10.19.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Laurie Strollo was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 11, 2014.
To Laurie being an "All-Star Survivor" means: "A combination of things: 1) first and foremost, being lucky to have caught my cancer early at a stage that I could be cured. 2) Having the determination to fight through the process and to make treatment decisions that made sense for me."
Laurie's breast cancer was caught early through her annual mammogram screening and she warns all women to make time for theirs!
Laurie's advice to women: Laurie wishes to advise women that early detection is key as is ... Read More
10.18.2014 / Blog Posts
WOW continues its Team Behind the Team interview series by talking to Dawn Bracken, wife of Redskins Video Director, Michael Bracken.
Michael and Dawn met 1995 as students at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. Michael, a defensive back for their football team, held an "A" in their Astronomy Class while Dawn was sitting with a "D", a fact he was constantly teasing her about. Dawn finally decided to talk to him and eventually attended some of his games and here they are 19 years later, having been married for 15 years!
Michael’s jobs have taken them to California, South ... Read More
10.18.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Sharon Ogle was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014.
Being an "All-Star Survivor" is important to Sharon because: It makes her feel special and has given her something to look forward to: meeting the players!
Sharon is very thankful to have been selected as an All-Star Survivor!
Do you have any advice about Breast Cancer Awareness: "Do what you need to test and detect early. Connect with other survivors and if diagnosed, take advantage of support available. Try to live in the moment and not obsess over the thing you can't control."
10.18.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Community
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, led by Dan and Tanya Snyder, and the American Cancer Society Friday evening hosted the inaugural Sack Cancer Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Va.
With an estimated 500 attendees, the goal of the Sack Cancer Gala is to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and services for the American Cancer Society, which is leading the way in transforming breast cancer research from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable.
Joining the Snyders -- who are honorary chairs for the event -- Friday were special guests Donald Hoffman (President and CEO of Excel Services ... Read More
10.17.2014 / Blog Posts
Over the years, the Washington Redskins have compiled quite a lengthy list of celebrity fans and now it's your turn to choose who your favorite is!
Choosing one out of this bunch might not be so easy though!
Choice 1: Kevin Durant
Choice 2: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Choise 3: Matthew McConaughey
Choice 4: Tom Cruise
Choice 5: Channing Tatum
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
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