Board and Founding Members

Shelley Snell

Shelley Snell, Founding Member

Shelley was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 1996, 2001 & 2009 and metastatic disease in 2013, 2015 & 2016. She retired as a comptroller for Canadian public companies (mining/exploration) in West Africa, where she was also active in advocacy. Shelley enjoyed a diverse career in mining, hydroelectric generation, petrochemicals, SAR, and auto racing.  She’s currently based in North Vancouver.

In Memoriam

Susan Anthony

Susan Anthony, Founding Member

On October 8, 2018 at 4:45am Susan passed away from Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). She was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2007 and MBC in December, 2013.

Susan attended University of Ottawa where she graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology. Susan worked with the BC Provincial Government and various Community Living Organizations and has been a passionate advocate for persons with disabilities for the past 17 years. As such, she was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Membership Award from the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to improving the lives of people with disabilities. She was the 2018 recipient of the Burnaby Local Hero Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Community. Susan lived in Burnaby, BC with her husband Gerald, adult son Jake, and four small rescue dogs.

Susan was a respected member of the MBC Community, and a fierce advocate for more MBC Research and better treatment options. As a founding member, and friend to many, her loss is deeply felt. Our heartfelt condolences to Susan’s family and to all who knew and loved her.

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