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“Encore was a gift during this transition time and up until now.”

“It is 5 years ago this week that my mammogram showed a malignant tumor. During initial diagnosis and then all during treatment, family and friends are attentive and encouraging. When the treatments are over and in time when it looks like one might not die right away, people go back to their lives and we go back to ours, as it should be. However, a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment was not the end of living with that diagnosis and treatment. That experience changed how I live each day, how I value time with family and friends. The future has shortened, but I don’t know by how much. Life after diagnosis and treatment was difficult for me. Encore was a gift during this transition time and up until now. There is so much to learn about living after breast cancer. How to live an active, healthy lifestyle and finding hope and joy by being with other women who know all about this journey was and continues to be a gift. To see women who have fought breast cancer be physically active and happy to be together is a blessing.”

– ENCORE program participant

Funds raised from Move More for Encore will help more breast cancer survivors. With your support, we can continue to help survivors gain their strength, mobility and confidence back.

By moving more for Encore, you’ll help

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Survivors who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy, or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives connect with other survivors and build lasting friendships to encourage peer support and recover.

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YWCA Hamilton continue to offer ENCOREplus, a group of programs that are FREE for women going through different stages of breast cancer recovery.

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More survivors access unique programs and services grounded in navigating the emotional and physical effects of surviving breast cancer.

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Raise awareness about the importance of prevention and moving our bodies to help reduce the risks of breast cancer.

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Yourself! Moving more strengthens our emotional and physical health and overall, makes us feel great. BONUS: By moving more, you’ll also sleep better!

What is ENCOREplus?

ENCOREplus is the umbrella program that includes: YWCA Encore, Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer, a new program Walk, Talk & Wander and potential future Aqua Motion Beyond Breast Cancer programs that support women in different stages of breast cancer recovery.

When your whole life has been turned upside down by breast cancer; you may feel you have lost a sense of routine, wellness and self-care.

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