NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a
volunteer network of young breast cancer survivors and supporters
headquartered in New York, is taking action during this National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. The 60-member coalition comprised of young survivors is on a
mission to alert America to the incidence of breast cancer in young women and
the unique issues surrounding breast cancer through Action, Advocacy and
-- To increase the number of research studies, clinical trials and
diagnostic tools which include the cause, a cure, early diagnosis,
treatment, reconstructive options, and fertility issues.
-- To improve funding for the cause, a cure, prevention, treatment,
research, and support services.
-- To influence politicians and lobby for more funding, improved
insurance coverage and healthcare policies.
-- To advocate for a National Breast Cancer Registry
-- To reach and educate healthy young women, young women at high risk,
and young breast cancer survivors about breast health issues, early
detection and support.
-- To raise awareness among OB/GYN's, primary care physicians and
surgeons about young women and breast cancer.
Founded in November 1998, the YSC has developed a website, attended breast
cancer advocacy conferences, lobbied on Capitol Hill, participated as a team
at cancer fundraisers, spoken at universities and health fairs, and launched a
campaign to enlist the sponsorship of corporate America for the YSC Foundation
and its goals.
For more information contact: Young Survival Coalition, 77 Fulton Street,
#19K, New York, NY 10038; 212-577-6259.
SOURCE Young Survival Coalition