2020 will mark my 3rd year riding in the Tour de Pink and my 5th year since my breast cancer diagnosis. Boy how time flies. I have walked hundreds of miles, raised thousands of dollars, and now biked hundreds of miles to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The YSC focuses on young adults diagnosed under the age of 40, and while I was a very fresh 44 year-old when I was diagnosed, I still strongly support the efforts of the Young Survival Coalition and hope you will too.
This year's ride will be even more special as I am currently recovering from a bad bike accident where I broke my collarbone, received a small concussion and head wound, fractured the transverse processes on my T1 vertebrae and caused a slight collapsed lung! All from a silly fall on a beautiful day riding my bike. Well guess what? Cancer didn't keep me down and neither will be bike fall. I'll be back in the saddle soon and can't wait to start my training with my fellow Biking for Boobs teammates.
Tour de Pink is much more than just a bike ride, it’s a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness that young adults can and do get breast cancer, and to come together as a supportive community. I had so much fun the past two years riding in this event and would love to build my team up with more and more friends (and friends of friends) that share the same goal: to put an end to breast cancer and help those currently figihting the fight.
I hope I can count on you to help me reach my fundraising goal!
Your donation will directly support Young Survival Coalition and ensure that no young adult faces breast cancer alone. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC is the only national nonprofit that solely focuses on serving young women under the age of 40 affected by breast cancer. YSC serves over 8,000 women each year with support and education to be their best health advocate throughout all stages of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survivorship.
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks. YSC also educates and influences the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults. Through educational resources and programming, annual conferences, and local and online support networks, YSC ensures no young adult faces breast cancer alone. For more information, visit youngsurvival.org.
You can view YSC’s audited financials and annual reports online here: youngsurvival.org/who-we-are/financial-information
How will your donation help?
$25 could fund YSC materials at three healthcare providers’ offices.
$100 could provide a Newly Diagnosed Navigator to six women when they need it most.
$250 could allow us to train four survivors to serve as a peer supporters.
$500 could fund a survivor advocate in our RISE training program
$1,200 could pay for two young women to travel to the YSC Summit, an annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer and their co-survivors.
Any amount helps!
As I train for this amazing ride I plan to update this page frequently along with my social media accounts so that all of my supporters can see my progress.
Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.