Thursday, June 25, 2015

#BikiniChallenge1073 Recap with Sarah Fraser

#BikiniChallenge1073 Recap with Sarah Fraser
It is the summer of the bikini challenge, at least it is for DC's 107.3 Sarah Fraser. For the first time in 33 years, Sarah Fraser(literally showed the world) that she is not afraid to wear a bikini and more importantly she is now openly accepting of her body and all that is "Sarah Fraser". Read more about Sarah's body image struggles on her personal blog.

As I write this, it reminds me of a wonderful local blogger María José of a Very Busy Mama that is cheering for the same "self love" amongst herself and her peers. She has no idea that I am doing this, but I also wanted to share her post and her story, because it fits so well right here.

We scrutinize over our looks and as Sarah Fraser put it, "The bikini controlled my summer". Or used too! Free of her chains, I am stoked to see Sarah Fraser - in a bikini - spreads her message of body positiv - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG video(the recap of Sarah on Good Day DC from yesterday) and to hear how she personally feels about the experience herself. Maybe she'll call me to chat or have me on her show...a gal can dream can't she? The smile on her face tells me she is happy to be standing in DuPont Circle wearing a bikini. Kudos Sarah, you rocked it!

Monday, June 15, 2015

4th Annual Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill

Tigerlily Foundation 4th Annual Young Women's Breast Health Day #DC
 *The bulk of information seen here was provided to me by the Tigerlily Foundation.

Tigerlily Foundation's Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill was first held in 2009, in response to creating additional advocacy and awareness about the issues young breast cancer survivors faced. The Young Women's Breast Health Day was launched after Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz signed into law the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young(EARLY) Act in 2010, which created an education and outreach campaign administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) to highlight the breast cancer risks facing young women and women of higher-risk ethnic and racial backgrounds, while empowering them with the tools they need to fight the disease.

Join us in our nation's capital on June 17th from Noon to 2:00 pm for the Tigerlily Foundation's 4th Annual Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill. Be involved and informed about organizations that are impacting the lives of young breast cancer survivors. This event will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-338 on 45 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. For additional information and to register please visit Tigerlily Foundation's event website. They encourage and welcome young breast cancer survivors(YBCS) to attend, connect, and meet other survivors.

This important event for breast cancer issues will bring together members of congress and congressional staff as well as policymakers, corporate healthcare entities, advocacy and health care organizations to raise proper awareness about specific issues facing young women with breast cancer. This committee will also feature speakers who will discuss their efforts of outreach to the young breast cancer community as they provide education and awareness. They will be highlighting the efforts of those YBCS at high risk and also facing disparities.

Tigerlily Foundation's main goal is to further engage the members of the healthcare community and stake holders in the work being done for YBCS and to create additional collaborations, partnerships, as well as opportunities to reach more young women, healthcare providers, and to provide the general community with vital information.

Do you know someone with breast cancer? Do you know someone close to you that has died as a result? I can guess your answer to both of these questions is probably "yes". We have all been affected by breast cancer. Get involved and understand what is happening right now! Get ready to understand how the policy makers of today are going to shape the future of young breast cancer survivors tomorrow. Together we are powerful. One person CAN start a movement. Register for the 4th Annual Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill today.
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