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

Monday, December 14, 2009

Upcoming Image Reborn Retreats

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Image Reborn Foundation has posted their schedule for their free retreats for the beginning of 2010.  Their mission is to provide no-cost healing retreats to women
who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The focus is on encouraging women to reclaim their sense of personal power and to strengthen them in their journey toward healing on all levels and living fully.

January 8-10 (2010)
Open to all breast cancer survivors

February 5-7
Young Survivors
Supported by a grant from the Salt Lake City affiliate of the Susan G Komen

March 5-7
Stage IV Advanced Breast Cancer supported by a grant from the Salt
Lake City affiliate of the Susan G Komen

April 16-18
Open to all breast cancer survivors

I am not sure how many openings they have or how they decide who gets
to go.  I just registered for the February retreat.  You can register
at http://www.imagerebornfoundation.org/registration.php
I would love to have some company if I get to go.
~ Candace

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Utah Mama has invited us all to New Moon

You're Invited!  http://bit.ly/1om64m


Stop pretending that you haven't been counting down the days until New Moon hits theaters....that you haven't pondered, "Edward or Jacob"...

Just because you love a book for teenagers doesn't mean that you have to resign yourself to seeing the movie adaptation in a theater crammed with shrieking girls. 

Because lets be honest - a theater full of shrieking moms? SO much more entertaining. 

JOIN US for the New Moon Mama's Night out on Friday, November 20th.  This hot ticket will get you a cozy seat at our private screening at the Gateway, a special goodie bag with treats from Park Citiy Mountain Resort, The Utah Mama's Handbook, Petit Elefant, The Sweet Tooth Fairy, Utah Truffles, Wasatch Woman Magazine, E.L.F. Makeup and more. You'll also get the chance to win all kinds of prizes during our pre-show prize drawings from Park City Mountain Resort, Mama Bargains, Children's Discovery Museum and signed copies of John Brown's newest book.

BUY YOUR TICKET HERE FOR $15.  http://bit.ly/1om64m

Thanks to Park CIty Mountain Resort's Start Now program for making this our best Mama's Night Out yet!


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Utah Jazz Breast Cancer Awareness Night


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Susan G. Komen for the Cure
 

UTAH JAZZ BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT

  THE UTAH JAZZ ARE HOSTING A BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT TO BENEFIT THE SALT LAKE CITY AFFILIATE OF SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE®

UTAH JAZZ  VS. TORONTO RAPTORS

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH 7:00 PM

Discounted tickets available in the upper bowl for $27 and $40

(REGULARLY $32 AND $47)

Lower bowl seats also available for $71 and $86

(REGULARLY $79 AND $94)

 THE UTAH JAZZ WILL DONATE $5 BACK TO THE KOMEN SALT LAKE CITY AFFILIATE WITH EACH TICKET PURCHASED

CALL SCOTT (801) 325-2569 TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Re: Romp to Stomp out cancer - Snowshoeing anyone???

I have been to this before- at least once, and I can verify that it is indeed a very fun one!
 
Cecily

 


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Subject: Romp to Stomp out cancer - Snowshoeing anyone???

Hi Everyone!

Who likes to snowshoe? I just learned about the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out breast cancer and thought it would be a fun activity! Kellie B. went last year and said it was a really fun time. If you want to learn more you can visit their site and register early for a discounted price.

:) Ginger


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Romp to Stomp out cancer - Snowshoeing anyone???

Hi Everyone!

Who likes to snowshoe? I just learned about the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out breast cancer and thought it would be a fun activity! Kellie B. went last year and said it was a really fun time. If you want to learn more you can visit their site and register early for a discounted price.

:) Ginger


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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Top 10 Things Young Survivors Probably Don't Want To Hear

OK gals...I found this and laughed my guts out!  It's just so true!  So here's a little something to brighten your day...

Love ya!

Erin

“The Top Ten Things that Young Survivors (Probably) Don’t Want to Hear”, by Marika Holmgren:


1) "You have a beautifully shaped head! In fact, you look GREAT bald!"

We know this is not true. We don't feel pretty. We don't want to stay bald. We want our hair back.

