Atlanta Affiliate of Young Survival Coalition Awarded Grant To Expand EMPOWER!

March 9, 2012

A Program Aimed at Educating Faith-Based Communities about Breast Cancer

Atlanta, G.A., (March 9, 2012) — Young Survival Coalition’s Atlanta Affiliate was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation focused on improving the quality of life for the citizens of Georgia.

This funding allows Young Survival Coalition’s Atlanta affiliate to extend the reach of the EMPOWER! program which educates young women in the metro Atlanta area about their risk of breast cancer and encourages them to become their own best health advocates. As part of the EMPOWER! program, YSC Atlanta will partner with faith-based organizations to educate their communites and spread awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer.

“We are very excited to partner with the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry and to expand YSC’s reach to such an important community in the metro Atlanta area,” said Courtney Bugler, YSC Atlanta’s Executive Director. Through collaboration with health and cancer ministries in Baptist churches in the metro area, YSC will provide in-person education and resources to young women and provide an important referral system to women with questions on breast health.   

For more information about Young Survival Coalition (YSC), visit www.youngsurvival.org.

About Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition, based in New York with nearly 30 affiliates across the United States, is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no young women diagnosed with breast cancer has to face the disease alone.  YSC Atlanta is the largest affiliate in the country, serving 11 counties in the metro area. For more information about Young Survival Coalition Atlanta, visit youngsurvival.org or call 404.250.6508.

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