after BREAST CANCER Holds Inspiring Gala to Empower Women
Founded in 2013, after BREAST CANCER, is a volunteer-driven registered charity that helps breast cancer “graduates” with limited financial resources and no insurance obtain their basic post-operative needs at no personal cost. Our charity works to identify and assist underserved areas in breast cancer survivorship, areas that are frequently overlooked such as the need for prostheses and bras that help women return to the workforce and help (re)build self-esteem after body-altering surgery. We serve women who are living at or just above the poverty line and who might be a part of marginalized communities.
after BREAST CANCER provides women with essential items such as post-operative mastectomy bras, mastectomy camisoles, and breast prostheses. Our goal to is ensure that no woman goes without these very necessary items due to financial circumstances. Sadly, the cost of a prosthesis is beyond what many women can afford: the average cost for a single prosthesis is $460 and each mastectomy bra is at least $75. While the Government of Ontario offers a bursary for prostheses, the amount given does not cover even half the cost. That is where after BREAST CANCER steps in. We work in conjunction with several hospitals and other cancer agencies/charities to locate breast cancer graduates in need across Ontario, who need that extra financial support for these necessities.
While most breast cancer charities indeed, most cancer-related charities focus on assisting a person during treatments or medical research, after BREAST CANCER focuses on women’s post-surgical needs and the subsequent needs that extend well beyond the disease. We support women after cancer has (hopefully) been eradicated and work to help women return to “normal life. Thus, after BREAST CANCER provides a unique service for breast cancer graduates: the bras and prostheses needed for daily life. No other cancer-related charity offers what we offer to women in Ontario.
The pink carpet will be rolled out for the after BREAST CANCER 6th Annual Pink Diamond Gala featuring award-winning superstars Divine Brown AND Amy Sky performing. This year’s special presentation will celebrate a grand affair to be held at Toronto’s renowned Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Rd, on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Dubbed as the city’s most stylish event, after BREAST CANCER is excited to host the prestigious Pink Diamond Gala Luncheon which draws 550 patrons to the event. The Pink Diamond Gala, our premiere event, raises monies for after BREAST CANCER’s programs. This extravaganza celebrates life after breast cancer with our generous supporters and breast cancer graduates, many of whom benefited and continue to benefit from our programs.