2) "Oh, you have breast cancer. My (aunt, grandmother, mother, sister, friend) died from breast cancer. But I'm so glad to see you're doing well."

I don't know how to say this politely, so I'll just say it: some of the people you say that to WILL die of breast cancer, even though they look great and are doing well. We want to hear the stories of long term survivors.

3) "Well, you're young, so at least you caught it early."

Folks, this is THE single biggest misconception out there, and it drives me nuts because I have to have the awkward conversation with people that in fact, my cancer was already quite far along and very aggressive. Cancer in young patients, pre-menopausal, is usually more aggressive than in older patients. Finally, your chances of getting a second cancer when you've been diagnosed young is much greater. So unfortunately, when you're talking to someone young who's been diagnosed, it's less likely that they caught it early, so just tread carefully.

4) (after treatment is complete) "So, you're cured now, right?"

Currently, there is no cure for cancer. I'll know I'm cured when I die of something else.

5) "Well, if you have to get cancer, breast cancer is the one to get.”

I totally get that this is said with good intentions, but it's like saying, "Well, if you had to lose a family member, a second cousin is the one to lose." It all sucks. It's all bad. We do not sit down and thank god or whomever that we "only" got breast cancer. At least I don't.

6) "Cancer is a gift. You really learn to appreciate what's important."

If cancer is a gift, can I return it please? A gift card would have been better.

[Note from LH: Or as Breast Cancer Action's executive director, Barbara Brenner, said in Help Me Live: 20 things people with cancer want you to know, “A gift is something you would give to someone.”]

7) "Isn't it great that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? Think of all the awareness and money that's raised."

Perhaps if Target wasn't hawking pink rice cookers where a nickel goes to Komen (ok, I made that up, but it's possible), I wouldn't quite feel so nauseated at the site of all this cause marketing. Of course it's great that more money is going to fight the disease, but I do worry that companies are making LOTS of money off this disease.

8) "You'll get back to where you were before cancer."

This is a hard one, and this may be unique to me - I don't want to claim that this is universal. I know that people only mean well here, but the reality is that my body, is completely different than it was before cancer and before all the drastic treatment. I don't know that I'll get back to where I was, and frankly, I'd rather spend my energy making peace with where I am rather than spending all my time trying to get back to my pre-cancer self. Rather than push me to get back there, accept me as I am and help me love my new scarred, crazy body.

[Note from LH: Marika, you are not alone in feeling this way. As Lawrence LeShan said in my book, about people who say such things, “Do you have a golden telephone to God?!]

9) "I can relate. When I was pregnant, I (insert comment about body changes, bad sleep, nausea, hair changes)...."

I know that cancer seems to have a lot in common with pregnancy with all the nausea, hair changing, hormones, etc., and it's particularly tempting to make the comparison because that's what most of my peers are doing now - having babies, not getting cancer, but there's a pretty damn big difference. And again, I know you're just trying to connect, but it's a painful comparison (particularly since some of us, as a result of the disease and treatment, will not likely be able to have children).

10) "Cool! Free boob job. Lucky!"

Groan.

Thanks again to Marika Holmgren for this not brutally, but kindly honest list. Please forward – and add your own - to help all of us punched by cancer receive the support we need and our friends want to provide!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Image Reborn ~ Living Beyond Breast Cancer

For those of you who need a break from the stresses of breast cancer and life in general - I strongly suggest looking into Image Reborn retreats. The Image Reborn Foundation provides FREE retreats for breast cancer survivors! I was able to attend a retreat last year in Park City and a group photo from that fun time is currently on the home page of the Image Reborn site. I met

several wonderful girls there and was rejuvenated! The weekend retreat was full of fun things - massages, facials, gourmet dinners, life journaling classes and more. You can find out more information about Image Reborn by visitng their site at http://imagerebornfoundation.org/!

