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.

YSC Announces State Leader Program

It brings me great pleasure to announce the rollout of YSC’s State Leader Program, along with the names of our new State Leaders. This is a big deal!! The State Leader program will link a regional network of experienced volunteer … Continue reading

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

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

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

Community and Celebration

This past weekend I flew to Kansas City to attend YSC Kansas City’s In Living Pink gala. It was awesome! Everyone looked beautiful and the energy throughout the event was electrifying, filled with love and compassion. My favorite part of … Continue reading

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

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