In early 2018, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer was discontinued. So, after 13 years of participation, I had to find a new charity. I took a chance and found the Tour de Pink which is an organization focused on resources for young women fighting and surviving with breast cancer. It seemed to be a good fit for me in so many ways. The event is a 200-mile bike ride over 3 days! I enjoy biking but had never done something of this magnitude. I signed up by myself hoping it would all work out. I was extremely fortunate to end up joining the Clydesdales team (literally at dinner just hours before the event started). It was awesome - a great group of guys that made the riding so much better and more fun. I made all 200 miles, I had a blast and I am back again for another year!! Fundraising went great and, with help from people like you, I ended up being the top 1st year fundraiser, with over $5000!! So, the bar has been set high and I need your help again. If you wish to help out, please hit the "Donate" button. Check back on this page as I will be updating my progress in training and raising money for the event.
Tour de Pink is much more than just a bike ride, it’s a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness, and support important programs for young women affected by breast cancer. I hope I can count on you to help me reach my fundraising goal!
Your donation will directly support Young Survival Coalition and ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC is the only national nonprofit that solely focuses on serving young women under the age of 40 affected by breast cancer. YSC serves over 8,000 women each year with support and education to be their best health advocate throughout all stages of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survivorship.
Cancer can be a very isolating disease, and especially so for a young woman who may still be finishing their education, starting a career, and building her romantic and family life. YSC’s supportive services include: in-person support groups around the country, online video support groups, one-on-one peer mentoring, creation and distribution of free educational materials for survivors, co-survivors and healthcare providers, a training program for survivors to amplify the need for expanded research and advocacy, and an annual conference called the YSC Summit. Read more about YSC here: youngsurvival.org
You can view YSC’s audited financials and annual reports online here: youngsurvival.org/who-we-are/financial-information
How will your donation help?
$25 could fund YSC materials at three healthcare providers’ offices.
$100 could provide a Newly Diagnosed Navigator to six women when they need it most.
$250 could allow us to train four survivors to serve as a peer supporters.
$500 could fund a survivor advocate in our RISE training program
$1,200 could pay for two young women to travel to the YSC Summit, an annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer and their co-survivors.
Any amount helps!
Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.