On June 17th, 2016, I heard the words no one ever wants to hear-You have breast cancer. I was 36 years old and a single mom of two amazing young boys,15 and 12, who are my main reason I have fought so hard. I had a total of 8 surgeries and with all 8 surgeries I had complications with all of them and multiple setbacks that had come from not only the surgeries but also from the very intense chemo. This year will be the 3rd year I have decided to make the commitment to ride in the TdP and I have decided to make a very personal commitment in giving back to other survivors, who will be able to benefit from this amazing organization as I have. In October I will be participating in a special event, YSC Tour de Pink, on October 2-4, I will join hundreds of other cyclists as we ride more than 200 miles in 3 days to support young women with breast cancer.
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. 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.
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!
If you are interested in sponsoring my new team and having your logo on our team jersey, please let me know as well. I'd be honor to take your business on this amazing adventure and to promote you the hundreds of riders and supporters.
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.