NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young Survival Coalition (YSC) today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Marcia Stein has resigned her position effective September 20, 2010.
The Board of Directors has appointed Chief Operations Officer, Heather McGrew as the interim CEO. During the transition to new leadership the organization will be lead by Ms. McGrew, Stacy Lewis CHES, Vice President of Programs and Jenna Glazer, Director of Development.
McGrew comes to YSC as former Vice President of Fellow Programs at Echoing Green, an international nonprofit that provided seed funding and support to nearly 500 social entrepreneurs, Heather will continue to move YSC forward to serve young women with breast cancer in their local communities and through YSC's online presence. Both Lewis and Glazer have been invaluable to the organization during their tenure at YSC and will continue to ensure YSC provides resources, support and education to all young women facing a diagnosis of breast cancer.
The YSC Board of Directors expresses its appreciation to Ms. Stein for her leadership and commitment to the organization.
"It has been a pleasure to serve as CEO of YSC," said Marcia Stein. "YSC has been built by the enormous efforts of dedicated staff and volunteers and I am confident that this organization will continue to grow and follow the important mission of raising awareness and providing support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer."
YSC will begin the search for a new leader immediately. As the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, the important work of the organization and the commitment to the over 200,000 young women reached by YSC will not waver.
"The Young Survival Coalition's Board of Directors and staff continue to be dedicated to supporting all young women facing breast cancer. We look forward to evolving the leadership of YSC to meet the needs of those young women," said Anna Cluxton, the YSC's Board President.
Young Survival Coalition was founded in 1998 by three women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 35 who were discouraged by the lack of information available to young women diagnosed with the disease. YSC reaches over 200,000 women every year both virtually through youngsurvival.org, Facebook (Facebook.com/youngsurvivalcoalition) or Twitter (@YSCBuzz); and locally in their communities, with nearly 30 affiliates, across the United States. Dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
SOURCE Young Survival Coalition