Take Care of the Girls

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Colleen O’Neil was recently involved in a surprise gathering of ladies at a lingerie store in Vancouver to make a video encouraging women to participate mammography screening. The message is – if you’re a woman 50 or over, have a mammogram every 2 years. Here is the full video, which has aired, in part, on…

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Early Mammography Saved Our Lives


By Meribeth Deen – Editor, Bowen Island Undercurrent March 13, 2014 When the BC Cancer agency approached Colleen O’Neil to get her friends together to film a commercial about mammograms, she responded positively, and invited her friends to meet her at Diane’s Lingerie shop in Vancouver. The premise was a party to support women who’d…

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Big Steps Towards Better Health Care on Bowen

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Bowen Island Undercurrent Jan 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM In the 20 months since its inception, members of the Caring Circle’s Advisory Board have been working vigorously to determine health needs and to facilitate access to health and wellness information on Bowen. The first initiative was the publication of the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide…

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Colleen O’Neil Blindsided by Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 53

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Colleen O’Neil says she was blindsided by the diagnosis, at the age of 53, of breast cancer. “There’s no family history, I’ve always been healthy, and I didn’t have any of the risk factors,” said the 61-year-old. Lots of women discover a lump, she notes. But for many, breast cancer – including ductal carcinoma in…

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For Bowen’s Health

Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: March 07, 2013 2:00 PM This week, the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide will arrive in postal boxes all across the island. The Caring Circle Health Advisory Committee hopes that the publication will become a resource for seeking health care information and recommends that islanders keep it in a prominent place.…

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Caring Circle Office Opens

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Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: February 14, 2013 3:00 PM On Wednesday, February 20, Caring Circle will be opening a health resource centre beside the Village Baker at 997 Dorman Road. We are pleased to announce that volunteer Colleen O’Neil will be there, acting as a health navigator/co-ordinator. She is available to explore any questions you…

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Making Bowen More Age-Friendly

By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent Published: January 17, 2013 8:00 PM A grant of $19,993 has been awarded to the Bowen Island Municipality with the aim to help create programs or tools that address the needs of older residents. At Seniors Keeping Young (SKY) last Monday, January 14, the discussion revolved around the…

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