Contact them asap to get scheduled for the next retreat! You won't regret it.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Information about Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Amber Chase's Musings on Cancer and Life

Information about Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Amber Chase's Musings on Cancer and Life

Amber Chase bravely fought Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer for 2 years. She wants
EVERYONE to know her story so that they can be prepared and informed.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

October Social

I just wanted to remind everyone about our group get together this Thursday, October 15th. I have good news for those of you who want to make a beaded watch band. I found a supplier that is letting me bring a selection of watch faces in case you still need one. They will be $10 each. The watch bands will be $10 each also. I have a large variety of beads from small to very chunky.

We will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. at The Best Western Cottontree Inn at 1030 N 400 E, North Salt Lake, UT‎ - (801) 292-7666‎. Take exit 315 (by Kmart in North Salt Lake/Bountiful). I have attached a map. Please come even if you do not want to make anything. Hope to see you there.
Call me if you have any questions.


Candace Tatton
801-732-2707
801-628-8091 cell




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Friday, October 9, 2009

Our own Ana Taylor in SkyMall Magazine!

Ana Taylor was recently features in the Delta SkyMall magazine as a breast cancer survivor! She was flown to NY compliments of Delta to see Melissa Etheridge perform!
Thanks for sharing Ana!

Hello Lovely Ladies how are you!! hope is all well seems i had fallen out of the planet huh? I just want to give you and update and hopin gto hear from you all!
Just got my mammograph and still cancer free yayyy!! traveled alot during the course of the summer, went to some fun trips with my girlfriends and had a blast! now that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, My company Delta Arlines have many wonderful events to support and make funds for the BCRF, and we have a pink Plane with the logo its so neat!! well I gto to go to NYC last week and had Melissa Etheridge sing for many of the Cancer Survivors Ladies from the company it was a neat experience and there is a pic of me there and also I wanted to show a little article on the Sky Magazine on all Delta planes that highlights the Delta Care fund who helped paid some bills, anyways wanted to share what was going on my life! I hope to see you soon!!


Sincerely

Ana Taylor

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breast Cancer Survivors Fashion Show - ABC 4.com - Salt Lake City, Utah News

Tana Coleman and two other young survivors were beautiful models for the BCSFashion Show preview on Good Things Utah. Check it out!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

$20 Donation to Komen just for test driving a car!

Ford Advantage Plan – Test Drive

As part of its ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Ford is donating $20 for each test drive of a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle between April 21 and December 31, 2009, up to $1 million. Additional information and test drive certificates are available at fordcares.com or click here.

In addition, Ford dealers will have the option of matching these donations up to $1,000 per dealership. Below is a list of local Ford dealerships that are participating in the matching program. See a list of dealers below:

KEN GARFF FORD
AMERICAN FORK
UT
LAPOINT FORD LINCOLN MERCURY
MURRAY
UT
WESTLAND FORD
OGDEN
UT
ST. GEORGE FORD LINCOLN MERCUR
SAINT GEORGE
UT
LARRY H. MILLER FORD
SALT LAKE CITY
UT
CHAMPION FORD
SANDY
UT
SMITH AUTO COMPANY
SPANISH FORK
UT

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Let's get the word out!

Calling All Sisters!


This October join with us to spread the word about the Young Survivor Sisters support group. Email/Text/Tweet/Facebook/Blog and tell everyone you can about our group. Although our group has almost doubled this year we've barely scratched the surface when it comes to the amount of women out there with breast cancer. Take the challenge this month to encourage all you know to spread the word about our group! We know the value of what we have - Let's share it!!!!

:) Ginger

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I am posting the email that I sent last week here on the blog in case someone didn't get the original email.






