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.

10 Stress Reducing Tips for Young Survivors

STRESS — the word alone can be enough to make you feel anxious or on edge. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. Many things can trigger this response, including change.” … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Supporting Young Survivors and Paying It Forward

Today kicks off National Volunteer Week and we want to thank our amazing volunteers for their dedication and hard work! We could not begin to reach the nearly 12,000 young women diagnosed each year without each and every one of … Continue reading

Kristen Martinez, In Living Pink Chair Emerita In Memoriam

We remember Kristen Martinez on what would have been her 42nd birthday… “Kristen was an undeniable force and truly believed in every person’s ability to make positive change in the world. For her that change was about shining a light … Continue reading

Why YSC Loves Volunteers

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and it’s no secret that we, at Young Survival Coalition, love our volunteers. This is a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to being leaders of their community in support of young women … Continue reading

“She beat cancer by living life on her terms” Ishiuan Ku Hargrove: 1973 – 2016

My heart is breaking as I write this, my dear friend and co-captain of Team I RIDE 4 HER, Ishiuan Hargrove, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2016 at her “Utopia” aka her home. The impact she had on those around her was … Continue reading

Facing Metastatic Breast Cancer Together

Christopher and Jennifer attended the YSC Summit in Atlanta. As a co-survivor, Christopher had many doubts about whether he would fit in. Jennifer, on the other hand, had been looking forward to the Summit for months. She originally planned to … Continue reading

10 Reasons the YSC Summit Rocked!

We asked the YSC State Leaders who attended the YSC National Summit last weekend what their most important take-away was. Did they learn a new valuable lesson? Did a particular session or speaker resonate with them? Or did they connect … Continue reading

Young Survivors & Their Favorite Recipes

For Nutrition Awareness Month, we’ve asked a few of the amazing young women we support for inspiration on healthy, delicious recipes making it easy to eat right! Roasted Chickpeas Submitted by Jamie, diagnosed at 33 “This recipe is super easy and a … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

Leaping to Help

Today is leap day, the extra day inserted into the calendar every four years. What will you do with your extra day? Some of YSC’s volunteers are taking a leap to help ensure the YSC Summit is a huge success. … Continue reading

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