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, November 18, 2011

LiveSTRONG Cancer Transitions Program comes to Utah!

Good afternoon fellow pink warriors! I wanted to take a quick minute to share something amazing with you all: The Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation was picked up this year to perform LiveSTRONG's Cancer Transitions Program! Yeah!!! This is a 6 week program that helps ladies who have recently completed cancer treatment learn how to take their life back the healthy way. This first class is open to 20 ladies, and I believe that it will be the first 20 eligible ladies that apply that will be selected. I've attached the flyer's information so that you can find out more information on this event. Our own Becky Anderson will be coordinating the event so you will be seeing and hearing from her at each of the sessions - yeah! 




The Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation is proud to present Cancer TransitionsTM which is a free 2 1⁄2-hour, six-week workshop for 20 breast cancer survivors. It is designed to help survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Expert panelists including physicians, nutritionists and fitness experts will discuss exercise tailored to each participant’s abilities, training in relaxation and stress management and tips for nutritious eating. Cancer Transitions will answer many of your questions about cancer survivorship post-cancer treatment. Each session will feature a 30-minute exercise routine including yoga, aerobics, Pilates, Zumba and strength training – so wear comfortable clothing! There will also be healthy snacks and/or a light lunch at each session. The discussions will cover the following topics:


Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship 
Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise
Session 3: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor 

Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer
Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know 
Session 6: Life Beyond Cancer


Dates: 
Jan. 14, 2012     10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    Rack Pack Central, Riverton     
Jan. 21, 2012     10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    Cancer Wellness House, SLC
Jan. 28, 2012     11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.      DASH Fitness, SLC
Feb. 4, 2012       10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Weber State College, Ogden 
Feb. 11, 2012     10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Weber State College, Ogden
Feb. 18, 2012     10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Downtown SLC, location TBA 



Session facilitators include:
Becky Anderson, LCSW
Executive Director, Anything for a Friend
Lisa Anderson, RN, OCN
Nurse Manager
Jennifer Scott, Exercise/fitness specialist 

Grace Gough, MS, RD, CD




Criteria for applicants: Age 21 or older, out of active breast cancer treatment for less than 24 months (acceptable to be on current oral maintenance treatment), able to receive your physician’s written permission to exercise, able to commit to attending all 6 sessions (carpooling recommended). Please e-mail your name, address and phone number to contact@rackpackfoundation.com by December 5, 2011. We will accept the first 20 eligible applicants! 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Susan G. Koman Survivor lunch was so much fun on Saturday. We had a record number of our girls attending. Here is a picture of some of them.


We had 4 tables reserved and could have used one more. I apologize to anyone from the group who wasn't able to sit with us because we ran out of room.

Welcome to all the new women we met at the luncheon. We hope you decide to officially join the Young Survivor Sisters.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October Events for YSS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and with that comes many fun events for our group! Here are a few: Mark your calendars!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Susan G. Komen Survivor Luncheon @ 11:00am
1355 W. 3100 S.
West Valley City, UT 84119

The registration for this event is now closed, but those of you who have already RSVP'd make sure to look for our group. Candace Tatton and Jennifer Garza will be heading to this event early to save 3-4 tables, so keep a look out for them.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

South Area Social @ 6:30pm
The Cheesecake Factory
6223 S. State Street - Located near Fashion Place Mall
Murray, UT 84107

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Marci Lock Fitness Class @ 11:00am
Performax Gym - Clearfield
1659 E. 1400 S.
Clearfield, UT 84016

Join us and learn how to reclaim your strength and stamina with Marci Lock! (http://www.marcilock.com) Marci will be providing tips and showing us moves for those members who are concerned with getting back into shape after treatment or staying in shape during treatment. Marci will be teaching about all aspects of being healthy: mind, body and nutrition. This will be an excellent class!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Zumbathon Party in Pink! Event @ 4:00pm
Northwest Recreation Center
1255 Clark Avenue (300 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

The Salt Lake Susan G. Komen Affiliate and Zumba Fitness are joining together to Party in Pink and raise money for our own local affiliate! Let's get together and have some fun while getting a good workout in. You don't need to have prior Zumba experience (I know that I don't!) but it will be a fun time with the girls. This class does cost $10 but the proceeds will stay in Utah so it's a great cause. Contact Jennifer Garza @ JGajeske@gmail.com if you're interested so that she can get a head count and arrange for carpools if necessary. Information and tickets to this event can be found here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Young Survivor Sisters Spotlight on KUTV Channel 2 News at 4!

