Lacuna Loft was honored to attend the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program’s (YWBCP) Annual Symposium held by the Siteman Cancer Center. Dozens of young women attended and many of them for the second, third, or fourth year! I asked many of them why they return and each woman responded the same way…they all loved the community and camaraderie that the YWBCP’s events create. Each woman found that connecting to other young survivors was a extremely helpful part of her recovery and fight.
I have found this to be true as well. No matter what kind of diagnosis, speaking to another young adult cancer survivor is immediately a far more intimate experience than just speaking with another young adult. The challenges young adult cancer survivors face are numerous and it always feels comforting to me connecting with someone else who knows exactly what I’ve been through.
Though I am not a breast cancer survivor (I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), it was a really lovely event to attend. If there are any young survivor events near you, I strongly encourage you to find the courage to go…even if you don’t know anyone else there! What’s more, it was awesome being able to talk about Lacuna Loft with such a fabulous group of women.
If you are in the St. Louis area and are a young breast cancer survivor, you can see all the information for the YWBCP here.