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Michele Young In The News

‘A cancer survivor asking for change’: Meet USA TODAY’s Women of the Year honoree from Ohio

Michele Young is one of the nominees for USA TODAY’s Women of the Year program, a recognition of women who have made a significant impact in their communities and across the country. The program launched in 2022 as a continuation of Women of the Century, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Meet this year’s honorees at womenoftheyear.usatoday.comRead More

Attorney Young joins beloved journalist to Kristen Dahlgren to launch the Pink Eraser Project.

Inside the race to develop vaccines for cancer. Read More

Launching today: Pink Eraser Project seeks to end breast cancer as we know it

Michele Young launches project with Kristen Dahlgren to end breast cancer. Read More

When bullied students end their lives, parents are suing. And schools are paying.

A Washington Post analysis found nearly 200 incidents in recent years when a bullied student took his or her own life. Some schools are paying out millions and changing policies.
By Donna St. George
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Michele Young’s causes and cases have been covered by local, national, and international press.

Michele Young joins forces with rock icon Patti Collins to change the lives of children.

Michele Young and Patti Collins create the “Land of Superheroes” so all children can soar and bullying will be no more. Read More

Cincinnati Public Schools hosts superhero parade with Bootsy and Patti Collins alongside Michele Young.

Michele Young joins Bootsy and Patti Collins and the Cincinnati Public School to launch the “Land of Superheroes.” Read More

Michele Young joins forces with the Senate, the national ACLU, lawyers and advocates from across the country to bring justice to Sherry Chen.

November 10, 2022

Michele Young joins forces with leaders, lawyers and advocates from across the country to bring justice to Sherry Chen. Read More

Michele Young asks Katie Couric to join her in the fight for early detection in breast cancer. Katie says “yes!”

October 6, 2022

“Plus, hear from members of Katie’s medical team on their reactions to Katie’s news and one survivor whose mission is to change the system.” Read More

Note: Michele starts at 54:12

Michele Young calls for the early detection of breast cancer

October 2, 2022

“The CDC reports that breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. In this week’s Sunday Focus, NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports on how the fight against breast cancer has evolved after decades of focus, funding and research.” Read More

Michele Young takes the battle to end breast cancer to the nation

Brooks Sutherland
Cincinnati Enquirer
June 30, 2022

“For years, Michele Young received regular mammograms and for years those mammograms showed no signs of breast cancer. But in 2018, Young, a Brooklyn native who is now a lawyer in Cincinnati, was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. She was told she likely had it since 2012.”

There was a problematic gap in the system, she had learned.” Read More

Michele Young, once an adversary, is now a champion, for Cincinnati Public Schools’ pioneering effort to end bullying

Madeline Mitchell
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published April 17, 2022

“There’s a slab of concrete to the right of Carson School’s main entrance in the West Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati. Principal Terrez Thomas envisions a small library there, with a garden. At its center will be a memorial bench bearing a photo of Gabriel Taye.” Read More

Attorney Michele Young writes an editorial in support of pathbreaking legislation that passed

Michele Young
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Oct. 29, 2021

“I would like to believe the war against breast cancer began to be won by a patient with a seemingly hopeless diagnosis and doctors and legislators who would not give up hope. This is my story.” Read More

Michele Young brings together leading doctors and bipartisan legislative team to draft and pass life saving legislation

By: Meg Shaw , Nicole DeChant
News 5 Cleveland WEWS
Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 27, 2021 and last updated 9:43 AM, Oct 27, 2021

CLEVELAND — “Women in Ohio who need advanced breast cancer screenings could soon have them covered, if House Bill 371 is passed by lawmakers. Under the bipartisan bill, sponsored by Ohio House Reps. Jean Schmidt and Sedrick Denson, a more detailed letter would be sent to women with dense breast tissue and their increased risk for cancer…” Read More

Michele Young joins forces with the national ACLU with lawyers and advocates from across the country to bring justice to sherry Chen.

Liz Bonis & Megan Burgasser
Oct 1, 2021

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – “Ohio could soon become the 13th state to help women who need advanced breast cancer screenings in a new way. As we head into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ohio’s House Bill 371 could help women afford newer tests for early detection. A local breast cancer survivor has made it her mission to push for this bill.” Read More

Michele Young is part of the all-star team that brings justice for Gabriel Taye and his family

By Maria Cramer
New York Times
June 5, 2021

“For at least a year, Gabriel Taye, 8, was severely bullied at his elementary school in Cincinnati. Gabriel, a third grader who dreamed of joining the military and liked to dress up in neck ties, was punched, beaten and mocked repeatedly by students at Carson Elementary School, according to a federal lawsuit.” Read More

Michele Young joins Asian American leaders to fight AAPI hate

WCPO 9 News | Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted at 10:46 PM, Mar 21, 2021 and last updated 10:14 AM, Mar 22, 2021

CINCINNATI — “After multiple shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday that killed eight people — six of whom were of Asian descent — the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Cincinnati gathered outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to speak out against hate and violence against Asian Americans.” Read More

Michele Young receives the Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year Award in recognition for her work in breaking down obstacles to social justice

Hannah K. Sparling
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Nov. 8, 2020

“Ask Michele Young to name her greatest accomplishment, and she immediately starts talking about other people’s accomplishments.” Read More

Michele Young’s high school aged son talks of his mother’s efforts to inspire political change

Jacob Young
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Aug. 8, 2016

“Jacob Young is a first-year Echols scholar at the University of Virginia and the son of Michele Young, an Indian Hill attorney and the Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. In early February, my mother Michele Young found herself on the fence of running for office. She knew it would be a colossal undertaking, and as someone devoted to the family, she was truly torn. I told her, resolutely, to run.” Read More

Michele Young successfully spearheads effort to support the coroner in building a new crime lab

Cincinnati Enquirer
Published June 1, 2014

“Michele Young is founder of Keep Hamilton County Safe.

A May 29 editorial in The Enquirer argues for shared crime-lab services. This is exactly what Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco and Keep Hamilton County Safe have urged: a law enforcement campus at Mount Airy where all law enforcement would work together, solving crimes and keeping us safe in a facility shared by all.” Read More