YSC Tour de Pink Rolls October 9-11 with a Three-day and a One-day Century Ride Option to Support Young Women with Breast Cancer
June 26, 2015, Philadelphia, PA — Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the leading nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer, announced plans for the 12th annual YSC Tour de Pink® East Coast ride – the premier cycling ride designed to raise funds and to empower young women battling breast cancer.
The three-day, 200+ mile East Coast ride takes place October 9-11 with a one-day century or metric century ride option on Saturday, October 10. Riders can register to join the fight at www.YSCTourdePink.org.
“For 12 years, Tour de Pink has helped YSC raise awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer,” said Lisa J. Frank, board ex officio, YSC founding member, five-time breast cancer survivor and co-founder of Tour de Pink. “The event has become a community of empowerment and support helping to ensure that no woman diagnosed under 40 faces breast cancer alone. The funds raised allow YSC to offer a wide variety of programming and support to the 250,000 young women living in the U.S. today who are diagnosed with breast cancer.”
“YSC Tour de Pink is more than just another cycling event. It provides a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness in the community and support important programs ensuring that no young woman faces breast cancer alone,” Jennifer Merschdorf, Chief Executive Officer, YSC. “There are always opportunities for more corporate partners to share this amazing journey with us and support these powerful women.”
Brands interested in supporting the Tour or riders register for the 2015 YSC Tour de Pink East Coast visit www.ysctourdepink.org.
The three-day journey kicks off from suburban Philadelphia and heads south traveling through scenic back roads and stopping for an evening celebration at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The second day, also doubling as our flat and fast century ride accommodating our one day riders, rolls through Delaware and Maryland farmland to the quaint town of Salisbury, Maryland. Finishing on day three, riders travel east directly towards the shore and finish on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland.
The ride, features full rider support, including hotel accommodations, catered meals, rest stops, ride marshals, support and gear (SAG) vehicles and mechanics.
About YSC Tour de Pink®
Co-founded in 2004 by Lisa J. Frank and Matt Purdue, YSC Tour de Pink was created to raise awareness and funds for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the first national organization to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Growing from six participants in 2004, YSC Tour de Pink® has generated more than $8 million and now consists of two outdoor bike rides on the East Coast and West Coast. YSC anticipates over 500 riders will participate in this year’s national events.
About Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) was the first nonprofit organization to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Founded by young survivors for young survivors, YSC began as a grassroots organization to advocate on behalf of all young women diagnosed with breast cancer to increase their length and quality of life. Based in New York City, with networks nationwide, YSC today provides free comprehensive resources, support and educational materials such as the ResourceLink program, Newly Diagnosed Treatment Navigator, Post-Treatment Navigator, Long-term Navigator, Multi-media Tools and is well known for its two national YSC Tour de Pink bike rides. For more information please visit: www.youngsurvival.org.
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