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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 170+ 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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survivors and their care-givers served every year

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views of educational livestreams and on-demand video

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

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

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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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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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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


Extensive education, community building and support programs tailored to meet the unique needs of the diverse community of young adults impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis before their 41st birthday.

Project 528

Comprehensive global needs assessment to identify and understand the most pressing needs of survivors, their caregivers, and healthcare providers who serve them, and share data analysis across languages and continents to improve the quality of care for all. Learn more at


Culturally relevant digital health content and tailored support services meant to increase access to quality cancer care and foster trust in clinical trials for the for Black, Latinx, Asian and LGBTQ+ young breast cancer communities.