This will be my 8th year riding in YSC Tour de Pink, a three-day, 200 mile bike ride to support young women fighting breast cancer. As a 13-year breast cancer survivor, I am so grateful to my friends, old and new, who help me support this incredible event and organization.
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.
As a former President and current member of the Board of Directors, I can ensure you that 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. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, I relied on YSC to help me understand my options for preserving my fertility and electing for reconstructive surgery, as well as to connect me to other young women who understood what I was going through.
You can view information about YSC's programs at youngsurvival.org and see 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.