If you or someone you love has been touched by breast cancer, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to support anyone affected by breast cancer. Most of our programs and services are free and you don’t need to be a member to sign up.

We care because we’ve been there. Our founders walked in the shoes of the newly diagnosed and keenly understood the stress and the difficulty in learning to cope.

Whatever you’re going through right now, we’re here to help.

The Summer 2014 newsletter has finally been released! Find out more about BCA’s recent events, get up-to-date with the Busting Out dragon boat team, try out our healthy new recipe and don’t miss “The Face of Fitness” featuring one of our amazing fitness instructors! Get your copy here!

Busting Out logoOn July 12-13th, our Busting Out Dragon Boat team traveled to Sudbury to compete in the 15th Annual Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival. The 22 paddlers made up just one team in over 50 competing teams! In addition to the regular races, Busting Out also competed in a 2000 meter race, which was a major accomplishment for the team. We are so proud of this inspiring group of women and we can’t wait to cheer them on in the upcoming Vermont and Sarasota Festivals. Congrats Ladies! [click to continue…]

IMAG2812_1 Breast Cancer Action is excited to announce the launch of our reusable glass water bottles! These  amazing 18 oz bottles are a perfect way to ensure you stay hydrated this summer, and support a  wonderful cause. The bottles are $10 each, or Two for $15! All funds raise to go towards our fitness, education and support programs. For more information on the bottles  and other BCA products, click here! Or call 613-736-5921 to order yours today:)

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in the various BCA events this past weekend. We were completely blown away with your support – what a great way to kick off the summer!

Congratulations to our Busting Out Dragon Boat Team! They took home 1st and 2nd place in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’s Cancer Charity Race. These women train hard year round for events like this, and they were spectacular! Check out this amazing video of our ladies on the water!

We also hosted our first ever SHAKE YOUR BOOTY Fitness Event on June 21st! Our sincerest thanks  goes out to the Greenboro Community Centre Association, Manulife Financial and the City of Ottawa for sponsoring this event. A heartfelt thank you to our top fundraisers : Marie-Andrée Lajoie, Vicki Davis, Marina Moraitis, Sheila Waugh, Irene Ryan, Samia Hage, Jo-Ann Smith and Marie Labrèche!

Because of these ladies, their supporters and more, Shake Your Booty raised $22625.50 for the Breast Cancer Action community! Amazing!

One of our volunteers, a graduate student in Dr. Bielajew’s lab at University of Ottawa, is currently recruiting English-speaking Chinese and Caucasian women residing in Canada who are between the ages of 30-70 with or without a previous diagnosis of breast cancer. They will help in a study that investigates the cultural differences between women breast cancer survivors.

Participation in this study involves two steps: 1) providing saliva samples over two consecutive days, and 2) coming to the laboratory at the University of Ottawa to complete a brief psychological experiment. Participants will also be asked to complete a set of questionnaires (between 90 and 120 minutes for the lab session). You will receive $50 as compensation for any travel costs incurred. Selection for participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Cynthia Wan at uobreastcancerstudy@gmail.com or 613-562-5800 ext. 3892 for the complete eligibility criteria.

The Kelly Project

The Kelly Project is a collaboration project between Breast Cancer Action and Kelly’s Boutique. The goal of this project is to ensure that every woman having a mastectomy is presented with a certificate so she can procure a post-op camisole that will be at no cost to her.  more info >>  

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Thank you to Rogers Radio Ottawa

for running Public Service Announcements for Breast Cancer Action during 2014. Listen for the PSAs on the following radio stations in Ottawa:

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Regifting and Recycling – Everyone Wins

Did you receive a gift that for some reason or another you can’t use? BCA welcomes your donation. We guarantee we will recycle it at one of our events and find a good home for your donation. In exchange we will give you a charitable tax receipt for the retail value of the gift! WIN […]

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