Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

As a woman who runs an organization focused on supporting women, I am psyched that this week is National Women’s Health Week. Did you know that today marks the start of an entire week to focus on woman’s health? How … Continue reading

Today is My Five-Year Anniversary as the CEO of YSC!!

The past five years have gone so fast, and it is hard to believe how much has happened since I joined YSC as CEO. When Lisa Frank and Anna Cluxton called and offered me the job in spring 2011, I … Continue reading

YSC is creating the Next Generation of Young, Educated Breast Cancer Advocates

      This is big news….. YSC has just selected 10 exceptional women who will become the next generation of breast cancer advocates in the United States. Everyone knows that YSC has been the voice for young women affected … Continue reading

Ready for a Moonshot to End Cancer

It is not every day that the President of the United States says he wants to end cancer once and for all. And it is certainly not every day that the President talks about ending cancer at a State of … Continue reading

YSC Board of Directors Welcomes 2 New Members in 2016!

I am pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2016, YSC has two new exceptional Board Members: Pablo Colon and Shauna Martin. These incredible individuals come to the YSC Board of Directors with their own stories about breast cancer, … Continue reading

American Cancer Society Changes Screening Guidelines: What Does this Mean for Young Women?

Today, the American Cancer Society (ACS) revised its guidelines on screening mammography and clinical breast exams (CBEs) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These new guidelines state that, in women of average breast cancer risk, annual screening … Continue reading

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

When I joined the breast cancer community at age 36, I had no idea my diagnosis would take me into the world of advocacy and science around the disease that was trying to kill me. As I transitioned into my … Continue reading

YSC’s New ONLINE Support Groups

A “support group” means different things to different people. For some, it might represent your most sacred circle of friends. For others, it might generate thoughts of a trauma you have experienced. I walked into my first YSC support group … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

What do Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Adam Levine have in common?

The answer is…YSC!  No, I am not kidding! Three years ago, CBS Radio created a charity benefit concert called “We Can Survive” and they chose YSC as the beneficiary of their generosity. I am thrilled to announce that they are … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Angelina Jolie Pitt Takes Control of Her Health and You Can, Too

All of us have heard the news about Angelina Jolie Pitt choosing to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a means of preventing ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie’s message was “choose what’s right for you,” and the experts agree. She … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors