Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Has been a while, and there is a lot that still needs to be done

Well, I had been on a hiatus for the past few months. Alot has happened in my life since the last blog, which I really don't have time to go into much detail about, but it has made me more centered than ever in what to do. I have been focused on bettering my world in every way I can.

One of the things that I am doing, especially in the next few days, on June 7, is that I will be joining the thousands of others in on the National Mall to walk/run in Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. www.nationalraceforthecure.org I have been asking close friends, co-workers and relatives to contribute to my efforts in this cause. I had a grandmother who died from the disease. She decided to treat it after the disease had progressed, rather than once she detected it several years before. She was never proactive in seeking treatment early, or in preventing it. I think if she did, she would have lived to see me graduate from college and see me get married. I know much technology has changed since 14 years ago, but there is no excuse that any woman could get early detection.

Every woman needs to be proactive when it comes to health issues. Not only is breast cancer a threat to 1 in 8 women, but there is heart disease, in 1 in 2 women. I have joined as a contributor to Go Red for Women campaign www.goredforwomen.org, bringing the idea that heart attacks and any heart ailments don't happen to just men, they happen to women as well. My blog on the Go Red site tells about my journey in finding out about my heart ailments when I was pregnant with my first child. http://www.community.goredtv.org/search/default.asp?item=797977&rttpagenum=1

I want my daughters to look at their mother and see how proactive they need to be to be healthy. It takes changing minds to convinence people to know that something is wrong if you have abnormal side affects. Please take the time to learn about these two diseases for your mothers, sisters, friends, and daughters. The life that you may save maybe your own.

1 comment:

NoVA Dad said...

Very nice post -- and I'm glad that you posted your story above as well so that folks could share your story. I'm very proud of you!