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Tour de Pink West Coast WEST COAST RIDE
 
October 23-25, 2020
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Welcome to Deann Marasco's Page

Deann Marasco 

Year 4 and second on Westcoast.

I’m thrilled and honored to ride as a supporter of this ride. We were not sure up until a week ago if that would be the case. A routine mammogram turned into digital and ultrasound of my lymph node to then a breast biopsy. They were not only ruling out breast cancer but now in the mix suspicious lymph nodes to rule out lymphoma. I’m happy to share they are benign but will be watched and diagnostically viewed again in 6 month. All I kept thinking is, I love my riding partners and dammit, it’s the one time I do not want to be in their intimate group. I want to ride 4 them, not for me! Do I have a risk factor, I didn’t think so. But with a high percentage of Ashkenazi Jewish genes, I do.

My participation means that I have pledged both to prepare myself physically for the bike ride, and also to raise funds that will go directly to Young Survival Coalition.

Tour de Pink is much more than just a bike ride, it’s a chance to honor survivors and Thriver and raise awareness that young adults can and do get breast cancer, and to come together as a supportive community.

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.

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