Calendar of Events
YWBCP Monthly Support Group
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Washington University West Campus Conference Center
7425 Forsyth Ave., Clayton, MO 63105
April 10 – SPECIAL LOCATION
444 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Dayle Sandler, manager of the Breast Prosthesis Center at Medical West in Clayton, Mo., will provide a tour of the center and the latest information about prostheses, insurance coverage and related topics.
Pamela Bunting, DO, a breast surgery fellow at Washington University, will present a session titled "What Happens Now? A Discussion About Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation and Life Post-Treatment."
Relax and meet new friends or reconnect with old ones at this barbecue and potluck dinner. A YWBCP member has graciously offered to host this gathering at her home. We'll do the grilling and provide beverages. You bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. RSVP is required. Contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or email@example.com and let her know what you are bringing.
July 17 – SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION
7 to 9 p.m.
7272 Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO 63143
During this special event, participants will sample and learn about a variety of chocolate from Kakao owner Brian Pelletier. Feel free to bring a beverage to share. The YWBCP will cover most of the cost, but participants must pay $5 the night of the tasting. Registration is required. To RSVP, contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited to 20 people.
Aug. 21 – SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION
7 to 9 p.m.
7170A Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO 63143
Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl's Herbs, will present "Natural Support for Living With Cancer and Managing Short-term Side Effects to Treatment." The YWBCP will cover most of the cost, but participants must pay $5 the night of the workshop. Registration is required. To RSVP, contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or email@example.com.
7 p.m. Thursdays
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Creative Arts Program for Young Women With Cancer
9 a.m. to noon May 18
Center of Creative Arts (COCA)
524 Trinity Ave.
University City, MO 63130
During this program, participants will use glue, paper, photographs, notes, letters or recipes to create collages on glass plates. Most materials will be supplied, but participants may bring personal items as well. (Color copies work best if you don't want to sacrifice originals.) This workshop will be facilitated by Kathryn Adamchick and Sarah Colby.
The Creative Arts Program for Young Women is offered by the Arts + Healthcare Program and COCA. Attendance is free to any young woman with cancer, but registration is required. Contact Kim Selig at 314-747-7156 or email@example.com by May 16 to register. Space is limited!
Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
The following programs are offered by the Cancer Support Community of Great St. Louis at various locations in the area. To register or for more information, visit www.cancersupportstl.org or call 314-238-2000.
- Families Connect
A monthly networking group for families impacted by cancer. Meets the first Tuesday of every month.
- Presentation on Lymphedema, Stress Management and Nutrition
To be held 10 a.m. to noon May 10 at Food Outreach, 3117 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103.
- Frankly Speaking About Cancer: A Spotlight on New Discoveries
To be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 22 at Siteman Cancer Center-South County, 5225 Midamerica Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63129. Siteman director Timothy Eberlein, MD, will discuss new discoveries in cancer, including the latest innovations in cancer research, treatment and side-effect management. A Cancer Support Community facilitator will offer practical tips about managing the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.
- Kids Rock Cancer
Innovative music program for kids 8 to 18 years old who have been diagnosed with cancer or who have a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer.
- Kid Support
Support program for kids 5 to 16 years old who have a family member or friend with cancer. Meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 24 to June 5.
Tutu Walk for Hope Against Cancer
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11
9551 Litzinger Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
Hope for Young Adults With Cancer is holding a tutu walk to raise money for The Tutu Project. Funds raised will support the Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. The registration fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Tutus will be available for an additional $16, or participants can bring their own. The event also includes music, food trucks, a visit by Fredbird, a tutu contest, a photo area and a book signing by The Tutu Project. Register at www.thetutuproject.com.
Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure
Downtown St. Louis, MO
Participation options include a timed 5K run ($35), a noncompetitive 5K run/walk ($30) or Sleep in for a Cure for those who are unable to participate but still want to support the cause ($30). For information about signing up as a member of the Siteman Cancer Center team, visit www.sitemankomenteam.wustl.edu. The deadline for onlin registration is May 28.