We are super excited to introduce you to Our first #GoddessSpotlight for 2020! Today’s Post is a Tribute to Mrs. Mary Williams-Jonesfrom her loving daughter, Adrienne R. Williams.
We Stand With Adrienne as she Celebrates and Honors her Mom, a Black Queen who Stood Up to Breast Cancer and Won!
A Daughter’s Love
My mother aka my “She-Ro” is a true testament to what faith and determination can become when the two meet on mutual ground. Her small stature of only 5’1 has with-stood many of life’s physical perils including breast cancer, and stroke. Mary Williams-Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 35. In those days technology was still in development and surgeries were indeed risky. She discovered her own lump through self-massage and knew to see her physician immediately. She was married to a wonderful husband, had two young children and until this point life was grand. Surgery was quickly performed at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga without undergoing chemotherapy. Thanks to her unwavering faith and regular mammograms she remains cancer free after 3 decades – though she did have a radical mastectomy!
She suffered a stroke years later and survived that as well, maybe it was considered that her only living child could not bear the separation so her life was spared yet again. It brings me great joy to witness the zest for life she still maintains after the loss of an only son, two deceased husbands and an only daughter that resides in another state…She praises GOD regularly, showers me with love daily, and smiles frequently. It is the greatest honor to be her daughter.
I hope this serves to inspire someone reading that no matter how tough the times may seem – there’s light at the end of the tunnel…. Speaking of light, I send love and light to you all!
Remember, no matter what you may be going through keep fighting, praying, believing and surviving…
Adrienne R. Williams Actor/Writer (M.S.O.L) Instagram: Adrienneofficial Facebook: Adrienne R. Williams
The #BWSU Family thanks Adrienne for Honoring her Mom with and through BlackWomenStandUp.com. And we remind all women to always #CheckUpOnIt to remain cancer free or for early detection. We Love You!
If you want to honor a love one in your life send an email to: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com with “Tribute” in the Subject Line.
Today We Celebrate and Honor The Life of My #NowAngel – My Mother, Coretha Braxton…Who Transitioned On from Here, Six Years Ago This Day, April 10th 2013.
She Lost Her Physical Life Fighting an Agressive Form of #UterineCancer
#LoveYourVaJayJay and Breast Day #BlackWomenStandUp#BWSU ‘s #GynecolgicalCancer #GYNcancer & #BreastCancer Awareness Initiative was Birthed, and is in Memory of My Mom and the Many Other Black Women, and Women of Color Who Have Lost Their Lives to Any one of the Five Types of #GynecologicalCancers and or #BreastCancer We Stand for All Women! We Also Celebrate Those Beautiful Queens Who Have Stood Up and Won Their Fight With #Cancer and Are Here to Tell Their Story!
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, March 11 2017, Black Women Stand Up’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton attended the Beat Stage 3 Colon Cancer Awareness Event in New York City at the Borough Hall Building in Brooklyn. The event was in Honor of and Celebrated Beat Stage Three’s Co-Founder, C. Diane Nathaniel (Diane), a Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer Survivor, and served as a vehicle in bringing awareness to the disease.
Beat Stage 3 is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization started by Co-Founders, Helen L. Collen and Diane Nathaniel. Beat Stage 3 promotes image consciousness and renewed self-love for cancer Fighters and Survivors. Find out more about the organization and the work they are doing by visiting their website at Beat Stage 3, where you can also donate to the cause.
The Sands of Time Table was a reminder to everyone that the world is fighting against various forms of cancers, and each color represents a different type.
Beat Stage Three’s Co-Founder, Diane Nathaniel will be our “Goddess Spotlight” Feature before Colon Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end…Stay Tuned.
Stand with us as we work to save lives and celebrate survivors by encouraging women to #CheckUpOnIt and stay on top of their health to remain cancer free.
“Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day” is an online, social media awareness campaign and BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Health Initiative.
April is also National Minority Health Month. Black women and women of color are being affected by breast and GYN cancers at alarming rates, not to mention we rarely hear about the five types of GYN cancers. Ladies, spread the word, and make sure you don’t forget to #CheckUpOnIt. If you want to be a part of the movement, email us a pic or video of YOU holding your #CheckUpOnIt sign, honor a woman who is a survivor of breast or one of the GYN cancers by adding their picture to our “Survivors Wall” or memorialize a love one who has passed on by adding them to our “Memorial Wall,” email BlackWomenStandUp@gmail.com with #CheckUpOnIt, Survivors Wall or Memorial Wall in the subject line.
Ways to #CheckUpOnIt:
Schedule that GYN appointment
Perform a self-breast exam
Talk with your family about your medical history as it relates to cancer
Get informed about statistics, tips, prevention an early detection strategies
This past Sunday, October 18th in Central Park, New York City, women and men showed up in record numbers to walk in the Making Strides in Central Park Walk Against Breast Cancer. There were many there walking in honor of a loved one who lost their fight against breast cancer, or to celebrate and walk in solidarity with a survivor in their life. Whatever ones’ reason for participating, it was great to see so many standing up against this horrible disease that has affected so many families.
Below are pictures from the walk that a few of our supporters shared with the BlackWomenStandUp.com community.
Black Women Stand Up is committed to #StandingUp and bringing awareness to #BreastCancer through our Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day, where we encourage women to stay on top of their health, empower themselves and to #CheckUpOnIt to remain cancer free or for early detection.
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.
The end of April marked the finale of National Cancer Control and Minority Health Month, but our initiative surrounding cancer awareness continues. Check out the BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Cancer Memorial Wall, where we pay homage to women of color who have lost their fight against cancer. These women are no longer with us in the physical but their spirits live on; if you would like to honor a love one who has transitioned on due to one of the gynecological/breast cancers we would love to add their picture to the wall.
Also, you still have time to support our T-shirt Fundraiser Initiative for our ongoing work surrounding Uterine Cancer Awareness…will you help us help others? It takes a village and we need you. Visit our campaign at http://Booster.com/BlackWomenStandUp.