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February-Michelle

MEET MICHELLE...

“Yesterday, I dared to fight. Today, I dared to win.” ”

Cancer has knocked the stuffing out of Michelle Touchette – but it’s also given her strength.
Despite initially being given a prognosis of just months back in August 2009 after breast cancer metastasized to her lungs, she says “I’m now three years past my ‘best before’ date,” thanks to a new type of radiation that, for her case, had a 92 to 94 percent success rate.

“I have this increased life expectancy, so I can give back what I’ve received to my family, my sisters in breast cancer and my friends. I can pay it forward.”

Although still too weak to work full time, Michelle now devotes what energy she has to charity, such as her work as co-chair for Relay for Life, which raised $189,000 in Oshawa. Through a two-day scrapbooking retreat, she also netted $5000.

“I’ve never done this level of fundraising, but the money goes towards research. I wouldn’t be sitting here without the funds that developed my treatment,” she says. “So I want to do more fundraising, helping people and raising awareness for breast cancer.”

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



"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."

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-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!"
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.”


"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!”

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