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
10.26.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Kesha Scrivner was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 12, 2014 just before she was to turn 39 years old.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Kesha: "Being an 'All-Star Survivor' means everything to me. I'm a single mother of five with a granddaughter and a grandbaby on the way and I work hard to instill in my children that in life you are going to have hurdles to overcome and that things are going to happen in your life that you would never expect but you have to stand strong, hold on and push forward. Life has ... Read More
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Kimberly Magbie was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 23, 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Kimberly: "My life has changed so much in the last 2 months and to have this opportunity to celebrate being a survivor is truly a blessing. I don't for one minute take this opportunity for granted. The NFL and the Redskins organization has helped bring awaremenss to breast cancer, creating more money and research to help make the treatment experience better for myself and all breast cancer survivors."
Do you have any advice for women: "I never had the opportunity to ... Read More
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Throughout the month of October, the entire NFL community has banded together in order to provide for greater breast cancer awareness, a mission that was largely spearheaded by the wife of Redskins owner, Tanya Snyder. On October 25,, 2014, these NFL-wide efforts culminate for the league’s first ever nation-wide breast cancer event, “A Crucial Catch Day”.
“A Crucial Catch Day” is a program facilitated through the partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society. On this day, in all NFL markets, community health systems will be providing breast cancer education and free or low-cost screenings. For local Redskins ... Read More
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
Game faces aren't only reserved for the players anymore!
This season CoverGirl is letting the female fans of the NFL get their game faces on too through a new platform they have launched specifically dedicated to female football fans.
The website displays customized looks for each team as well as the products used in them. They also have listed out the how-to steps and even provided video tutorials for some looks.
For the Redskins, they specifically feature a burgundy and gold eye shadow look as well as the ultimate #fanicure!
Spice up your gameday look for this week's ... Read More
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
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