#Saltwatercure Fund

Mastectomy Mermaid and two new sticker designs are available for purchase online at the Saltwater Store and in-store at Rosa Rugosa Market (Hubbards, Nova Scotia) & Calling Corners (Truro, Nova Scotia). See new designs below.

#Saltwatercure was established in October 2021by Nicole Close to raises funds for persons in treatment and recovery from breast cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada. “Mastectomy Mermaid” (as seen above) was the first sticker designed by SURFSHiNE ART for #Saltwatercure and in March 2022 two new SURFSHINE ART stickers were added (Sunset SALTWATERCURE & Transparent decal SALTWATERCURE).

Sales from these three stickers, will go to bi-annual recipients. These funds will offer some relief from the financial struggles associated with the cost of treatment and side effects, so they may focus on healing. See below for link to Saltwater Store and details about purchasing stickers In Store here in Nova Scotia.

The #Saltwatercure Fund’s current recipient is Victoria Germain. She is an ocean loving mother of two that works in the freelance world of the Film Industry here in Nova Scotia. In addition to the sales of the #Saltwatercure stickers from July – October 2022, an event & raffle were held on October 22. The profits from the sales of new merchandise launched for the event, 100% of the door / raffle all went to Victoria to help as she goes through treatment for breast cancer.

Victoria will receive $2307.69 because of all of your generousity.


Join us at The Tare Shop (21 Portland Street,Dartmouth, NS) on Saturday, December 10th at the ZERO WASTE NIGHT MARKET (7-10-pm). All of the new merchandise that was launched at Saltwatercure 2022 Event, will be available for purchase. Profits from the Saltwatercure sales at the market will go to Victoria Germain.

Stay tuned for details on what items will be added to The Saltwater Store in 2023.

#Saltwatercure continues to raise funds for upcoming recipients. If you know of someone that is currently treatment or recovery from breast cancer in Nova Scotia, that would benefit from the support of Saltwatercure, please email journeyofamermaid902@gmail.com

Please note that there is no obligation to participate in the promotion or sales of the Saltwatercure merchandise in person or on social media. #Saltwatercure respects that everyone’s journey is unique and recipients can choose to be involved in however it serves them best.

Past recipient

Sticker sales from October 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022 raised $1438.40 which was donated to our first recipient, Amber Spurrell, a fellow mermaid and surfer currently in treatment for breast cancer. Thank you for supporting Amber on her healing journey. See article below featuring Amber and the #Saltwatercure Fund.

Nicole – Post Surgery
Nicole: 1st Chemo
Nicole: Post 2nd Chemo

Journey of a Mermaid

In 2016 I was diagnosis of breast cancer (Ductal Carcinoma Insitu (DCIS) – ER+ / HER2+). During my year of treatment I was lucky enough to have a great support network as well as an amazing team of specialists to help me through recovery of side effects from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation in the years to follow. My connection to the ocean was an integral part of my healing process. Mind, body and soul. It still continues to nourish, inspire and teach me.

Last year I started to think about how I could support women in my community with breast cancer and the one thing that stood out to the most to me was the that the costs associated with Cancer are a burden. In addition to the crushing costs of the actual treatment, there are so many expenses associated with healing from the effects. For example, osteopath, physiotherapy to deal with surgery and scarring, naturopath, supplements, nutrition to combat the effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation. All of these are necessary to return to health, resume everyday activities and help prevent reccurrence. I decided to start small and used my connection to the ocean and the inspiration it gave me. Four months later, “Mastectomy Mermaid” was created. I am grateful be able to offer a bit of financial support to other women going through breast cancer treatment and to share my gratitude for the ocean.

Stickers / Tote Bag Prices:

Sunset #Saltwatercure: $5CAD (3 x 3 rounded square vinyl sticker with matte finish)

Mastectomy Mermaid: $6CAD (3.65 inch rounded square vinyl sticker with a matte finish)

Transparent #Saltwatercure: $4CAD (2.5 x 3.25 rounded rectangle transparent decal)

Available In Store (see below) or Online through the Saltwatercure Store.

**Stickers and decal are Canadian Made using eco-friendly inks (Greenguard gold certified) Scratch resistant Weatherproof and dishwasher safe (if used on water bottles). Scratch resistant Weatherproof and dishwasher safe.

SALTWATERCURE Tote Bags are made of durable 100% Cotton and screen printed locally in Seaforth, NS by Pink Grasshopper Studios

The design is a collaboration between SurfshineArt & WILD/FREE Creative

Totes are $20

SALTWATERCURE Tote and all the stickers at the In store locations Nova Scotia below:

Rosa Rugosa Seaside Market: 30 Trunk 3, Hubbards, NS. This restaurant, Cafe and Market features fresh ingredients & local goods from small Canadian businesses. IG: Rosa Rugosa Online at rosarugosamarket.ca

Calling Corners New Age Boutique: 147 Esplanade St, Truro. Find this amazing store on IG: @callingcorners or online at callingcorners.com