada

Senior Vice Chair
Gino Cucchi

Gino is the host of the “Regions of Italy” Radio Program on CHIN Radio.

Senior Vice Chair
Sylvie LaPointe

Sylvie is Co-Producer of the Bill Carroll Show on KFI in Los Angeles and Talk Radio AM640

Honorary Vice Chair
Veronika Barbakadze

Veronika Barbakadze an Immigration Consultant. She specializes in Canadian temporary entry and employment-related immigration matters. Veronika brings over a decade of experience in human resource management, intracompany transfers/relocation, and foreign worker recruitment.

Board Ambassador
Laura Albanese

Former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, served as PA to the Minister of Labour, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports and Minister of Finance.

Media Ambassador
Christine Bentley

Christine is an accomplished media personality, journalist, news anchor, community advocate and long-time champion of empowering women.

Survivor Chair
Natasha Charles

Business Savvy, Manager and Certified Fitter at Premier Jour Lingerie & Swimwear and mother of two fantastic boys

Grant Director
Fadumo Diriye

Fadumo’s background is in health care program evaluation, financial planning and case studies on organizational behaviours within the health care system

Board Ambassador
Jack Oliveria

LiUNA! Local 183 Executive Board Member

Our Motto: Making a difference… ONE woman/ ONE survivor at a time!


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