(NEW YORK, NY) – Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to supporting young women affected by breast cancer, is hosting a Regional Symposium, January 23, 2016, in Jackson, Mississippi. The event includes educational and inspirational speakers and workshops, as well as the opportunity for women to connect with other survivors and co-survivors in the region.
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Atlanta and Indianapolis, YSC is the largest national organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. It works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and length of life for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40 or younger.
Three young breast cancer survivors founded YSC in 1998. All under age 35 at diagnosis, they were discouraged by the lack of information and resources available to young women, and they were concerned about the under-representation of this demographic in breast cancer research.
The Jackson symposium, part of an effort to expand the reach of YSC in the South, will provide vital information for young women and their co-survivors (spouses, partners, family and friends). The organization’s goal is to inspire and connect young women facing breast cancer in the South. YSC also produces free educational resources about every phase of breast cancer treatment and survivorship.
YSC seeks to change the face of breast cancer by: advocating for more research studies based on young women and breast cancer; educating young women about the importance of breast health; and serving as a support network to the 250,000 women living in the U.S. today who were diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthday.
Visit youngsurvival.org to learn more about the organization and the upcoming Jackson symposium.