Author Archives: Young Leadership Council

About Young Leadership Council

The mission of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), a group of young professionals, is to represent a new generation of leaders who are advancing the cause of social and emotional support for people living with cancer by raising awareness and organizing philanthropic initiatives to benefit the Cancer Support Community. The YLC is tasked with ensuring that the support for the Cancer Support Community continues. It was established in 2004 by GCWW Board Member Evan Berkley, who lost his father to cancer at age 19 and subsequently created the Be a Buddy Foundation to improve the lives of people living with cancer. YLC members work in the fields of film, television, marketing, entertainment law, corporate law, finance, and publishing. Since the group's inaugural event in September 2005, the YLC has successfully raised over $850,000 and brought the mission of Gilda's Club, and now the Cancer Support Community, to hundreds of new friends.

Reflections from a friend of the Young Leadership Council

I remember every little detail of that cool and crisp October morning—what I was eating, what I was wearing when my mom broke the news.  She had gone in for a routine check-up and the doctor noticed something on her … Continue reading

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Getting help through uncertain paths

By Victoria Li, a member of CSC’s Young Leadership Council I lost my mother to cancer just a month after I turned 24. Following her diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer, she braved through more than two years of aggressive … Continue reading

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Young leaders host Comedy Night to benefit CSC

By Melanie Sarver, Young Leadership Council Chair We seem to have a history of hosting Comedy Night on the rainiest day of the summer. Yet again, on Thursday, June 13, 2013, it was a torrential downpour outside as the Young … Continue reading

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Where do people get support?

Where Do People Get Support? Featuring Pauline Dweck, Guest Blogger and Proud Young Leadership Council Member As a social worker on an inpatient unit of a New York City hospital, I am reminded, on a daily basis, of just how … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Red Ball from the Young Leadership Council

My mother was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 1997 – she was 52 years old, and I was a senior in high school. I remember trying to digest the information, but simply being unable to comprehend the heaviness … Continue reading

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