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Monday, January 26, 2009

Boston Marathon and Young Survival Coalition

My cousin, Robert Hancock, is running in the Boston Marathon this spring. As part of his run, he is also raising money for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC). This organization has been a wonderful resource for me during my treatment. I have met some wonderful women on the message boards and even been blessed to meet some in person. We have supported each other and provided all kinds of information about the cancer journey and finding a new normal. Please consider donating a few dollars toward the cause.

The Young Survival Coalition is the only international, non-profit organization dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities about breast cancer in young women and to persuade them to address the disease in women under 40. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. Founded in 1998 by three young women with breast cancer, the YSC community today consists of more than 11,000 constituents, including more than 5,000 survivors, an interdisciplinary Medical Advisory Board and eight affiliates who bring the mission of the YSC to their local communities.

YSC Core Purpose & Mission
To increase the quality and quantity of life for all young women affected by breast cancer by being the foremost influencer on issues relating to young women affected by breast cancer worldwide.

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