Breast Cancer and Exercise

One of my New Years resolutions is to exercise for thirty minutes at least three times a week. Many of you are probably aware that exercise and physical activity can decrease your risk of breast cancer. Just out of curiosity, how many of you are aware of the fact that exercising during breast cancer treatment is beneficial? Continue reading


YAC Member Profile: April


Hello, my name is April. I am 15 years old, and I live in Winnipeg. I found the Youth Advisory Council on Google while searching for volunteer opportunities in my community. I thought it was a great idea to get involved because I’m the type of person that loves to help others and make a change. Continue reading

Channel That Olympic Spirit to Reduce Your Risk

There is plenty of buzz about the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi this week. Everyone seems to be tuned in to cheer on athletes from around the world. Why not take a little bit of that Olympic spirit and put it towards improving your health and reducing your risk? Getting your 30 minutes a day doesn’t mean you have to make a daily appearance at the gym, why not channel some of that Olympic energy and try out some winter sports yourself! Continue reading

She Shoots…She Scores!


On January 31 and February 1, the University of Alberta Pandas Women’s Basketball teams hosted the annual CIS “Shoot for the Cure” campaign. The CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has been running the CIS “Shoot for the Cure” campaign for the past seven years to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other charities. Since 2007, over half a million dollars in donations have been raised.
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Dress, Breasts…the Best!


The broadest and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. – Ivan Scheier

When I imagine a future without breast cancer, I imagine a world where women are empowered to take control of their own lives – a world where women thrive in work and life. Continue reading