Author Archives: Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO

A Letter to Family and Friends about My Journey – Part III

Letter #3 November 26, 2010 An email to my friends and family Every year, for as long as I can remember my family makes turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving day itself is great, surrounded by friends and … Continue reading

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We Are Part of a Larger Community

There are over a quarter of a million women living in the United States today who were diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthday. This is a lot of young women who have heard the words, “You have breast … Continue reading

You Want Me to Eat THAT???!!!

“What in the world are we supposed to eat while we train to ride 200 miles?” I’ve heard this question time and again from the many women I know who are doing Tour de Pink for the first time to … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

A Letter to Family & Friends About My Journey – Part II

The following is the second of four letters that I wrote to my friends and family immediately following my breast cancer diagnosis and surgery: Letter # 2 October 25, 2010 A letter to my friends and family Please forgive the … Continue reading

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Cycling Can Be Beautiful

As a new rider just at the door of the house we call cycling, I currently only have one cycling outfit. This is an issue since I’ll be riding for three days in a row for Tour de Pink. Obviously, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

A Letter to Family & Friends About My Journey – Part I

Letter #1 October 5, 2010 A letter to my family & friends People have said for centuries that if you look hard enough you will see that the world is made up of love, hope, happiness and amazing blessings every day. … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

We Are 1 YSC

It is important to remember where you come from — but it should not define who you will be. This is a statement that is easy to write — but much harder to accept when faced with change. YSC conducted an Affiliate … Continue reading

Car Back!

Have you ever driven past a large group of cyclists and wondered about the chaos that must be involved in keeping so many people together while juggling traffic lights, moving cars and hills … all while staying together? I have. … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Do I Really Need To Fall?

So, I have a couple rides under my belt — but that’s nothing to get cocky about. What I don’t have under my belt is my first fall. I’m still struggling with how to shift gears without making that awful … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

My Very Own Bike!

Do you ever think about those days when you knew your life changed forever? I’ve had a lot of them since being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36. However, they were completely different from the day I received my … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back