Keeping you informed of events, services, milestones, and initiatives across the membership. 
CONFERENCES

YSCSUMMITFebruary 23-25
Orlando, Florida

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

This three-day national conference will feature inspirational speakers, workshops addressing the unique needs that young women with breast cancer face, and special wellness activities. Find the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and tools. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with a community of other young survivors and co-survivors from across the country.
YSC SUMMIT 2018
 
Living and Leaving a Legacy: Half Day Retreat for Young Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Friday, February 23
12:30 to 4:00 pm EST

Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, of Johns Hopkins will lead this dynamic half-day retreat for young women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She will help you think about crafting creative answers to important questions, like:

- How can you create an impactful legacy that represents what is most important to you?

- What specific ways can you leave mementos or memories for loved ones in a way that feels authentic to you?

- What is your philosophy for living a life that makes a difference? What do you want to be remembered for?

YSC SUMMIT 2018
 
A Different Shade of Pink:
A Continuing Education Program About Breast Cancer in Young Women

Pre-Summit Program
Friday, February 23
8:00 am - 12 noon EST
 
A free, half-day educational seminar for nurses and social workers to learn more about breast cancer in young women. Sessions will cover counseling young women diagnosed with breast cancer, treatment updates and more. Attendees will receive 3 free CE hours.


Komen Chicago invites those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, clinicians, healthcare workers and caregivers to our first Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. Learn about the latest advancements in treatments, clinical trials, patient advocacy and local resources. There will be break-out sessions as well as Q & A session with the experts. 

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP Required!
Speakers:
  • Dr. Ben Ho Park, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Komen Funded Researcher
  • Dr. Seema Khan, Northwestern Medicine
  • Dr. Rita Nanda, The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Shirley Mertz, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
Click or tap below for more information.
FREE IN-SERVICE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY TRIAGE CANCER
For oncology healthcare professionals and advocates

Friday, April 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Indianapolis, IN

Join Triage Cancer and Cancer & Careers for a FREE in-service for oncology healthcare professionals and advocates.

This event provides training on the practical and legal issues patients, survivors and  caregivers face when it comes to cancer and work. 

for more info!

LBBC2018Thriving Together: 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer
April 20-22
Philadelphia, PA

Registration is open for the 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer to be held April 20-22 in Philadelphia Topics include the latest treatments and scientific research, sex and intimacy, nutrition & more. 

New to the conference? Attend our First-Timers Meet-Up. 

Travel grants and fee waivers are available. Click on the button below to learn more or register!

SPIRIT RETREAT: 

TRANSFORMING THE CANCER 
JOURNEY WITH SPIRITUALITY

May 4-6
Unity Headquarters
Kansas City, MO
 
Join Tigerlily Foundation on May 4-6, 2018 for our first SPIRIT Retreat: Transforming the Cancer Journey with Spirituality, at Unity Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. 

For more information or to apply, e-mail tania@tigerlilyfoundation.org

MRSLink
Metastatic Breast Cancer Engagement Conference  

June 22-23
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

The first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Engagement Conference is scheduled for June 22-23,2018 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. This conference is being organized by the Metastasis Research Society in collaboration with METAvivor and the Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation.

Registration for the conference will open by February 15, 2018.

Click HERE for more information and to register for the conference.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1TM credit jointly provided by USF and the MRS.
SAVE THE DATE! 
Triage Cancer's 2018 Conferences

These free events provide practical education on topics that patients, caregivers, survivors and more face when it comes to navigating cancer & survivorship.

Saturday, April 2 - Ypsilanti, MI
Saturday, September 22 - Reno, NV
Saturday, October 27 - Lewiston, ME

THERESAS
November 15-16

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Activity Director: Andrew Ewald, PhD
Activity Co-Director: Vered Stearns, MD

Baylor College of Medicine
Activity Director: Matthew Ellis, MB, PhD
Activity Co-Director: Xiang Zhang, PhD

PROVIDED BY:
LIVE STREAMS, WEBINARS & CHATS...
Ask Me Anything with Metastatic Expert Dr. Nancy Lin

Thursday, February 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST 

Have your questions answered live on our online community by metastatic breast cancer expert Dr. Nancy Lin, Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

Click below to sign up for SHARE's online community at HealthUnlocked to participate.
FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS!

