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.
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Today through our online Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay and Breast Day” we are celebrating Survivors of GYN and Breast Cancers. We Stand With and For Survivors everywhere and Honor Black Women and Women of Color on our Survivors Wall.
Meet Survivors Ester Davis and Karen Henry who we will be adding to our Wall for #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreastDay
Ester Davis was diagnosed in 2010 and beat cancer a year later. She attributes having her yearly mammogram and early detection as helping her win the fight against cancer. That is why it is so important for you to #CheckUpOnIt
Thank you to Hope Gurley, Co-Worker and Friend for Honoring Ester!
Meet Karen Henry – Karen is currently going through treatment and Standing Up to breast cancer, she is a Fighter and Survivor! She is pictured below with her Son Zach, who honored his Mom when cut his hair to show his support for Her.
Karen is being Honored by her long-time friend, Lora Jackson of New York City.
Four years ago today, BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton lost her mother, Ms. Coretha Braxton to an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer – after her lost, that next year BlackWomenStandUp.com Founders launched an Online Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay and Breast Day” in Honor of Tiffany’s mother and other women who lost their lives to one of these cancers. The day is also to celebrate the lives of Survivors who have fought and won their battle with one of these types of cancers, and to remind women to be proactive with their health and to #CheckUpOnIt. April is also National Minority Health Month.
Join us by posting a pic of yourself or a video saying “I am Standing Up to Bring Awareness to GYN/Breast Cancers, Please #CheckUpOnIt to Remain Cancer Free or for Early Detention and Life Saving Treatment, include the #BWSU hashtag as well.
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
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.