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.

5 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Forget Valentine’s Day! Galentine’s Day, coined by Leslie Knope the charming character from the show Parks and Recreation, is the real holiday worth celebrating. Join in the wonderful tradition by celebrating friendship with your best gal pals this February 13. … Continue reading

Your Best Lover is…YOU!

It’s February and the subject is love.  We’re awash in Hallmark moments about romance, hearts and flowers and little candy kisses with sweet messages. Let’s take a deeper look at love, at self-love. The truth is that love begins and … Continue reading

Get to Know Your Inner Creative Goddess

Yep, she’s in there and it’s time for a re-introduction… A breast cancer diagnosis often creates a mix of emotions for the person diagnosed with cancer and co-survivors. Those emotions can feel hard to talk about and at times, it … Continue reading

Remembering Diana Di Mare (1968-2016)

I find myself at a loss for words. YSC and the world has lost another courageous, kind and beautiful young woman. Diana Di Mare was one-of-a-kind. In recent days there have been hundreds of posts about her passing and so many … Continue reading

The Perfect Way to Connect from Home

Nine months ago my life was forever changed when I got the phone call confirming all three breast biopsies were malignant. A few days later, a pet scan confirmed that my breast cancer had spread to my liver. In that … Continue reading

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

Mountains, Trees and Little Green Peas

Here is some great advice on starting the new year right- thanks to Dacia Breeden, RD who is a featured speaker at YSC’s upcoming Regional Symposium in Jackson, MS. Join us in Jackson on January 23 for her awesome session … 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

Join me in Jackson, Mississippi for the YSC Symposium!

I am super excited for the YSC Symposium to come to my home state of Mississippi in January 2016!! This will be the first event of its kind in the area and it’s much needed, offering educational support to so … Continue reading

Updates from the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

In addition to supporting and educating young women affected by breast cancer, YSC is also focused on being the leading voice for young survivors. One of the ways YSC does that is by working with the research community. Two years … Continue reading