Several people mentioned to me that they liked the pink ribbon watch band that I made. So for our October get together we are going to make pink ribbon watch bands or bracelets. I have a wide variety of beads and jewelry supplies so you can make something else if you would rather or just come and visit. For the pink ribbon jewelry I will need to purchase the white heart beads and round beads with the pink ribbons at the gem fair on 9/25/09 so call me ASAP if you want one. So far I have only heard back from 3 sisters so I will probably buy a few extra pink ribbon beads in case someone didn't get the email in time. The rest of the jewelry you can just make whatever you want from the supplies that I bring. The cost will be about the same as for the pink ribbon jewelry. The cost will be $10 for watch bands and $5 for bracelets (see attached pictures). That will cover the cost of all the supplies EXCEPT for a watch face. Many of you already have a watch face that you may want to use. If you don't already have one you can purchase them at craft stores, online, or buy a watch that has a removable bar which holds the band on (usually leather band) at any store. I am checking into a source that has several different styles. I am hoping that she will let me bring the watch faces to our meeting so you can buy them there. I will let you know what I find out. One online source is www.thevirtualtouch.com/watch_slide.html. I haven't purchased from them before but they have a wide selection and their watch faces are between $5-$10 dollars. If you plan on ordering online keep in mind the shipping time so that you have the face before our meeting. You will need to bring your watch face with you so that the watch band and face when put together will fit your arm.

We would love to see you there even if you don't want to make anything. We will be meeting on Thursday, October 15th from 6 p.m. to whenever we are done at the Best Western Cottontree Inn 1030 N 400 E, North Salt Lake, UT‎ - (801) 292-7666‎. They are donating the use of a conference room for us to meet in. They will have tables set up so that we can make the pink ribbon jewelry and misc. jewelry. Please come even if you don't want to make anything. Bring snacks to munch on. We hope to see everyone there.

P.S. Don't forget to call me at 801-628-8091 or 801-732-2707 or email me at candytatton@yahoo.com ASAP and let me know if you want to make a pink ribbon watch band or bracelet so that I have enough supplies. You can pay me when we get together. If you miss the group get together we can try to arrange a time when I can meet you to make yours. I am having my last reconstruction surgery (I hope) on October 29th so keep that in mind if you need to get together separately.

Thanks, Candace Tatton

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Be Bright Pink

Hi Girls!  I found a great site to share with your sisters/family/friends that focuses on early detection and overall health for those who are high risk to get breast and ovarian cancer. Check it out: http://www.bebrightpink.org/
 
:) Ginger

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New breast cancer test lets doctors customize care for patients

KSL news story about breast cancer

New breast cancer test lets doctors customize care for patients

New breast cancer test lets doctors customize care for patients
August 27th, 2009 @ 10:30pm
By Jed Boal
SALT LAKE CITY -- When a doctor tells a woman she has breast cancer, the news can be overwhelming. But oncologists now have a new test that lets breast cancer patients make more personalized decisions about their treatment.

Chandy Bronson is a breast cancer survivor.

"We pulled through it, but it was really difficult," she said.

Today Bronson is healthy, happy and in remission. Last October, when she found out the lump in her breast was cancerous, she was devastated and had to break the news to her four boys.


Chandy Bronson meets with her doctor
"That was the hardest part about this whole situation, telling your little kids that you have cancer. Of course they all thought, is mom going to die?" Bronson said.

There were many tough questions, but her oncologist, Dr. William Nibley, used a new test called Oncotype DX to answer questions about treatment.

The test uncovers the genetic makeup of a patient's tumor to determine the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence and whether the patient will respond to chemotherapy.

"We can actually look at each individual's tumor, specifically, based on the genetics of the tumor. We can tell them more specifically how their tumor is going to behave and what treatments will be appropriate for them," Nibley said.

That's valuable information, especially since 96 percent of stage one breast cancer patients do not benefit from chemotherapy, yet a majority pursue the costly and toxic treatment anyway. For a small group of patients there's a great benefit from chemo; the majority can avoid needless treatment.

"We're able to personalize this recommendation," Nibley said. "So, the people who get chemotherapy, it's much more effective for them."

When doctors can customize treatment for breast cancer patients, they can save more lives.

"We're able to take the therapies that we have and really apply them to the people who need them the most," Nibley said.

Bronson was cancer-free after surgery, but the test told her the tumor was more aggressive than they originally thought, that he needed treatment and she would respond to chemo.

"Because of this test, it made making that decision much easier to do chemo radiation. I wasn't guessing," Bronson said.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women living in Salt Lake County. Statewide, more than 1,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. In the past, the prognosis for breast cancer was dependent on the size and stage of the tumor.

