• All-Star Survivor: Janice Zacharias

    10.31.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Janice Zacharias was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2009. Just two years later she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

    What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Janice: "After surviving cancer two times I am 'Celebrating Life.' I was lucky to have the love and support from my family, friends doctors and nurses. Through this journey I have met some wonderful people, doctors and nurses, some of which we have grown very close to. We even named our sweet yellow lab after my first surgeon."

    Janice's advice for other women: "Please get screened yearly! I did and even ... Read More

  • 6 Ways to Celebrate Autumn

    10.30.2014 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Recipes

    Summer is long gone and Fall is finally here and in full-swing! To celebrate the coming of Fall, Francesca Lynch from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares with us some tips on how to get the most out of this colorful season.

    The leaves have started to change color. The nights have started to get chillier and daylight is ending earlier. Autumn is here. I am certainly a summer girl at heart, but there are still many things I love about the fall. It’s the perfect time for apple and pumpkin picking. Baking is also a fun activity to do ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivor: Lisa Carman

    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

  • Redskins Game Workout Challenge

    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

  • All-Star Survivor: Sheryl Williams

    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

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Improve Knee Arthritis

    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

  • All-Star Survivor: Lashawn Hatcher

    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

  • #FashionFaceoff: Pregame in Dallas

    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

  • All-Star Survivor: Yvette Berry

    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

  • All-Star Survivor: Kesha Scrivner

    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

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