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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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Camp Kesem Summer Camp

We received this information about Camp Kesem and wanted to pass it on. Please contact them directly for more information.

Dear Cancer Support Groups,
 
         I am writing this email on behalf of the BYU branch of Camp Kesem.  Camp Kesem is a nonprofit summer camp that gives children affected by a parent's cancer the opportunity to just be kids.  Campers at Camp Kesem engage in camp activities like sports, arts and crafts, and drama to give them a fun-filled week.  Campers also participate in "Cabin Chats" with fellow campers and counselors, giving children the chance to share their experiences with each other.  To answer a few questions you might have, here is some information from the website:

Q:  What is Camp Kesem?

A:  Camp Kesem is a free, week-long summer camp for children of cancer patients. Campers must be between 6-13 years old to participate. Each camper has a parent who currently has or has had cancer. At Camp Kesem BYU, our campers come from all over Utah, Colorado, and Idaho.

Q:  How much does camp cost?

A:  Camp Kesem is free to all campers. Along with the emotional and physical burdens that cancer can place on families, there is also a major financial strain. Thanks to the generous donations from community members, business, and other organizations camp is free to all campers.

Q:  When and where does camp take place?

A:  Camp will be held August 16-21, 2010 at Camp Kostopulos, which is in Immigration Canyon, by Hogal Zoo in Salt Lake City, UT. To know more about the camp site you can visit their web site at: http://www.campk.org/

            We are currently searching for campers!   We would love to send you information (i.e. brochures) that you can pass along to anyone you know who would benefit.  Email me back if you are interested.  Thanks so much!

Nathan McMurray

Camper Support

BYU Camp Kesem

P.S.  For more information, go to our website, http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536437/k.79B1/Camp_Kesem_BYU.htm.   To view a short promotional video made this past summer by the BYU Camp Kesem, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ3s1VNwSLg.



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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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