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EAST COAST RIDE
 
October 4-6, 2019
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Why I Ride...

Pablo Colon

Ten years ago my girlfriend Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. Her mom had died 9 months earlier of the same disease. The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) helped us navigate the craziness of the diagnosis and treatment options available. We were able to connect with women who had been there and done it. Honest recommendations on doctors, treatments, expectations; you name it they did it. They didn't just help Erin they helped me too. They taught me how to be an advocate for Erin through the whole process.

Today, we're married, we are blessed to have 2 beautiful daughters and we know YSC played a huge part in that. So we pay it forward every year by riding 200+ miles on bicycles to raise funds and awareness for YSC. Our team, I Ride 4 Her is comprised of survivors, co-survivors, friends and family that have all been affected by cancer in some way.

Our team has raised over $400,000 to help make sure no young woman faces this horrible disease alone. I hope you'll consider donating to our efforts.

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!

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.

Thanks Again,

Pablo, Erin, Dalia & Logan

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