Category: Life After Diagnosis

An Open Letter To Woman Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

An Open Letter To Woman Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry. Everyone around you is in shock … YOU are in shock. You’ve just heard those fateful words, “It is cancer.” There’s a part of you that wants to hide under the covers, only coming out when it’s proven that this is all just a horrific...

YSC’s Tribute to Cynthia Rubin (1962-2015)

Kind. Fierce. Generous. Funny. Brilliant. Cynthia (Cindy) Rubin, the second Board President of Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and founding member, passed away on Tuesday, October 20th, leaving her indelible mark on the breast cancer community and all young women...
Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

When I joined the breast cancer community at age 36, I had no idea my diagnosis would take me into the world of advocacy and science around the disease that was trying to kill me. As I transitioned into my professional role as YSC’s third Chief Executive Officer, I...
Living Our Best Life

Living Our Best Life

2015 is a milestone year for me. Twenty years ago, I first heard the words: ‘You have breast cancer.” I was 27. Ten years ago, I heard those words again. When I made it five years cancer-free after that second diagnosis, my family and I did a quiet backyard...

Dude, Where’s My Wife?

The marketing world feels that it has guys figured out: Silly potty-humor movies, beer ads with scantily clad women, video games, bigger and better tools, you know what I am talking about. There is no shortage of efforts to communicate with guys about the things they...
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