Young Survival Coalition Teams with the World Marathon Majors

February 1, 2007

Young Survival Coalition Teams with the World Marathon Majors

New York, New York - (February 1, 2007)

Partnership with WMM Will Raise Vital Funds for Young
Women Affected by Breast Cancer.

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) (, the only international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer, has teamed with the World Marathon Majors in support of the Boston, Chicago and New York marathons for 2007.

The YSC is now one of the fourteen charitable organizations a marathon runner can choose to raise money for in return for a space in one of these prestigious marathon events. Not only does the runner have a secured spot in one of these three major marathons, but they have a guaranteed rewarding experience and involvement in an organization making a difference in the lives of young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

All participants are required to raise a minimum of $2,500. For their efforts, the YSC will provide each participant with:

  • full training plans 
  • training support and tips 
  • YSC paraphernalia (t-shirt, sock, key chain) 
  • fundraising support 
  • post-marathon reception 
  • goody bags 
  • gifts along the way to thank you for what you're doing!
  • personal fundraising website

If you are a runner who wants to run in the Boston, New York and/or Chicago Marathons and need a spot (Boston and NY are filling fast) or if you just want to run for the YSC, call Alison Dichter, the YSC's Development Associate at 646-257-3019 or e-mail at alisond@youngsurvival.

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.

Founded in 1999 by three women under the age of 35 with breast cancer, the YSC today has more than 10,000 members consisting of survivors, supporters, and members of the medical community.

About World Marathon Majors (

On January 23, 2006, Boston, Flora London, real,- BERLIN, LaSalle Bank Chicago and ING New York City marathons collectively launched the World Marathon Majors – a new series offering a $1 million prize purse to be split equally between the top male and female marathoners in the world. In creating the World Marathon Majors, the organizers of these five races recognized an opportunity to advance the sport, raise awareness of its athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.
Collectively, the group annually attracts more than 5 million on-course spectators, more than 250 million television viewers, 300,000 applicants and 150,000 participants. It also raises more than $80 million for charity world wide and generates an economic impact of more than $400 million.