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Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Free Celebration

Breast cancer survivors are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   The Survivor Celebration will feature break-out sessions, entertainment, lunch and interactive exhibits.   A keynote presentation will be offered by Therapist Diane Lang.   The celebration is free, but space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   Interested participants must call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500 to register. A wide variety of events and activities will be available, all of which are uniquely designed to celebrate the survival of breast cancer by local women.   A presentation by therapist, educator and author Diane Lang will address, “Finding Your Happiness.”   Representatives from Just Breathe Wellness will lead a guided meditation session.   Fitness Coaching LLC staff members will give participants tips about appropriate low-impact exercises to perform

Breast Cancer Survivor Begins Next Chapter of her Life

Before she reached the age of 40, Mary Ullmann had been widowed and survived two separate bouts of breast cancer as well as a separate battle with lung cancer.   At the age of 37, she received a diagnosis of Stage Three breast cancer only after visiting numerous physicians in search of a reason for the extreme discomfort she felt while nursing her youngest daughter.   Eventually, Ullmann endured a mastectomy and had half of one of her lungs removed, along with the accompanying odyssey of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.   Her extended family including her sister, parents, spouse, in-laws and other relatives helped to care for her three young daughters as Ullmann faced one round of surgery and chemotherapy after another.   The mother of three is now a 59-year-old grandmother facing a divorce from her second husband.   “I am starting a whole new chapter of my life now,” remarks Ullmann.   “I am really curious about what this next chapter of my life is going to bring.”

Start Date for High School Equivalency Program Moved to July

The start date for the summer session of the New Jersey Youth Corps training and education program offered at Project Self-Sufficiency has been moved to July 10 th .   Through the innovative program young adults, ages 16 – 25, can boost their literacy skills, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, get on-the-job work experience, and transition into a career, college or the military.   Project Self-Sufficiency is offering a $100 gift card to those who refer a student to the program; referred individuals must enroll in the program, complete the two-week orientation and be inducted into the program.   Participants must be Sussex or Warren County residents, aged 16 – 25, who have not completed high school.   More than 60 young adults have joined the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency since the program’s launch in September, 2016.   The program includes assessments, testing, employability skills training, life skills workshops, academic instruction, commu