When Bronson started to lose her hair during chemotherapy, 23 boys and men--friends and family--shaved their heads with her. That support was crucial, but so was the Oncotype DX test.

"It's a personal test that shows: Yes, you're going to need additional treatment, or no, you're not going to need additional treatment. Knowledge is power, and this was a big piece of information for me," Bronson said.

For the cancer doctors, Nibley says they can be more effective with treatment. They can also tell many patients who dread chemo they won't need it.

Intermountain Healthcare now will submit a study on how this test changed the therapy for a large group of patients. It will be presented at a San Antonio Breast Cancer convention, the biggest worldwide meeting of its kind.

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lymph Node Transplant

When we were at the social in January, Dr. Massey's nurse Jill announced that Dr. Massey is now doing lymph node transplants. When I was in New Orleans for my reconstruction, Dr. Massey did the first transplant there on a sweet woman named Sharon. We stayed at the Hope Lodge together and got to know each other. Check out the video link on Dr. Massey's web site at www.drmarga.com to see a great news report on lymph node transplants. There are very few doctors that can do this procedure. Tell everyone you know that this is now available. You never know who it might help. I told my massage therapist and one of her other patients is now scheduled with Dr. Massey to have it done.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Congratulations Andrea!!!

After chemo, radiation, surgeries, 5 years of Tamoxifen and a whole lot of patience, one of our young survivor sisters just had a baby!!!

Andrea Lanham delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy August 2nd. Owen weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. Congrats Andrea!!!




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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

5th Annual Family Picnic

Click on image to enlarge:
So you and your families are ALL invited!!! Join us!! Please email your RSVP and the number of people that will be attending to eringadd@gmail.com. We will have a giant sub from SUBWAY! I need to order ASAP...so don't wait! Send your RSVP TODAY!! Thanks! Erin.


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Monday, July 27, 2009

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo



Here's a few of us out in the arena...



A few more....



We all got beautiful pink roses...

A few of us...Jan, Erin, Becky--And Rachelle is barely out of the frame on the far left...(Sorry Rachelle!! I thought I grabbed you to be in the pick too!!!)


This is the first time I (Erin) met Becky Hill. Funny thing, our husbands picked seats right next to each other!



The group of Survivor seating...


Here's Rachelle and her cute hubby enjoying the rodeo....


Texting someone!! Telling them how awesome the rodeo is!! :)

The rodeo clown's horse did some amazing tricks!

Loved the Weber "posse" shooting their guns...


Gotta love the bucking broncos!!!


The night ended with a BANG!
Thanks to all the survivors who participated! It was lots of fun! See ya'll next year!

(photos courtesy of Pink Daffodil Photography)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance for breast cancer

This is an amazing masterpiece. Take a few minutes and watch. Awesome.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

Hello Everyone!
 
I wanted to let everyone know of a fun event that is coming up.  
 
It's the Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the Ogden Rodeo on July 23, 2009.
 
I got a phone call from the rodeo committee and they are looking for some breast cancer survivors they can honor that evening.  They need 10 more survivors.  
 
If you choose to participate you and 1 guest will receive:
 
-2 free tickets to the rodeo
-2 free tickets to a BBQ dinner prior to the rodeo
-a cute Tough Enough to Wear Pink T-shirt
 
Ginny Nelson and I did this last year, (along with several other survivors we didn't know) and we had tons of fun.  The dinner was yummy and then at the beginning of the rodeo, we walked out into the arena in our fun shirts and were honored as breast cancer survivors.  Then we got great seats to watch the rest of the rodeo with our 1 guest.  I am planning to attend this year, and I'm buying tickets so my boys can come too!
 
The event is on Thursday, July 23rd and the dinner starts at 6PM.  If you think you might be interested in doing this, please email Hanny Martindale genehanny@comcast.net
 
There are only 10 spots open, so Hanny will accept the first 10 emails she gets.  She has to have a final count by tomorrow evening, so don't delay!
 
Send her an email with the following information:
 
Name
Mailing Address
Telephone Number
Shirt Size
 
Again, send this information to genehanny@comcast.net  Hanny will mail you your tickets and information for the evening.
 
