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, April 5, 2009

Upcoming Cancer Events

This message was emailed to the group to inform us of upcoming Relay for Life activities:

Hello Survivor Sisters!

My name is Melissa Brown, and I was recently in Roberts Crafts talking to a woman named Deanne who is a member of your group. I told her that my mother works for the American Cancer Society and is in charge of Relay for Life and Making Strides fundraising events.

Deanne wanted more information about participating in these events. The website is: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp?level=0

Click on Join in the Fight and then participate, and you will find a way to look up events in your area. This year there are relay's in Kaysville, Weber State, Roy, Layton, Bountiful, U of U, and several in the Salt Lake Valley. The making strides event is in October this year and my personal team is called Conciseness for Cans. These events start about April and go till September and October. American Cancer Society also does golf tournaments, although I don't know much about those, as I usually participate in relay's and strides.


ACS events are a great way to connect with others, have a great time, and promote the name and cause of your website. You can join a group already doing an event or even better, make your own group! People show up for Relay Events with team names, decorations, and lots of family and friends. I am always trying to recruit new members for my team, and I am currently working on my website. My email is bmelissa@xmission.com 


Like I mentioned before, my mother is in charge of the events, and I have been to A LOT  of them, so if you have questions that are not answered by the website, feel free to email me!

Thank you, and I hope to see youngsurvivorsisters at an event very soon!


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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