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, 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)


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.


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:
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!
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.


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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