"We want to spread awareness as much as we can, you never know who this information might reach and it could change their lives forever, we are all in this fight together", she said.
"I have now had two surgeries and have one to go to prevent it from spreading", she wrote in a letter published on the Camera Obscura website. That's when she discovered that a hot spot like the one seen in the thermal image below can sometimes mean that there is a tumor with more blood flow (and therefore heat) close to the surface of the skin.
Bal said: "I visited with my family in May 2019 during the school holidays. While making our way through the floors we got to the thermal imaging camera room".
Andrew Johnson, general manager of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, said it was "amazing" Gill noticed the difference in the image and acted promptly.
"Thermography devices are not sensitive or specific enough to be a trusted method to detect breast cancer - in Ms Gill's case the discovery was serendipitous". She is recovering well.
October marked the start of the Winters Police Department's third year in the the project to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment, joining public safety agencies across the state.
Health Canada issued a similar reminder in 2017, noting that "thermograms (which use thermal imaging) are not a substitute for mammograms used for routine monitoring and screening for breast cancer".
Research has found that the average percentage of women affected by breast cancer out of all cancer cases globally in both developed and developing nations is 16%, with the rate of affected individuals increasing annually by 10%.
Winters' finest are sporting pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and have invited the public to participate in the 2019 Pink Patch Program.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United Kingdom, with more than 54,500 cases diagnosed every year.
When she flipped through pictures on her phone later, she noticed that her left breast was showing up as a hot spot.
After the incident, she decided to make an appointment with her doctor and she was indeed diagnosed with cancer.