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National Conference for Young Breast Cancer Survivors

by Emily Helck, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager on October 23, 2017

Emily Helck
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
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Registration Opens for the YSC Summit, Serving the 12K Women Diagnosed Under 40 Annually

New York, New York (October 23, 2017) - — More than 250,000 women living in the U.S. today were diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthday, and approximately 12,000 young women will be diagnosed this year alone. Young Survival Coalition® (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to young women affected by breast cancer, is bringing them together for the annual YSC Summit, February 23 - 25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

As the only national conference for young breast cancer survivors and their co-survivors (spouses, partners, family and friends), the YSC Summit inspires and connects young women facing breast cancer. The emotional and medical concerns of young breast cancer survivors are different than those of women over age 40, which is why a conference like the YSC Summit is so important.

Young breast cancer survivors will have the opportunity to connect with empathetic friends who understand, and discuss unique questions and concerns like dating after diagnosis, navigating career or managing fear and anxiety, with other survivors, co-survivors and healthcare providers.

Registration is open at

The inspiring line-up of speakers includes Lillie Shockney of Johns Hopkins University and Liz Margolies, founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network. Sessions include a half-day retreat on leaving a legacy for young women living with metastatic breast cancer, as well as workshops on the latest research, self-care for co-survivors and more. There will also be a visit from the Orlando Health Pet Therapy Program.

The YSC Summit will be February 23 - 25, 2018 at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, in Orlando, Florida. The registration fee is $145 per person until January 1, 2018, and then $175 until February 16. Onsite registration is $200. Fee waivers and travel grants are available to those who qualify, and fundraising options are available to offset expenses.

For complete registration details, schedule of workshops and speakers, please visit or call 877.972.1011.

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