Saturday, October 17, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.   

Be there to support a beautiful cause – Young Survival Coalition. 

I could tell you all about it, but YSC’s core mission statement is best said by Jenna Glazer, the Associate Director of Development for YSC International in New York:

“YSC is an international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer.  We work with survivors, caregivers, and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.  We are proud to be serving tens of thousands of women all around the globe.

Through programming at the local and national level, YSC works with affiliates across the country to change the experience of these young women.  A few of the programs we offer include:

  • The YSC website, which is the most comprehensive resource in the world for and about young women with breast cancer (http://www.youngsurvival.org)
  • The Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer, which is the only international conference of its kind addressing the critical concerns and issues faced by young women affected by breast cancer.
  • ResourceLink – an email and toll-free resource for people with questions about breast cancer in young women.
  • Point of Contact – a program  that matches survivors with peer volunteers.
  • Young Perspectives Teleconferences, a national series addressing issues critical to young women living with this disease
  • Living with Metatastic Cancer, which are programs developed specifically for women living with advanced disease
  • Newly Diagnosed Resource Kits – providing newly diagnosed patients with practical information and local resources specific to young women.”

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of YSC was started in 2000 by a young college student who was suffering from the devastating effects of this insipid disease.  Since that time, the Metro Atlanta Chapter has grown to support young women in 11 counties in the metro area.  On Saturday, October 17, 2009, the Metro Atlanta Chapter of YSC will be hosting the first annual Tour de Pink Atlanta.  A ride through the beautiful suburbs of North Atlanta, the camaraderie of cyclers, and the knowledge you’re riding to benefit a beautiful cause are just a few of the perks (but some of the best). 

Registration is open now.  Click here.  See you on October 17th!

Celebrating a beautiful cause today.

Please remember to Celebrate Something Everyday!

Kate Aspen’s In Favor of a Cure program donates 10% of every sale of their pink ribbon favors to Young Survival Coalition.

 

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