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

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


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.


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:


We look forward to your visit!



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fwd: The Power of Positive Pinking, May 2009

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

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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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Race for the Cure

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Race for the Cure today! Being that it was my first race ever, I've got to say how impressed I was with the amount of support from locals and even people from out-of-state. They estimated that around 18,000 people showed up today for the race - and I believe them. I have never been surrounded by that many people before today and it's not something that I will soon forget. I teared up a couple of times as I thought of the significance of the race and of my gratitude for all the people there supporting us - the Survivors.

It was fun to see the sayings on the custom made shirts of different teams as they walked by. If you didn't get a chance to see the guys dressed in black shorts and tights - wearing pink underwear over them with words written on their bums - stay tuned. I'll post pictues soon! LOL! The support was overwhelming and I'm so grateful that we were able to be a part of it all.

Most importantly I was grateful to participate in the Survivor March with all of you! I hope you all know how important you are in my life and how important you are to so many others in our group. Your advice and friendship means so much to me and I know that my breast cancer journey would of been completely different without all of you!

Today we were able to pass out some YSS contact cards to other young survivors we passed as we walked. I hope they all take the opportunity to become part of the group. I know their lives will be blessed if they do - just as mine has been.

Thanks for everything Sisters - You are all WONDERFUL!

:) Ginger


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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