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Babes4Breasts Partners with OICC on Head Start Program for Women with Breast Cancer

Babes4Breasts Partners with the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
on New Head Start Program for Women with Breast Cancer.

Empowering women to be their best advocates.

The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) and Babes4Breasts have come together to launch the innovative Babes4Breasts Head Start Program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The program will provide women with the best “head start” possible, and it will launch this coming fall with proceeds from the 8th Annual Babes4Breasts Benefit Concert.

The Babes4Breasts Head Start Program will help women with breast cancer to understand the range of issues so poorly addressed when first diagnosed, enabling them to feel less alone and confused, and launching them on a journey towards healing. Improved quality of life, reduced side effects, reduced anxiety and depression, increased stamina, and better overall health outcomes are explored through weekly workshops with OICC therapists.  The program empowers women to be their best advocates, as they learn about the role of nutrition, natural health products, exercise, mind body techniques, stress management, and lifestyle modifications in coping with, and fighting, breast cancer.


Using the Power of Music to Raise Funds and Awareness for the OICC

The 8th Annual Babes4Breasts Benefit Concert, and release of 2014 compilation album, will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at Southminster United Church in Ottawa.  A wide range of recording artists featuring undiscovered gems and Juno-award winners including Amanda Rheaume and Ana Miura will join together for an authentic, intimate and fun night of music benefitting the OICC.  Tickets will go on sale in August at  

Babes4Breasts Teaser Appearance at the OICC for Doors Open Ottawa – Saturday, June 7th

Join us for a “sneak-peek” concert teaser this coming Saturday, June 7th during Doors Open Ottawa at the OICC. Babes4Breasts musicians Ana Miura and Amanda Rheaume will be performing from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at 29 Bayswater Avenue.   The OICC will be open to the general public from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Visit the historic CJOH-TV building, the site of its very first broadcast in 1961.  Discover how the facility has been renovated and designed as a healthy, sustainable environment for patients. Learn about OICC’s innovative cancer care and prevention therapies, and sample nutritious foods.

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