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.

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

YSC: 15 Years of Knowledge, Resources and Support

Young Survival Coalition was founded in 1998 by three young women who were all diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 to address a lack of information, support groups and research tailored specifically for this population. In the … Continue reading

YSC Advocates Arm Themselves with Knowledge at Project LEAD®

Last week, my colleague Cindy Kicinski, YSC South Regional Field Manager, and I had the honor of attending Project LEAD® hosted by the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). Project LEAD® is a scientific training program for breast cancer advocates. The six-day, intensive … Continue reading

Breast cancer stole my pretty, but I snagged it back.

Ten days after my diagnosis, I started chemotherapy. I decided to take some sexy photos before my mastectomy. I never intended to show them to anyone. These photos were just for me. I wanted to capture and freeze this time … Continue reading

Introducing Our Newest State Leaders

In January 2013 YSC announced the launch of the new State Leader program.  Following a hugely successful initial launch with 31 state leaders, I am thrilled to report we have just accepted our second class that includes an additional 21 … Continue reading

Celebrating at In Living Pink

After hearing the words “you have breast cancer,” you wonder if you will ever be happy again. For women who are young, I think it is even worse. Many are at a point in their lives where they should feel … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors

The sexiest woman in the world had a bilateral mastectomy? Really?

It is nuts, but breast cancer in young women is becoming a sexy trendy topic. And today, Angelina Jolie, repeatedly named the sexiest woman alive, announced she had a bilateral mastectomy. As I listened to the news this morning, I … Continue reading

Categories: YSC SYNC - Survivors