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  • All-Star Survivor: Cathy Rodgers

    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

  • All-Star Survivor: Cheryl McRae

    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

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Core Strengthening

    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

  • Redskins Charitable Foundation Hosts 2014 Redskins Book Drive

    09.27.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss had it right: Reading is one of the most important things we can ever learn to do.

    In light of this, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is asking for your help to make this year’s Redskins Book Drive a success!

    For this project, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has teamed up with Everybody Wins! DC, a non-profit dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and learning.

    Although any new book will be accepted, Everybody Wins ... Read More

  • Redskins Fall To Giants In Divisional Matchup

    09.26.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins

    By Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com Associate Writer

    The Washington Redskins on Thursday lost to the New York Giants in a Week 4 divisional matchup by a final of 45-14.

    Four days removed from a physical affair with the Philadelphia Eagles in which quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed a trio of touchdown passes, the Redskins got their first touchdown score of the evening via an 18-yard reception from wide receiver Andre Roberts.

    It was the first touchdown for Roberts as a Redskin.

    In the third quarter, running back Alfred Morris took a 20-yard run to the house for the Redskins’ second touchdown ... Read More

  • Five Weird Things That Happen During Your Workouts!

    09.24.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, Celebrity and Nike Trainer

    It has been known for many years that there are so many benefits to working out. From heart health to mental health, exercise can make you feel and look your best.

    But what about those weird effects that exercise has on your body?

    Let's get the lowdown on what's up with that.

    OMG, I Just Passed Gas! There are lots of exercises that can increase abdominal pressure including crunches, squats, lunges, or just straining from lifting heavier weights. This can cause a release of the gases in your intestinal tract. It ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Symptoms of a Calf Sprain

    09.23.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    What are the symptoms of a calf sprain?

    Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury:

    Grade 1 – A mild tear with minimal pain and disability in the lower leg; the calf may be sore and tight.

    Grade 2– A moderate tear with discomfort when walking and some loss of function; the calf may be tender to the touch with mild bruising and swelling.

    Grade 3 – A severe tear with sudden sharp pain, loss of function, muscle spasm, and significant swelling and bruising

    To learn more about the causes and treatments of a calf strain from Commonwealth Orthopaedics ... Read More

  • Redskins Show Firepower Against Eagles, But Fall Short In The End

    09.22.2014 / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Washington Redskins brought both intensity and offensive firepower to Philadelphia for their Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but ultimately fell by a final decision of 37-34.

    Headlining this NFC East tilt was the return of wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the place that he called home for his first six NFL seasons.

    Jackson, known for his elusiveness and game-changing speed, reminded Philadelphia just how potent he can be in the third quarter, dashing past the Eagles’ defense for an 81-yard score.

    It was his first touchdown as a Redskin.

    In the first quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins – making his ... Read More

  • Join the Gameday 50/50 Raffle Team!

    09.20.2014 / Blog Posts Events

    The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is in its second year of our 50/50 Raffle program at FedEx Field!  This fun, interactive experience allows fans to buy raffle tickets to win 50% of that nights jackpot.  At the home opener on September 19th the winner of the 50/50 Raffle walked away with over $11,000 in cash! 

    The other 50% of the pot (another $11,000) goes towards the Charitable Foundation and to help fund great programs to help young people in the community.  Last year the 50/50 Raffle helped fund programs such as, a Playground Build, Make-A-Wish ... Read More

  • In Case You Missed It: Moms Football Safety Clinic

    09.17.2014 / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle

    By Julie Donaldson, CSN Anchor

    I am sure you ALL watched the Redskins win against the Jaguars. If you are like me, as much as you want to celebrate the victory, you can’t help but look at the cost.

    I couldn't help but think that the injuries sustained by both RGIII and Desean Jackson line up perfectly with our Moms Football Safety Clinic we hosted last Friday.  While the odds of making it to the NFL are slim (only 0.2% of High School players will ever see the NFL!) injuries are still a huge concern no matter ... Read More

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