Utah Breast Cancer Support Group

Non-denominational breast cancer support group in Utah for young women in their 20's, 30's and 40's. Friends by Chance. Sisters by Choice.

Young Survivor Sisters is a free, non-denominational breast cancer support group for women living in Utah who are in their 20's, 30's and 40's. We've been supporting each other like sisters since 2003 and welcome your participation. Together We Survive! To join the conversation, please join our Facebook Page

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A chance to help out one of our own!

Hey everyone! I know that this isn't the place for solicitation, but when it comes to one of our own members I will always do anything to help them out. 

Jamie is a 30 year old wife and mother to two sweet children who is currently fighting stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. As most of us know, treatment isn't cheap and insurance companies want their money. Jamie is making these ADORABLE bracelets to raise money for her family to pay down these expensive bills so that she can continue her treatments. If you're interested in purchasing one or more of these beauties, check out her official Facebook page:

Make sure to check out her page as she has many different color and style combinations! Bracelets sell for just $8 each.

~Jennifer Garza 


Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 Celebration of Life Dinner

It's that time of the year again! It's our 6th Annual Celebration of Life Dinner! This year the dinner will be held in the Wasatch Room of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Parking will be validated for this evening. As of right now, survivors will be able to attend the event for free thanks to Dr. June Chen. Survivors may bring one guest with them and the current price for that guest is $24.00. I am working on getting additional funding to reduce and/or make that cost as close to free as possible; I will keep you all updated on that. If you are interested in attending this dinner please go to the following link to reserve your spot. As of right now I have 81 spots remaining!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Now your family & friends can make a difference

The American Cancer Society will be conducting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 during the month of November. Cancer survivors themselves can not participate but this is open to any person who has NOT had cancer. The goal is to monitor the lifestyle of someone who hasn't had cancer to see what may be different between a cancer patient and non-cancer patient. This study is a two-part survey: one part will be at a specified location to sign consent forms and give a small blood sample. The other part will be conducted through the mail and the participant will just be taking some lifestyle surveys. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone that wants to help find a cure! Check out the attached information and, if someone you know is interested, please email Jennifer Garza at youngsurvivorsisters@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing back from some of you on this! 

Jennifer Garza 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Lifting Hearts 5K - October 20, 2012

I wanted to take a moment to share with everyone an event that another Utah breast cancer support group (Lifting Hearts) is doing. They are hosting a 5k race at Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, UT to raise funds for their support group. Kara, the President of Lifting Hearts, has told me that survivors can run for FREE in this race! Walgreens will be there doing flu shots and in addition food and goods vendors will be there making this a nice family event. If anyone is interested in participating in this you need to register at: http://www.wedidbreastcancer.com (Even if you're a survivor you still need to register for the event.)

Check out the attached flyer - hope to see some YSS there representing! 

-Jennifer Garza 


Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcoming Golf Tournaments that will benefit US!

Here is some information on two different golf tournaments coming up that will directly impact the Young Survivor Sisters! The first one is called Protect The Pink and will take place this Friday, September 7th at Thanksgiving Point. The second golf tournament, taking place on September 14th at River Oaks, is called the Feel 'Em Up Cup. Both golf tournaments are providing our girls with the chance to apply for a monetary gift that will help ease the burden of cancer expenses. 

Check them out and feel free to email me with any questions on these two tournaments! Please, spread the word on these as well because the more people who play = the larger the potential gift! 

~Jennifer Garza 


Books Available

Ginny and I (Erin) have collected a bunch of really great breast cancer related books and would love to share them with anyone interested in reading...Just leave a comment here on the blog and we'll arrange getting you the book!

Here's the list:

Finding the “CAN” in Cancer
By Nancy Emerson, Pam Leight, Susan Boonan and Terri Schinazi

Fighting for our future- How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage While Taking Control of Breast Cancer-
Forward by Ann Curry of the Today Show
By Beth Murphy

Voices of Breast Cancer- The Haling Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort & Strength
Edited by the Healing Project

Just a Lump in the Road- Reflections of Young Breast Cancer Survivors
By Debbie Leifert, Gina Castronova, Dr. Tamara Brennan, Jackie Ehrilich, Cindy Goldberg, & Donna Palmisciano

Breast Cancer Survivor Fitness Plan
By Carolyn M. Kaelin, M.D., M.P.H.

Facing the Mirror With Cancer- A Guide to using Make-up to Make a Difference
By Lori Ovitz and Joanne Kabak

Breast Cancer Husband-- How to Help your Wife and (Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, & Beyond
By Marc Silver

First You Cry- The Classic Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Triumph Over Breast Cancer
By Betty Rollin

The Middle Place- A Memoir of Kelly’s battle with breast cancer
By Kelly Corrigan

Crazy, Sexy, Cancer Tips-
By Kris Carr--Forward by Sheryl Crow

Tools & Tips From the Trenches- Heartfelt Advice for Survivors Families & Friends
By Mary Olsen Kelly

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Soul
By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, & Mary Olsen Kelly

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