As a Bianchi Dama Ambassador, I have committed to riding in the West Coast Tour de Pink ride here on the Central Coast and I am raising funds for the YSC Tour de Pink Survivor Bike Program, which provides bikes free of charge to young adults facing breast cancer. I am dedicating my ride to 2 very important women in my life, my step-mother Amelia Tena-Krapes, who is a City of Hope breast cancer survivor and spanish language advocate and mentor for the City of Hope program, and my Auntie Mina Vinas who was like a mother to me growing up and who's light will always shine down on her family and those she loved.
The Tour de Pink (TdP) is a three-day, 200 mile bike ride that raises funds for Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and young adults affected by breast cancer nationwide. Your donation will go directly to funding a bike for a young breast cancer survivor, enabling them to participate in a Tour de Pink ride this October 2020.
Young breast cancer survivors often face economic hardship because of lack of access to comprehensive health insurance as well as steep medical costs associated with a breast cancer diagnosis. Young survivors are often burdened by student loan debt, are less established in their careers, and lack savings. All of these challenges result in economic hardship that can prevent a young woman from being able to buy a bike.
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
Thank you so much for your consideration and your donation. It makes a real difference in peoples lives. One that a survivor will thank you for, for years to come!