Cycling to Support Young Women with Breast Cancer
by Emily Helck, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager on September 19, 2017
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
YSC Tour de Pink® is a 200-mile Journey Across Florida
New York, New York (September 19, 2017) - — Registration is now open for YSC Tour de Pink®, a unique and empowering event that challenges cyclists to pedal 200 miles across the state of Florida in the name of young women affected by breast cancer. From April 13 - 15, 2018, participants, including breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, will ride for for one purpose: to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone.
The event kicks off Friday, April 13 in Tampa and ends Sunday, April 15 near Venice Beach, Florida. Over the weekend, riders will journey 200 miles past the Manatee River, St. Armand’s Circle and through Sarasota.
Tour de Pink is a fundraising event of Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier nonprofit dedicated to young women with breast cancer. The funds raised will help educate, empower and connect the more than 12,000 young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. each year.
Though physically challenging, Tour de Pink isn’t just for avid cyclists: it’s a “rolling community” of survivors, partners, family and friends who find support and empowerment in Tour de Pink.
Survivor and rider Tracy D. agrees: “My favorite part of the TdP is the relationships that are formed. There is so much love and support all weekend. It isn't a competition, so everyone supports and encourages everyone.”
Begun in 2004, YSC Tour de Pink® has generated more than $8 million for young women affected by breast cancer. YSC anticipates over 500 riders will participate in this year’s three national events, raising close to $1.5 million.
To learn more about the event, visit: http://south.ysctourdepink.org
About Young Survival Coalition (YSC) ®
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to young women with breast cancer. Founded by three young survivors, YSC began as a grassroots organization to advocate on behalf of all young women diagnosed with breast cancer to increase their length and quality of life. Based in New York City, with networks nationwide, YSC provides free resources, connections and educational materials so young women with breast cancer feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. For more information, visit youngsurvival.org.