Day 296: Young Survival Coalition
Today’s give goes out to an organization founded by young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer has affected a lot of people in my life and I am drawn to organizations working to raise awareness and empower those affected with cancer to improve their lives. The community of support YSC provides is priceless.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
YSC grew out of the experiences of three young women facing many of the same challenges as you. The founders, all diagnosed with breast cancer before age 35, saw the need for better information, support and research for young women facing this disease. Exemplifying the conviction that still characterizes our constituents, they went ahead and did something about it, creating YSC in 1998.
YSC helps young women stand strong against the many unique challenges our population faces. Unlike post-menopausal women with breast cancer, they must deal with higher mortality rates, fertility issues and the possibility and ramifications of early menopause.
In YSC’s network of young women, however, those challenges can look more like opportunities to accomplish shared goals. YSC works with its members to:
- Advocate for more studies about young women and breast cancer
- Educate young women about the importance of breast self-awareness and knowledge
- Serve as a community of support for young women with breast cancer
Through it all, YSC helps women find meaning, comfort and hope during one of the most challenging experiences of their lives.
Amount Donated: $5
To support Young Survival Coalition, please visit: http://www.youngsurvival.org