My parents raised me with a strong work ethic and the belief that it’s important to give back to the world you live in.
In Favor of a Cure™ is our way of giving back here at work. One of the organizations we support with the proceeds from our pink ribbon favors is the Young Survival Coalition (YSC). YSC is close to my heart because of the vital assistance it provided my friend, Kim, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 34. Kim’s surgeon recommended the YSC website and, through this portal, Kim found advice, comfort, encouragement and information to help ease her way through treatment and recovery from this terrible disease.
Jenna Glazer is the Associate Director of Development for YSC, and a breast cancer survivor herself. Jenna is a sharp, sharp person, and I enjoy working with her on In Favor of a Cure™ projects. I asked her to please write a little bit about the important work that they do, in case you know someone who might benefit from their programs. Here’s what Jenna had to say:
“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.”
It’s amazing what they do with their dynamic programs. And they have many, many local chapters - there’s probably one near you! So if you know someone who could benefit from their compassionate expertise and fabulous information network, please refer them to www.youngsurvival.org. It’s a true lifeline.
In Favor of a Cure™,