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Emily Helck
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
646.257.3024
ehelck@youngsurvival.org

Announcing PARA’KITO’s Commitment to Helping Young Women Facing Breast Cancer

New York, New York (June 20, 2017) - — PARA’KITO™ announces its partnership with Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the foremost organization for young women affected by breast cancer. We’re proud to work with YSC to raise awareness, and provide financial support by donating 20% of the retail sales of our Pink Ribbon Wristband.

The PARA’KITO refillable wristband diffuses natural essential oils that protects the wearer from mosquito bites.

“We’re pleased to begin this new partnership with PARA’KITO, and grateful for PARA’KITO’s commitment to helping young women facing breast cancer,” says Jennifer Merschdorf, Chief Executive Officer of Young Survival Coalition. “Their support will help us at YSC reach our goal of ensuring that no young woman faces breast cancer alone.”

This year, more than 12,000 women under 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women ages 15-39. Our partner YSC provides free resources and programs to support, educate and empower these women. Together, with our help, YSC will directly improve the lives of thousands of young survivors and ensure that no young woman is left to face breast cancer alone.

For more information about the Young Survival Coalition, please visit YoungSurvival.org. For more information about PARA’KITO™ and the Pink Ribbon Wrist Band, please visit us.parakito.com.


About Young Survival Coalition (YSC) ®

Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to young women with breast cancer. Founded by three young survivors, YSC began as a grassroots organization to advocate on behalf of all young women diagnosed with breast cancer to increase their length and quality of life. Based in New York City, with networks nationwide, YSC provides free resources, connections and educational materials so young women with breast cancer feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. For more information, visit youngsurvival.org.

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