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

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Guest Speaker

Sorry for the last minute notice about this months guest speaker. We had planned on talking about Raw Food Diets this month but our speaker had her baby early and will not be available until next year. Thank you to Melissa Taylor who has stepped up at the last minute to fill in. Melissa and her friend Lana will be talking with us about how we can use essential oils to help us regain our health after we have finished treatment. I hope to see you all there.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Koman Survivor Lunch

Last week several of our sisters attended the annual Susan G. Koman Survivor Lunch. It was a lot of fun. A few of us that arrived early were able to sit together and even have this fun picture together. After everything was over we ended up finding a few more of our sisters that were scattered around the room. Next year we need to plan ahead so that we are able to all sit together. I think we could fill up several tables by each other.

The food was great and the speakers were uplifting. Brook Walker from Studio 5 even mentioned our group. She met some of our girls about 3 years ago (before my time). Her entire speech was about how we are all sisters fighting this disease together. The rest of the speakers tied their presentations into the whole sisterhood thing. In many ways I feel even closer to the women in our group than I do to my own 3 sisters. There are so many things that I can share (or show in some cases cases) with you and things that you all understand that my biological sisters will hopefully never understand. This is one experience that I never want to share with them. Thank you all for being my sisters. I know that my life would be very different without you.
If anyone did not get a copy of the group picture I have 4 additional copies. I also have the individual shots for Mary Mower, Melissa Taylor, Kathy Hart, and Kristen (in green shirt she hasn't joined the group yet.) Let me know if you want your pictures.

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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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