Category Archives: YSC SYNC – Survivors

YSC SYNC programs connect young women affected by breast cancer with free access to knowledge, experience, resources and support during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Young survivors can easily connect online, in their local communities and through one-on-one peer matches.

The Collateral Damage of Breast Cancer on Young Women

If October makes you cringe a bit, you aren’t alone. For many survivors and co-survivors, October’s breast cancer awareness campaigns are a constant reminder of what you have been through and may still be going through. We call it the … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

On the Court with MetStar Amanda: Young Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer

Amanda is an 8-year cancer thriver from Pennsylvania now living with metastatic disease.  We asked her to share a little about her journey and what has helped her along the way.  Amanda will be writing a quarterly blog for YSC. … Continue reading

A New Bond Becomes a Strong Bond

Many young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone.  Even for those with supportive families and friends, there’s sometimes a longing to connect with women who “get it.” To help alleviate this isolation, Young Survival Coalition will host … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Surviving Science?

Last December, a friend of mine who shares my interest in breast cancer research suggested that I apply for the Scientist – Survivor Program (SSP) at the annual conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Having been through … 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

YSC Research Updates

YSC wants to keep our constituents updated on relevant medical news, and we have three breast cancer updates to share.  They include:  (1)  FDA approval of Perjeta before surgery in HER2+ breast cancer; (2) the PALOMA study that includes young … Continue reading

Celebrating 10 Years of YSC Tour de Pink

This year was incredible at Tour de Pink (TdP) for so many reasons including a fabulous milestone – celebrating the 10th anniversary Tour de Pink East Coast ride. Ten years ago, Matt Purdue and I were able to convince four … 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