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Charms for Cancer

Maja at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton OntarioThat's me, on the right, in May of 2020 with my radiologists at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton. Just two members from a whole team of amazing doctors and medical personnel who helped make a year of life-saving cancer treatments go as smoothly as possible. Needless to say, this is a highly personal cause. My cancer journey began in 2019 when I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. What followed was six months of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, then surgery, radiation treatments and one year of a targeted immunotherapy that would not have been available to me only 8 years prior.  I am so thankful to have come out on the other side with a clean bill of health. I am one of the lucky ones but there are still far too many who are not. Only one year after celebrating my ringing of the bell, I was attending the funeral of my father-in-law who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

The last few decades have seen much improvement in cancer diagnosis and treatments but there is still a very long way to go. Although ribbons have their place in all this, as a breast cancer survivor, it is extremely disheartening to witness so much "pinkwashing": the commodification and exploitation of cancer by brands and corporations for the purposes of promotion and profit. So I decided to use my existing platform for my own initiative; one that is simple and transparent. By purchasing any of the Charms for Cancer from this site you will be making a real and impactful contribution to the fight against cancer because 100% of the profit from each sale will be donated to various cancer organizations, hospitals and research programs.

The collection features symbols that can be deeply meaningful, inspirational and comforting talismans for those who are (or have been) affected by the disease in one way or another. However, they are also generally pretty pieces that would make wonderful gifts for anyone and any occasion; gifts you can feel really good about buying. Beautifully crafted in 14K gold, this is high quality jewelry that is meant to become a lasting memento. They are highlighted in pink / rose gold but are also available in yellow and white.

A wholehearted 'Thank you!' should you decide to make a purchase,