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Meet Allyson...

“Keep life simple. De-clutter everything, including your relationships.”

It was 2010 and for Allyson Gallin, a relaxing Mexican holiday was just what the doctor ordered.

But after discovering a tender lump while putting on her bathing suit one day, the doctor’s orders soon became something a little more critical.

A mammography and biopsy immediately after her holiday confirmed her fears: she had breast cancer.

“As soon as you hear the word cancer, your life comes to a dead halt. You don’t hear another word the doctor is saying.”

Fortunately, she says, her journey through surgery and chemotherapy was eased with the help of her “Boob Buddies” at Oshawa’s Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre.

“We laughed, we cried and some of us overcame together,” she recalls. “Some of our group are no longer with us and you always wonder, am I next?”

Even so, after a year of sick leave and early retirement, the experience has left her determined to live fully, in the moment, as she enjoys travel, golf and gardening.

“I want to experience everything life has to offer. I want to enjoy every day.”

You can read more SHE Project stories like these by purchasing the ABC 2015 Fundraising Calendar.

After-Breast-Cancer-December-Neve-TsaiI think it’s really important for women who’ve had breast cancer to know that there is life after cancer, that you can still be beautiful and vibrant.

Neve Tsai,  
Breast Cancer Survivor

2016-11-23T17:58:56+00:00

Neve Tsai,  
Breast Cancer Survivor

I think it’s really important for women who’ve had breast cancer to know that there is life after cancer, that you can still be beautiful and vibrant.
After-Breast-Cancer-mayor-john-tory"“We need people like Alicia, and the people she’s motivated, with a passion to do this... let’s support this organization, because there are a lot of people in this city who need this sort of help.”

John Tory,
Mayor of Toronto,
Former ABC Ambassador

2016-11-23T18:46:26+00:00

John Tory,
Mayor of Toronto,
Former ABC Ambassador

"“We need people like Alicia, and the people she’s motivated, with a passion to do this... let’s support this organization, because there are a lot of people in this city who need this sort of help.”
After-Breast-Cancer-May-Elizabeth"If the After Breast Cancer Program didn't exist, I would be still stuffing my old bras with anything I could  find and hoping that it matched close enough for others not to notice. Thank you for everything you do to help women like me!”

Elizabeth Johnson,
Breast Cancer Survivor

2016-11-23T18:52:02+00:00

Elizabeth Johnson,
Breast Cancer Survivor

"If the After Breast Cancer Program didn't exist, I would be still stuffing my old bras with anything I could  find and hoping that it matched close enough for others not to notice. Thank you for everything you do to help women like me!”
After-Breast-Cancer-cynthia-mulligan"This is an amazing program to help women find themselves again, so they can go on to have an amazing life, because life is worth living!"

Cynthia Mulligan, 
TV Presenter and Cancer “Graduate”

2016-11-23T18:27:58+00:00

Cynthia Mulligan, 
TV Presenter and Cancer “Graduate”

"This is an amazing program to help women find themselves again, so they can go on to have an amazing life, because life is worth living!"

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