The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Sherry Abbott

Sherry Abbott, 53, Cancer Care Advocate

In 1992, she was a 32-year-old cosmetic executive who was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. She fought the disease and won but during her time as a cancer patient, she witnessed a gap in care for women living with the disease. Thanks in large part to Abbott’s dedication to filling that gap, this fall marks the 20th anniversary of the charitable program, Look Good Feel Better, where women with cancer participate in seminars for makeup and hair application so they can look and feel more like themselves during and after treatment. Established in Canada by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, where Abbott currently is executive director, the group also launched the website, creating an online community for women to connect, as part of their 2010 program

Facing Cancer Together. “Not only is it my passion, it’s both an honour and a privilege to be part of an organization so dedicated to supporting women at one of the most challenging times of their life because no woman should ever have to face cancer alone.”