I'm excited to see who can come!
 
And don't worry, if you don't like being in the spotlight, you can still come to the rodeo and support the cause!  A portion of the evenings proceeds are donated to a local breast cancer charity. (Not sure which one this year, last year it was McKay Dee Hospital Breast Cancer Center)  If you wear pink you get a discount too!  For those of you who have never been to a rodeo, this one is AWESOME.  I have been to tons of rodeos, and this one was so much fun.  After all the bull riding and barrel racing, they usually have some cool motor cross too.  It's a super fun evening for the entire family. And the food is very tasty too!
 
Anyway, send an email to Hanny ASAP if you want to go!
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Thanks!
 
Erin Gadd  
 
This is me at the rodeo last year:
 
This is a picture of all of us out in the arena.  I am in the middle to the right of the girl in the white cowboy hat and Ginny is third from the left.
 
 
 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Utah Cancer Resource, Education for Women

Hello Young Survivors,
I hope you all are doing well and that you all will soon be enjoying simmer.
I am writing to let you know of an upcoming Cancer Survivors Conference on Sept 25 at the Train Depot. We will also be having a train the trainer on Cervical Cancer in the near future.
Let us know if you need any information on upcoming events and check our website for the Needs Beyond Medicine Program.  
 
We are still meeting the second Tuesday of the Month, and our next meeting will be July 14th at Health Insight which is on 45th South and 348 East suite 300. We invite you or a representative of your group to join us. Phillip Brown is in charge of sending out information and I have included him on this e-mail. You can also reach him at 801-892-6634.
 
Sylvia G. Rickard
UCREW
Please visit our website: www.ucrew.org 

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fwd: Komen News



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Date: Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 4:57 PM
Subject: Komen News
To: snaps75@gmail.com


If you are unable to view the message below, please go to http://race.komenslc.org/site/MessageViewer/.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
2009 Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure® a Huge Success!

The Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® extends a heartfelt thank you to over 17,400 participants who made our 13th Annual Komen SLC Race for the Cure a huge success raising over $760,000!  The top individual fundraiser was Dusty Silvester, who in only a month was able to obtain $6,600 in donations on behalf of his Mom, Margo, a recently diagnosed breast cancer survivor.  The top fundraising team, bringing in close to $10,000, was the Bodacious Ta-Tas, raising funds and walking in memory of Bonnie Schlotterbeck.  What commitment and passion they exuded in their efforts! 

Up to 75% of all money raised from our Race will stay in our community to fund lifesaving awareness, screening and treatment programs.  The remaining 25% helps to fund the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Research Grants Program.  The purpose of these funds is to help us fulfill our promise to end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  Again, thank you to all who participated in this inspiring event.  We especially would like to thank our volunteers and committee, without whom none of this would be possible. 

Ford Advantage Plan Test Drive

As part of its ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Ford is donating $20 for each test drive of a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle between now and June 13th , up to $1 million.  In addition, Ford dealers will have the option of matching these donations up to $1,000 per dealership.  Additional information and test drive certificates are available at fordcares.com or by clicking HERE. 

Upcoming Events

        June 27, 2009 Raft for the Cure in Moab a fun river trip for all experience levels with 50% of all proceeds going to the Salt Lake City Affiliate.  For more information, click on this link:     www.raftforthecure.com 

        July 18, 2009 Breast Dialogues in SLC a unique breast cancer awareness program at the Rose Wagner Theater sponsored by the Utah Pride Center.  For more information, click on this link:  www.utahpridecenter.org 

Our New Office

Our Affiliate now has office space at 1088 S 1100 E, Suite B, SLC.  We would like to acknowledge and thank the property owner Kristy Blair of Summit Sotheby's International Realty 801-467-2100 for the discounted rent we receive.    

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® please visit our website at komenslc.org.  For answers to breast health questions please call 1-800 GO KOMEN or log onto komen.org.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cancer Survivors Day 2009

Hello Sisters!
 
