Category Archives: YSC Ignite – Volunteers

Ignite is YSC’s new volunteer engagement program. It allows volunteers to sign up for fun, easy volunteer activities that they can do anywhere. YSC provides all the resources and tools you need to volunteer for YSC in meaningful ways, whether you want to do something on your own, or recruit a group of friends to get involved.

RISE To Advocate For Young Women Facing Breast Cancer

RISE: Respected Influences through Science and Education It’s been nearly a year since we launched our exciting breast cancer advocacy training program: RISE. We selected 10 incredible RISE Advocates who spent the last year learning about the science of breast … Continue reading

State Leader Shout Out!

As an organization that helps support young women affected by breast cancer, we come across people who want to do more. They want to help spread the word that young women can and do get breast cancer. Many times these are … 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

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

Supporting Young Survivors and Paying It Forward

Today kicks off National Volunteer Week and we want to thank our amazing volunteers for their dedication and hard work! We could not begin to reach the nearly 12,000 young women diagnosed each year without each and every one of … Continue reading

Why YSC Loves Volunteers

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and it’s no secret that we, at Young Survival Coalition, love our volunteers. This is a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to being leaders of their community in support of young women … 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

Leaping to Help

Today is leap day, the extra day inserted into the calendar every four years. What will you do with your extra day? Some of YSC’s volunteers are taking a leap to help ensure the YSC Summit is a huge success. … Continue reading

Takeaways from 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Each December, several YSC staff members travel to San Antonio, Texas, for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). We interviewed Michelle Esser, YSC’s Senior Program Manager for Research and Advocacy, about why YSC makes it a priority to attend this conference.   Why is SABCS such an important conference to attend? SABCS is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to breast cancer. The … Continue reading