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 in the South Plains 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 for Susan G. Komen Lubbock Area to implement, the program is funded in part by the generosity of The CH Foundation.
Discussion-based meetings will be led by licensed therapists. Activity-based groups such as exercise, gospel singing, and arts and entertainment will be led by experts in the activity.
1st Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
Discussion group led by Ann Akin at St. John’s University Methodist Church (15th & University)
2nd Saturdays, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Yoga for survivors and co-survivors at Yoga Shala at HWY 108 (4410 50th St.); mats provided
3rd Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
Metastatic fighters discussion group led by Dr. Eliot Dennard at Second Baptist Church (6109 Chicago Ave.)
3rd Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. (starting July 21)
Discussion group led by Dr. Maritza Milan at Larry Combest Health & Wellness Center (301 40th St.)
Credentialed presenters will provide valuable information on a wide-range of topics, including what to ask your doctor, what financial resources are available, health and nutrition tips, and the short- and long-term effects of treatment. The live webinars are recorded and posted below.
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