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Walmart in pink for cancer awareness

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Community, Events

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is putting the strength of its corporate brand behind cancer awareness. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the retail giant and several of its vendors are collaborating to fill store aisles with pink-colored products. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of those products will go to organizations […]

Sherry Biggham – Breast cancer survivor shares her story

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Community, Health

It was nothing short of a nightmare what Sherry Biggham experienced right before the Christmas holidays in 2009. Feeling a sharp, “excruciating pain” in her left breast, she immediately made an appointment with her physician. “My doctor examined my breast and urged me to get it checked by another breast specialist — an oncologist,” Biggham […]

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – The State of Breast Cancer 2011

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Feature, Health

It does not matter if you are a woman or a man. Your ethnicity does not matter. It does not matter if you are Christian or Jewish. It does not matter where you live. Your salary does not matter. We are all susceptible to breast cancer. It knows no boundaries. What does matter is that this is your life.

Breast Cancer Tips – Dealing with hair loss

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Health, Highlights

For the typical woman, the daily struggle to maintain a fashionable hairstyle can be enough to drive her crazy. For a woman losing hair due to circumstances she cannot control such as illness, stress, age or medical treatments, the range of emotions can be overwhelming.

BLACK TO LIFE – Age is more than a number: Young women can get breast cancer

There are many young women who believe they are not susceptible to breast cancer. This may be true for some, but there are a number of factors that might dictate further examination and investigation.

Secrets of a soap opera diva

Victoria Rowell, who first became a household name two decades ago in the role of feisty Drucilla Winters on the highly rated CBS daytime series “The Young and the Restless,” is hard at work on several fronts. Not only is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Women Who Raised Me” now promoting her second book, but Rowell is also the subject of a fan-based campaign to bring her character back to the soap opera on which she starred for 17 years. In an interview, the actress, advocate, mother and onetime foster child opened up to Black Image about her work as a writer, the realities of race in the television industry, and why breast cancer awareness has become her personal crusade.

Cancer survivor Sandra Jackson – LOVE by your side

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Highlights

When a life-or-death crisis struck Sandra Jackson of Courage Unlimited — she co-founded the Las Vegas-based women’s health support and education organization — it made all the difference in the world to have the love of her life standing by her side.

Black to Green – 8 moments in my bout with breast cancer

October 1, 2010 by  
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In May 2008, I felt discomfort in my right breast. I felt no lump, but discomfort quickly became pain.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Southern Nevada

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Community

Stephanie Kirby is executive director of the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, whose objective is to “Raise awareness and educate local communities on women’s health issues.”
Primarily a fundraising organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure does not provide direct care. Rather, the organization forms partnerships with providers that offer medical services to uninsured and underinsured patients.

Black to Life…For a healthier you – Self-examination tips

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Highlights

It is no secret that black women have the highest death rate from breast cancer. One of the leading factors inside this tragic statistic, researchers have found, is a lack of affordable care.

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