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

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! 


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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