Candace Weimer
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  • April2nd

    At the Community Dinner the theme was COURAGE….COURAGE TO MAKE CHANGE….how about I start with “You are courageous”!!! Thank you for sharing some of your darkest thoughts and moments. I can’t even imagine what you must have been going through, and despite all that your outlook and love of life remained positive…that is a gift…you are a gift….and your greatest gift is sharing your experience in a way that is honest, real, sometimes sad and sometimes funny (also loved the artwork!). Where most of us would have said “I give up” that was certainly not in your vocabulary!

    I am not a writer like you. In one of your emails you were struggling with the right words, you said Thank you (too predictable), WOW!!! (over dramatic), Unbelievable (too Ripley’ Believe It or Not), Loving (might be going a little overboard), however I think these are perfect words to describe how I felt as I turned the last page! I say to you again….Thank you for having the courage to share your story….it WILL provide comfort to cancer patients and their caregivers going through the journey….”  Mary D’astolfo, Public Affairs Manager, Safeway, Vancouver, BC

  • April2nd

    and I had to spend a couple nights reading it myself, wonderful job you have done! I managed to carefully not let any tears drop on the pages, especially when reading letters to your son. My son was 9 when I went through my ordeal, and as a single Mom I related to all you said to yours.

    The whole book felt like a look into my own memory, although a different course of action and cancer, the emotional journey was reminiscent of my own. Even you and your Mom knitting, as I am a knitter too, I make alot of hats for the cancer lodges, some funky, others more promiscuous for chemo patients.”  Jody Haws, Kamloops, BC

  • January30th

    Heather Von St. James –  survivor, mother and wife, writes in her blog about “Lungleavin” Day where she looks to make something funny out of something tragic.  Quite simply, it was the day her lung left her body and she wishes all others who have faced the challenges of pleural mesothelioma to join in.

    “For the 7th Annual Lungleavin Day, I’m conquering fear by surrounding  myself with amazing people and sharing our night with anyone who wants to join  in.  I hope you can join us.  Go to my Facebook  fan page to join the Lungleavin Day Event and we will be live webcasting on  the night of February 2nd, 2013 6:00 pm to whenever the last plate is broken  (Central time).” Heather Von St. James

    For more information or to contact Heather visit:

  • September5th

    Candace will be speaking at the HBOC’s (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Society of Alberta) 11th Annual conference on September 29 in Edmonton, Alberta.

    If you or someone you know might be interested in attending this conference, registration forms are available at:


  • August6th

    Terry and I finally had a chance to read your book and we are both amazed at the strength you had during the whole messy time.  What an inspiration you are and an amazing woman.  We both agree that our worst day ever is nothing compared to what you have been thru, really puts things into perspective.”  Terry and Marina Dovell, Balgonie, SK, CANADA

  • June19th

    about how good it was so she wants to read it now too, she just finished chemo treatments a month ago.  Your positiveness is amazing and sure makes me want to always look at the positive in life.”  Rachel Knudsen, Balgonie, Saskatchewan CANADA

  • June19th

    Candace’s story was published in the University of Regina’s Degrees magazine, June 2012.

    To view, click here and go to page 32  —->

  • June7th

    Candace will be the guest speaker at the 100 Mile House Relay for Life on Saturday, June 9 in the park beginning at 10:00 a.m. sharp.   A portion of her book sales on this day will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

    For more information on the 100 Mile House Relay for Life, contact:  Alaina Fryer -

  • May25th

    Candace will be the key speaker at the Cooperators Insurance company on May 30, 2012.  Her presentation topic will be entitled:  When the World Dropped in On Me, a Cancer Patient’s Story.  She will speak on the importance of maintaining a work/life balance, (including sustaining a positive attitude) to induce healthy living.

    Employees from the Cooperators Insurance company believe in bringing about meaningful change and contributing to the sustainability of the communities they work in.  For more information on their volunteer and fundraising efforts, including their contribution to the Pasqua Hospital’s cancer patient lodge in Regina, SK link here —–>

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  • April16th

    Candace will be the guest speaker for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event being held in Lumsden, SK on May 26, 2012.

    Link here for more information on the popular event or to enter a team:

    CONGRATULATIONS – over $80,000 was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society as a result of the Relay for Life event in Lumsden.