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

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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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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