BlackWomenStandUp.com launched #LoveYourVaJayJayDay on April 10th, 2014 a year after Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton lost her mother to an aggressive form of #UterineCancer. Since then, it has been a mission for the ladies to bring awareness to the five types of #GYNCancers with Uterine Cancer being one of them. Love-Your-Va-Jay-Jay Day is #BWSU’s Cancer Awareness Initiative and on this day the Hashtag #CheckUpOnIt is used throughout Social Media to remind women to stay on top of their health and #CheckUpOnIt to remain cancer free or for early detection.
We invite you to spread the word, and if you are a woman of color who is a survivor of any of the five types of GYN cancers and or #BreastCancer we want to celebrate you on our #SurvivorsWall, or maybe you want to honor a loved on who is a survivor. We also have our #MemorialWall to honor and celebrate the lives of women of color who have passed on from one of the types of gyn or breast cancers.
Don’t forget to #CheckUpOnIt
#YourHealthMatters #CheckUpOnIt #LoveYourVaJayJayDay #CancerAwarenessInitiative
Peace and Love.
This past Monday, April 10, 2017 BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Online Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative, “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay and Breast Day” was a success. The Founders took to social media to spread their message using hashtags #CheckUpOnIt, #LoveYourVaJayJay and #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast to encourage women to be proactive with regards to their health in order to remain cancer free or for early detection and treatment.
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
It was great to see supporters sharing messages, celebrating being Survivors as well as celebrating Survivors in their lives.
“Celebrating my Sister, Karen Braxton a breast cancer Survivor!” ~ T. Braxton
“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. #BWSU ” ~ Ms. Denise Grundy
💋💜💜 Lost my (Mommy) 4/12/13 to breast cancer…”I’m a survivor.. #stayingontop“ ~ Jeanetta Johnson – New York Pictured left with her Mother R.I.P. and alone with her Survivor tiara:)
For the remainder of April since it is National Minority Health Month BlackWomenStandUp.com will continue to spread information with regards to cancer, accept pictures and messages of love to celebrate Survivors, and or honor the lost of a loved one to any of the gynecological and or breast cancers for our Survivors and Memorial Walls.
If you would like to submit please email: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com
To Your Health!
Hearing that long-time Journalist Gwen Ifill passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 from a type of Uterine (endometrial) Cancer saddened many, especially BlackWomenStandUp.com’s (BWSU) Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton, who in 2013 lost her mother to the same type of cancer. That prompted an annual cancer awareness initiative “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay” Day (read more about that “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day” April 10th, 2016). Today we pay homage to Gwen Ifill, a woman who made such an impact on the world through her work, and we honor this Queen by adding her to our Cancer Memorial Wall, which honors Black Women and all Women of Color who have transitioned on from either one of the five types of gynecological cancers or breast cancer.
Who Was Gwen Ifill
PBS Anchor Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill, born – September 29, 1955 transitioned – November 14, 2016, was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to host a major political TV show with Washington Week in Review. She was born in New York City. (Read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Ifill).
#BWSU #Cancer Awareness #CheckUpOnIt
Rest In Power (R.I.P.) Gwen Ifill, Thank you for being a Trailblazer, and being an example for all Black and Brown Women and Girls! #BWSU
To raise a blog:) Community we need you, our t-shirt fundraiser campaign that we started to further our work surrounding cancer awareness ends tonight 6/30/14 at midnight, help us meet our goal by going to our booster page and purchasing a t-shirt. Other ways you can help, leave a donation – no amount is to small, share with others or simply join our community.
Thank you, Peace and Love.