YSC Turns 15

Founded in 2001, C4YW is the only international conference focused on the unique needs and issues faced by women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 45. This one-of-a-kind event features educational programming for survivors, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals focused on every phase of a young woman’s breast cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment, recovery or management of metastatic disease.

The 2014 conference will take place February 21-23 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort!  Registration opens November 6, 2013. See www.c4yw.org for more details.




October 2013, List #2

15 Reasons to Attend C4YW - Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Many attendees have never met another young breast cancer survivor. In one weekend, in one place, meet hundreds from around the globe!
The average high temperature in Orlando in February is 74 degrees. There will be some fun outdoor activities so you can enjoy the sun and fresh air!
New this year, C4YW will offer interactive discussion groups, where you can share your experience and get advice from peers in an informal environment.
Unwind and stretch out those tired muscles at our Friday night yoga class with movements designed just for breast cancer survivors.
Travel grants and fee waivers are available for those who qualify. To apply visit www.c4yw.org.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for social workers who attend.
Connect during informal ice breakers with those with whom you have something in common, such as other women who are single and dating, living with metastatic disease, partner with women, or meet other men, partners and caregivers in attendance.
Hear the foremost experts in the field discuss medical and treatment updates at the opening plenary, and ask them questions!
Attend special sessions for post-treatment and long-term survivors, as well as young women living with metastatic breast cancer – there is always something new to learn.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funds dedicated to programs and research on young women affected by breast cancer – hear more during a special lunch and learn.
Young survivors often say that “bouncing” back from a breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most complicated things to figure out. A special “Resiliency” plenary session will explore this subject and provide tips on how to shape your future in a positive way.
Join great social activities like belly dancing and Zumba and get your heart rate pumping and let loose.
Partners and caregivers can join in, too, with sessions designed just for them.
Dance the night away with all of the new friends you make at the DJ and dessert party.
Wrap the weekend up with a fun and interactive cooking demonstration. Learn how to make healthy and delicious food - you’ll even leave with a snack!


15th Anniversary Lists

In 2013, Young Survival Coalition celebrates 15 years of supporting women 40 and under affected by breast cancer. In the tradition of its founders, YSC pioneers research, information about treatment options and helps with the challenges and frustrations young women face when diagnosed. As the first organization to recognize these needs, YSC is highlighting our accomplishments as well as the cancer community’s each month in a new "15 Facts" or "15 Tips" list. Please check back each month to learn something new.

See more at: http://www.youngsurvival.org/ysc-turns-15