10.30.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Lisa Carman was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013 and underwent a double mastectomy. Six months later she ended up in the hospital with severe shortness of breath. Five days later, she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Why is Lisa an “All-Star Survivor”-Lisa is an All-Star because she hasn’t let her diagnosis bring her down. She uses her experience with breast cancer and her success in fighting it as a source of strength from which she draws positivity and the will to keep fighting to this day and with this latest battle.
Lisa’s advice ... Read More
10.29.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
Since our Redskins have a few away games left in the season, most us are stuck rooting for our guys from behind a TV screen.
Here's a great fun way that we can burn off some of those wings, hotdogs and chili-cheese nachos while watching the game. Grab your girls and perform these exercises whenever the REDSKINS get whatever the indicator is.
This way, you might be able to make it through the game without keeling over, and some rest periods will be incorporated.
First down: 10 jumping jacks, +1 for each ... Read More
10.29.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Sheryl Williams found out that she had breast cancer in the wake of her recovery from a horrible car accident which had left her with 12 screws and a cage in her back.
Why is Sheryl an “All-Star Survivor”-Sheryl is an “All-Star Survivor” because despite being hurt, upset and wondering, “why me?” after receiving her diagnosis following such a traumatic car accident, she has persevered through her treatments.
Sheryl’s advice to women- One thing that Sheryl has learned through her journey with breast cancer is that reading stories about other women’s experiences with the disease can serve ... Read More
10.28.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
According to a recent study published in Arthritis & Care Research, walking 6,000 Steps a Day (the equivalent of 1 hour) may improve knee arthritis and prevent disability.
Sitting can be harmful to your health. Try replacing sitting with the following:
- Get up from sitting once an hour for 10 minutes
- If you are watching TV, get up and walk around the house when a commercial comes on.
- When you are working in front of a computer, get up and walk around every hour.
- When you go to grocery store or mall, park in a space that is far away ... Read More
10.28.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Lashawn Hatcher was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31. She was declared cancer free in May 2008 after enduring radiation therapy 5 days a week for 6.5 weeks. In February of 2010 she developed a recurrence of breast cancer and had to undergo a mastectomy.
Why Lashawn is an “All-Star Survivor”- Now 38 years old, Lashawn has not let her breast cancer hold her back. She wishes to share her testimony and first hand experiences with the disease in order to better help women who are currently undergoing treatment.
Lashawn’s advice to women- Lashawn believes that women ... Read More
10.28.2014 / 100 Days of WOW
Celebrate last night's win by bringing home pizza for everyone!
Order 2-large, 1-topping pizzas from Papa John's for only $25 and Papa John's will also donate $5 of your purchase to the American Cancer Society.
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10.27.2014 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
The Redskins landed in Dallas this weekend which means it’s time for another fashion face-off! Which player will get your vote for most fashionable this week?
Will it be DL Chris Baker in his stylish powder blue suit?
What about former Cowboy, DE Jason Hatcher in his trendy light grey power suit with red tie?
Will RB Alfred Morris donning this tan ensemble with light blue accents from his shirt, headphone cord and even socks get your vote!
And you can’t forget about, RB Roy Helu, Jr. who dressed for this weekend’s fall weather by adding this ... Read More
10.27.2014 / Community Events Fashion Local Lifestyle
On October 30, 2014, Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garçon and Gary Clark will be trading in their cleats for dress shoes and hitting the runway at this year’s Walk This Way fashion show for charity. The goal of the event is to bring greater attention to the issue of intimate partner violence.
Hosted by Becky’s Fund annually, all proceeds will be directed towards expanding their “Men of Code” program into five more schools. Men of Code seeks to directly engage young men within established male settings, such as on the athletic field, where unhealthy masculinity behaviors can rise ... Read More
10.27.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Yvette Berry was diagnosed with aggressive inflammatory breast cancer (triple-negative hormone version) at age 60.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Yvette: "First, it is such an incredible honor to be an All-Star! I extend many thanks to God, the Washington Redskins, and to the American Cancer Society. MANY THANKS TO YOU! Washington, DC is one of the top locations in the country for medical facilities and support, as well as clinical trials. We are in a great location, nationally! Suddenly, it seems like I just became a role model for how to live with cancer. We all have ... Read More
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