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

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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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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