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Swinging back against cancer

Sherry Abbott
Executive Director of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
21-year cancer survivor

The doctor walked into her room and stared at the floor. “You have three months to live and we doubt you’ll see the New Year.”

Sherry Abbott was only 30 at the time, and in the days that followed, her shock gave way to a steely resolve as she told the doctors, “How dare you to give up on me when I haven’t given up on myself?”

Sherry endured six months of chemo, radiation and numerous surgeries, and defied the doctor’s grim prognosis. Now 21 years later, she continues to inspire and empower other people who have been told they have cancer.

“I feel like I have been given my calling,” Sherry says from behind the desk of her office at Look Good Feel Better, a program designed to support and help women during the tough days of cancer recovery.

We face so many turning points in our lives and career but never doubt the resilience of the human spirit. April is Cancer Awareness Month. Support cancer research and force a turning point for a cure and prevention for the disease that will claim the lives of one in four Canadians.

Sherry Abbott is living proof that cancer can be beaten.

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