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.

Dr. Susan Love, Young Survival Coalition and Susan G. Komen Partner This October To Show the World We Can Work Together To Drive Meaningful Change

  “October” is a loaded word for breast cancer survivors. On one hand, the crisp fall encourages a warm blanket or hot toddy with friends. On the other, the onslaught of pink is enough to make any breast cancer survivor … Continue reading

Meet the Companies That Support YSC

  The breast cancer community leads the pack in terms of how best to utilize cause related marketing to help raise money. While there some who sell “pink” products that don’t actually benefit a charity, the majority of cause-related marketing … Continue reading

Are You or Someone You Know Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? We Need Your Input!

Have you ever been told by a fellow breast cancer survivor: “You went from stage I to stage IV? I don’t want to hear that!” Are you tired of the question: “How long will you be in treatment?” Do you … Continue reading

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

YSC Advocates Arm Themselves with Knowledge at Project LEAD®

Last week, my colleague Cindy Kicinski, YSC South Regional Field Manager, and I had the honor of attending Project LEAD® hosted by the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). Project LEAD® is a scientific training program for breast cancer advocates. The six-day, intensive … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Irma Russo, Dedicated Breast Cancer Researcher

In 2006, when I was receiving treatment for Stage III breast cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, I had no idea that on the other side of the building was a researcher who had been working diligently for … Continue reading

CWS Knocks One Out of the Park

Last Wednesday, I was in a sweltering Washington, D.C., to attend the annual Congressional Women’s Softball game with Young Survival Coalition’s CEO Jennifer Merschdorf. This would be my first time attending the event, but it was apparent what a difference … 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

Introducing Our Newest State Leaders

In January 2013 YSC announced the launch of the new State Leader program.  Following a hugely successful initial launch with 31 state leaders, I am thrilled to report we have just accepted our second class that includes an additional 21 … Continue reading