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.

Kara Guzzetti

  Kara Guzzetti, Philadelphia Mets F2F Network Leader & YSC Tour de Pink® East Coast Rider from Team “Fighting Phillies” Kara, at right, at a metastatic breast cancer conference. Kara was starting her career as a lawyer when, at the … Continue reading

Ishiuan Hargrove, M.M.Sc, DABR

  Ishiuan Hargrove, M.M.Sc, DABR — Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer at the Watson Clinic LLP, breast cancer advocate & Tour de Pink rider At age 33, just five months after Ishiuan (e-shane) gave birth to her second child, she … Continue reading

Maureen Parrish

  Maureen Parrish — YSC Michigan State Leader & Co-founder of original YSC Metro Detroit local support group Maureen was diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 35 with a rare form of breast cancer — invasive papillary carcinoma. When she heard … Continue reading

Beverly Mangerich

  Beverly Mangerich — Nurse Educator, Scripps Polster Breast Care Center, and YSC Breast Cancer Advocate Twelve years ago, Beverly, a nurse educator at Scripps Polster Breast Care Center (Scripps) in La Jolla, Calif., witnessed firsthand the struggles facing young breast cancer survivors. … Continue reading

Dr. Susan Love, Young Survival Coalition and Susan G. Komen Partner This October To Show the World We Can Work Together To Drive Meaningful Change

  “October” is a loaded word for breast cancer survivors. On one hand, the crisp fall encourages a warm blanket or hot toddy with friends. On the other, the onslaught of pink is enough to make any breast cancer survivor … Continue reading

YSC Honors Its Amazing Volunteers During Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) 2013!

  Tomorrow is October 1st. For small children it means there are only 30 days left until Halloween. For breast cancer survivors, it means they are going to be bombarded with pink. And for me, as CEO of Young Survival … Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at October and How To See It All

  There is so much going on this week and throughout October that I want to give you a sneak peak as well as some tips on where and how to keep up with all the exciting events, stories and launches … Continue reading

Are You or Someone You Know Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? We Need Your Input!

Have you ever been told by a fellow breast cancer survivor: “You went from stage I to stage IV? I don’t want to hear that!” Are you tired of the question: “How long will you be in treatment?” Do you … Continue reading

Wig Buying Tips from an Expert

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and told you’ll need chemo and your hair will fall out is hard enough. The last thing you need is drama when you shop for a wig. By sharing a few tips of lessons I learned … Continue reading

YSC Detroit F2F Hosts Survivor Education Event Funded by YES Fund Grant

  One beautiful, breezy Sunday in May, I was sitting in my new hair stylist’s chair discussing my hair loss issues. We talked about my breast cancer treatment, which caused baldness,  hair regrowth … having a baby … more hair … Continue reading