S|HE Thrives 2016

Celebrating Three Years of Beauty and Breasts!

12 Photographers & 12 Breast Cancer Survivors team up with a host of Toronto’s top stylists, designers and make up artists for S|HE Thrives by after BREAST CANCER. A photoshoot to honor and celebrate breast cancer graduates.


Toronto – Taking place on July 13th in Toronto’s West End, Sunnyside Lower High Park at the Argonaut’s Rowing Club, 12 courageous women get transformed, styled and photographed by Toronto’s top photographers. Photo Images are selected and converted into a Coffee Back and Calendar to be unveiled at after BREAST CANCERs (ABC) Pink Diamond Gala, held in September 2016. And to add NEW this year, sponsor, ArtWorld Fine Art Gallery will be hosting a photography exhibition showcasing the ambassadors photos with selected intimate ones revealing the scars of breast cancer. The photo exhibition will run for two weeks in October, during breast cancer awareness month.

Out of 153 nominees, we carefully selected 12 women to be this year’s ABC’s ambassadors.  It’s a telling sign that sadly breast cancer is still on the rise. Life after breast cancer is to be celebrated, and all women deserve to feel beautiful and confident. Each ambassador is not a model, some have never stepped in front of a camera before.  S|HE Thrives is about celebrating life, inspiring others and giving them an experience they will remember forever. Photographers have 60min. to shoot and tell their photographic journey.  I thank all of our sponsors for their generous contributions and our primary sponsor SKECHERS Canada as these ladies will be walking in style”. Founder Alicia Vianga, after BREAST CANCER Charity.

“In 2015, SKECHERS Canada donated $20,000 to after BREAST CANCER through various fundraising initiatives. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Alicia and the ABC organization this year. We look forward to eclipsing last year’s contribution with our 2016 campaign!” states, Cris Alcantara, SKECHERS USA CANADA INC.

This year’s 12 ambassadors include Sandra Carusi, Susan Lunn, Svetlana Dvoretskaia, Eva Karpati, Donna Toulmin, Posy Bowerman, Lucy Santoro, Glennie Hepkin, Olga Lambert, Connie Malonda, Amanda Gingrich and Laurel Shaw

I’m honoured and proud to be selected as an after BREAST CANCER Ambassador! I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that has put an emphasis life after the disease. This area is not often discussed and yet is very impactful on patients. Life is never the same after this health challenge and adapting to a new life can be a difficult transition. after BREAST CANCER is a brilliant cause and I’m looking forward to this exciting experience. Sandra Carusi, Host ‘Inside Jokes’ AM640 

S|HE Thrives has partnered up with sponsors jewellery designers, Rita Tesolin, Dasha Klymenko and J Arends Designs, clothing by David Dixon, NARCES, Candace Daniela, Jolie Bridal, Carmen’s Design and shoes by SKECHERS Canada, all styled by celebrity stylist, Dale Hodder-Elad of Shut Up and Dress Me, Hair & Make-up by Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu, Gelareh Kamazani, Samira Abedi, Rachel Jones, Kati Atkinson, Christina Pfaff, and Katherine Elias. Judy Cormier of Elementz will be leading a group of photographers to include Sandra Valente, Marlen James, Cristina Sacco, Caryn Silverstein, Janice Robertson, Fiona Nyuyen, Betty Tuong, Sandra Santos Granville, Alina Rahman  and Cristina Arce.


For more information about S|HE Thrives, after BREAST CANCER and Pink Diamond Gala, visit:

Website: www.afterbreastcancer.ca
Social Media Tag:  #AfterBreastCancer    #SHEThrives2016

MEDIA Photo/Video Call Time:

5:00PM @Argonaut Rowing Club at 1225 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1

 For digital stills and/or interviews with the Ambassadors, Founder Alicia Vianga, Photographers, Stylists and Sponsors, please contact:

Lina Dhingra @ 647 221 0871
E: karmaproent@gmail.com and lina@karmapro.ca
karmaPRO Entertainment Group




About after BREAST CANCER: 

after BREAST CANCER is a Canada wide charity dedicated to supporting and celebrating those affected by breast cancer.

Most people believe that surviving breast cancer treatment is the end of the battle, but in fact, it is the beginning of the healing journey. After treatment, breast cancer graduates face numerous physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Countless women struggle to re-establish themselves in the workforce, manage chronic health issues resulting from treatment, instate new healthy lifestyle habits, overcome depression, and become reacquainted with their new bodies.

  1. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: To identify under-served areas in breast cancer survivorship that lack resources and provide evidence based information that can facilitate informed decision making on issues related to breast cancer survivorship.
  2. DIRECT SUPPORT:To provide women who have no insurance and limited financial resources with a mastectomy bra, camisole and breast prosthesis at NO COST to them after breast removal surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy).
  3. SUPPORT FOR THE FUTURE: To provide resources that contribute to a woman’s  Quality of Life (QOL) after breast cancer