Pedaling Through the Pandemic

Advocacy Groups | <b>Young Survival Coalition</b>

Breast Cancer Survivor Marcie Jannetti rides more than 500 consecutive days and over 13,500 miles.

New York, NY (September 15, 2021) - Marcie Jannetti of Wall, NJ has now ridden 530 consecutive days and nearly 14,000 miles while training for the 2021 YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride. In 2016 Jannetti was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40. She was young and healthy and part of the Jersey Shore Triathlon Club, competing at an amateur level for fun and fitness. When she heard the diagnosis, Jannetti thought she would have to give up cycling. A friend from her tri club told her about the YSC Tour de Pink (TDP), at that time a 3-day 200+ mile bike ride raising funds for women just like her.

Jannetti was inspired once again to ride and participate in the 2017 YSC Tour de Pink and has ridden ever since. Fast forward to 2020 and her Tour de Pink plans were changed by a global pandemic. She wanted to stay motivated even when her local boardwalk, parks and gym were closed, and as a medical professional, Jannetti was worried about accidents and overwhelming the hospitals. She then dusted off her bike trainer and started a program with a social cycling platform called Zwift that started a 14-day ride at home program. At the end of the two weeks, she decided to continue riding in- and outdoors every day during the pandemic.

“The magic of the Tour de Pink lives not just on the roads we ride, but also in the giant hearts of all those who support and participate in the event,” said Janetti.

The YSC TdP will take place on October 3rd in Point Pleasant, NJ as a 1-day ride due to COVID restrictions.

About YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride

The 2021 YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride is a professionally supported national cycling fundraiser, raising funds for the Young Survival Coalition. It offers a 20, 36, or 62-mile route option and is fully supported with staff, medics, mechanics, rest stops, ride marshals and SAG vehicles. The east coast event will take place on October 3rd in Point Pleasant, NJ.

About Young Survival Coalition (YSC)®
Established in 1998, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks. YSC also educates and influences the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults.

Through educational resources and programming, annual conferences, and local and online support networks, YSC ensures no young adult faces breast cancer alone.

For more information, visit youngsurvival.org.