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
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
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
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
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
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
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Kimberly Magbie was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 23, 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Kimberly: "My life has changed so much in the last 2 months and to have this opportunity to celebrate being a survivor is truly a blessing. I don't for one minute take this opportunity for granted. The NFL and the Redskins organization has helped bring awaremenss to breast cancer, creating more money and research to help make the treatment experience better for myself and all breast cancer survivors."
Do you have any advice for women: "I never had the opportunity to ... Read More
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Throughout the month of October, the entire NFL community has banded together in order to provide for greater breast cancer awareness, a mission that was largely spearheaded by the wife of Redskins owner, Tanya Snyder. On October 25,, 2014, these NFL-wide efforts culminate for the league’s first ever nation-wide breast cancer event, “A Crucial Catch Day”.
“A Crucial Catch Day” is a program facilitated through the partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society. On this day, in all NFL markets, community health systems will be providing breast cancer education and free or low-cost screenings. For local Redskins ... Read More
10.24.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Gena Hortz was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Gena: "It means conquering something I did not even know was on the radar of things I would battle in my life."
Gena's advice for women: "You are never too young to do self-exams, you must be your advocate."
Gena reminds women that, "even if cancer is not in your family history you could still be at risk. Most cases do not have a family history."
Thank you ... Read More
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness
Since 1984 the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) has been proudly supporting local and national charities as one of the strongest, most active professional cheerleader alumni organizations in the NFL. This year, the group made it their fundraising goal to reach $30,000 from their team in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We are pleased to report that they not only reached their goal, they have surpassed it!
Raising $32, 086.50, the WRCAA members on the team consisted of Team Captain Lynn Sharkey (82-83), Terri Lamb (79-83), Debbie Ray (74-82) and Barbara Strittmatter (84-85). The women walked ... Read More
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