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with Becky Bindrim & Samara Spence
We are a demand-driven and patient-led in-person and online community support group for young women and men (diagnosed between the age of 18 – 45ish) with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in the DC, MD, and VA area. We have created this group as a means of providing both a safe community support space for people with MBC, as well as peer-led and expert-led information on living with breast cancer. This group is new and independent of any established breast cancer organization, though we are are in complete gratitude to the Smith Center for hosting us.
We facilitate our group in a democratic and participatory manner; in essence, our group is your group! Interested new members, kindly contact email@example.com for an informal intake before coming to your first meeting.
The group meetings alternate between the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8-9pm ET and the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-11am ET. The group alternates between meeting in-person and online.
- IN-PERSON – Saturday, July 15 (10-11am ET)
- ON ZOOM – Wednesday, August 16 (8-9pm ET)
- IN-PERSON – Saturday, September 16 (10-11am ET)
- ON ZOOM – Wednesday, October 18 (8-9pm ET)
- IN-PERSON – Saturday, November 17 (10-11am ET)
- ON ZOOM – Wednesday, December 20 (8-9pm ET)
About Becky Bindrim
My name is Becky. I am a mother (of 2), wife, daughter, sister (to 3), friend, and thriver. I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) at the age of 34 while nursing my then 14-month-old daughter. In those first few weeks I felt every single emotion there was to feel… scared, confused, grateful for another day. My oncologist at the time had referred me to the Young Adults with MBC support group at the Smith Center and it brought comfort. My concerns were validated, my anxiety eased, I felt “seen” by everyone who is walking this path with me. I was no longer alone, I was hopeful.
I am excited to co-facilitate this group and help bring comfort and support to every young adult living with this disease. This population faces unique challenges; some of us have young children, others never got the opportunity to have kids, some are trying to manage side effects while working full-time, others have quit their job and pursued their true passion. We have created a beautiful community and welcome those recently diagnosed and those who have been thriving for years.
About Samara Spence