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
10.23.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Rose Salton was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2014.
What being an "All-Star Survivor" means to Rose: "Always looking forward, positive attitude. I always believe I will be cured and face each obstacle knowing I'm on the road to victory."
Do you have any advice for women: "Be your own advocate. If you suspect something--pursue it even if test results tell you otherwise. My cancer was nearly missed. It didn't show up on my mammogram or ultrasound."
Rose warns women to be aware of changes and to take the time to follow up. She believes that it ... 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!
10.20.2014 / 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 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 Local Lifestyle
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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