Natalie Jones

Published on March 13, 2012 by in Member Spotlight

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Natalie Jones
YTAC Member

Natalie Jones

Becoming a member of Young Texans Against Cancer in San Antonio was something I did without hesitation. I have seen firsthand the impact cancer has had on my own family as well as my friends and their families. To be able to raise awareness for this cause is something I feel passionate about. I am excited to see the San Antonio chapter grow and impact our community and to ultimately make a difference in the fight against cancer.

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Pete McLaughlin

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Pete McLaughlin
YTAC Member

Pete McLaughlin

I don’t know of anyone who is fortunate enough to not know cancer among their family or friends. My wife Lauren and I have three immediate family members who have fought cancer, and my best friend lost his battle when we were young. Joining YTAC is a way for me to go on the offensive against this disease and help fund the dedicated people who are working to find cures. I feel blessed to have this opportunity.

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Ty Sheehan

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Ty Sheehan
YTAC Member

Ty Sheehan

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and spent a great deal of time around my grandparents growing up—and still do. “Gramps” is likely my favorite person in the world to spend time with. When I was young, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. After a long course of extremely difficult therapy, he fully recovered. When I think about that uncertain time, I realize what a very different person I would be today had we lost Gramps. Having witnessed the effects of cancer on someone so important to me and my family, I was eager to be involved in something as worthy as YTAC when the San Antonio Chapter was chartered. It has been meaningful for me to be able to do something personally to increase cancer awareness among my peers and help contribute to cancer prevention and other cancer research.

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Stuart Bernstein

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Stuart Bernstein
Former Chairman Emeritus

Stuart Bernstein

When I began to search for an outlet to be proactive in the fight against cancer, I explored several options, but none seemed to offer the kind of involvement I was looking for. There are hundreds of groups and organizations that benefit cancer, but I found very few that harness the energy and desire of young people who want to do more than volunteer a few hours or write a check. YTAC is designed to reach out to all young people who want to be more active in fighting all kinds of cancers. There are obvious limitations to targeting young people in terms of time and resources, but YTAC is set up to be more of a grassroots organization whose success depends on size and motivation. YTAC is run 100% by its members, a group of highly motivated young professionals, who are committed to raising money to fight the many kinds of cancer that have affected their loved ones.

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