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Survivors share words of wisdom

By: Heather Green-Oliver - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Feb 13, 2014 - 2:01 PM |
The winner of the Perkins’ Pink in the Rink contest is Mélanie Picard who was diagnosed with breast cancer on her daughters seventh birthday. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver

The winner of the Perkins’ Pink in the Rink contest is Mélanie Picard who was diagnosed with breast cancer on her daughters seventh birthday. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver




 


On Valentine’s Day, the Sudbury Wolves will take to the ice wearing pink jerseys, pink hockey sticks in hand. It’s all part of the Pink in the Rink event in support of breast cancer research.

Northern Life asked readers who have survived or are currently battling breast cancer to submit their words of wisdom or advice on how they got though their battle.

The winner of the Perkins’ Pink in the Rink contest is Mélanie Picard who was diagnosed with breast cancer on her daughters seventh birthday.

“Winning is my only option,” Picard wrote. “My two daughters are my motivation and inspiration.

“Whoever said that winning isn’t everything, obviously wasn’t fighting breast cancer. Luckily, I was born with a competitive edge.”

Picard receives four tickets to the Sudbury Wolves Pink in the Rink game on Feb. 14, a $50 gift card certificate to Perkins Restaurant and a pink Sudbury Wolves’ jersey and scarf from Skater's Edge Source for Sports.

NorthernLife.ca had so many wonderful entries, we had to choose the winner by random draw. 

But there were so many inspiring words shared with us, that we wanted to share a few of our favourites with you.

NorthernLife.ca would like to thank everyone for sharing their stories.

“What got me through this terrible disease was a positive attitude and the will to fight for my family, who depend on me.”
Denise Cockburn10-year survivor

“Think postive and stay strong. Keep telling yourself you can fight this. One day at a time. Lean on friends and family. They are there to help. Read all information that is given to you. It does really help.”
Diane Guerard13-year survivor

“I watched ‘Ellen’ during chemo to make me laugh. But my biggest inspiration are my three boys and, of course, my wonderful husband.”
Lucie Connellthree-year survivor

“Take each day as it comes and be thankful. Reach out to others to help them and it is returned to you ten-fold!”

Delores Higgins, diagnosed in 2010  
Heather Green-Oliver

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