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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Now your family & friends can make a difference

The American Cancer Society will be conducting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 during the month of November. Cancer survivors themselves can not participate but this is open to any person who has NOT had cancer. The goal is to monitor the lifestyle of someone who hasn't had cancer to see what may be different between a cancer patient and non-cancer patient. This study is a two-part survey: one part will be at a specified location to sign consent forms and give a small blood sample. The other part will be conducted through the mail and the participant will just be taking some lifestyle surveys. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone that wants to help find a cure! Check out the attached information and, if someone you know is interested, please email Jennifer Garza at youngsurvivorsisters@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing back from some of you on this! 

Jennifer Garza 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Lifting Hearts 5K - October 20, 2012

I wanted to take a moment to share with everyone an event that another Utah breast cancer support group (Lifting Hearts) is doing. They are hosting a 5k race at Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, UT to raise funds for their support group. Kara, the President of Lifting Hearts, has told me that survivors can run for FREE in this race! Walgreens will be there doing flu shots and in addition food and goods vendors will be there making this a nice family event. If anyone is interested in participating in this you need to register at: http://www.wedidbreastcancer.com (Even if you're a survivor you still need to register for the event.)

Check out the attached flyer - hope to see some YSS there representing! 

-Jennifer Garza 


Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcoming Golf Tournaments that will benefit US!

Here is some information on two different golf tournaments coming up that will directly impact the Young Survivor Sisters! The first one is called Protect The Pink and will take place this Friday, September 7th at Thanksgiving Point. The second golf tournament, taking place on September 14th at River Oaks, is called the Feel 'Em Up Cup. Both golf tournaments are providing our girls with the chance to apply for a monetary gift that will help ease the burden of cancer expenses. 

Check them out and feel free to email me with any questions on these two tournaments! Please, spread the word on these as well because the more people who play = the larger the potential gift! 

~Jennifer Garza 


Monday, July 2, 2012

Your Wife has Cancer! Now What?

I wanted to share a link with everyone to this book titled "Your Wife has Cancer! Now What?" This book was written by one of our member's husbands so it is a very real and down-to-Earth book that could help our husbands out!

The price for this book is $15.99 for a softcover edition or only $3.99 for an e-reader edition. 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello ladies! I just wanted to share this flyer with you all for the Surviorship Summer Social at the Cancer Wellness House. This event is hosted by UCAN (Utah Cancer Action Network) and is sure to be a good time. Check out the flyer and if you'd like to attend just make sure to register. Hope to see some of you there! 

-Jennifer Garza 


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Free Registration for Race for the Cure

Hello Pink Sisters,

If you haven't already registered for the Race for the Cure next month, I just heard about how you can register for FREE. Info below. Today you can register for free at the Larry H. Miller in Sandy from 5-7pm Hope to see a lot of you at the race again this year. If you haven't been before, it is the most inspirational experience.

Register at a Ford Dealership
Receive FREE registration and T-shirt for the SGK "Race for the Cure" from Ford, KSL TV and FM100.3!
Join Ford, KSL TV and FM100.3 at the 2012 SGK "Race for the Cure". FM100.3 will be on site at select dealerships throughout the month of April and May. Come test drive a Ford and they will pay for your registration and get an awesome "Pink Warrior" t-shirt! Each adult can receive 2 registrations per test drive (4 per family). Come meet KSL and FM100.3 personalities and enjoy free popcorn and more! There will be giveaways (including Gift Cards to Sanctuary Day Spa) and other prizes. See you there!

  • Stop by and say hi to FM 100.3's Rebecca Cressman at LHM Ford Sandy (200 W. 9000 S.) from 5-7pm on Thursday, April 19.
  • Be sure to meet Studio 5's Brooke Walker at LHM Ford (1340 South 500 West; SLC) on Saturday, April 28 from noon - 2pm.
  • Find out about the weather from new KSL meteorologist Lynae Miyer at Ken Garff Ford (597 East 1000 South; American Fork) from noon - 2pm on Thursday, May 3.
  • Meet Studio 5's Brooke Walker at Willey Ford (1800 S. Main; Bountiful) from 5-7pm on Thursday, May 8.



Monday, April 16, 2012

LiveSTRONG Cancer Transitions Class is back!

Hello ladies! If you missed out on the first LiveSTRONG Cancer Transitions class brought to us by the Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation then here is your chance to attend! The Rack Pack will be holding another LiveSTRONG class starting this June for the first 12 survivors that respond to them. I attended this class last month and it was AMAZING. It's just what we need and you form even tighter sister bonds while strengthening yourself through the process. Here is their flyer: if it looks like something that you would be interested in make sure to email the Rack Pack at contact@rackpackfoundation.com by May 15, 2012!

I hope that you're all doing GREAT!! I'll see you at the Race for the Cure!
~Jennifer Garza 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Skin Brushing to help lymph system

Here is a link to an interesting video on using skin brushing to help the lymph system. It is worth a try.


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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