Author Archives: YSC Ignite: 15 Volunteers Making a Difference

Annabel Berney

  Annabel Berney — YSC Chanpion Charity and giving back are cornerstones of Annabel Berney’s upbringing.  The importance of aiding others — either working hands-on or raising critical funds — has been stressed to her since childhood. As Annabel began preparing for … Continue reading

Dustin Brady

  Dustin Brady — Volunteer, Tour de Pink West Coast Rider In 2008 Dustin was engaged to Michelle Weiser. When Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, Dustin helped her fight back in every way possible. Sadly she passed away, … Continue reading

John Keating

  John Keating — Founder, Seattle Face 2 Face Network “Reservoir Dawgs” John created an organized support group just for husbands and partners when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30. In the winter of 2008, John was self-employed … Continue reading

Robert and Nancy Piña

  Robert and Nancy Piña — Parents, Caregivers and Members of YSC Houston Face 2 Face Network In 2005, the Piña’s daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. A close-knit family, Robert and Nancy strategized how they could support Michelle through … Continue reading

Jill Frey

  Jill Frey — Founding Member of YSC, Tour de Pink Rider For the past 15 years, Jill has generously donated her time and energy to Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which she has been part of since its beginning. Jill cycles in … Continue reading

Courtney Preusse

  Courtney Preusse — Breast Cancer Advocate, YSC Research Think Tank Member and Junior Researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Courtney had just moved to Seattle and accepted a new job when, at 31 years old, she was diagnosed with breast … Continue reading

Eileen and Dennis Ahearn

  Eileen and Dennis Ahearn — Tour de Pink Volunteers, Massage Therapist and Hospitality Manager Eileen and Dennis Ahearn donate their professional skills and vacation time to YSC year after year. When asked what drives their dedication, Eileen’s response is … Continue reading

The Frank Family

  The Frank Family — Parents and Brother of a YSC Founding Member and Tour de Pink Volunteers During the early years of her daughter Lisa J. Frank’s breast cancer experience, Carol Frank recognized a particularly unfulfilled need — resources for parents struggling … Continue reading

Loretta North

  Loretta North, Nurse Practitioner and YSC Kansas City Face 2 Face Educational Chair At 42, Loretta was a full-time nurse practitioner and educator raising four-year-old twins with her husband. She never thought she would be told she had breast … Continue reading

Kara Guzzetti

  Kara Guzzetti, Philadelphia Mets F2F Network Leader & YSC Tour de Pink® East Coast Rider from Team “Fighting Phillies” Kara, at right, at a metastatic breast cancer conference. Kara was starting her career as a lawyer when, at the … Continue reading