I've made an exciting commitment to become a YSC Champion with my campaign: Bald Bad-Ass Mama Jama. The money I raise will go to support Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and educating young women affected by breast cancer.
Each year, more than 13,000 young women 40 and under are diagnosed with breast cancer. I, like many of these women, was diagnosed with Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer in March of 2016 at age 37 during the third trimester of my pregnancy. Less than 5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under 40 and .03% of pregnant women are diagnosed with breast cancer. I always wanted to be unique and stand out, but this isn’t what I had in mind. Luckily we found the cancer early, I had the tumor removed, had my baby, and then spent the first 7 months of motherhood juggling the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation along with being a new mom. Nothing can prepare you for a such a challenging journey, but I found YSC to be one of the best resources to provide guidance for the unique challenges that young women face with breast cancer.
How will your contribution 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 peer supporters.
$500 could fund a Young Empowered Survivor (YES) educational program.
$1,200 could pay for two women to travel to our annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer.
Any amount helps!
Thank you for your support and generosity!