The YSC Blog

What Is ASCO?

There are only a couple cities in the United States that have a building large enough to hold 34,000 people. Chicago is one of them. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which everyone in the cancer community calls “ASCO,” holds its annual conference, one of the...

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 CEO of YSC and still actively in treatment. Joy had already...

It’s All In The Name

My first task in making my fantasy to do a three-day bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., a reality was to come up with a name for my YSC Tour de Pink team. As some people know, the elephant is a symbol I use for my own cancer. When I was diagnosed, an...

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 to express it. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer at...

Dream Big

The only place I still feel young and "normal" is in my dreams. This is the best way I feel I can describe my experience with breast cancer as a young woman. Every morning as I wake up and remember that this has happened to me, I begin my fight against the pain and...

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