October has come to an end, but work towards finding a cure and bringing awareness is ongoing. We celebrate ALL Women who have won the fight against #BreastCancer and we lift up women like Jeanetta M. Johnson who are Standing Up with a message of hope and inspiration to help other women understand they too can win if diagnosed.
Jeanetta teamed up with Mayvenn Hair and BrightPink.org during #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 2017 to enlighten women on the symptoms of breast and ovarian cancers, and on the importance of educating themselves so one will know what to look out for.
Remember, BlackWomenStandUp’s – #BWSU #BreastCancerAwareness Hashtag #CheckUpOnIt for the purpose of remaining cancer free and early detection.
Thank you to Jeanetta M. Johnson.
Remember if you would like to Celebrate a Survivor in Your Life on our Survivors’ Wall or Honor a Love one who has passed on from breast cancer on our Memorial Wall for Black Women and Women of Color, feel free to reach out through our Contact Us Page or email Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com.
Peace and Love.
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April 27, 2017 marked Shatysha Tysh Billingsley’s one year anniversary of being Cancer Free! Tysh, from Birmingham, Alabama, is another Queen who found the courage and strength to Stand Up to cancer and win. We here at BlackWomenStandUp.com (BWSU) celebrate Tysh and other Black and Brown Women who are breast and or gyn cancer Survivors. These women serve as an inspiration to many who may be experiencing hearing those life-changing words from a doctor “you have cancer.” Seeing survivor stories of women like Tysh and many others from #BWSU’s “Survivors Wall” will empower many to fight, and believe that they too can WIN!
Thank you Shatysha for allowing us to share your story and celebrate you. Congratulations on your one year anniversary of being cancer free. Keep winning Queen, You Rock!
May the words below from Shatysha on her one year cancer free mark, inspire you as much as they did the BlackWomenStandUp.com Founders.
“Today I celebrate, praise God and jump for joy for being 1YR CANCER FREE!! I must first THANK cancer. Thank you cancer for teaching me lessons I never knew I needed to learn. Thank you for making me look at small moments as giant ones. Thank you for teaching me to live and love as big as I possibly can. Thank you for introducing me to many new amazing people and giving me a greater appreciation for the people I already had. Thankyou for teaching me that its OK to accept help (set my pride to the side) Thank you for making me face the fear of losing myself cause without It couldn’t find my new self. Thank you for teaching me to let go and disconnect myself from unnecessary stress. Thank you for helping me find my true potential through havoc. Thank you for showing me that gratitude should come out of every experience. Thank you for giving me a new perspective on life, and Thank you for teaching me that I am stronger than you!!! From the very moment of hearing those words “Ms. Billingsley you have cancer” my breath was shallow, I was scared and instantly felt pain that I had never felt before! Well my pity party didn’t last but a moment, I looked myself in the mirror, took a deep breath and asked God “now what?” (ask and expect an answer) At that moment I began declaring over my life John 11:4 msg “This sickness is not fatal, it will become an occasion to show Gods glory by glorifying Gods Son” so with that in my mind, mouth, heart and soul. Winning was not an option it was the only outcome!!”
Peace and Love,
If you know of a woman of color who you would like to honor/celebrate and would like to see on our “Survivors Wall,” feel free to drop us an email at Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com with relevant details and picture.
Meet Mrs. Loretha Blue, a breast cancer survivor, wife, mother and BlackWomenStandUp.com’s 2017 #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast Honoree. Mrs. Blue is a resident of the Bronx, NY., retired, active in her church and totally focused on being the best wife she can be to her husband of 35 years. We will be featuring the couple in our “Love Lounge” where we celebrate love. Check back in June 2017 for that feature.
Thank you Mrs. Blue for being a fighter, an inspiration to many and for allowing us to tell your story, honor and celebrate YOU!
Spread the word! Find out how you can help. Do you have a product that you can donate for our gift bags, Information, etc. Email: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com #YourHealthMatters #CheckUpOnIt #BWSU #Stand4Health
Through its Cancer Memorial and Survivor Walls, Black Women Stand Up honors the lives of black women and women of color who have transitioned on from breast cancer, and celebrates those who are standing strong as survivors. The walls allow loved ones to submit a photo with a message in honor of their family member or friend and helps to bring awareness to this disease which continues to affect black women at disproportionate rates.
We will continue our efforts as we stand for a world free from cancer! Please take some time to visit our Walls to see the faces of the beautiful Queens who are being celebrated and honored.
We are currently planning our 2016 Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative Event and Online Campaign “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay-Day.” We are in need of items for gift bags and/or monetary donations. Nothing like the power of collaboration, so join us in our efforts and lets make a difference! Visit our Donate Page today:) Thank you.