Young Survival Coalition Hosts Summit for BC Survivors, Supporters

Young Survival Coalition Hosts Summit for BC Survivors, Supporters
More than 600 young breast cancer survivors will gather in Austin, Texas, for the 4th Annual Young Survival Coalition (YSC) Summit. For such survivors, it’s the only national conference. In addition to those diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthday, the March 8-10  YSC-sponsored event targets “co-survivors” — those who offer emotional, physical, financial, or spiritual support — plus healthcare providers and patient advocate leaders. Along with the opportunity to network, the conference features sessions from top oncology and supportive care experts. There will be motivational speakers, educational and psychosocial workshops, and wellness activities. Participants are expected to get the most current, evidence-based information needed to make quality healthcare decisions. The fee for the summit at the Renaissance Austin Hotel is $180 through March 1; $200 on-site, including meals. Go here to register. Fee waivers, travel grants and fundraising opportunities are available to defray costs.  Session topics will include nutrition, treatment side effects, talking with children, intimacy, meditation, dating, fertility, family planning, genetics, healthy lifestyle changes, and managing others’ emotions. There will also be wellness activities, a cocktail reception, a dance party and a “guys-only hangout.” “The energy at the YSC Summit is amazing. For most of our attendees, they are the youngest person in their on
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