10.24.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Gena Hortz was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Gena: "It means conquering something I did not even know was on the radar of things I would battle in my life."
Gena's advice for women: "You are never too young to do self-exams, you must be your advocate."
Gena reminds women that, "even if cancer is not in your family history you could still be at risk. Most cases do not have a family history."
Thank you ... Read More
10.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Redskins
The NO MORE campaign launched as a way to unify support for greater domestic violence and sexual assault awareness in an attempt to galvanize towards progress. Today, every major domestic violence and sexual assault organization in the U.S. participates in the campaign.
In 2013, The Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization involved with NO MORE and founded by Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, released a series of public service announcements staring all well-known celebrities. These PSA’s were able to reach over 500 million Americans and became a model for NFL participation in the campaign.
This week, NO MORE ... Read More
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
At the end of each season, Stephanie Jojokian, Director and Choreographer of The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, takes a look at her team's goals and accomplishments as well as her own.
This season, Stephanie has decided to embark on accomplishing a long-term personal goal: earning her Master's degree. Though balancing work, family and classes will be tough, Stephanie believes that she has found the best program to help meet her needs in pursuit of her MBA through Kaplan University.
Watch the start of her journey here and learn why Kaplan University was the right choice for her.
Follow the ... Read More
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
Since 1984 the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) has been proudly supporting local and national charities as one of the strongest, most active professional cheerleader alumni organizations in the NFL. This year, the group made it their fundraising goal to reach $30,000 from their team in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We are pleased to report that they not only reached their goal, they have surpassed it!
Raising $32, 086.50, the WRCAA members on the team consisted of Team Captain Lynn Sharkey (82-83), Terri Lamb (79-83), Debbie Ray (74-82) and Barbara Strittmatter (84-85). The women walked ... Read More
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Rose Salton was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Rose: "Always looking forward, positive attitude. I always believe I will be cured and face each obstacle knowing I'm on the road to victory."
Do you have any advice for women: "Be your own advocate. If you suspect something--pursue it even if test results tell you otherwise. My cancer was nearly missed. It didn't show up on my mammogram or ultrasound."
Rose warns women to be aware of changes and to take the time to follow up. She believes that it ... Read More
10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
There are few things better than a fresh pizza from Papa John’s.
But, what if we told you that a portion of your purchase would be going to cancer research?
For the duration of the season Papa John’s is helping WOW members go even further in their commitment to cancer research. For every order of two large, 1-topping pizzas, a $25 value, Papa John’s will donate $5 of the purchase to the American Cancer Society.
Seems like a great time for family pizza night or a perfect way to entertain guest while also giving back during a ... Read More
10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle
By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer
As the weather cools down, going outside your home to trek to the gym becomes a more daunting task, and holiday weight gain is creeping up on you in your rear view mirror...
I've come to tell you that you don’t have to travel long or far to find fitness- it can start right in your home!
Here are three tips to help you take the first steps:
Start Today. We often wait for more attractive circumstances: new shoes, better weather, a gym membership. The key to making a change in ... Read More
10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Stacy Sassano-Regan was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2014.
To Stacy being an "All-Star Survivor" means: "That cancer doesn't have to define who we are."
Stacy believes, "we have an obligation to fight and keep moving forward."
Do you have any advice for women: "It is never too early to begin testing/screening for breast cancer."
Thank you for sharing your story with us Stacy!
10.21.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Kristen Colston was diagnosed with breast cancer at the Virginia Medical Center.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Kristen: "For me right now is taking one day at a time - and not spending too much time looking ahead with worry. Enjoy each milestone and trust the Lord, he has a great plan."
Do you have any advice for women: "Share with friends! Rally on the community. And go to doctors appointments."
Kristen is honored to be able to celebrate her journey with so many other honorable women!
10.21.2014 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
This past weekend the Redskins Charitable Foundation and American Cancer Society hosted their inaugural Redskins Sack Cancer Gala. Replacing their cleats for dress shoes on this evening, several of our leading men dressed to impress. Now you have the chance to decide who wore it best!
Was it DE Stephen Bowen in his classic but trendy navy suit and vest combo?
What about Redskins alum Chris Cooley who added a little Breast Cancer Awareness flare to his traditional grey suit with his striped pink tie?
We also can’t forget Head Coach Jay Gruden who took #ThinkPink to the next ... Read More
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