Connect with The Firefly Sisterhood at Upcoming Events

October 2021

Join us to hear from Dr. Heather Thompson-Buum

When:  Thursday, October 28 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Christ Presbyterian Church | 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435

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We are thrilled to partner with The Comfort Club for this training session. Diane, who is one of the founders of The Comfort Club, is also a Firefly Guide.  Dr. Heather Thompson-Buum, a practicing physician, will be presenting. Dr. Thomrpson-Buum was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44 and abruptly entered the health care system for (almost) the first time as a patient. Despite her medical background, it was still quite a journey. So began her need to write about it.

Dr. Heather will have her books for sale as well at this event.
To learn more about her books, click on the links below:
 Mirth is God’s Medicine  
With Mirth & Laughter

Any questions, please contact Melissa at:​ 

November 2021

Join us and Dr. Katie Klingberg sharing her story about Survivorship

When: Tuesday, November 9th from 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: The Wooden Hill Brewing Company | 7421 Bush Lake Rd, Edina, MN 55439

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We are thrilled to have partnered with Jack’s Caregiver Coalition to have Dr. Katie Klingberg share her story about survivorship.  Survivorship took on new meaning for Katie after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2010. Before that, she had been the physician counseling her patients. These days, she relates differently, having been the worried patient, the bald mom, the sick spouse, and the tired friend. Now, almost 10 years later, she remains passionate about living life with humor and humility as one whose life remains forever touched by cancer. She looks forward to sharing her story and energy to survive.

Please join us for this awesome event!  Katie does an amazing job sharing her story and life as a survivor, so bring your spouse, caregiver, friend, or attend with your match.  There is a little something for everyone to learn about on Survivorship!  This event is open to all types of cancers.

We will have beverages and snacks as well!

The Wooden Hill Brewing Company is kicking off The Firefly Sisterhood Give Back Fundraiser from November 9th – November 22nd.  Wooden Hill will donate 20% of our in-house (tap and crowler) Pink Lemonade during this time. 

Any questions, please contact Melissa at:​ 

Join The Firefly Sisterhood and be a light guiding other women through breast cancer.

What: Initial Guide Training
When:  Thursday, November 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Jerry’s Foods | 760 Hargis Pkwy Woodbury, MN 55129

This training is for women who are breast cancer survivors and would like to be part of our one-to-one peer mentoring program at The Firefly Sisterhood.  Please contact Melissa, for more information at:

RSVP for Initial Guide Training on 11/18

December 2021

OGT Training Event with Firefly Guide Jane sharing insight on “Saboteurs”

When:  Tuesday, December 7th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where:  Edina City Hall-Community Room | 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424

Click HERE to RSVP for 12/7 Event
Jane is a Firefly Sisterhood Guide who will be sharing some great insight on “Saboteurs”.  We all have “saboteurs” — defense mechanisms we developed to ensure our needs for autonomy, safety, and belonging are met. As a guide, knowing which saboteur you default to can provide insights into your own cancer journey, as well as how your Firefly Sisters might best shine or get stuck. In this session, you’ll take a quick assessment to find out your top saboteurs (bring your phone or another device). We’ll play “Saboteur Theater” to understand how they interact. And, we’ll explore how unearthing the lies our saboteurs tell us can improve self-care and care of others…

Please watch your inbox after you sign-up for a link to the assessment that you need to do prior to this event. 

We will have beverages and snacks as well!  Any questions, please contact Melissa at:​ 

Zoom OGT Training: The Fog Zone

Tuesday, December 14th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom | Link will be sent out on 12/13, watch your inbox

Click Here to RSVP for Zoom Traning

If you are still in need of getting your OGT hours, this is the training you need to sign up for!

The Fog Zone: Navigating the ‘Space’ after your diagnosis.  We will cover what does this fog look and feel like, who is part of your team, how they all work together, and much more.