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YWCA Encore: A Journey Forward

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, a former YWCA Encore participant.

"When you are first diagnosed with breast cancer everyone says, ‘I wish I could understand what you are going through, but I can't.’," she says. “I did this short film in the hope that family and friends of newly diagnosed women will be able to understand. The YWCA Encore 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.”



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