2020 will mark my 3rd year riding in the Young Survivor’s Coalition (YSC) “Tour de Pink”. For 6 years I have walked & cycled hundreds of miles & raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness, thanks to many of you. This year's ride will be even more personal as I was recently diagnosed with DCIS, a form of non-invasive, early stage breast cancer, of which I am facing surgery and radiation therapy. Like anyone with a cancer diagnosis, I was not expecting this…I was in shock when the doc gave me the news. Well guess what? I’m a fighter and cancer will not define me.
I’m luckier than my younger breast cancer sisters who are diagnosed at such young ages and so much life to live. That is why I support YSC, a premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with Breast Cancer. YSC is the only national nonprofit that solely focuses on serving young women under the age of 40 affected by breast cancer. And cases of Metastatic Breast Cancer have increased in women ages 25-39 and some with terminal outcomes. Thanks to the newest resources in early detection, that is exactly why I raise money, to help save lives. Now I expect to be an example of that early detection.. I'll be back in the gym and saddle soon, continuing to strengthen my body and resume my training to be ready for October’s bike ride with my team.
I’m fundraising again and need your help. Your donation will directly support YSC and ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. I hope I can count on you to help me reach my fundraising goal. No amount is too small! Many of you are repeat donors and I’m so very grateful for your continued support! Tour de Pink is much more than a bike ride, it’s a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness and come together as a supportive community. I’m confident that I’ll now be wearing a “survivor” jersey but am riding for all women. That’s why I’m pushing myself to do something bigger than I to change the course of this disease that affects us all.
Your tax-deductible donation will be managed and disbursed by the YSC Foundation. You can view YSC’s audited financials and annual reports online here: youngsurvival.org/who-we-are/financial-information
Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.