We started Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day, a Gynecological/Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative on April 10, 2014, the reasoning behind this initiative is to bring awareness to women who are cancer free, give them life-saving information and support in order to remain that way, celebrate those who have survived this horrible disease and to encourage women to #CheckUpOnIt by staying on top of their health. BlackWomenStandUp.com created this Survivors Wall, to celebrate the many women of color who have fought the fight against cancer and won! They are Survivors and our (S)heroes. Here is where and how we celebrate them. Your courage, strength, determination and victory will inspire many, God Bless You All! Would you like to celebrate a survivor in your life? Send in their pic, with relevant details via email to Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com and we’ll add them to our survivors Wall.
This page is dedicated to Coretha Braxton, Mother of Co-Founder Tiffany Braxton. Coretha transitioned from this world on April 10, 2013 after her battle with an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer. This prompted the BlackWomenStandUp.com Founders to focus their efforts on starting a national cancer awareness initiative which kicked off on April 10, 2014.
The five types of gynecological cancers are: Uterine, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulva & Vagina
Iconic, Award-Winning Actress – Pam Grier – Survivor of Cervical Cancer – diagnosed in 1988
Tony Nominated Actress/Broadway Star – Valisia LeKae Survivor of Ovarian Cancer – diagnosed December 2013
Karen Braxton – Bronx, New York – Breast Cancer Survivor
Ida McCray – Bronx, New York – Breast Cancer Survivor
I would like to thank God for my mom who is a Breast Cancer Survivor. She has beat it twice and I’m so grateful to still have her here 73 years young. My mom is a walking miracle and my inspiration, to God be all the glory. #CANCER AWARENESS
Shelia McCray (Daughter)
Robbin Frazier – Bronx, New York – Breast Cancer Survivor
Robbin was diagnosed in October of 2009. Her treatment consisted of radiation and surgery during October and November of that year…She has been clear since then! #CancerFree