I hope you all had a fun Memorial Day and were able to spend time with loved ones. I wanted to let you know about the 2009 Cancer Survivor Day celebration being held by Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital and Logan Regional Hospital Centers on Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 2pm. A local survivor, Kevin Garner will be speaking and they will also have activities centered around celebrating life. Live music will be performed by Tongue-Tied, Glenn Register and Mike Christiansen.  Registration begins at 10am at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden. Call 801-387-7400 for more information.
 
:) Ginger
 
 

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ginger Johnson has shared a video with you

Hi there.

Ginger has shared a video with you: Young Survivor Sisters - 2009 Race for the Cure

His/her message:
Enjoy 30 seconds of pics.

http://animoto.com/play/B9n4Skb52yqPDUSzd39izw

If you like it, why don't you try creating one yourself? It's free and really simple, so head over to our site and give it a try:

http://animoto.com/

We look forward to your visit!

Sincerely,
The ANIMOTO Team

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fwd: The Power of Positive Pinking, May 2009

 
Pink-Link
May 2009
The Power of Positive Pinking
In This Issue
May Pink-Linker
Studies Available
Survivor Cruise
May Featured Pink-Linker, Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson, mother of two and founder and owner of Iwearitwell.com, has been making lemonade from lemons for many years. In addition to surviving what the current economy has thrown her way, she has also survived cancer.

Read Kelly's story
Various Studies
Are you available to participate in a study to help find a cure for breast cancer? The National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland is looking for Metastatic survivors for 3 different studies they're organizing. To find out more information and/or to sign up for the study, please contact:

June Kryk or
Linda Williams
Immunotherapy Referral Office
National Cancer Institute
CRC, Room 2-1730
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD   20892
Telephone: 301-451-1929
Fax 301-451-1927

Don't forget to mention how you heard about the studies!
Dear Ginger,

May can be a very hard month for some people. For some, Mother's Day is a day to remember a mother that has passed. For others, it's a day of celebrating with family. But, for both, it's a day to celebrate women, our accomplishments and the love it takes to achieve them.

My journey with breast cancer has brought me to realize how special it is to be a woman and the tremendous need we have to support each other. Pink-Link now has over 3,200 members across the country and internationally! For the past 3 years, Pink-Linkers have made over 1,000 connections! And last year, our website was visited by people from 109 countries. We just added the capability to search our survivor database based on age range: under 25, 26-40, 41-55 and over 55.

We ARE making a difference in how women are getting the emotional support they need during a very trying time in their lives. I hope you're feeling well and empowered!
 
Victoria Tashman
Founder
Pink-Link


p.s. You can follow me on Twitter and join our cause on FaceBook!

2010 Survivor Cruise
Since 2007, the Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine has organized the only Breast Cancer Survivor's Cruise. The magazine is a nonprofit organization and it's mission is to empower and educate breast cancer survivors. They do this particularly well on their annual cruise with a variety of  speakers and topics addressing various breast cancer issues.

Pink-Link is proud to be a partner with the magazine in promoting the 2010 cruise in the Caribbean. The cruise departs Ft. Lauderdale on May 2, 2010 and returns on May 8th. When you book a cabin using the code "PinkLink", we will receive a $25 donation! So, besides having the time of your life, you are also donating to your favorite charity! What can be better than that? Please click on the link for more information and to register.

Cruise Information
Lymphedema Questions?
I recently connected with Gail Pekelis, owner of Women's Physical Therapy in Southern California. She is a Lymphedema specialist with 22 years of physical therapy experience. I asked her to write a series of articles addressing lymphedema and ways to control it. The following is the first in her series of articles.

"In a three part series of short articles, the following information about lymphedema will be examined.  
This first article will define lymphedema, the risk factors and provide some helpful suggestions for self-education and care.
 
Article II will discuss assessment and treatment options for lymphedema.
 
Article III will discuss Axillary Web Syndrome and its presence with or without lymphedema. This condition may appear following axillary node dissection."

Read the Article
Pink-Link Nutritionist
Dermalogica logoOur nutritionist, Janice Baker, was interviewed by San Diego Live online. Click here to watch the interview and learn about cutting calories at home.

Watch the Video (click on the second post on the right dated March 24, 2009)
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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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