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
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.
For more information on how to add your loved one to the Cancer Memorial Wall email us at BWSU@MidnightManagement.com, to view wall visit: https://blackwomenstandup.com/cancer-memorial-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.
Peace and Love,
The #BWSU Family