• Choose from 14 impactful gifts!

    Create change for Canadians affected by breast cancer and check everyone off your holiday list at the same time! No wrapping, trips to the mall, or expensive shipping costs required.

    Shop now

  • You are not alone.

    We can inform you about financial resources, breast health, treatments, breast cancer journey, local community support groups and simply having someone to speak with who’s been there.

    Get Support

  • Give a gift with impact

    This holiday, purchase the Gift for the Cure that will support women with metastatic breast cancer.

    Purchase this gift

  • Breast Cancer Screening

    Need help understanding breast cancer screening and what you should do? We created an online decision aid tool to help inform all women of the factors to consider and their options. Give it a try.

    Try this tool.

  • Understanding Breast Cancers

    Breast cancer is often thought of as one disease, but it is actually a group of different cancers that affect the breast. And, there are several types. That's why no two cancers are alike.

    Learn more

You Are Here :
Home | Central | Get Involved | Our Stories

Upcoming Events


British Columbia

Richmond, BC

This 2.5 day workshop is designed to equip women ...


Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, NWT

This 2.5 day workshop is designed to equip women ...

Hot Topics

Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Our Stories

Every person in our community has a story to tell – stories of struggle, resilience and hope. These stories demonstrate how breast cancer affects us all in different ways, yet connects us in our motivation to find a cure.

From breast cancer survivors and their personal experiences to grassroots events that fund research that saves lives, Our Stories is about the journey to a future without breast cancer.

Wendie's Story

March 13, 2005 was a day Wendie Den Brok will never forget. That day Wendie found out she was accepted into medical school...and was diagnosed with breast cancer. This video is her story. 

Kim's Story

For 19 years, Kim MacKay and her daughters have not missed a single Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Hailing from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Kim began participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure with her daughters on behalf of different people in their lives who had breast cancer. But in 2007, Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer and the CIBC Run for the Cure suddenly meant more to her than a family tradition.


Sharing a story of strength

Joan Aucoin was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 years old and felt a strong need for connecting with others who had had this experience. “My mother was the only woman I knew at that time who had gone through it [breast cancer] — she was diagnosed at 52, but it wasn’t something that was talked about back then. I didn’t know anybody else who had experienced breast cancer,” she explained. And so began her quest to help others and the launch of her support group.


Fostering a Compassionate Community

Sherry Bishop and Sharon Foster of St. John’s, Newfoundland have both been living with metastatic breast cancer for seven years. Prior to meeting, they experienced the isolation and fear that comes with the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Despite being welcomed and loved by the breast cancer support group they had been attending, the reality of the words “terminal” and “incurable” was not something that the others had experienced. And so they took it upon themselves to create a solution.


If you would like to share your story to help motivate, comfort or inform others, please email us at communications@cbcf.org.

We may contact you about sharing your story.