When you have “survived” cancer once and come out on the other side, you are vigilant about protecting your health! This month at the Young Cancer Survivors event we will have a counselor speak on the anxiety that can come with being a cancer “survivor”. Anxiety for the future, fear of recurrence, these are all real concerns that someone who has lived with cancer faces on a daily basis.

The Beyond Pink TEAM is hosting its next “Meet, Mingle and Learn” event Tuesday, January 21 from 4:30-7 PM at the Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalists building, 3912 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. Jake Schaefer, LMHC, is a counselor at Cedar Falls Counseling Associates and cancer survivor. He will share his story and lead discussion among survivors who attend.

This FREE event is open to all young women living with any cancer diagnosis. Activities are planned from 4:30 to 7 PM, but participants can come and go as their schedules allow. There will be refreshments available courtesy of Panera Bread Bakery- Café.

For more information about the “Meet, Mingle and Learn” Cancer Survivor Event for young women call Gabbi DeWitt at 319-292-2225 or Dee Hughes at 319-235-3179; or go to the Beyond Pink TEAM website at www.cedarvalleybreastcancer.org.

The Beyond Pink TEAM is part of the Cedar Valley Cancer Committee, and is a non-profit organization made possible by the collaborative efforts of many health organizations, businesses and dedicated individuals’ throughout the Cedar Valley. The Beyond Pink TEAM’s mission is to provide breast cancer prevention, education, support and advocacy for comprehensive, quality care in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities. Going beyond pink ribbons, beyond pink light bulbs, beyond pink trinkets; Beyond Pink, we accomplish our mission by Taking action, Educating, Advocating and Making a difference