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.

YSC is creating the Next Generation of Young, Educated Breast Cancer Advocates

      This is big news….. YSC has just selected 10 exceptional women who will become the next generation of breast cancer advocates in the United States. Everyone knows that YSC has been the voice for young women affected … Continue reading

Ready for a Moonshot to End Cancer

It is not every day that the President of the United States says he wants to end cancer once and for all. And it is certainly not every day that the President talks about ending cancer at a State of … Continue reading

YSC Board of Directors Welcomes 2 New Members in 2016!

I am pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2016, YSC has two new exceptional Board Members: Pablo Colon and Shauna Martin. These incredible individuals come to the YSC Board of Directors with their own stories about breast cancer, … Continue reading

Celebrating My Miracles

When I was 20 years old, my sister Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Before that day, I thought only older women got breast cancer. It was incomprehensible to me that my vibrant sister, mom to a one-year-old son, … Continue reading

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

When I joined the breast cancer community at age 36, I had no idea my diagnosis would take me into the world of advocacy and science around the disease that was trying to kill me. As I transitioned into my … Continue reading

So your girlfriend’s got cancer?

Breast cancer not only impacts the patient, but also the co-survivors (partners, spouses, siblings, parents and friends). In addition to the 12 profiles of young women affected by breast cancer, we also wanted to share the true impact of breast … Continue reading

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