GREENCREST Helps Young Survival Coalition Increase Awareness of Breast Cancer in Women Under 40

GREENCREST recently teamed up with the Young Survival Coalition to help fight the war against breast cancer in young women.

GREENCREST’s pro bono work included managing the organization’s ad campaigns, public relations needs and artistic direction for the group’s fundraiser, “In Living Pink”. More than 150 people attended the fundraiser which raised $23,000. Money from the event is slated to go toward planning YANA (You Are Not Alone) social events for Young Survival Coalition members.

“The Young Survival Coalition helps many young women during the toughest time in their life,” said GREENCREST president Kelly Borth. “We thought it was important to donate our resources to tell central Ohioans about the In Living Pink event and the Coalition. We hope there will be more awareness about the effects of breast cancer in young women and ultimately, that a cure will be found for the disease.”

The Young Survival Coalition is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. The Central Ohio Chapter was initially formed in 2002 by two young survivors who met at the Annual Conference, and officially affiliated with the YSC in 2005.