As a young breast cancer survivor, I learned first-hand about the importance of support groups during a traumatic life event. I was diagnosed at age 27, which is less common than most and I found it very difficult to find other young women battling the disease in our local area. Though my husband and family supportive me with love and devotion, I longed for a community of women who understood the emotions I was feeling and the challenges I faced. Finding a community of women who support and understand your experience can make a huge different in your attitude, your outlook and in turn your success. Over the last 11 months since I was diagnosed, I found amazing strength and inspiration in the community of breast cancer survivor around me locally and online. Now that I am in a stronger place physically, I want to continue giving back to my community and make sure that no young woman has to face this disease alone. I am working as a local volunteer for the Young Survival Coalition, the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful during their experience with breast cancer and beyond. Unfortunately, the battle does not end at the end of treatment and women need the support system for many years to come.
YSC offers both online networks for those touched by breast cancer, as well as local face to face groups. I will be starting the first young breast cancer support group in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area in July 2016.
To join the group and RSVP to our next meeting visit the Meet Up page at: http://meetu.ps/c/2KnS3/x7X0P/f.
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