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.

Program Spotlight: Voices of SurvivorLink 


Young Survival Coalition’s SurvivorLink peer mentoring program has helped thousands of young breast cancer survivors by connecting them with trained volunteers who’ve been through similar situations. SurvivorLink Volunteer mentors are women from all backgrounds who were diagnosed at different stages: what they … Continue reading

State Leaders Throw YSC a 15th Birthday Party

What do balloons, cake and frozen yogurt have to do with YSC?  They were all part of YSC’s 15th birthday parties held by YSC state leaders across the country. These events were held to celebrate YSC’s anniversary and provide networking opportunities … Continue reading

Annabel Berney

  Annabel Berney — YSC Chanpion Charity and giving back are cornerstones of Annabel Berney’s upbringing.  The importance of aiding others — either working hands-on or raising critical funds — has been stressed to her since childhood. As Annabel began preparing for … Continue reading

Dustin Brady

  Dustin Brady — Volunteer, Tour de Pink West Coast Rider In 2008 Dustin was engaged to Michelle Weiser. When Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, Dustin helped her fight back in every way possible. Sadly she passed away, … Continue reading

John Keating

  John Keating — Founder, Seattle Face 2 Face Network “Reservoir Dawgs” John created an organized support group just for husbands and partners when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30. In the winter of 2008, John was self-employed … Continue reading

Robert and Nancy Piña

  Robert and Nancy Piña — Parents, Caregivers and Members of YSC Houston Face 2 Face Network In 2005, the Piña’s daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. A close-knit family, Robert and Nancy strategized how they could support Michelle through … Continue reading

Jill Frey

  Jill Frey — Founding Member of YSC, Tour de Pink Rider For the past 15 years, Jill has generously donated her time and energy to Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which she has been part of since its beginning. Jill cycles in … Continue reading

Join Katy Perry & Friends in Supporting YSC

  Tomorrow, an unprecedented event will take place for Young Survival Coalition — the Katy Perry & Friends #WeCanSurvive Music for Life concert benefiting us! YSC is  touched by the incredible show of support for young women affected by breast … Continue reading

Courtney Preusse

  Courtney Preusse — Breast Cancer Advocate, YSC Research Think Tank Member and Junior Researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Courtney had just moved to Seattle and accepted a new job when, at 31 years old, she was diagnosed with breast … Continue reading

Eileen and Dennis Ahearn

  Eileen and Dennis Ahearn — Tour de Pink Volunteers, Massage Therapist and Hospitality Manager Eileen and Dennis Ahearn donate their professional skills and vacation time to YSC year after year. When asked what drives their dedication, Eileen’s response is … Continue reading