Young Survival Coalition
Columbia eNewsletter

November 2012

YSC Members Honored at Dems Fine Jewelers Confetti Celebration!

Dems Beads EventOn October 23, YSC Columbia's, Beth Harris and Andrea Kemp were honored with a custom-made glass bead named for them at Dems Fine Jewelers Confetti Celebration Party. Dems celebrated 18 cancer survivors, including Beth and Andrea.  The beads are part of Dems "Bead It To Beat It" campaign with 20% of the proceeds of each bead sale going to breast cancer charities in Columbia.  Congratulations Beth and Andrea!!   


YSC Columbia Hosts Reconstruction Event

ribbonYSC Columbia hosted their first-ever forum on breast reconstruction.  The educational event, held at Lexington Medical Center on October 11th was moderated by plastic surgeon, Ram Kalus, M.D., FACS, FAAP and nurse navigator, Kelly Jeffcoat, RN, OCN.  Kelly and Dr. Kalus educated attendees on breast reconstruction following diagnosis.  The team explored medical and emotional factors that influence decisions around breast reconstruction, discussed short and long-term expectations, and educated women on how to better communicate with their medical team.


Walk for Life was a Success!

Walk for LifeMany YSC Columbia survivors and supporters walked again this year in the Palmetto Health Foundation's annual Walk For Life.  The walk was held on Saturday, October 6th in Finlay Park and YSC's Janet Snider was the featured survivor!  Way to go Janet!!



November and December Events-Don't Miss Them!

Ornament cupcakeOctober was a busy month for YSC, don't miss opportunities to connect with other suvivors and friends in November and December.  Join other survivors at Bonefish Grill on Forest Drive on November 14 at 6 pm for YSC November Connections.  On Sunday, December 2 join YSC at Lake Murray for their annual ornament exchange.  This drop-in holiday party will be from 2-5PM in the afternoon with the ornament exchange starting at 3PM.  Directions and more details to come!  Check our facebook page for updates!!  

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Upcoming YSC Events
11/14: Meet-up dinner @ Bonefish Grill on Forest Drive 6PM 
12/2: Annual Ornament Exchange - Lake Murray 2-5PM

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Dems Beads:
Dems YSC Columbia beads support our local YSC affiliate! They are beautiful beads and a great celebration of survivorship! Beads can be ordered on the phone and shipped within the continental US. Call 803-407-5290 to order!