Last year I challenged myself to do YSC’s Tour de Pink. I thought it would be a one-time thing. Instead it was a life changing event. I found a group that is dedicated to helping young men and women face breast cancer by providing support and education. When I returned home from the ride I decided that Rochester MN needed a YSC face to face group and so I started working with the YSC to bring one to Rochester. Not only am I doing the ride again this year but I have started my own team and have recruited friends and family to do the ride with me. Together we are riding 200 miles to raise awareness and to support young people battling, surviving, and living with breast cancer. My participation means that I have pledged both to prepare myself physically for the bike ride, and also to raise funds that will go directly to Young Survival Coalition.
Tour de Pink is much more than just a bike ride, it’s a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness that young adults can and do get breast cancer, and to come together as a supportive community.
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 adult faces breast cancer alone. Our team name is No one fights alone, because support is so important when fighting cancer; I am so fortunate to have all of you in my life supporting me, I want to make sure that all breast cancer patients have the love and support that they need as they fight breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so young people feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC is the only national nonprofit that solely focuses on serving young men and women under the age of 40 affected by breast cancer. YSC serves over 8,000 young adults each year with support and education to be their best health advocate throughout all stages of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survivorship.
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks. YSC also educates and influences the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults. Through educational resources and programming, annual conferences, and local and online support networks, YSC ensures no young adult faces breast cancer alone. For more information, visit 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!
As I train for this amazing ride I plan to update this page frequently along with my social media accounts so that all of my supporters can see my progress.
Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.