Young Survival Coalition To Honor Founding Members At May 17 Gala In NYC

Annual In Living Pink Casino Game Night Generates Awareness and Funds for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Apr 23, 2013, 11:16 ET from Young Survival Coalition

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gala season has arrived in New York City, topped off with a unique, fun and exciting night of high-end charitable gaming for luxurious prizes to benefit young women affected by breast cancer. Young Survival Coalition (YSC) will honor its founding members at the 12th annual In Living Pink Casino Game Night.

Hosted by Chris Wragge of CBS News, this glamorous event will keep you on your toes, from fast-paced and electrifying gaming to catching a glimpse of a celebrity stopping by. In Living Pink will take place at Capitale on Friday, May 17, 2013. With doors opening at 8 p.m., the night will include great music, a top-shelf open bar, delicious food, a dynamic crowd and the opportunity to support a great cause.

Young Survival Coalition, founded in 1998 by young survivors for young survivors, provides free programs, education and resources to address every phase of a young woman's breast cancer experience. "Young women with breast cancer face issues that differ from their older counterparts, including more aggressive cancers, fertility challenges, financial instability and higher mortality rates," said Jennifer Merschdorf, CEO of YSC. "The vital funds raised at this event will enable YSC to deliver high-quality national programs and services that address these unique needs."

This not-to-be-missed evening will feature exciting table games including Blackjack, Double Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold 'em. Revelers can also enter a raffle for generously donated prizes, such as a Garden Pool Villa at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, stays at the MGM Grand Hotel, The Palazzo Hotel, Taj Campton Place in San Francisco and a once in a lifetime styling session, with donated wardrobe items, accessories, beauty products and a photo shoot all managed by celebrity stylist and designer, Stacy Igel, culminating in VIP access to her Boy Meets Girl ™ New York Fashion Week show.  

The founding members of YSC will take the stage as they are celebrated for their pioneering work bringing to the forefront issues of young adult oncology.

The In Living Pink event will also acknowledge corporate honorees Celgene and Liv/giant with the YSC Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding support and dedication to YSC and its mission. Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide. It seeks to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs to patients. The company's mission is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, development and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe immune and inflammatory conditions.

Liv/giant is a cycling brand dedicated solely to the female rider. It includes everything from specialty designed bikes, gear and accessories to retail stores, events and ambassadors who inspire others to lead happier, healthier and more adventurous lives through cycling. Through the company's support of YSC and its annual YSC Tour de Pink® bike events, Liv/giant helps young women affected by breast cancer to take their bodies back from cancer.

WHAT:          Young Survival Coalition's 12th Annual In Living Pink Casino Game Night

WHEN:          8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013

WHERE:       Capitale, 130 Bowery, NYC

For event information:  William Dale, Event Manager, or 646.257.3000
For media inquiries:    Suzanne Beckmann, Director of Communications, or 646.257.3020  

About Young Survival Coalition (YSC)

Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) was the first nonprofit organization to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Founded by young survivors for young survivors, YSC began as a grassroots organization to advocate on behalf of all young women diagnosed with breast cancer to increase their quality and quantity of life. Based in New York City, with nationwide networks, YSC today provides free comprehensive resources, support and educational materials such as the ResourceLink program, Newly Diagnosed Resource Kit (NDRK), Post-Treatment Navigator, Metastatic Navigator and is well known for its three national YSC Tour de Pink bike rides. It also co-hosts C4YW (Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer). For more information or to make a donation, please visit:



SOURCE Young Survival Coalition