Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Toast To Lead

The Leadership Emergence and Development Project

LEAD is a nonprofit organization that engages young professionals in the charitable and philanthropic communities of the Twin Cities.

As a new non-profit organization, connecting with The Lead Project will be vital to the MN Prostate Cancer Coalition's growth and community outreach. 

I was honored to attend this years fabulous event, and look forward to collaborating with young professionals within Minnesota towards our goal of making prostate cancer a key health care priority within our state.

Pictured with Lead committee member, Elizabeth 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Celebrating My Loved Ones On February 4th

Today is "World Cancer Day" 

Please join me and take a moment today to fondly remember those who have lost their battle with cancer and honor those who courageously continue the fight.  

Today, I remember my Father In-Law, Willie Jett I, beautiful Auntie Cia, Uncle Hubert, and my Grandpa Smith.  
Each battled and lost their lives too soon, to very aggressive cancers.  

Today, I honor my amazing Dad and Uncle Percy-who both courageously continue their fight to survive Prostate Cancer.

World Cancer Day-2012

Stand Up 2 Cancer-February 4th  
"Click" on the button below for a great informational video about World Cancer Day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

National Wear Red Day-Februaury 3rd

In support of the AHA & the Go Red For Women Movement, wear something fabulously RED today and begin the dialogue about the importance of heart health awareness! 

*To learn more about Go Red For Women , "click" on the icon above

 What is Go Red For Women?

  • In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

American Heart Month

Group shot of women in red - for SOWHH widget
Kick off American Heart Month by joining American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and some of our nation’s leading health experts to discuss the latest advances in women’s cardiovascular research.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease – also called cardiovascular disease – is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke.Other types of heart disease include heart failure, an irregular heartbeat – or arrhythmia – and heart valve problems.

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

Having lost my dear Grandmother to a cardiovascular disease, and having been diagnosed with an inherited treatable heart condition myself, I truly embrace all this month has to offer for heart awareness and wellness.

Black History Month

I am so proud of my multi-cultural roots and to have the opportunity to celebrate my heritage!

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.