10.07.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Carolyn Davis had her first mammogram in August of 2013 and was under a year later on April 13, 2014. The doctor saw something on her first mammogram and ordered a sonnogram, which showed nothing. To be safe Carolyn was ordered to have a check-up every 6 months. However, Carolyn moved at the end of August 2013 and the reminder for her January check-up was not forwarded to her new address. Luckily her fiance got hold of the old mail and Carolyn was reminded to schedule a check-up. It was at this check-up that Carolyn's doctor found ductal cancer ... Read More
10.07.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
By Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com Associate Writer
The Washington Redskins on Monday hosted the Seattle Seahawks for a primetime game at FedExField.
And while wide receiver DeSean Jackson brought the fireworks, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan added to his league-leading sack total and quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed a pair of touchdown passes, the Redskins would fall to the Seahawks by a final of 27-17.
As for Jackson, the speedy wide receiver showcased his talents in front of a national audience, as he hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass and a 57-yarder later in the game.
The two catches came on opposites sides ... Read More
10.06.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
At age 38, Keisha Keane-Dawes was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2014. As a single mother of a toddler and a young woman, Keish felt completely stripped by her diagnosis and feared for the challenging road ahead.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Keisha: "Being an "All-Star Survivor to me means embracing my "Re-Birth". I am, and have been going through one of the most difficult life journeys for any human being."
Throughout her journey, Keisha believes that she has become a stronger woman. She cherishes life, love, family and her new support system of other diagnosed ... Read More
10.05.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Constance was diagnosed with breast cancer after she noticed a lump on her breast through her own self-examination in May 2013 at the age of 54. Constance was quick to follow this up with a mammogram appointment and biopsy, which determined that her lump was cancerous.
Constance received treatment in order to reduce the size of her lump. As of June 2014, Constance is a SURVIVOR.
Constance's experience underscores the importance of women knowing their bodies and periodically conducting their own self-examinations in order to detect breast cancer early.
10.04.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Janet Friedman is a strong believer that one of the best ways for women to cope with breast cancer is through sharing exeriences with other women who have gone through or are currently going through it.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "Being selected as an "All-Star Survivor" means a day of hope to me. It's a wonderful thing to be able to get together with a group of women who have gone through a similar experience. I think it will be a time to share experiences and help boost each other up. I am ... Read More
10.03.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
In July 2008, Shelley Barnes, age 25 was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. She was diagnosed again at age 27, and for the 3rd time in March 2014 at age 31.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "To me it means facing a challenge, possibly the most intense and trying season of your life, but knowing deep down inside, regardless of how scared, alone and uncourageous you feel at times, that you have exactly what it takes to overcome and be a champion. It means you cultivate a new appreciation of life, and ... Read More
10.02.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
One of the greatest players on one of the greatest teams ever, Quarterback Mark Rypien was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVI. While with the Redskins, Rypien threw for over 15,000 yards and was selected for the Pro Bowl both in 1989 and 1991.
WOW caught up with Rypien to talk hidden talents, must-haves on the road, and his work with the Rypien Foundation.
What is something that you always made sure to have while on the road?
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
What is your favorite restaurant in the area?
I liked Alpine ... Read More
10.02.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
On January 16, 2014, Cathy Rodgers attended her doctor's appointment for her annual mammogram, which was followed up with an ultrasound and a biopsy.
Then on January 29, 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She soon learned she had triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in her right breast. Only 15% of breast cancers are triple negative, meaning that they are not receptive to any hormone therapy to keep the cancer from coming back.
Cathy grew in her faith that day.
A year befor her diagnosis, in January 2013, Cathy's yearly mammogram revealed a 5mm spot. She had ... Read More
10.01.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
In November 2013, Cheryl McRae attended her doctor's appointment for her annual mammogram.
Six months later, in April 2014, she learned that her mammogram had resulted in a pre-cancer finding. Cheryl's breast cancer was caught early, during stage 1, because she has taken the time every year to attend a well women's check-up and mammogram.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "I am a survivor of breast cancer and I am so grateful to have had my regular annual well women’s check and mammogram. For this reason, doctors were able to find ... Read More
09.29.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Your core muscles – the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen – are your body’s powerhouse. Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, such as housework, lifting a 20-pound toddler or putting away groceries. In addition, a strong core helps reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, enhance balance and stability, and correct poor posture.
To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. Most core-strengthening exercises can be done at home with no equipment. Balance training is a great way to improve core strength ... Read More
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