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A 3-Day National Conference for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors Under 35

Whether you are newly diagnosed, living with metastatic breast cancer or several years out from diagnosis, the YSC National Summit is a must-attend. Guests can connect to a community of other survivors and co-survivors (partners, spouses, parents, siblings, friends—anyone who supports you). Mrs. Newberry said, “As an outsider looking in, it was clear to see that guests were surrounded by a group of people that just get-it.”

Below are some comments from YSC feedback platforms:


“Have you ever been in a room with 650+ people who you have something in common with every single one of them? It’s comradery to the core. It’s a sisterhood. And I realized, truly, none of us wanted to be in this group. None of us chose this path. But none of us gave up. Some of us almost did, me included. Instead, we drudged on…sometimes barely able to stand, sometimes being carried by those that love us, but we continue. While we continue to fight for cancer research in the hopes of curing this monster, we stand united.” – Shannon, diagnosed at 34

“Metastatic friendships transcend time apart and distance in between, for one weekend, we are one.” – Anise, diagnosed stage 3 at 32, metastatic to the lungs at 36, metastatic to the brain at 37

“When you share a cancer diagnosis, it’s easy to form immediate connections. You don’t have to explain anything, and you have so much in common. You understand the trauma, the medicine, the surgeries and the emotional nightmares that continue long after treatment. This year’s #YSCsummit18 was particularly emotional mourning the loss of Melissa and Allie, but I was so grateful to have friends like @rdulay by my side to cry, laugh, dance and learn with.” – Anna

IMG_2726Mrs. Newberry was invited to talk about the 7 unique programs that UBCF offers and gave each guest the opportunity for a Q&A session. By speaking to nearly 550 attendees from across the country, she was successful in educating and guiding breast cancer patients and survivors in the right direction for financial assistance. It was quite apparent that UBCF’s presence was valuable, as guests constantly told Mrs. Newberry they were excited to learn of about the grant programs and she would be hearing from them soon.

Background on UBCF

UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. People in need of breast health services may visit ubcf.org or call toll-free, 877-822-4287. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Contributions may be mailed to UBCF, P.O. Box 2421, Huntington, NY 11743, or donate through the Combined Federal Campaign, #77934.