Lillian Dube is a breast cancer survivor (2007) and is active in creating breast cancer awareness through talks and presentations. She is now part of the Cancer.vive campaign that educates and creates awareness about the shy-cancers. She is also a member of Bosom Buddies which is another breast cancer support group, and she has founded a Breast Health Foundation in Lesotho in 2008.
Cancer.vive focuses on raising awareness of, and educating people about, the importance of detecting early signs of cancer. Our network of cancer survivors tell their stories in various ways, encouraging people to look for signs of the disease, and spreading a message of hope. If it’s detected early, cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Our current campaign focuses on the so-called ‘shy’ cancers, which people find difficult to talk about because of cultural taboos or social stigmas. (Testicular, Breast, Prostate, Cervical, Colorectal)
Our work takes various forms: we share the stories of survivors, their supporters, and ambassadors; we host events across the country and we raise funds and share information about cancer and early detection.