One of the core components of our mission as a foundation is connection. Navigating a cancer diagnosis and all it entails is often an inherently isolating experience. Few people may be able to grasp or relate to the burden of battling this type of illness, especially at such a young age. Through our community events we aim to help our cancer warriors develop meaningful relationships with one another. Together, this sisterhood is able to laugh, cry, celebrate, and mourn the inevitable highs and lows that accompany the cancer journey.
“Isolation is the number one thing that most cancer patients will talk about or say that they felt on their cancer journey–and I totally get that. It’s not that we don’t have people that love us or empathize with us in our lives but there is something so powerful about talking to someone who has been where you have been and understands that immensely.”
Christine Joy Tulloch
Nothing beats the joy of being together in-person. Whether it be a Christmas party, community fundraiser, or our annual girls Glamour Night, our in-person events allow us the cherished opportunity to form memories side by side.
Sometimes being in-person is not always possible or convenient. Our online Zoom events enable us to connect with each other on a more frequent basis, as well as with cancer warriors who live all over the province of B.C. or are in hospital.
Choosing joy in the midst of difficult times is not easy. That is one of the many reasons we love hosting our seasonal events. Whether it be crafting it up, playing trivia, and/or enjoying our favourite treats together, we love taking the time to celebrate the novelty of each season. In doing so, we aim to create a space that allows a break from the heaviness that accompanies dealing with stressful circumstances, and make precious memories in the process.
Every month when we are not hosting a seasonal event, we provide an opportunity for the women of our community to catch up with each other via our Sister Chats. These informal Zoom hangouts allow our cancer warriors the ability to touch base more frequently and have meaningful conversations over a cup of tea or coffee.
She Can Program
She Defines Strength has been blessed to collaborate with ShEvalesco and West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation (WCK) to help launch the She Can program.
She Can is a free program that focuses on empowering participants to develop helpful life skills and essential connections with a group of supportive peers. This program is for female-identified or nonbinary young adults who are or have navigated a cancer diagnosis or blood disorder.
For more details on She Can. Please check out the following link below: https://wckfoundation.ca/teen-programs/
Live Loved Care Packages
One of the ways we reach out and invite young women into our supportive community is through our care package program.
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