10.17.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Abby Volin was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2014.
To Abby being an "All-Star Survivor" means: "It means knowing your risks, taking proper precautions and most importantly, taking care of yourself both physically and mentally (pampering is never a bad idea!)"
Abby wants women to know that although it might seem difficult, keeping a positive attitude through this journey really does make a difference!
Do you have any advice for women: "Hang in there. Find your support team early and don't be shy to ask for help."
Abby also encourages women to not put off their testing because ... Read More
10.16.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when too much stress is placed on one part of the body, resulting in inflammation, muscle strain and tissue damage. This generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are often work-related injuries, affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer keyboards.
Here are some ways to prevent repetitive stress injuries on the job and at home:
- Good posture is crucial. Correct posture and keyboard techniques can reduce muscle strain.
- Make proper adjustments to your workstation, such as chair height and keyboard position.
- Take frequent breaks and perform simple ... Read More
10.16.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Mary Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2014.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Mary: "Being chosen as an 'All-Star Survivor' has really brought to the forefront the difficulties of a breast cancer diagnosis and all that is involved in treatment and recovery. I truly now feel that I am a survivor and it has been a rough road, but I did survive! When I was selected for this event my 16 year old daughter said, 'Mom I am so proud of you!'"
Mary's advice on Breast Cancer Awareness: Mary encourages all women to get ... Read More
10.15.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Carrie Duvall was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2007 and then again in July 2014.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Carrie: "Being an 'All-Star Survivor' means appreciating what life has to offer. To enjoy celebrating new days with others who share in the battle to bring awareness to the cause of recovery and life. To enjoy taking a moment to celebrate my life and new beginnings."
She believes that everyone's days are their own and they should live in the moment and strive to be happy!
Carrie's advice to women: Carrie urges women to ... Read More
10.14.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Neda Moyer was diagnosed with breast cancer around April/May of 2014.
To Neda being an "All-Star Survivor" means: She has survived and beaten this disaease!
She is impressed with the work the Redskins are doing to reach out to women like her and is excited to be able to advocate for this.
Do you have any advice about Breast Cancer Awareness: "Mammograms! EVERY YEAR! With only 30% of women are compliant with yearly mammograms, we need to increase that number."
Thank you for sharing your ... Read More
10.13.2014 / Blog Posts Fashion
For the rest of our road games this season, we are asking you to decide who is wearing it best!
You tell us, who's YOUR pick for best dressed as the players made their way to University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, October 12?
Was it Redskins WR Pierre Garcon in casual chic with a short-sleeved button down and what looks to be a snake-skin backpack?
Was it the Birthday boy and Redskins S Ryan Clark, sporting a plaid suit that certainly made him stand out amongst the crowd?
OR was it LB Ryan Kerrigan, dressed in pink which ... Read More
10.13.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
The Washington Redskins on Sunday played the Arizona Cardinals close throughout a back and forth contest, but the Burgundy and Gold would ultimately fall by a final of 30-20.
Offensively, DeSean Jackson once again showed the opposition that if you give him just a little bit of breathing room, he’ll burn you.
He did just that on the Cardinals secondary during the second quarter, as he caught a Kirk Cousins pass in the middle of the field, and then raced ahead for a 64-yard score.
The seventh-year California product would finish the game with three receptions for 115 yards ... Read More
10.13.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Allison Bender found a breast lump and went to her doctor on May 7, 2014. She had an ultrasound and mammogram done on May 28th and then a biopsy done on June 4th. Allison received the call for her diagnosis on June 6th.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Allison: "Being an All-Star Survivor means not just beating cancer but winning at life, because of those around me."
Having cancer has been the biggest challenge of Allison's life, but she feels that it is truly a team sport! She says that she could not do this without ... Read More
10.12.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Dellamarie Albi was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2014.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Dellamarie: "Surviving is an amazing gift! Being acknowledged by the terrific Redskins Organization is a welcome surprise. I have been given the opportunity to re-evaluate my life’s choices and renegotiate them if I so choose."
For Dellamarie, surviving meant being able to spend more time with her family. Especially her two grandsons, Reilly and Aiden.
Dellamarie's advice to other women: "Pay attention to your bodies and any changes you may notice – feeling especially tired or just not like yourself ... Read More
10.11.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Brianna Russell was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 11, 2014.
For Brianna being an All-Star Survivor means: "I am a survivor because there is simply no other option."
She warns that age is not a factor. She advises, "You are never too young, energetic, beautiful, or too anything to be affected by this horrible disease. Please take care of your health and be proactive with self-exams."
Brianna is very thankful to have been chosen as one of this year's All-Star Survivors!
Thank you for ... Read More
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