May 6th, 2015
La Movida Wine Bar
3066 24th St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
This month, we our turning over our regularly-scheduled anthology reading for a special event from the Bay Area Young Survivors.
About BAYS + book
Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) is a support and action group for young women in the SF Bay Area who are living with breast cancer. It was founded in 2007 by two young women because support group meetings with older women did not address our unique needs in dealing with issues related to fertility, child rearing, dating, body image, early menopause, careers, and lack of peer experience with cancer.
The goal of BAYS is to break the isolation of living with breast cancer by providing a community built on compassion, understanding, hope, and inspiration. We are at each other’s sides during death, births, chemo infusions, and birthdays. Virtually every day of the year we add new members and throughout the year we also lose members to the disease. We welcome the newly diagnosed, to those with recurrent or metastatic disease and long-term survivors.
BAYS achieves it goals by sharing information, experiences, and resources through 3 main services. We offer: over 30 support group meetings annually with free childcare, an active online network, and community-building events to support the emotional and educational needs of our members.
We published an anthology in 2013 entitled, “The Day My Nipple Fell Off and Other Stories of Survival, Solidarity, and Sass.” At this event, BAYS women will be sharing previews of our upcoming book centered around the aftermath of treatment, piecing our lives back together, and climbing these treacherous cancer stairs to get a better view. The book will be available in September 2015.