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01/23/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Pruning
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Pruning To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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02/27/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Lawn Care
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Lawn Care To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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03/27/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Seed Propagation
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Seed Propagation To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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04/24/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Fairy Gardens
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Fairy Gardens To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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05/22/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Decorating with Chocolate
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Decorating with Chocolate To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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06/26/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Water Conservation
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Water Conservation To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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07/24/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Flower Arranging
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Flower Arranging To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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8/28/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Garden Journaling
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Garden Journaling To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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09/25/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Good vs. Bad Insects
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Good vs. Bad Insects To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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10/23/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Composting
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Composting To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
register
11/27/2018
Forge Gardening Class: Holiday Decor
Join Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for our monthly Gardening Class, this month's topic is: Holiday Decor To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When? 10:00am-11:30am

Where? Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223
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Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center’s Program and Volunteer Coordinator, participated in Camp Bluebird and led an activity focused on the importance of nutrition.
What's so funny about breast cancer? Carla Youngblood can tell you. And after just a few minutes, we bet she'll have you laughing. To help others combat fear when breast cancer strikes, Youngblood has become an advocate at the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center in Birmingham. In this volunteer role, she offers information, support and guidance to women as they go through the process of diagnosis, medical appointments and treatment.
The Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center offers monthly gardening classes to survivors and co- survivors – care givers, loved ones, healthcare professionals. The goal is to “tie survivorship and health to something related to gardening.
St. Vincent’s Health System is hosting a National Cancer Survivors Day event on Sunday to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day. Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, which offers support, knowledge, strength and direction for both survivors and co-survivors will be there.

Forge- WBRC - May 5, 2017

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Walker County is inviting all breast cancer survivors and their co-survivors (family and friends who care for them) to their monthly meeting being held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Carl Elliott Library in Jasper. A representative from the new Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center in Birmingham will be the guest speaker
Mother and daughter, both nurses, Madeline and Kristen share their journey in dealing with cancer and survivorship following Kristen’s breast cancer diagnosis at age 35.

Collaborative Care - November 22, 2016

Rebecca Di Piazza isn’t sure anything could have surprised her more than being diagnosed with breast cancer at 24. So she fought. And a decade later, she’s not only still here, but she’s also helping others who are walking the same road.
When Susan Sellers was diagnosed with breast cancer, she got nervous. And then she got quiet. “My kids were 10 and 13 at the time, and when you have kids, it’s different — you don’t talk about it because you don’t want them to be scared,” she said. But she needed to talk.

Restoring Normalcy - October 1, 2016

Survivor uses experience to help others fighting breast cancer.

Forging On - October 1, 2016

Why Forge? This short question opens a door for people like Rebecca Di Piazza to talk about a new resource available for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Community leaders from Brookwood Baptist, UAB Medicine, UAB School of Nursing, Grandview, and St. Vincent’s Health System call the Forge breast cancer survivorship support center collaboration something remarkable in our community.
The Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative unveiled Forge as the official name of the community-based therapeutic program. The name, Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, was chosen to represent and embody the spirit of survivorship and the personal triumph over cancer, according to a press release from the center.
“To Forge” means to steadily make progress and invokes a feeling of strength and safety. It means to be strong, powerful, brave and steadfast. The term embodies the journey of the breast cancer survivor – a steady and gradual forward movement in life, even in the face of obstacles.
Breast Cancer Survivorship Community Report Released On the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham released a comprehensive report on breast cancer survivorship services in the area.
The Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awards $287,000 grant for Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative.

For more info or to get an event added, please email: info@forgeon.org