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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...

State Leaders Throw YSC a 15th Birthday Party

What do balloons, cake and frozen yogurt have to do with YSC?  They were all part of YSC’s 15th birthday parties held by YSC state leaders across the country. These events were held to celebrate YSC’s anniversary and provide networking opportunities for young...

Annabel Berney

  Annabel Berney — YSC Chanpion Charity and giving back are cornerstones of Annabel Berney’s upbringing.  The importance of aiding others — either working hands-on or raising critical funds — has been stressed to her since childhood. As Annabel began preparing...

Dustin Brady

  Dustin Brady — Volunteer, Tour de Pink West Coast Rider In 2008 Dustin was engaged to Michelle Weiser. When Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, Dustin helped her fight back in every way possible. Sadly she passed away, and Dustin has honored...

John Keating

  John Keating — Founder, Seattle Face 2 Face Network “Reservoir Dawgs” John created an organized support group just for husbands and partners when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30. In the winter of 2008, John was self-employed and focused on...

Robert and Nancy Piña

  Robert and Nancy Piña — Parents, Caregivers and Members of YSC Houston Face 2 Face Network In 2005, the Piña’s daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. A close-knit family, Robert and Nancy strategized how they could support Michelle through this...

Jill Frey

  Jill Frey — Founding Member of YSC, Tour de Pink Rider For the past 15 years, Jill has generously donated her time and energy to Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which she has been part of since its beginning. Jill cycles in the annual Tour de Pink (TdP) breast...

Join Katy Perry & Friends in Supporting YSC

  Tomorrow, an unprecedented event will take place for Young Survival Coalition — the Katy Perry & Friends #WeCanSurvive Music for Life concert benefiting us! YSC is  touched by the incredible show of support for young women affected by breast cancer by Katy...

Courtney Preusse

  Courtney Preusse — Breast Cancer Advocate, YSC Research Think Tank Member and Junior Researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Courtney had just moved to Seattle and accepted a new job when, at 31 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. With...

Eileen and Dennis Ahearn

  Eileen and Dennis Ahearn — Tour de Pink Volunteers, Massage Therapist and Hospitality Manager Eileen and Dennis Ahearn donate their professional skills and vacation time to YSC year after year. When asked what drives their dedication, Eileen’s response is...

The Frank Family

  The Frank Family — Parents and Brother of a YSC Founding Member and Tour de Pink Volunteers During the early years of her daughter Lisa J. Frank’s breast cancer experience, Carol Frank recognized a particularly unfulfilled need — resources for parents...

Loretta North

  Loretta North, Nurse Practitioner and YSC Kansas City Face 2 Face Educational Chair At 42, Loretta was a full-time nurse practitioner and educator raising four-year-old twins with her husband. She never thought she would be told she had breast cancer. When...
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