Category Archives: The Business of Breast Cancer

YSC’s CEO, Jennifer Merschdorf, discusses her experiences leading the organization and navigating the business side of breast cancer.

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and we’d like to take time to recognize the important role father figures serve in supporting the young women in their lives facing breast cancer. These men are there for you from diagnosis through treatment and … Continue reading

Next Steps In Our Adoption

A few of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to move forward with adoption. I thought it might be helpful to provide some advice on next steps for those considering the same. After the first big step in deciding to adopt, you’ll need … Continue reading

A New Sense of Normal: Figuring Out Life After Breast Cancer

The end of treatment was both exciting and terrifying, much like riding a roller coaster, and I found the finish confusing. For months, I had a routine and aggressive therapy to fight the cancer, along with a great team of … Continue reading

Recognizing the LGBT Community

June is Pride Month – 30 days dedicated to taking a stand against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to in order to promote their self-affirmation, dignity and equal rights, increase their visibility as a … Continue reading

Our Decision To Adopt

This month, with many of our thoughts focused on Mother’s Day, YSC featured a blog post on fertility and breast cancer, exploring options available to those who have experienced issues due to treatment. “Infertility After Breast Cancer” was a wonderful … Continue reading

Legacy: New Meanings & Methods

“The quest to understand and fulfill life’s mission has stimulated Philosophical and Spiritual literature for millennia. Each of us is faced with the issue of re-examining what we have done in our lives and reflecting upon “Who am I, Why … Continue reading

Mothers, Daughters & Alphabet Soup

I think most people would agree, open communication with your kids is a good thing. Unfortunately, when it comes to talking with our daughters about their risk of getting breast cancer, it’s not always easy. The acronyms alone are hard … Continue reading

Today is My Five-Year Anniversary as the CEO of YSC!!

The past five years have gone so fast, and it is hard to believe how much has happened since I joined YSC as CEO. When Lisa Frank and Anna Cluxton called and offered me the job in spring 2011, I … Continue reading

YSC Goes Green for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today marks the 46th anniversary of an incredible movement started in 1970 to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action for the good of Mother Earth. As an organization focused on the well-being of young women … Continue reading

Take Action for National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

At YSC, we work all year long to develop programs that are as diverse as the young women we serve. Because breast cancer disproportionately affects certain populations, we need your help so we can continue to provide services that are … Continue reading