The YSC Blog
As a society, we need to encourage and support each other to love our bodies and take better care of them. At YSC, we’re committed to providing the resources you need during National Women’s Health Week and all year long.
Our culture often mistakes health for a number on a scale. #YSCStrong is about caring for our whole selves with the same love that we give to other people.
In 2018, YSC teamed up with fashion designer Kelly Faetanini to gift two young breast cancer survivors the wedding dresses of their dreams. This is Katie’s story.
When our family decided to go “eco” and “nontoxic,” I was beyond overwhelmed. Nine years into survivorship, empowering other women to live a cleaner and greener life is my passion.
The decision to work during breast cancer treatment is personal and complicated. As the CEO of your life, you have the right to fearlessly, and strategically pursue your dreams upon conquering this battle.
Fifteen years ago, Lisa Frank co-founded a fundraising bike ride called YSC Tour de Pink. To celebrate the 15th anniversary, we sat down with Lisa and Jill Frey, two best friends who met at the first YSC meeting in 1998.
For a long time after my initial diagnosis, I was afraid to feel hopeful. But working on my mental health helped me start gathering little sparks to lighten up my world.
Breast cancer bulldozed my facade of confidence and perfection. In their place I learned new ways to cope, and emerged a warrior of mental wellness.
To the outside world, I played the part of a healthy, normal single woman in her thirties. But cancer takes that confidence you should have in yourself that you are worthy enough to find a significant other.
When we’re battling breast cancer, so many factors affect our close relationships. Sometimes epiphanies lead us to evaluate them. It can feel like a battleground of its own.
To all the friends of a cancer fighter: It can be really scary to have a friend that is suffering. You may not know what to say. But, please don’t walk away.
It is very, very, difficult to feel sexy when you are bald, nauseous and one or two of your breasts have been removed. But I got there, and you can too.
At some point, young breast cancer survivors may experience the loss of a friend or member of their breast cancer community. The grief will feel like an emotional roller coaster. Because it is.
Your body handles an immense amount of trauma during and after cancer. Yet it persists. And though you may see it differently, you and your body remain the definition of beauty.