by Cali Platek
It's confirmed! The Just for Styles Crew is thrilled to announce that the guest speaker at our August 20 Retail Crawl event will be none other than Loan Woll!
Loan’s story is one of both tragedy and inspiration. Only days after delivering her son, Finnick Ngoc Woll, who was born stillbirth, Loan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Since then, she has started her own GoFundMe and raised over $60,000 for post-natal and cancer care, while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. “After being discharged, I spent weeks researching ways we could give back to honour our son’s memory,” says Loan. “With so many causes, how do we choose? My heart told me I needed to support those who played an immediate part in my journey.”
Loan participated in a Look Good Feel Better workshop and it was the first time that she felt she could tell her story without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. “When you get diagnosed with cancer, there are a trillion questions and fears that run through your mind. And for women, we can top these concerns with the fact that we no longer look or feel like ourselves,” says Loan. “I want our story to give women hope. I want them to know that they don’t need to hide because this is just the new you — strong, confident, and still beautiful. I want women to feel large and in charge, and that cancer chose the wrong person to mess with!”
Join us on August 20 for a day to come together and walk (and shop!) against cancer. Loan will be speaking at our wrap reception (location to be announced) and she is looking forward to spreading her message of positivity and strength. Loan’s message to participants is: “Thank you for supporting the fight. It’s a club no one joins willingly. However, knowing that there are people in your corner makes the battle somewhat easier. This road requires bravery, smiles, and a lot of laughter, so thank you for not being afraid to stand up to cancer.”
Register for the Just for Styles Retail Crawl in support of Look Good Feel Better today.