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.
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
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.
September is the national awareness month for gynecological cancers, and ovarian cancer is usually the most stand out cancer associated with this month an is represented by the Teal Ribbon. Black Women Stand Up continues its Cancer Awareness Initiative focused on GYN & Breast Cancers. Our Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day Initiative was started this past April on the 10th of the month, where we bring attention to GYN/Breast cancers with a focus on Uterine Cancer, encouraging women to #CheckUpOnIt.
September is right around the six month mark from April so we urge women to continue to be proactive with regards to their health. Remember early detection is the key.
Ladies we encourage you to #CheckUpOnIt and stay healthy!
GYN Cancers Overview below with each representative ribbon color.
Please share with your networks, sharing is caring and can help save a life.