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.

C4YW 2013: Sisterhood is Forever

(Update 4.2.13: The “Sisterhood” t-shirt referenced in the second paragraph is now available for purchase in YSC’s online store) There is really no way to describe it to those who have not attended. C4YW is a respite for those who … Continue reading

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Full of Cheer

Isn’t this supposed to be the time of year that’s “full of cheer”? I don’t know about you, but these days I feel like night time comes right after lunch … and then there’s all the Christmas stuff. It’s sort … Continue reading

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Lisa J. Frank

  Lisa Frank — YSC Founding Member, Board President and YSC Tour de Pink® Co-Founder It was 1998; I was 36 and focused on my career as a lawyer. I was enjoying time with friends and having fun dating when I was … Continue reading

A Letter to Family & Friends about My Journey – Part IV

Letter #4 March 7, 2011 A letter to my friends and family It appears my Pink Elephant and I have kicked cancer’s butt and this will be our last email! You have been incredible beyond words in your support and kindness … Continue reading

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A Letter to Family and Friends about My Journey – Part III

Letter #3 November 26, 2010 An email to my friends and family Every year, for as long as I can remember my family makes turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving day itself is great, surrounded by friends and … Continue reading

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A Letter to Family & Friends About My Journey – Part II

The following is the second of four letters that I wrote to my friends and family immediately following my breast cancer diagnosis and surgery: Letter # 2 October 25, 2010 A letter to my friends and family Please forgive the … Continue reading

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A Letter to Family & Friends About My Journey – Part I

Letter #1 October 5, 2010 A letter to my family & friends People have said for centuries that if you look hard enough you will see that the world is made up of love, hope, happiness and amazing blessings every day. … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have To Meet F2F

When a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she may feel completely alone and as though she’s the only woman under 40 to ever receive such terrible news. The unfortunate reality is there are more than a quarter of … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

My first week as CEO of YSC, I received an email that I will never forget. It was from one of the co-founders of the organization, Joy Simha. I was only eight months out from diagnosis when I was appointed … Continue reading

Turning Cancer Into Something Beautiful

As a breast cancer survivor, it’s hard to remember what it felt like to not think about breast cancer … or that being diagnosed at a young age was even possible. That stretch is even harder for me now that … Continue reading