Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

The Women of Congress & Bad News Babes Battle for YSC

2013 is a year of many milestones for YSC: in November our organization turns 15, and, in just a few weeks, the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game will take place. On Wednesday, June 26th, Women Members of Congress and the … Continue reading

Human Genes Are ‘Products of Nature’? Isn’t This A No-Brainer???!!!

In a landmark case today, the United States Supreme Court held that human genes are “products of nature,” and cannot be patented. I don’t know about you – but to me this seems like common sense. However, like all things … Continue reading

Celebrating at In Living Pink

After hearing the words “you have breast cancer,” you wonder if you will ever be happy again. For women who are young, I think it is even worse. Many are at a point in their lives where they should feel … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

The sexiest woman in the world had a bilateral mastectomy? Really?

It is nuts, but breast cancer in young women is becoming a sexy trendy topic. And today, Angelina Jolie, repeatedly named the sexiest woman alive, announced she had a bilateral mastectomy. As I listened to the news this morning, I … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

What I Learned from My Mom on Our Breast Cancer Journey

When God handed out mothers — I won the lottery! Now, I will be honest, there were times when I was growing up that I didn’t always feel that way, but those times are long gone. My mother is the coolest, … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Innovation Is the Star @ TEDMED

It’s Wednesday evening, Stacy Lewis, YSC’s chief program officer and deputy chief executive, and I just completed the fifth session of TEDMED 2013, and we are halfway through the conference. There are over 1,800 people in attendance from what seems like every genre of medicine … Continue reading

Join YSC at OMG 2013

Being diagnosed with cancer at a young age sucks. There is really no other way to say it: It sucks. Some of us feel suddenly alone and “different” from our friends – and who can blame us? Some of us … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Innovation + Medicine = Change @ TEDMED

If you were to buy a new car today and drive it from New York City to Los Angeles, stopping along the way at dealers to service the car, when you arrived 3,000 miles later, the dealer would know exactly … Continue reading

Tour de Pink 2013 … It’s Time!

For many of us across the country, it feels like spring will never come; as winter drags on, the last thing many of us are thinking about is our bike. Actually — I am not sure if that is true … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

C4YW 2013: Sisterhood is Forever

(Update 4.2.13: The “Sisterhood” t-shirt referenced in the second paragraph is now available for purchase in YSC’s online store) There is really no way to describe it to those who have not attended. C4YW is a respite for those who … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors