Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Partnership for a Healthy Workplace Response to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Partnership for a Healthy Workplace Response to Breast Cancer is ready to make a difference. Our primary initiative is creating workplace interventions to improve the working lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Recently, the team participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure held on Sunday, October 2. The team consisted of researchers, health care professionals, breast cancer survivors, students, community members and more. The team raised over $3,500 for this great cause. All funds raised go directly to life-saving research that helps women live healthier lives.

Participating in this great event allowed us to celebrate with survivors in a new way. Through the process of fundraising we were so grateful to all of our donors and the volunteers who stepped up to help. Thank you to everyone for participating and your generosity.

Another way we are championing Breast Cancer Awareness month is by kick starting Saint Mary’s University’s first Cancer and Work Week hosted by the Work Wellness Lab. We are hosting the East coast  launch of a new national work and cancer website. The cancerandwork.ca website is the creation of Partnership Members Dr. Christine Maheu (McGill University) and Ms. Maureen Parkinson (BC Cancer Agency). Visit our website (workwellnesslab.com) for details closer to the event. This national launch is on the heels of our second workshop being held on October 28, 2016. Our second workshop will bring the Partnership team together from across the country to continue our work. Anyone interested in learning more about the partnership or to get involved please contact the team:

E-mail: workwellness@smu.ca

Website: workwellnesslab.com

Twitter: @WorkWellnessLab

Facebook: Work Wellness Lab

Image: from left to right are Samantha Comeau Daley (Volunteer), Alicia LaPierre (Research Assistant), Nicole Webb (Project Manager), and Alex van der Valk (Volunteer)

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