Calendar of Events

YWBCP Monthly Support Group 

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. 

June 16 (Monday night) – Special Guided Yoga Session
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Washington University West Campus Conference Center
7425 Forsyth Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 (map)

Yoga instructor and 7-year breast cancer survivor, Lynette Baker, will guide us through one hour of restorative yoga. Lynette found yoga a year after her diagnosis, and she’s used it since then to reduce stress and to heal her physical body. The session will begin with deep breathing, followed by gentle opening and movement of the body that helps the lymphatic system, deep relaxation, and ending with balancing breath technique. No experience needed, and there will be options for those recovering from surgery or who have other physical constraints. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. Light dinner will follow session.

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 seligk@wudosis.wustl.edu. 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.

"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 www.justcallmeray.org. To register for either event, visit http://justcallmeray.org/event-signup

“Knowledge is Power: Learning about Your Colon Health,” May 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. At this free event, you’ll learn about colon health and ways to reduce your cancer risk. RSVP to (314) 747-0539 or pecad@wudosis.wustl.edu. Held at the Monsanto Family YMCA, 5555 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112.

Cancer Support Community‘s "Steps for Hope: Walk, Run, Inspire," Saturday, May 17, 9:00 am registration, 10 a.m. Walk/Fun Run. Held at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County. To register or for more info, visit www.cancersupportstl.org.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor and Ally Summit, Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Join us for a day of sharing, learning, and connecting with other young adult survivors and allies (ages 18 and up) who really get it. Throughout the day, you'll find support, meet new people, enjoy a meal and honest discussions while learning from experts and other survivors/allies. Topics include nutrition, exercise, stress-management, families and parenting, young and single with cancer, late effects, and overcoming challenges related to employment and careers. Finish the day at a post-summit gathering! Held at Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103 (near SLU campus). RSVP to Cancer Support Community at 314-238-2000 or www.cancersupportstl.org