Hello fellow Young Survivors! As some of you may have heard (or hopefully viewed!) Melissa, Candace and I did a 3-minute interview last week on KUTV Channel 2 news to promote the Young Survivor Sisters. I mean, let's face it, we are a pretty awesome group even though none of us ever imagined that we would be members of it, haha. Anyway, I don't have a really "nice" copy of our interview, but I do have a copy of a copy that I've uploaded to YouTube so that I could share it with those members who haven't seen it. I also hope that if there are some women out there who aren't members of our group yet but are checking this blog that they see the video and want to come join us! As the interview stated, we are not your typical support group where we sit around in a circle and complain and cry (though both may happen on occasion out of frustration!) We really like to share tips and techniques, laugh as much as we can, and try to make the best out of the cards that we have been dealt at this point in our lives. So, for you ladies that are reading this and aren't members yet - sign up! You won't be disappointed and I think that you will find it very calming to see with your own eyes how many young women are going through or have gone through EXACTLY what you're going through now. :)

With that being said, here is the YouTube video! (Once again, I apologize for the quality!) 


I hope that you're all feeling as great as you can and kicking some cancer butt! 

-Jennifer Garza

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Lunch & Cold Stone Creamery Activities

Thank you to Jennifer G. and Tonya S. for organizing a lunch social for this

Wednesday, September 14th @ noon
Kneaders Bakery
480 West Antelope Drive
Layton, UT 84041


For anyone who cannot make a lunch social we will have an evening activity on
Wednesday, September 21st @ 7 p.m.
Cold Stone Creamery
936 North Main Street
Layton, UT

This social was originally scheduled for the 22nd at Jamba Juice. An activity with my kids came up and Jamba Juice does not have any place for us to sit and talk. Sorry for the change.

Please email me at candytatton@yahoo.com to let me know if you are planning on coming.

Thanks
Candace Tatton

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pictures from the 2011 Ogden Rodeo

Hello everyone! Here are a couple of pictures that my husband took at the Ogden Pioneer Day Rodeo. Enjoy! 

Group pose

Walking out of the arena after being recognized
video

Hope that everyone is doing well and kicking some butt! :)


-Jennifer Garza

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

4th Annual YSS Family Swimming Party this Saturday

I just wanted to remind everyone that this Saturday is the 4th Annual Young Survivor Sisters Family Swimming Party. My neighbor has offered the use of her pool again this year.

Saturday, July 30, 2011
1 to 3 p.m.
Roy, Utah

This is a family party so bring your spouse or significant other & kids or come by yourself if you prefer. It is a potluck so bring something to munch on. Come swim or just hang out and talk. The pool has a diving board and a slide. We have had a lot of fun at the past swim parties so we would love to have everyone join us this year. I will set up a shade for those who may not be feeling very well and who just want to relax and talk.

If you can please RSVP to me, Candace at 801-732-2707 or email me directly at candytatton@yahoo.com. It would help me to know if anyone is coming or possibly coming. If you forget to RSVP still come anyway. My cell phone is 801-628-8091 if you need directions on the day of the event. I hope to see a lot of you there.

