I am pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2016, YSC has two new exceptional Board Members: Pablo Colon and Shauna Martin.
These incredible individuals come to the YSC Board of Directors with their own stories about breast cancer, and both are committed to helping YSC reach our growth goals in the coming years.
I would like to introduce you to both of them:
Pablo is strongly connected to the YSC family in two ways. First, he was actively involved in the online YSC community boards while his then girlfriend (now wife) Erin went through her breast cancer diagnosis in 2009. Pablo invested his time and boundless energy in the YSC community boards to help gain as much knowledge as he possibly could to support Erin through her journey.
As Erin healed, Pablo began looking for a way to give back to YSC, and he discovered the YSC Tour de Pink (TdP). Pablo has become a leader of the TdP community as captain of the powerhouse team “I ride 4 her.” His incredible team raised over $100K in 2015 alone! Read more about Pablo from his guest blog last year.
Pablo’s commitment to helping others extends beyond YSC to the community in general. He is a board member of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and the Bridgeport YMCA. In his role as EVP & COO of Radio Cumbre Broadcasting, a family-owned Spanish radio station, he uses the station’s outreach to the Hispanic population to bring news and resources to their listeners.
Pablo and Erin live in East Norwalk, Conn., with their beautiful three-year-old daughter, Dalia.
I am thrilled to have a co-survivor joining the Board of Directors as we continue building our co-survivor support programs.
In 2005, Shauna was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a young family to care for, she turned to daily green juicing to recover from the trauma of multiple surgeries and the toxic effects of chemotherapy. After discovering its life-restoring power, she made it her mission to get a green juice into the hands of as many other people as possible, so they can thrive as she has.
Founding Drink Daily Greens LLC in 2012, Shauna now works to accomplish this mission through crafting delicious new recipes and selling her Daily Greens in retail outlets nationwide.
Shauna has served on the Board of the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas for the past nine years. She is also a founding member of the Pink Ribbon Cowgirls, a social network of young breast cancer survivors, and she is a frequent speaker and chair of the organization’s breast cancer fundraising awards.
Shauna’s story has appeared nationally on MSNBC News Nation with Tameron Hall, Fox News, Fox Small Business Center and CNBC. She has also appeared in numerous national publications, including Huffington Post Business, Family Circle, InStyle, Glamour, Self, Shape, Redbook and Cooking Light.
Along with her sister (also a young breast cancer survivor), Shauna attended the early YSC C4YW conferences and has found tremendous support at the events during the years. Today, Shauna lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Kirk and their 11-year-old son, Cooper.
Having Shauna join the YSC Board of Directors is a game changer for us. I know her business success, dedication and impressive vision will help young women with breast cancer everywhere.
Serving as a board member for a non-profit is one of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer experiences a person can have. Both of these amazing people have demonstrated extreme commitment to young women diagnosed with breast cancer and I know are going to be #YSCAwesome!
To see a list of the entire YSC Board of Directors, click here.