Houston, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the nation’s premier organization for young women affected by breast cancer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with 10 events across the country, including one in Houston, Texas. This free gathering to honor breast cancer survivors, co-survivors and supporters will take place at Dave & Buster’s on Saturday, November 10.
YSC began in 1998 as a grassroots support network founded by 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35. Discouraged by the lack of available resources and support, they sought to give voice to young women facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Today, YSC provides free educational resources, programs to connect survivors and co-survivors, and national and regional conferences focused on the unique needs of young adults affected by breast cancer.
“Twenty years ago,” says Jennifer Merschdorf, chief executive officer at YSC, “young adults affected by breast cancer had few resources. Now, YSC serves as a national united voice and a way for thousands of young breast cancer survivors to find each other.”
The event will feature educational programming about the effects of breast cancer on young adults and their loved ones. YSC will also honor a series of Game Changers – survivors, supporters, local partners and healthcare providers – who dedicate their lives to transforming the future of breast cancer in young women. The event also provides a unique opportunity to meet other young survivors and co-survivors in advance of the YSC Summit, a large national conference that will take place in Houston next year.