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Survivorship has become an important subject for those in the cancer community and here's how Forge defines it.
Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center brings hope and wholeness in recovery to breast cancer survivors and their loved ones in the Greater Birmingham area.
A Journey of Courage and Hope - Forge and Deep South Cancer Foundation hosted the first retreat for metastatic breast cancer survivors in our region.
Caroline McClain, the manager of the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, speaks at the July meeting of the East Walker Chamber of Commerce.
BBJ Nonprofit Awards 2018: Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center
Each year the Birmingham Business Journal awards those nonprofits that are making a big difference in the community in its Nonprofit Awards, which recognize both nonprofit organizations and companies that support the local charitable and philanthropic communities. In 2018 Forge was selected for this prestigious honor.
Brown and representatives of several organizations including Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center increased breast cancer awareness during Partnerships in Birmingham: Collaborations that Advance Breast Cancer Awareness, Research and Treatment, a meeting for healthcare professionals at the St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center on April 27. About 100 doctors, healthcare providers and hospital administrators attended.
Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center’s Program and Volunteer Coordinator, participated in Camp Bluebird and led an activity focused on the importance of nutrition.
On Oct. 14, breast cancer survivors and their loved ones from Blount, Cullman, and Walker counties were provided a day of relaxation, rest, and reflection of their breast cancer journey at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman.
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.
02/01/2019
Forge Volunteer Training
Are you a good listener? Are you interested in supporting breast cancer survivors and their loved ones? Do you enjoy engaging with members of the community? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you should apply to be a Forge volunteer!

When? 4:00pm/8:00pm

Where? Contact Forge at 205-838-6159 or email at info@forgeon.org. *Please note: applications must be submitted and an interview must be completed prior to training. **
register
02/02/2019
Forge Volunteer Training
Are you a good listener? Are you interested in supporting breast cancer survivors and their loved ones? Do you enjoy engaging with members of the community? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you should apply to be a Forge volunteer!

When? 9:00am/1:00pm

Where? Contact Forge at 205-838-6159 or email at info@forgeon.org. *Please note: applications must be submitted and an interview must be completed prior to training. **
register

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