Connections

Connections is designed to provide support specifically for breast cancer survivors, fighters, co-survivors, and caregivers–beginning at the moment of diagnosis. The goal is to create connections to others for support and meaningful interaction; to information about all aspects of breast cancer and treatment through educational experiences such as webinars and special events; and to wellness through activities, opportunities, and webinars.

Connections fills a need for resources that focus on the unique challenges of our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who are battling breast cancer. Conceived by a local task force, the program is funded in part by the generosity of The CH Foundation.

2018 ACTIVITIES
In addition to the following scheduled activities, we also will be offering crafts classes, exercise opportunities, and conversations on various topics such as joy, grief, holistic approaches, and metastatic breast cancer. Please check back regularly for updates!

FEBRUARY
~Tue., Feb. 6, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
~Tue., Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
*Wed., Feb. 21, noon — Stories of Survival: Emily Sharp (View Emily’s Story HERE)
*Fri., Feb. 23, noon — Conversations: Holistic Options, Selina Vaughn with HWY 108 (View HERE)
Sat., Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. — Activity: Exercise Class (Cardinal’s Sports Center, 6524 Slide Rd)

MARCH
~Tue., Mar. 6, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
~Tue., Mar. 20, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
*Wed., Mar. 21, noon — Stories of Survival: Princess Nelson (The Legacy Event Center, 14th & O)
*Fri., Mar. 23, noon — Conversation: Maintaining Joy, Emily Sharp (Prosperity Bank Annex, Ave. Q & 13th Street)

APRIL
~Tue., Apr. 3, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
^Tue., Apr. 10, 6-9 p.m. — Taste of Clay (LHUCA Clay Studio, 511 Ave. K)
~Tue., Apr. 17, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
^Tue., Apr. 17, 6-9 p.m. — Taste of Clay (LHUCA Clay Studio, 511 Ave. K)
*Wed., Apr. 18, noon — Stories of Survival: Kathy Gilbreth (The Legacy Event Center, 14th & O)
^Tue., Apr. 24, 6-9 p.m. — Taste of Clay (LHUCA Clay Studio, 511 Ave. K)
*Thu., Apr. 26– Conversation: Metastatic Breast Cancer, Darla Porter, NP in medical oncology with Joe Arrington Cancer Center (Prosperity Bank Annex, Ave. Q & 13th Street)

MAY
^Tue., May 1, 6-9 p.m. — Taste of Clay (LHUCA Clay Studio, 511 Ave. K)
~Tue., May 8, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University & Akron)
*Wed., May 16, noon — Stories of Survival: TBD, The Legacy Event Center (14th & O)
~Tue., May 22, 6-7 p.m. — BREEZE (TTU Creative Movement Studio, University and Akron)

~ Free parking available in the lot south of the building, on the south side of the concrete barriers. Mats and pillows will be provided.
* Space is limited. Reservations are required. Lunch will be provided. Event will be recorded and posted on website.
^ Space is limited. Reservations are required. A light meal will be served. Slots reserved for survivors and their immediate families (up to four people total) who can attend all four classes.

ABOUT BREEZE (Breathe▪Relax▪Energize)
BREEZE is…
…an easy activity that helps re-train your muscles to breathe deeply. It improves circulation and respiration, decreases tension and anxiety, and enhances well-being and self-esteem.
…accessible for all ages. It requires no physical ability—besides breathing!
…offered to anyone impacted by breast cancer, including survivors, co-survivors, family, friends, health care providers, etc.
…not a progressive activity, so you can join any or all sessions.

FREE parking in lot south of the building, on south side of concrete barriers.
Mats and pillows will be provided.
Crafted and led by Rachel A Hirshorn-Johnston.

WEBINAR ARCHIVE
Nutrition 104: Your Body’s Firefighters, with Rachelle Atkinson of The Radiant Table
Questions to Ask Your Docter When Diagnised with Breast Cancer, with Dr. Candy Arentz of TTUHSC
Nutrition 103: Eating for Health, with Rachelle Atkinson of The Radiant Table
Healthy Lifestyle Choices 101, with Cheryl Benoit of pforymWELL
Getting Financial Assistance on the South Plains by Jennifer Riley with the YWCA of Lubbock’s Women’s Health Initiative
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines, with Dr. Annette Sobel of TTUHSC
Nutrition 102: The Problem with Sugar and Refined Carbs, with Rachelle Atkinson of The Radiant Table
Nutrition 101: Blood Sugar Balance, by Rachelle Atkinson with The Radiant Table
Hair and Beauty for Survivors and Fighters, by Alexis Arnold with the Inside Out Foundation
Stories of Survival: Emily Sharp,  with Survivor Emily Sharp
Conversations: Holistic Options with Selina Vaughn of HWY 108

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