"You Are Not Alone" Video and Companion Book Serves as a Resource for Young Women with Breast Cancer

October 2, 2003

"You Are Not Alone" Video and Companion Book Serves as a Resource for Young Women with Breast Cancer

New York, NY - (October 2, 2003)

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the critical concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer (www.youngsurvival.org), today announced that its educational video and companion guide, "You Are Not Alone," is available for purchase by contacting the Young Survival Coalition office at 1-877-YSC-1011.

YSC's "You Are Not Alone" educational video is an intimate conversation with six women diagnosed with breast cancer. It covers topics pertinent to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer including treatment options, sexuality, children, body image, fitness, faith, fear of recurrence, and gaining support from family, friends and co-workers. The women portrayed were diagnosed as recently as one year ago and as long as 26 years ago.

"We've found that many young women feel very isolated and alone when diagnosed with breast cancer at such a young age, and we created the video to address this concern," commented Randi Rosenberg, YSC President. "Our hope is that newly diagnosed young women will be able to identify with the experiences shared in the video and that this will decrease their sense of isolation."

The video comes with a companion resource guide also called "You Are Not Alone," a joint effort of the YSC and the Manhattan/ Bronx division of the American Cancer Society (ACS). The guide examines such issues as genetic testing, fertility, advanced breast cancer, parenting, dating, body image, and pregnancy after diagnosis.

"You Are Not Alone" was created by Principle Pictures' Beth Murphy, the Emmy-nominated producer of "Fighting For Our Future," the Lifetime Original documentary about Young Survival Coalition members impacted by breast cancer. Murphy is also the author of the "Fighting For Our Future" companion book available at www.fightingforourfuture.com and www.Amazon.com.

The "You Are Not Alone" project was made possible by generous contributions from ROCHE Pharmaceuticals and an anonymous donor. The price for the VHS video and companion guide is $20 and the DVD version and companion guide $25. Shipping is included in the price.

To place an order, call the Young Survival Coalition at 1-877-YSC-1011 or email info@youngsurvival.org.

About The Young Survival Coalition

Based in New York, the Young Survival Coalition is the only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the critical concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in women 40 and under, and to serve as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. For more information, visit www.youngsurvival.org or call 1-877-YSC-1011.