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, 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.


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


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.


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: +


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

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.


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.



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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