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This Web site aims to provide news about area events and updates on research and advancements in the south centra Indiana breast cancer medical community. Check out the mission statement or read about the origins of BC:FYI.

Note: This site is under redevelopment. Watch for an all-new BC:FYI in early 2017.

Step Ahead meets March 20
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Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. March 20 at McAllisters in Eastland Plaza, next to Petco. The group was founded in 2003 as a way for survivors to talk about ways to stay healthy and to keep up with research. Contact BreastCancerFYI.org if you have questions.

Look Good, Feel Better March 22
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The Olcott Center for Cancer Education is hosting Look Good, Feel Better sessions each month. Look Good, Feel Better teaches beauty techniques to womem with cancer who are in active treatment. Not only is this a confidence-booster, but skin also needs special care during treatment. To sign up, contact the Olcott Center at (812)353-5669.

Art therapy March 22

An experienced art therapist will lead you through an art session in the Medical Arts Classroom (enter through the Olcott Center, 619 W. First St.). Sign up for a session or learn more by calling the Olcott Center, 812-353-5669.

Car wash benefits Relay for Life team

Get your car washed and support cancer fundraising March 27 at the Bloomington Car Wash, 542 S. Walnut. The owners will donate 20 percent of the day's proceeds to the Step Ahead Survivors Relay for Life team.

We appreciate the car wash's annual participation in this fundraiser. This year, participants will experience new changes at the car wash: You pay when you drive up and you stay in your car during the wash.

IU, Monroe County Relay for Life April 1

The Indiana University and Monroe County Relay for Life event is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 1 at Gladstein Field House, 1600 N. Fee Lane.

Registration is under way for the event, which benefits the American Cancer Society and its area programming. The Step Ahead Survivors team is open to all who wish to support the team or participate with these local women. The day will feature the survivors' lap and luncheon, caregivers' lap and luminaria. Stay tuned for details on the Relay for Life website.

Special note to survivors: If you plan to attend the survivor lunch, please RSVP to melissa.pressler@cancer.org.

Breast cancer follow-up clinic April 11

The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. April 11 at the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 328 S. Woodcrest. Those in treatment or survivors may drop by for free services ranging from lymphedema screening to range of motion and strength assessments. Call 812-353-3278 or email the center for more information.

Cookbook supports cancer research
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Support the IU Simon Cancer center and try out some great recipes with your purchase of Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit, the newest project of the Catherine Peachey Fund, a volunteer-powered nonprofit that has granted approximately $2.5 million to the center's breast cancer research programs. All of the proceeds of sales of the $24.99 book, available through Amazon, will be donated to the Simon center. Read more on the News page.

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