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Short film

In 2009, YWCA NSW collaborated with two Sydney filmmakers, Bec Lorrimer and Kate Gwynne to produce YWCA Encore: a Journey Forward, a moving short film that charts a woman's emotional journey through breast cancer.

The film tells the story of Carolyn Altman, who said:

"When you are first diagnosed with breast cancer everyone says, "I wish I could understand what you are going through, but I can't." I did this short film in the hope that family and friends of newly diagnosed women will be able to understand. The ywcaencore program helped me so much both in providing a support group of local women and giving me back my physical mobility and strength, that I wanted other women to understand the benefits of this program".