Candace

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Monday, July 4, 2011

National Anthem at the Bees Game

Here is the link to watch some of our members singing the National Anthem at the Paint The Park Pink night at the Salt Lake Bees game on May, 7, 2011.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fitness Problems

Hello there, it's Jennifer Garza. I have been wanting to write a blog entry that dealt with fitness for some time now. In my journey, I have had a hard time, both physically and emotionally dealing with my weakened and fatigued body. I am still going through chemotherapy and will be having my first breast surgery this coming Tuesday - yikes! I have tried to get back into the gym and work out...but my workouts aren't the same as I remember them. Running is difficult, my muscles are weak so lifting is challenging, it's just all become such a stressful mess, especially when all I can focus on is how well I USED to be able to do these things. As for our diets, ha! For many weeks I was too sick to eat and had to rely on a can of ensure and some crackers every day. Other days when I was pumped full of steroids to avoid nausea all that I could do was eat! Needless to say I have gained some weight through all of this but I am not sure how to get myself back to healthy again. So here is my question to open up a discussion between us all: "How are you dealing with the physical changes of your body, and how are you making improvements to get "back" to healthy again?"

This evening our Past President Candace Tatton sent out an email talking about a fitness class that helps to transform our mind and body and should be a 2-3 hour class taught by Marci Lock. ( http://marcilock.com/) I know that there are other women out there like myself that are looking for some help putting the broken pieces back together that cancer leaves us with and it sounds like this will be a very good opportunity for that. So check out her website and make sure to email Candace at candytatton@yahoo.com

Make sure to read Candace's email and then respond to her with if you can go and what day would work best for you. The event is being scheduled for sometime in September or October and the class would be 2-3 hours in length. 

Stay Strong, Fight Stronger, Ladies!!
<3 Jennifer Garza  

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July Lunch Social & Family Swimming Party

I need to apologize for not keeping up with scheduling socials lately. For our new members who may not have had a chance to meet anyone yet I wanted to give you two chances to come to something in July. I know that summers are a hard time to get together because everyone is very busy so hopefully you will be able to make it to one or both of the activities.

North Area Lunch Social
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
11:30 a.m. in the Food Court of the Layton Hills Mall
Look for the pink heart balloon to find us.

Since I am in charge of North area socials we are meeting in Layton which is central to our members who live North of Bountiful. Although this is a north social because of the location, EVERYONE is welcome regardless of where you live. Feel free to bring your children if you want to. There are a lot of food options in the food court. Everything from Chick-Fil-A, pizza, Mexican, Chinese, Subway, & pretzels. I hope to see you there.

We are also going to have our 4th Annual Young Survivor Sisters Family Swimming Party. My neighbor has offered the use of her pool again this year.

Saturday, July 30, 2011
1 to 3 p.m.
Roy, Utah

This is a family party so bring your spouse or significant other & kids or come by yourself if you prefer. It is a potluck so bring something to munch on. Come swim or just hang out and talk. The pool has a diving board and a slide. We have had a lot of fun at the past swim parties so we would love to have everyone join us this year. I will set up a shade for those who may not be feeling very well and who just want to relax and talk.

Please RSVP to me, Candace at 801-732-2707 or email me directly at candytatton@yahoo.com. Please do not reply to this email because that will create a lot of messages that not everyone needs to see. My cell phone is 801-628-8091 if you need directions on the day of the event.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Pilates in the Park

Hello ladies! Before I talk about Pilates in the Park like this blog title says, I wanted to take a moment to say hello and introduce myself! My name is Jennifer Garza, and along with Kayla Thompson, we will be updating the blog monthly with information about the group, motivational material, new research, events, etc. So keep your eyes open for new entries! A little blurb about myself: I was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer with it already in my lymph nodes in January 2011. I am still undergoing chemotherapy and am scheduled to have surgery in July, followed by radiation, Herceptin and Tomoxifen.
 
Ok - back to what I intended to write on the blog. :) I recently was on a KUTV News at Noon news television segment that showcased The Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation and got to meet one of it's founders, Sarah Dufour. The Rack Pack is hosting a really interesting benefit on Saturday, June 25th called Pilates in the Park. The idea is to come out and enjoy an hour-long Pilates session outdoors and then take part in brunch and a raffle drawing. The price is just $15 and ALL proceeds from the event will stay in Utah and benefit breast cancer patients! The event is at South Mountain Park in Draper, UT. This would be a really fun event to attend and if you live in the Ogden area, as I know some of our members do, we could organize some carpools! Here is the flyer for the event if you would like to check it out:

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Rack Pack and be sure to check out their website, which includes a blog about how to eliminate harmful cosmetic and household items from your daily life! 

