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

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation

Here is a website/foundation started by a family in Utah.  Some of you may be interested in checking it out and possibly having your family sponsor a bag for you or for someone else.  Here is the info.

Hi, my name is Sarah and my family and I just started a non-profit foundation in Utah called The Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation. We provide personal support to women going through breast cancer treatment. You can check out our website at http://www.rackpackfoundation.com/.

We currently have been making "treatment bags" which are cute tote bags filled with goodies for women that are going through chemotherapy/radiation. You can see our bags on the Shop/Donate bag of our website.
I lost my 32-year-old sister last February to triple negative breast cancer and we started this foundation in her honor and to help other young women going through treatment and help lift their spirits and provide support in any way we can.


Camp Kesem - Make the Magic

Camp Kesem is a week long Summer camp for kids age 6-16. This is a camp for kids whose parents have, or have had, or died from cancer. This camp has been wonderful for my kids. It is free to the children and their families. It is entirely run by donations. Make the Magic is one of their biggest fundraisers. It will be held December 11 (Sat) at 6pm in the Skyroom of the Wilkinson Center (at BYU). This is a silent auction dinner and there will be a short presentation about Camp Kesem. The dinner is free (I think). If you'd like to attend please RSVP via e-mail (BYU@campkesem.org) by Wednesday December 8. They should start accepting applications for the 2011 camp sometime in January. Make sure that you RSVP ASAP if you want to go to the dinner. http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536437/k.79B1/Camp_Kesem_BYU.htm



Top Breast Cancer Blog

The Young Survivor Sisters Blog was just chosen by Online Nursing Schools as one of the 2010 Top Breast Cancer Blogs.  You can check out our link as well as some other resources that might help you at


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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