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 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

In Living Pink

What does “In Living Pink” really mean? I think that’s a fair question. In a world where pink ribbons rule, what does it mean to “live pink”? I have a unique perspective on this and feel it’s important for me … Continue reading

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