“I volunteer for those we have lost and those bravely fighting cancer.”
— Rebecca Ram, Commercial Banking, CIBC, Barrie
“One of my roommates in university was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 20 and passed away the same year. Another one of my best friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer; she is 29. I knew I wanted to give back and throughout the years have volunteered at several cancer-related charities.
I started volunteering with Look Good Feel Better when the organization was launching a millennial committee. Our committee, 4Her, created The Bubbles and Brunch fundraiser, which began in 2017 as a way to raise awareness with millennials about the foundation and the support offered to this demographic, so they know they are not alone. My role includes branding, logistics and liaising with different levels of sponsorships for the event.
People tend to think of cancer around the medical components; Look Good Feel Better helps those with the mental health element, so they can feel comfortable in their own skin. They offer programs and workshops to give women with cancer the tools and techniques to feel like themselves at a time when they find it difficult to even recognize themselves in the mirror.
When I volunteer with Look Good Feel Better, I truly see the positive impact it has on women. Giving them the confidence they need during such a difficult time allows them to be more readily equipped to face the challenges ahead and feel like themselves again.”