Join us for FREE webinars on various cancer survivorship topics. All webinars are open to patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and health care professionals. 

March 13 ~ Cancer Survivorship Care Plans & Late Effects
April 11 ~ Caregivers: Learn to listen to yourself

PATIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Hear My Voice Program Accepting Applications

Deadline to apply: February 16

If you want to discover who you are as an advocate, learn how to educate others about MBC and connect those living with MBC to resources and a sense of community, Hear My Voice is for you. 

The training will be held April 19-22.

LESLIE's WEEK Nominations Open Now until May 1.

Nominations for LESLIE's WEEK Vacations Away from Cancer for women living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer and their families are now open. The 2018 event will be held once again at the DreamMore Resort in the Smoky Mountains from Sunday, August 5 to Saturday, August 11. 

Take this opportunity to nominate Stage 4 BC women for this wonderful fun and happiness experience so they can make  "Memories that Outlast Cancer!"
LESLIESWEEK
New Private Facebook Group from Sharsheret's "Embrace" Program

Sharsheret's closed Facebook group offers a safe space to meet others living side by side with MBC. Share your experiences knowing that other women in our community are experiencing similar challenges, hardships, moments of laughter, and life changing insights.
Article by Sharsheret's Executive Director Featured in the JTA
 
Read Elana Silber's article about Ilene Fogelman's journey living with metastatic breast cancer, No Jewish woman or family should face cancer alonein the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). 

JTA, a not-for-profit institution under the umbrella of 70 Faces Media, is the definitive, trusted global source of news, analysis and features on issues of Jewish interest and concern.




Connect With Someone Who Understands

Reach out to our Breast Cancer Helpline and we will match you with a trained volunteer who has metastatic breast cancer or other similar experiences to you whether that be diagnosis type, age or concern. When you're ready to talk, we're ready to listen. 
SHARE Telephone Support Groups

Call 212.382.2111 or 844.275.7427 (toll-free) to register!

Metastatic Telephone Support Groups
Mondays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
February 8, 15, 22 
March 1, 8, 15, 22
Register by calling (212) 382-2111 or (844) 275-7427 (toll-free)

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
(suggested for women under 45)

Wednesdays, February 7 & March 7: 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST
TIGERLILY FOUNDATION PRAYER LINE FOR YOUNG WOMEN LIVING WITH MBC

+1 888 803-4680

Tigerlily Foundation and Unity have partnered to launch a dedicated, 24/7 Prayer Line for young women living with every stage of breast cancer, with a focus on metastatic breast cancer. Young women, caregivers, family and friends can call  any time of the day or night to receive confidential
prayer support.
NEW & IMPROVED RESEARCH SEARCH TOOL FROM FORCE

Visit FORCE's new and improved Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Research Search Tool and Featured Research Page. This tool allows people to search for current treatment, prevention, detection and other clinical trials enrolling people with, or at high risk for, hereditary cancer based on their specific situation.
PATIENT RESOURCES
JEANNE'S VIDEO BLOG 

Jeanne is 33 years old, vibrant, and living with metastatic breast cancer. This Big Easy local openly shares the new perspective she gained after her diagnosis.



Read This...

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Series: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed will give you the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your treatment and to manage your emotions during the first few months after a mets diagnosis.




END-OF-LIFE ISSUES: 
Emotions and Relationships

Whatever the timetable, coming to terms with the end of life is never easy. Kelly Grosklags, an oncology psychotherapist and grief counselor, shares some helpful advice on how to move through the process at your own pace.
Experts weigh in on the complex questions that arise when you're thinking about the end of life.
FROM OUR INDUSTRY MEMBERS
A STORY HALF TOLD ADDS NEW PROFILE

Announcing the newest participant of @StoryHalfTold, Sheila McGlown, an advocate for MBC who aims to raise awareness of the disease and include all races and ages in the breast cancer conversation.
SHEILA MCGLOWN INTRO
SHEILA MCGLOWN INTRO

PARP INHIBITORS & HEREDITARY CANCER: What's New? 

This year began on a positive note with the first PARP inhibitor for treating breast cancer. Lynparza received FDA approval for the treatment of patients with an inherited BRCA mutation and HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Alliance Members:
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