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Where the Money Goes

Each year, 13,000 young adults face a breast cancer diagnosis. They’re often the youngest person in their oncologist’s office. They face early menopause, infertility, and negative impacts to their sexual health and body image. They also have higher rates of feeling isolated, depressed and anxious than their older counterparts.

You can help YSC support each of them. Your fundraising helps provide 125+  local support groups, live and on-demand health education, the largest international conference dedicated to young survivors and thrivers, and so much more.

100% of the money you fundraise for this event goes directly to mission.

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YSC impact in action

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20,000

survivors and their care-givers served every year

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20,000

views of educational livestreams and on-demand video

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700,000

educational pages read

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94%

felt more confident talking to their healthcare providers after attending educational event

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94%

felt more knowledgeable about issues unique to the young breast cancer community after education event

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70%

felt more supported and informed after attending a community hangout

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Breast Cancer is Different for Young Adults

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Isolated

Often the youngest person in their oncologist’s office

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Biologically Different

Diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer with higher fatality rate

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Underrepresented

Research studies and clinical trials conducted on older populations

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Fertility & Family Planning

Face early menopause, infertility, and negative impacts to their sexual health

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Mental Health Impact

More likely than older counterparts to experience depression and anxiety

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Financial Hardship

Less likely to be established in their careers and may lack sufficient health insurance

YSC Programs


YSC Summit

Three-day in-person conference for young survivors, meta-thrivers and co-survivors that also offers financial and travel assistance to attendees.

YSC Virtual Summit

An accessible adapted version of the YSC Summit built to foster community and offer access to quality education and support.

YSC MBC Living Retreat

An in-person and virtual retreat focused on the unique needs of young adults living with metastatic breast cancer.

YSC Wellness Summit

Two-day in-person experience with curated self-care sessions and resources, including topics such as mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, journaling and a special cycling event born out of YSC’s long-running Tour de Pink ride.