Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

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

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