(http://www.checkitorchuckit.blogspot.com/)

Have a great week, ladies!
 

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Just a reminder...

I just wanted to post this poem that has been stuck on my fridge since I was diagnosed back in December.  It really helped me on those days when I felt like nothing was going my way because of breast cancer.

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit. 

Many of you may have read this before, but I hope it helps to lift your spirits and reminds us that we have choices.  Happiness is not the destination, it's the journey!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

North Area Social

The next North Area Social is going to be on Thursday, March 24th at 6 pm at Dylans Drive Inn. Everyone is welcome regardless of where they live. I hope to see everyone there. Please RSVP to me at candytatton@yahoo.com.

Dylans Drive Inn
185 N. Main St.
Kaysville, UT

Follow this link to get a coupon for $1 off a combo meal.

Here is a copy of their menu.


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Celebration of Life Dinner Donation List

Thank you to all of the companies that donated gifts to our Celebration of Life Dinner last Saturday. A special thanks to Dr. Marga Massey who sponsored the event. If you have questions about reconstruction or lymphedema you can visit her websites at:


Dr. Marga Massey
www.drmarga.com
http://nilymph.com/
Thank you also to Temple Square Hospitality and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for donating the room.
www.templesquarehospitality.com

Thank you to Linda Hill for such a uplifting speech. What an inspiration she is to us all. Laughter truly is the best medicine. If you did not win one of her t-shirts and would like to check out her additional designs or order one visit her website at:
www.somuchmoreonline.com

Group Donations

Thank you to the members and companies who donated items included in the gift bags that all of the survivors who attended received.

Happy Chemo – Don’t forget to join for free to receive additional great deals and discounts in the future
www.happychemo.com


Close To My Heart – scrapbooking supplies
http://www.closetomyheart.com/


Customize My Chocolates – Customize chocolate with any picture or logo
30% discount off an order until June when you mention the Young Survivor Sisters.
http://customizemychocolate.com or on HappyChemo.com http://happychemo.com/USA/1052/Customize_My_Chocolate.htm

(801) 698-0718

Live International – Green 2 O drink
Jolene Wondergem
http://happychemo.com/USA/1069/liv_international.htm
http://www.livsxinney.net/Liv_Sxinney/Welcome.html
801-808-5966

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystals
http://happychemo.com/USA/1073/naturally_fresh_deodorant_crystals.htm
http://www.naturallyfreshdeodorantcrystal.com/
1-800-653-4006

Susan G. Koman Foundation – post it notes
www.komenslc.org

Additional Company Donations

Anne Richards Massage
1399 S. 700 E. Suite 14-B SLC, UT 84105
801-363-2211

B-Jo Laing – paper banners & custom cakes
http://sweetsuehoneyb.blogspot.com/
801-756-4844

Black Swan Inn – Bed and Breakfast
http://www.blackswaninn.com/
746 E. Center Street Pocatello, ID 83201
208-233-3051

Brianna Chamberlain Designs – Custom jewelry designs
www.briannachamberlain.com
801-726-0992
Donated by Tana Coleman

Candy’s Eye Candy – beaded watch bands & parachute (survival) cord bracelets
Candace Tatton
www.candyseyecandy.blogspot.com
801-732-2707
Donated by Candace Tatton

Chic and Unique Boutique – Cute and inexpensive hats, flowers & headbands.
www.hatsandflowers.com & coming soon to HappyChemo.com
801-310-9065

Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Chocolate
Candie Williams
www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com/candiewilliams
candiesland@gmail.com
(801) 661-6884 cell (801) 295-3088 home
Donated by Melanie Thorpe

Debbie Price, LCSW, CBIS – Individual, Couples, & family counseling
DebbiePrice@netslc.com
801-953-9971
Donated by Debbie Price

Elase Academy – Pedicures
http://www.elaseacademy.com/the-spa/
10714 S River Front Rd, South Jordan, UT 84095
801-302-1650
Donated by Jeni Anderson

Famous Dave – Layton
Layton Famous Dave's 1977 North 1200 West Layton 84041
801-773-3994
Donated by Vicki Bell

Footloose Reflexology & Massage – Push muscle Therapy and Foot reflexology
Judy Smith - 801-529-8777
& Kris Fowers - 801-589-8861
http://happychemo.com/UT/1067/footloose_reflexology.htm

801-589-8861

Gano Café - chocolate/coffee
Viviana Nogales
http://www.myganocafe.com/VJimenez
karevil0401@hotmail.com
801-926-1896
Donated by Viviana Nogales

Get Naked Clothing
http://www.facebook.com/gnclothing
Donated by Cindy Contos

Hapari Swimwear
Save 10% through Happy Chemo
Online & American Fork Store
http://happychemo.com/USA/1075/hapari_mastectomy_swimwear.htm or
http://www.hapari.com/
Hapari Swimwear 69 East Main Street #4 American Fork, Utah 84003
866-525-SWIM (7946)

Hilton Garden Inn, in Layton
762 West Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, Utah, 84041
1-801-416-8899
Donated by Shayla Litster

Jolley's Gift and Floral - Flowers
1676 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-582-1625
Donated by Melissa Taylor

Jonia Blackburn – Wool Mittens
www.etsy.com/shop/jmariecreates
801-295-8355
Donated by Jonia Blackburn

L'Bri Pure n' Natural
Kezia Lee Willis
www.kezialee.lbri.com
509-476-2998

Lia Sophia
Lee Rasmussen
www.liasophia.com/leerasmussen
801-791-5986
Donated by Lee Rasmussen

Meyers Painting – Residential and commercial painting, finish carpentry, sheetrock repair, and tile
Jake Meyers
801-706-6233
Donated by Kathy Meyers

Miche Bag – Hope purses
http://www.michebag.com/
801-566-4243

Mindful Women Spa
http://www.mindfulwomenspa.com/
1525 E. 6000 S. South Ogden, UT 84405
801-337-5818

New York Nails – Nail salon
4865 w. 3500 s. West Valley City, UT 84120
801-966-0551
Donated by Kathy Hart

Petersen Inc.
1527 N. 2000 W. Ogden, UT 84404
1-800-410-6789
Donated by Lee Rasmussen

Pink Daffodil Photography
$25 off a photography package for Young Survivor Sisters members
http://pinkdaffodilphoto.com
801-495-3141
Donated by Erin Gadd

Send Out Cards
Lee Rasmussen
https://www.sendoutcards.com/leebee/
801-791-5986
Donated by Lee Rasmussen

South Valley Dermatology - Skincare products
www.southvalleydermatology.com
3570 w. 9000 s. suite 220 West Jordan, Utah 84088-8873
801-569-1456
Donated by Lyssa Davis

Square 1 Fitness - Kim Steadman
http://www.mysquare1fitness.com/
729 E 2100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84106
801-467-4945
Donated by Melissa Taylor

Steur and Friends Salon
http://www.steurandfriendssalon.com/
1344 S. 2100 E Salt Lake City, 84108.
801-583-1214
Donated by Jannifer Young

Tactical Advantage Training Systems
dave@the tacticaladvantage.us
801-791-5497
Donated by Mary Mower

Teresa Olsen
Licensed Massage Therapist
Foot Zoning Session
teresao5757@yahoo.com
110 S. Angel, Layton, UT 84041
801-544-1697

University Federal Credit Union
www.ucreditu.com
(801) 463-3575
Donated by JoAnne Brown

Wei Therapeutic Massage - Susan DeLegge
Coming soon to HappyChemo.com & see her ad in current issue of Utah Cancer Connections
262 E. 3900 S. Suite 105 SLC UT
801-485-7887

Member Who Donated

You can contact these members directly if you would like to learn more about the items they donated but are not an actual business at this time.

Cindy Contos - dishcloths

Deb McKenzie – Hope necklaces

Ginny Nelson – socks

Laura Pexton - Healing Touch Sessions

Melissa Taylor - AromaTouch Technique Massage

Shelia Anderson – rose rings

Susanne Checketts – jewelry

Taeshae Souvsnnsvong – picture frames & hair bows

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Discount on All-Natural Meat

I love the Freebies 2 Deals website. I also know that most of us are concerned about what we eat. Freebies just posted the following post about a discount on all-natural meat so I thought I'd pass it on.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

North Area Social Date Change

My family has the flu so to prevent anyone else from getting this I am changing the date of our North Area Social, originally scheduled for tonight.  The new date is Wednesday, January 26th.  Sorry for the inconvenience

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

National Teleconference-Protect Yourself: What Young Women Need to Know About Genetics and Breast/Ovarian Cancer

National Teleconference-Protect Yourself: What Young Women Need to Know About Genetics and Breast/Ovarian Cancer


Thursday, January 27th, 2011

8:00 pm EST
7:00 pm CST
6:00 pm PST

YSC and Bright Pink believe that, when it comes to your health, knowledge is power. That's why we are working together again this year to inform young women about the latest research on genetics and breast/ovarian cancer and the ins and outs of the genetic counseling and testing process. January is a time for resolutions and the perfect time to commit to taking charge of your health. We hope this teleconference will help you do just that.

Speakers:

Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH - Chief, Clinical Genetics Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Andrea Barmish Mazza - Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate

Amber Trivedi, MS, CGC



To RSVP, email your full name to rsvp@youngsurvival.org or call 646.257.3025.

To Participate on January 27th, dial:

US Callers: 800.741.5804

International Callers: +1.212.231.2920

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Social

I hope everyone enjoyed the break from activities during the holidays. It went by fast but it seems like forever since I have seen anyone, except Lee, I ran into her at Sam's Club. We have several new members who have never had a chance to come to one of our socials and see what a positive, upbeat, fun group we are. Also there are a lot of you that were not receiving all of our emails, sorry, so you didn't always know what was going on.



That is why I can't wait until next week. We are having a North Area Social Friday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. at

Cafe Zupas
748 W. Antelope Dr
Layton

As always, anyone can come to the socials regardless of where you live. Please RSVP to me at youngsurvivorsisters@gmail.com. Our last North Area social has about 10 people. It was a lot of fun so I hope we can get even more people there this month.

P.S. Don't forget to RSVP for the Celebration of Life Dinner in February if you haven't already done so. There is still plenty of room.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Celebration of Life Dinner

2011Celebration of Life Dinner.




Dr. Marga Massey has graciously agreed to sponsor our dinner again this year. Dr. Massey and her assistant Ashley are planning on joining us. The Temple Square Hospitality Group has also agreed to donate the use of the Wasatch Room on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. This is the same room we were in last year. It has a beautiful view of Salt Lake City and the mountains that we all love. We are very grateful to both of these sponsors. Without their generosity we would not be able to hold this dinner.

As you all know, our group has grown a lot this year. We currently have 129 members and counting. I am so grateful that we have all been able to get the word out this year about this wonderful support group. Because of every one's efforts we have been able to help and support 60 new women this year. The 4th Annual Celebration of Life dinner is going to be our biggest yet. I am hoping that we will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to come but that will depend on how many couples are interested in attending this year. I know that the dinner is still two months away but I need to start to get a count on who will be attending. You and a guest are invited. Please RSVP to me at youngsurvivorsisters@gmail.com by 1/20/11 by sending me a NEW email message with your name and the name of your guest. PLEASE DO NOT hit reply to this email message. Start a new email so that everyone in the group does not receive multiple email messages from everyone saying that they will be attending. I will let everyone know if we reach the limit on how many people can attend. Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis so don't wait to email me and let me know you are planning on coming.



Candace

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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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