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Let's Do This - Part 2!

Leena Bird

It’s time to celebrate!

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer last year. I chose to have a double mastectomy in the spring, so one say I was “cancer free” at that time. To decrease my chances of recurrence, I had 3 months of chemotherapy in the summer, reconstruction surgery in the fall, and completed the remainder of my targeted treatment on March 18, 2019!

I have so many things that I am grateful for, but above all, my health. However, without the love and support of my dear family and friends from the start of this journey, I would not be where I am today. As I begin the next chapter of my life and celebrate my 41st birthday, I wanted the opportunity to pay it forward and support an organization that has provided support, education and new friendships for me and thousands of other young women faced with breast cancer.

I've made an exciting commitment to become a YSC Champion with my campaign: Leena's Birthday Celebration. 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 am making the commitment to help raise money to support these women, so they can face breast cancer feeling empowered.

I know I can do it with donations from people like you. 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, in advance, for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.

With love and gratitude,




raised of $500 goal

Recent Donations

1. Kari Walker
Leena you inspire me everyday!!! You kicked Cancers butt for sure and I love that you are still fighting it for others. Love you!!! Kari, Andy, Cole, Jack, and Katie
2. Anonymous
3. Julie Zei
4. Rebecca Malotke-Meslin
We love you Leena!