October is breast cancer awareness month, which means pink ribbons are everywhere, people have raised thousands upon thousands of dollars for research on the annual Run For the Cure, and there’s plenty of conversations happening around the toll this type of cancer has taken on ourselves, our families and our loved ones.
Well Marilyn Denis is taking that conversation one step further with a special episode of The Marilyn Denis Show (weekdays at 10 a.m. on CTV) that doesn’t just focus on the subject, but that will also feature an entire audience of breast cancer survivors, those currently going through the battle, and their supporters.
If you ask us, that’s something to get excited about.
On Friday, survivors and their loved ones will pack into 299 Queen Street West in Toronto where the show tapes, for a special episode that’s designed specifically for breast cancer survivors following the epic battles they’ve gone through or are going through. That means conversations surrounding everything from fake eyelashes and post-battle bra-fittings to skin care and other beauty solutions meant to help these women feel good about their appearances during a time when they probably don’t exactly feel their best.
To help with some of that insight, Denis has asked fashion stylist Alexis Honce, hairstylist Aaron O’Bryan, and makeup artist Karen Malcolm Pye to stop by and dole out advice. Meanwhile, Aime Heenan, owner of Melmira Bra & Swimsuits will give some fitting advice.
Obviously, a part of the special will also cover the importance of screening, something that’s personal for Denis too.
“Having lost my sister in her late 30’s to cancer, it is important to get screened,” she said in a statement. “Do the buddy system – there is nothing to be afraid of! Hence, this episode is all about support, friendship, and the importance of taking care of your health.”
We say kudos to Denis and her team for the unique approach. While we’ve seen tons of specials dedicated to the subject of cancer, breast cancer and overall awareness over the years, the fact that this is a personalized special that’s actually meaningful and relevant to the audience members kind of has us tearing up.
And isn’t that the breast kind of special?