So, many of you know Alane rode in this years' Young Survival Coalition Tour De Pink, a 226 mile bike ride from Hershey, PA, to Manhattan. But how many of you saw her on the National News this morning?
Hi! We're three Moms from Duluth, MN who had the idea to harness our love for scrapbooking and help our charity of choice: the Young Survival Coalition.
October 13, 2007 was the Inaugural Crop For A Cure and we are proud to say it was an unbelievable success!
Last year, we held the second Crop For A Cure, and included classes taught by industry professionals!
This year, we hit a few bumps in the road, but we're forging ahead with our third event. The name may change, the date will change (it's January 23, 2010) but the scrap time remains the same. Get ready for 15 hours of fun!
The Generosity of our Crop Participants Has Helped Provide...
*The opportunity to open the local Young Survival Coalition office in Duluth, February 2009. *More than 75 Newly Diagnosed Resource Kits to young women in our area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. *Scholarships to seven women to attend the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. *Educational programs: The Genetics of Breast Cancer and Understanding Your Reconstruction Options.
One of our generous donors
What is the YSC?
The YSC is the premier international, nonprofit 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.
Both Julie and Alane are young breast cancer survivors. Alane was 31 when she was diagnosed and Julie was 42. Neither of them had a family history of breast cancer. Since their diagnosis and treatment they have worked hard to get the Duluth Affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition up and running. The group is now very active, participating in community breast cancer events as well as general cancer events, holding monthly support group meetings, and raising money to help educate young women about their risk of breast cancer.