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YWBCP Monthly Support Group 

April 16 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Washington University West Campus Conference Center
7425 Forsyth Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 (map)

Thanh Barbie, MD, Breast Cancer Research and Surgery Fellow at Siteman Cancer Center, will join us to talk about gynecological health and recommendations for breast cancer survivors. Light dinner provided.

May 14 – Special Art Program – “Bring A Little Nature Inside - Create Your Own Pop Bonsai Garden”
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Washington University West Campus Conference Center
7425 Forsyth Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 (map

Community Artist Kathryn Adamchik will help us “Celebrate Spring” with a no-fuss, freestyle approach to the ancient art of bonsai. Give free reign to your ideas and imagination as you select source materials (trees and plants) and non-traditional containers ( a can, a tea cup, a shoe) for your tabletop bonsai creation. Grab your pruning shears or scissors and join us as we create a living work of art. Materials and light dinner provided. 

April 26 - YWBCP Members’ Photos Featured in Exhibit
3 to 8 p.m.
Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Come see the beautiful photos we took at our annual symposium in September 2013! Displayed at Fort Gondo Art Gallery ( on April 26-7, 2014, as part of the Inside Out People’s Art Project.

April 23 - Cape-Making Workshop & The People's Joy Parade
6:30 p.m. - ?
"Make It Fly: A Cape-Making Workshop"
at beverly (3155 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118)

This collaborative cape-making workshop, organized by Perennial of St. Louis and fort gondo compound for the arts, invites all to create colorful, hand-made capes. Inspired by the "Inside Out Project: Celebrating Cancer Survivorship," These capes will celebrate the strength and heroism of the women in the portraits, as well as the joy and play in the everyday. Led by Jenny Murphy of Perennial, participants will be provided with creative prompts and crafting techniques for transforming found materials into whimsical and wearable art. Workshop participants will be encouraged to wear their capes in the People's Joy Parade on Cherokee Street, May 3, 2014. If you're interested in the workshop and/or marching in the parade, please contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or

Survivorship Exercise Group
7 p.m. Thursdays
The Heights
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

The YWBCP is partnering with the Heights community center to offer a weekly exercise program for all young adults with cancer. The class will be held each week on Thursdays. Joy Jones, a certified personal trainer and supporter of YWBCP, will lead the program. Registration is required in advance – no exceptions will be made. To register, contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or Those who register will receive a pass to enter the Heights facility for this specific program only.

The YWBCP has developed this group for several reasons. An increasing amount of data demonstrates the benefits of regular activity and exercise among people diagnosed with cancer. Maintaining a regular exercise routine is tough. This group will provide you with instruction and support to rid yourself of excuses and return to exercising on a regular basis. We also wish to expand our young adult cancer survivor community. The group allows you to meet with and learn from other young adult cancer survivors. 


Community Events

Arts + Healthcare at Siteman Cancer Center - "Write On! Creative Writing Program," Thursdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, April 3 - May 22. Free of charge. Register at 314-362-7844 or in the Barnard Health & Cancer Info. Center in the Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, STL 63110.

Arts + Healthcare at Siteman Cancer Center - "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover," Tuesdays, 10:00 am - noon, April 8 - 29. Free of charge. Register at 314-362-7844 or in the Barnard Health & Cancer Info. Center in the Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, STL 63110.

SeeTest & Treat - Free Cancer Screeings and Community Health Fair, Saturday, April 12. Screeings - 8:00 am to noon. Health Fair - 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Held at The Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, STL 63110. Free parking. Register at 800-600-3606 or 314-747-7222.

Stupid Cancer Road Trip 2014 will be in STL Saturday, April 12! Meet at The Shack, 38183 Laclede Ave, 7-10 p.m. RSVP at Stupid Cancer is an organization dedicated to raising awareness about young adults with cancer and providing ways to help.

Theresa Harpole Foundation for Metastatic Breast Cancer - "Spring Fun Run and 10K," Sunday, April 13, 9:00 am, Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights MO. Proceeds benefit metastatic breast cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Register at For more info, visit

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association - 10th Midwest Survivors' Workshop, Saturday, April 26, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Attendance is free. Held at David C. Pratt Cancer Center, 615 S. New Ballas Rd, STL 63123. Register online at or call 314-974-5804 for more info.

"Ray Day Run" & "Wine for a Cure," Saturday, May 10, Hermann, MO. Help support YWBCP member Raylene Hollrah's new organization, "Just Call Me Ray." Find out more about Raylene's mission at To register for either event, visit

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis conducting interviews with adults who've been diagnosed with cancer and live in North St. Louis city or county. The interviews will be used to develop programs that respond to the needs of the community. If interested, contact Torie Gettinger at 314-238-2003, x228.