Tomorrow is October 1st. For small children it means there are only 30 days left until Halloween. For breast cancer survivors, it means they are going to be bombarded with pink. And for me, as CEO of Young Survival Coalition (YSC), it means I’m given the megaphone for 31 short days to try and generate as much awareness as possible that young women can and do get breast cancer.
YSC has given so much to thousands of young women with breast cancer around the country. This would not be possible without all of the incredible people who give so selflessly to the organization year after year.
Since I first benefited from YSC as a young woman in need of support after my own breast cancer diagnosis, I’ve personally experienced the passion, dedication and kindness of its volunteers. I will always be thankful to them to our volunteers for all they’ve done to ensure that YSC is here for every young woman who needs us.
To honor them, this October YSC will be featuring some remarkable volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help young women with breast cancer … and this cause. They are families, friends, partners, co-workers and strangers. They’ve all given to YSC in their own unique way because they care.
YSC will be sharing their stories every other day throughout the month through social media. If these people or their efforts have touched your life in some way or you are moved by their inspirational stories, please leave a comment and thank them — or even share the post to help us spread the word!