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Rana Kahl

Rana Kahl

Many of you know that I have been on a long, 21 1/2 year breast cancer journey that involves two primary diagnoses, a lot of surgeries, chemo, 66 hits of radiation, hormone therapy and all the fun side effects that seem to come with all this activity. I have been so blessed to have an entire village and more love, prayer and support than I could ever measure beside me as I have navigated two diagnoses, the last of which was 10 years ago last month.

I discovered the Young Survival Coalition in 2002 and it has been a source of so much for me and my family since then. You don't get involved with YSC without meeting Lisa Frank and I was fortunate enough to call her a friend, a sister in slaying and thriving. She was always focused on "how" - how to provide resources for an underrepresented population of young women diagnosed, how to fund that organization (a bike ride called the Tour de Pink) and how to help so many women who crossed her path either actively or passively. She was an force of fierce goodness in this world, a whirlwind of activity and action and someone that I admired, was in awe of and was a personal hero of mine.

The world has not been the same for me (and so many others) since December 30, 2020. Lisa always told me to keep "being a bigger pain in the ass than cancer". I try to do that every single day. Most of us are just one doctor's visit away from bad news. For many, it is a chronic state until it is not.

So for all my love of Lisa, I am going to ride this year's newly renamed YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride, whose original and current goal is to raise funds to support them through the Young Survival Coalition (YSC). YSC is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks. Through educational resources and programming, annual conferences, legislative advocacy and local and online support networks, YSC ensures no young adult faces breast cancer alone and often partners with other organizations, such as Susan G. Komen to support this often overlooked demographic of breast cancer slayers. 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

I hope I can count on you to help me reach my fundraising goal. Any amount helps!

One more thing. I recently had (another) surgery in June - this time my biggest and longest at 7 hours. While not breast cancer, it was once again breast cancer related. I am lucky enough to report that all is well! In spite of that great news, it has been a longer and much harder than expected road to recovery, but I am determined to ride 62 miles in Lisa's honor. I am overwhelmed and overjoyed to share that Kevin has decided to ride alongside me as my guardian angel and in honor of two of the many ultra strong women he has met on this journey with me, his wife and Lisa.

You know I'll keep you posted - social media, here, via text and phone.

Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity, love, support and prayers. The men and women I am committed to helping make this journey easier for until we find that elusive cure are also grateful to you.

In honor of Rider #1 - forever and always!
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$2,950
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

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1. Jeremy Caverly
Keep'on inspiring, Rana!
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2. Edwin And Alexia Garcia
Thanks.
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3. Babur Lateef
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4. Elan Arnowitz
Rooting you on from NYC! Love you!
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5. Anonymous
We love u!!!!!
6. April Young
You go girl!
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