Amy Young is a mother, a wife, a three-time cancer survivor, a speaker, an entrepreneur, author of In God's Eyes, a radio talk show co-host, and the Founder and CEO of Yes! to Mammograms, a non-profit organization that provides free mammograms to low-income and uninsured women.
Amy's story is one of survival. Soon after arriving in England on a military assignment with a 3-month old and a 14-month old, Amy discovered she had a brain tumor. She was treated, went into remission for a year, and a year later discovered another tumor had surfaced. Amy was alone in a foreign country, trying to take care of a newborn and a toddler who could not walk, the result of Cerebral Palsy, and trying to adjust to military life overseas. Then, in 1995, just three months before her husband was scheduled to retire from the Air Force, Amy was diagnosed with cervical cancer during a routine PAP exam. Amy not only survived these experiences, but has thrived.
While working in an oncology unit at a local hospital, Amy came face to face with the devastation cancer has on the patient's family and close friends, not just the patient. Cancer was not just about the patient anymore. Many of the breast cancer patients had never had a mammogram. In 2008, Amy created Yes! To Mammograms, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. She and her husband began pooling their personal money together at the end of each month so they could help at least one low-income or uninsured woman a month get a mammogram.
Amy and her story of survival and encouragement have been featured in several newspapers and magazines, and she has been a popular guest on several radio talk shows. Amy's story is featured in Dr. Christina Schlachter's book, She Leads the Way: How to Lead Your Own Career & Life Transformation ... And the Stories of Women Who Have." Amy has also been nominated for the L'Oreal Women of Worth Award.