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!
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.
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
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.