In 2020, in the United States, almost 331,00 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer – a disease that affects women of all ages, races and socioeconomic status. In 2020, 2,600 MEN will be diagnosed as well.
Recognizing the impact this disease has had on our sport and in our own lives, Waredaca launched the 3-2-1 GO! End Breast Cancer, a fundraising which in recent years has support the Johns Hopkins Sydney Kimmel Breast Center in Baltimore, MD . This year, in acknowledging October as the Breast Cancer Awareness month and with love and support for Stephanie Davis, Dr. Chads very special wife, we have chosen to support the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) which serves to strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.
In 1998, a group of young women, all diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40, gathered in New York City and had the first YSC meeting. They had all personally experienced that young adults were missing from the research, community and conversations about breast cancer. More than twenty years later, these needs still define YSC’s work.
Unlike their older counterparts – who are overwhelmingly integrated into the design of clinical trials – young adults diagnosed with breast cancer face higher mortality rates, fertility issues and the possibility and ramifications of early menopause.
From our grassroots beginning, YSC has grown into an international movement. Today, YSC has more than 170 Face 2 Face local networking groups, a vibrant online community, and the largest conference program dedicated exclusively to young adults with breast cancer and their caregivers. YSC also produces free educational resources, such as our breast cancer navigator series, which are comprehensive guidebooks that address every phase of treatment and survivorship.
You can help! You can:
- Agree to donate your muck deposit to this worthy cause. Just notify the Secretary that you would like to donate your muck deposit.
- Donate money by going directly to https://www.yscchampions.org/Donate
- Buy 3-2-1 Go! End Breast Cancer swag when you come to any Waredaca event. All profits go to YSC.
We can’t wait to see everyone this weekend. Thank you for your continued support of Waredaca and our 3-2-1 Go! End Breast Cancer Initiative.
The Waredaca Classic Three Day Committee