Survivors writing letters of encouragement

(KUTV) October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In-between awareness events and celebrations, cancer survivors are taking time to reach out to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Really the concept is women, breast cancer survivors, write a small note that is then distributed to cancer organizations," said Debbie Mintowt, the executive director of the Susan G. Komen Utah chapter.

The letter writing campaign is part of an organization called “Girls Love Mail." Susan G. Komen – Utah has partnered with “Girls Love Mail” to encourage Utah breast cancer survivors to handwrite personalized messages.

“How often do we get that kind of written personal note? You know it isn’t generated by a computer. It really has come from an individual who has experienced this,” said Mintowt.

The personalized letters are distributed to women all across the country. The letters offer messages of hope. The process also helps breast cancer survivors continue the healing process.

“I think it is really important for women to know that there is hope; that you can come through this, especially through the perspectives of people who have already been there,” said Mintowt.

Breast cancer survivors here in the state are encouraged to write letters. If you are interested, visit

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