Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

From time to time, YSC invites guest bloggers to share their knowledge, expertise and dedication to helping young women affected by breast cancer. Our guest bloggers come from the YSC community including young survivors eager to share their experiences with others, YSC Face 2 Face Network leaders and state leaders, YSC’s Research Think Tank or Medical Advisory Board, breast cancer community partners or our passionate volunteers.

Born to Move

We are born to move. And when I say move, I mean something as simple as walking two blocks instead of hopping in your car. Exercise is great, but I’m simply referring to an active vs. sedentary lifestyle. According to … Continue reading

Honoring My Shero, My Mom

It was the summer before fifth grade and I was buying fireworks for the 4th of July when my mom got the terrifying call from her doctor. I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time, but I remember sitting … Continue reading

The Weight of Uncertainty

As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to share a blog written by Melissa Eppard, a young survivor, wife, and mother who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. Melissa works as a Life Coach, … Continue reading

My Favorite Time of Year – On My Motorcycle with TdP!

The first question I get from most people when I say I’m a Motor Marshal for Tour de Pink is not “what is Tour de Pink?” but “what’s a Motor Marshal do?” Our job starts with safety for the riders. … Continue reading

Feeding Those Hungry Riders

It all starts with two pieces of bread. On one slice of bread, I use my plastic knife to evenly spread on the peanut butter and on the second slice, I apply the jelly.  I carefully place the two pieces … Continue reading

“She beat cancer by living life on her terms” Ishiuan Ku Hargrove: 1973 – 2016

My heart is breaking as I write this, my dear friend and co-captain of Team I RIDE 4 HER, Ishiuan Hargrove, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2016 at her “Utopia” aka her home. The impact she had on those around her was … Continue reading

Facing Metastatic Breast Cancer Together

Christopher and Jennifer attended the YSC Summit in Atlanta. As a co-survivor, Christopher had many doubts about whether he would fit in. Jennifer, on the other hand, had been looking forward to the Summit for months. She originally planned to … Continue reading

When Illness becomes Wellness

Every breast cancer survivor likely remembers the exact place and moment they got the news. In a time filled with unknown terms, treatments, surgeries and side effects, I can understand why the focus is on the illness. But when does … Continue reading

How To Eat & Drink Your Way Through Cycling

With March being Nutritional Awareness Month, I was invited to share some perspective on good nutrition as you train for your next big event. BACKWARDS BUILDUP I approach a big cycling event (or any physical event) backwards. Yep, backwards. That … Continue reading

How I Regained My Smile Following Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 is rough. You are quickly thrown into a world of decision-making and self-advocacy; where the balance between quality and quantity of life looms over you while physicians and family each provide their opinions. … Continue reading