There are over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. In growing numbers, women in our communities are struggling with the emotional and physical aftermath of cancer. This includes everything from depression, lack of concentration and low energy, to psychological issues such as fear of recurrence or lack of self esteem due to the harsh physical changes from surgeries. Most physicians simply do not have enough time during routine office visits to deal with the psychosocial care that women require.
Established in 2013, You Night’s mission is to create alternatives to traditional support groups by providing year-round empowering experiences for women who desire a sisterhood of support. You Night teaches cancer survivors how to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of cancer treatment through teamwork, coaching, and skills training. We work with women year ’round with a focus on our signature “runway training program,” where participants work for nine months together to eventually show off their skills and teamwork in front of friends, family members and health care providers. Throughout their experience in our programs, participants are taught many powerful skills that cultivate a positive attitude of support.
By asking survivors to step outside their comfort zones and become “runway superstars,” they discover an inner strength and inner beauty that many of them did not know they had. After the program is over, the ladies remain in the program as “alumnae” and continue in activities that support each other’s ongoing needs while they use their newfound strength to pay it forward to new participants. To date, You Night has helped 250 survivors adapt to and embrace their life after cancer in St. Tammany and New Orleans.
Women who are looking for support from our organization and from women who “get it” (even if they don’t want to walk the runway!) are encouraged to write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, join our SOAR Facebook page or visit: younightevents.com.
You Night will hold a three-day, live-streaming event on November 6, 7 and 8. The “Purple Reign–Let Love Reign” themed event filming day was September 20 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center with limited in-person tickets. VIP Patron passes to the three-day, live-stream broadcast and VIP Wrap Party, which will be held on November 14 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, are still available. À la carte event options and model sponsorships are also available at younightevents.com.
The You Night Runway Empowerment program is funded by sponsor donations and gifts to the “We Lift You Up” Fund, a 501c3 non-profit fund established to help women embrace life beyond cancer. You Night Events, LLC can be reached at P.O. Box 2134, Mandeville, LA 70471. For more information, call 877-591-5936, follow us on Facebook or visit younightevents.com.