10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
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
10.20.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins
In front of hundreds of alumni and thousands of fans at FedExField, the Washington Redskins on Sunday defeated the Tennessee Titans by a final of 19-17.
With the game on the line and the Redskins down by three, kicker Kai Forbath nailed a 22-yard field goal attempt as time expired to push Washington to a victory.
Forbath converted on all four of his field goal attempts during the game.
Quarterback Colt McCoy, meanwhile, threw a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon on his first pass attempt of the season.
Catching the ball for what appeared to be a short gain, Garcon ... Read More
10.20.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Marcy Larriva was diagnosed with breast cancer in July2014.
To Marcy being an "All-Star Survivor" means: "Happy to be cancer free and to be able to start treatments to prevent the spreading of cancer."
Marcy's advice for women: Mammograms are very important. Especially since there are no lump symptoms with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ).
Thank you for sharing your story with us Marcy!
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
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