Breast Cancer Support- Starting the Conversation

When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you might feel alone, like you are the only one facing this struggle. Sometimes telling your story to someone else can help you, and also help the other person.


The “Splash of Color” meeting is Thursday, February 9 from 5-7 pm. It will be held at Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street in Waterloo.  This FREE event is open to all women of color living with breast cancer.  Refreshments are provided by Panera Bakery-Café. Activities are planned from 5 to 7 p.m., but participants can come and go as their schedules allows. Child care is available, but must be pre-arranged.  


Two speakers are planned for the evening. Shae Robinson, BSN will facilitate, “Starting the Conversation.” This will be an open discussion. We will encourage participants to share their story in hopes of making our sisters feel comfortable, connected, and a “Champion” for the cause. 


Laura Wynohrad, from the Iowa Cancer Consortium will also speak about the Iowa Community-Based Cancer Prevention Project. The Iowa Cancer Consortium will be providing $25 gift cards to attending breast cancer survivors and their support persons.


The schedule of evening events:

 5:00-5:30 pm Light Dinner & Fellowship

5:30-6:30 pm   Shae Robinson, BSN- “Starting the Conversation”

6:00-6:50 pm   Laura Wynohrad,-“Iowa Community-Based Cancer Prevention Project”

6:50-7:00 pm     Wrap Up/Closing

For more information about the “Splash of Color” Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group call Cathy Ketton at 319-493-8857; or go to the Beyond Pink TEAM website at


The “Splash of Color” Support Group is sponsored by the Beyond Pink TEAM. The Beyond Pink TEAM is part of the Cedar Valley Cancer Committee, and is a non-profit organization made possible by the collaborative efforts of many health organizations, businesses and dedicated individuals’ throughout the Cedar Valley. The Beyond Pink TEAM’s mission is to provide breast cancer prevention, education, support and advocacy for comprehensive, quality care in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities. Going beyond pink ribbons, beyond pink light bulbs, beyond pink trinkets; Beyond Pink, we accomplish our mission by Taking action, Educating, Advocating and Making a difference.

Click here for the official Splash of Color flyer that you can post at your office or church. SOC February 9 2012 Meeting Flyer

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