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By Brookshire McDonald

I thought I didn’t have words for a poem

But found out I was wrong.

That would have been true

If I were writing a song.

The “Write a Poem Month” 

Is now upon us;

So with pen in hand I’ll begin

Without a fuss.

SBC has grown rapidly

As the years passed by.

Now it’s time to reveal

Just exactly why.

William and Laura had a dream

They wanted to come true,

So they embraced many avenues

For me and for you.

Their plan expanded 

Along the way

Until it overflowed

As recently as today.

Thousands have a brighter future

As they wasted not a second to spare.

Through education, support groups, and advocating 

They did share.

Everyone has gained much hope 

To which to cling

As additional support 

They did bring.

So to “April is Write a Poem Month”

I would like to add

Words of happiness

That have made us glad.

A “Celebration Day” to include 

A “Thank You” too

For the works you’ve done

To make your dreams come true.

“Thank you” for your time, your talents, 

And your vision for all

The dream you had for sure 

Was very tall.

William and Laura I’d like to call this

A “Day of Honor” for each of you

As we’ve been witness

To your dreams coming true.

For those whose lives

Have benefited from it,

We send continued wishes

And love that will never quit.

Brookshire McDonald, Patron Saint 

For April 26, 2024 SBC “Write a Poem Month”


Share your poetry: Resources & Support:



Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

May 20 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


In Body Breathwork

May 21 ,  6:00 p.m. ET


Brain Spotting

May 27,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

May 28,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

June 3, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

Jun 4,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

June 10,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

June 11, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

June 11,  6:00 p.m. ET


Más eventos en español


Upcoming Events


Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


Después de un Diagnóstico

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