I am super excited for the YSC Symposium to come to my home state of Mississippi in January 2016!! This will be the first event of its kind in the area and it’s much needed, offering educational support to so many young women that can use it in this region.
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I can NOT wait to connect with other young women like me. Originally diagnosed at age 33, during both of my journeys through breast cancer, I had many women reach out to me, but no one that was near my age. This event will bring many young women throughout the south together for some education, fellowship and FUN!
There are so many interesting sessions to attend including discussions on career and workplace rights, embracing relationships and intimacy, easy ways to eat healthy, and finding financial and insurance resources. I’m most looking forward to the nutrition and wellness sessions. I’m really interested in learning new tips to help improve myself, both physically and emotionally. With so many great sessions, I wish I could attend them all!
As well as offering topics for us survivors, there are also sessions for our co-survivors. This is anyone that may be helping us with our journey through breast cancer. My husband couldn’t wait to sign up! Co-survivors will have a chance to attend sessions just for them. Our co-survivors need support just as much as we do, considering how much they help us through some difficult times. After all, the experience is hard on them too.
Beyond the sessions, I can’t wait to dance the night away at the evening celebration!
I hope to see you January 23, 2016 in Jackson!
To learn more or register, visit symposium.youngsurvival.org.