Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

3 Rides, 2 Options, 1 Purpose

Did you hear? All YSC Tour De Pink® (TdP) routes are new this year – how cool is that? The East Coast (Sept. 19-21) route begins in Philadelphia and ends on Assateague Island, Md. I didn’t know much about Assateague, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

I Hate Breast Cancer!

I am sorry – I have to say it. I hate breast cancer. I hate that it can take a young woman too soon and leave families to grieve. I hate that it leaves scars on everyone it touches on … Continue reading

Join Katy Perry & Friends in Supporting YSC

  Tomorrow, an unprecedented event will take place for Young Survival Coalition — the Katy Perry & Friends #WeCanSurvive Music for Life concert benefiting us! YSC is  touched by the incredible show of support for young women affected by breast … Continue reading

It’s We Heart a Great Fit Time Again @ Nordstrom

  YSC is excited to partner again with Nordstrom on the “We heart a great fit” event Friday and Saturday, October 25–26. Nordstrom stores across the country will be hosting a bra fitting event, where professional fitters will be on hand … Continue reading

Dr. Susan Love, Young Survival Coalition and Susan G. Komen Partner This October To Show the World We Can Work Together To Drive Meaningful Change

  “October” is a loaded word for breast cancer survivors. On one hand, the crisp fall encourages a warm blanket or hot toddy with friends. On the other, the onslaught of pink is enough to make any breast cancer survivor … Continue reading

Meet the Companies That Support YSC

  The breast cancer community leads the pack in terms of how best to utilize cause related marketing to help raise money. While there some who sell “pink” products that don’t actually benefit a charity, the majority of cause-related marketing … Continue reading

YSC Honors Its Amazing Volunteers During Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) 2013!

  Tomorrow is October 1st. For small children it means there are only 30 days left until Halloween. For breast cancer survivors, it means they are going to be bombarded with pink. And for me, as CEO of Young Survival … Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at October and How To See It All

  There is so much going on this week and throughout October that I want to give you a sneak peak as well as some tips on where and how to keep up with all the exciting events, stories and launches … Continue reading

Fall Is Almost Here and YSC Tour de Pink Is Right Around the Corner! (Oh yeah!!!)

  With my first year behind me, I am more confident in my ability to train this year on my awesome 2012 Liv/giant YSC Avail Inspire bike, designed by Emily Gresh, a fellow young breast cancer survivor and TdP rider. … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

YSC: 15 Years of Knowledge, Resources and Support

Young Survival Coalition was founded in 1998 by three young women who were all diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 to address a lack of information, support groups and research tailored specifically for this population. In the … Continue reading