Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

Congratulations Stacy and Lori!

YSC turns 15 years old this year!!! We will be celebrating throughout the entire year to recognize the hard work of SO many dedicated volunteers and staff. I feel honored to be able to take part in these acknowledgements, especially … Continue reading

YSC Rocked 2012!

  Wow! What a year! So much happened, yet I feel like the year went by in a flash. There are exciting things coming to YSC in 2013. Before we dive into where we are going, we should celebrate where … Continue reading

Full of Cheer

Isn’t this supposed to be the time of year that’s “full of cheer”? I don’t know about you, but these days I feel like night time comes right after lunch … and then there’s all the Christmas stuff. It’s sort … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Imagine If

Some days the world of breast cancer that we live in seems larger than I can manage. I want to shake my fists when I hear about another diagnosis or scream out loud when we lose another young woman. Will … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Update – November 5, 2012

  Dear YSC Constituents, Friends, and Partners – The building in which YSC’s headquarters is located, at 61 Broadway in downtown Manhattan, re-opened briefly on Monday, November 5, but without heat or phone service. And, we’ve just learned from the … Continue reading

The Power Lies with You

As October winds down and we all begin to shift our focus to Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, it is important to remember that our voice matters and we can each make a difference. We are all so busy balancing … Continue reading

I Will Never Forget Tour de Pink 2012

  Tour de Pink is hard. Some think it might be too hard … but I think it’s just right. It’s supposed to be hard. Because it’s about proving to yourself that you’re just as strong, if not stronger, than … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

“I’ve got this hill … I’ve been training for 8 hours a day for the last 2 days!”

Well, I did it! I needed to prove to myself that cancer had not beaten me … and I did. With the amazing support of friends who rode with me (specifically, Kristin Westbrook and Marcia Donziger who never left my … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Breast Cancer Isn’t Pretty, and It’s Not Pink

Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I didn’t understand that October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). Sure, I might have noticed pink around this time of year and maybe given a donation to support women with breast cancer, … Continue reading

This Ride Is Not About Winning

The first of two Tour de Pink rides happening this weekend starts tomorrow, and I can’t tell if I am nervous that it will be too hard, excited for the challenge or anxious to have this behind me … probably … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back