Are you a young survivor of ovarian or gynecologic cancer looking to connect with other young survivors? In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany is sharing about our Young Survivor Network.
We define young survivors as those women dealing with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis before menopause. Survivors in this group range in age from late teens to late 40’s, but there is no age requirement to join the group. The Young Survivor Network explores issues unique to younger survivors of all types of gynecologic cancers.
The YSN plans events and activities throughout the year. We just held a casual get-together last month at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Northeast Minneapolis—and had close to 10 survivors join us!
If you’re looking to connect one-on-one, MOCA has a network of YSN mentors who can provide support and information over the phone/email. Young survivors are also invited to join our private YSN Facebook group.
Cara, one of the members of the YSN shares, “I love attending the Young Survivor Network get- togethers! It is so easy to relate to the other survivors because we have all been through similar experiences. It’s a wonderfully supportive group, and I am so grateful to MOCA for organizing these events.”
For more information about the YSN or to get connected to the private Facebook page, please reach out to Stefanie Gliniany, MOCA’s Community Support Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-584-3550.