Jamie Stout via Crowdrise
April 22, 2011
BENEFITING: YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION INC
HOURS PLEDGED: 36
When a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she can feel isolated and alone. Her psychosocial and medical issues are fundamentally different than those of older, post-menopausal women, as is the impact of her diagnosis on her family and friends. With the bulk of medical and psychological resources designed for women over 50, a younger woman may not know where to turn. More aggressive cancers, fertility, relationship issues, treatment-induced early menopause, living decades with this serious diagnosis — these are just a few ways a younger woman's breast cancer experience can be unique. To address these issues, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition have created C4YW - an annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer and those who support them.
I was able to attend the conference in 2010, however, many young women could not due to financial restrictions. Help me to help young women affected by Breast Cancer attend this informative and life changing event.
It is my goal to raise enough money to send 100 women to this conference who otherwise could not attend.