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Resilience Unveiled

By Julie Maley

In life’s quiet tapestry, a storm did brew, Breast cancer’s shadow fell, my fears it drew. A wake-up call profound, it shook my core, From caregiving roles to seeking life’s grandeur.

For years, my days were woven threads of care, Tending to others’ needs, burdens to bear. Preparing for the age of silvered grace, I tucked my dreams away, left no trace.

But fate, relentless, knocked upon my door, Breast cancer’s specter, a truth to explore. It whispered of uncertainty, a twist of fate, The urgency to live, not hesitate.

Fear coursed through veins like wildfire’s embrace, Yet in its grip, I found a newfound grace. The looming darkness carved a path of light, Guiding me to strength, igniting a fight.

Strangers vanished, friends turned faces away, Yet in the darkness, love found a way. My husband, steadfast, stood by my side, A beacon of hope, in whom I could confide.

For eighteen months, his love was my shield, As treatments waged war, together we healed. Others’ selfish whispers faded in the din, His care a testament, a love without sin.

In vulnerability, I learned to be strong, In solitude’s embrace, I found where I belong. No longer just a caretaker in life’s grand play, I emerged as a warrior, seizing each day.

Breast cancer’s grip, a catalyst so dire, Awakened my spirit, set my soul on fire. No longer defined by others’ whims and plans, I reclaimed my life, anew it began.

So let the scars tell stories of battles won, A reminder of strength when darkness had won. Breast cancer’s shadow, it scared me to see, That life’s true gift is the chance to be free


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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


The Caregiver Huddle

Third Tuesday

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



June 14,  11:30 a.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

June 17 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


The Sun's Embrace: A Summer Solstice Meditation

June 21,  11:00 a.m. ET


Qi Gong

June 25,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

July 1, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

July 2,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

July 9, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

July 9,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

July 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


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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. 


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