Live Your Legacy!


What does living a legacy mean to you? Could it mean one of these people below or someone else that inspires or have inspired you? Please share someone who is living a legacy. This post was inspired by Aurea McGarry’s Live Your Legacy Summit on September 8th, 2014 at the Hilton in Georgia.

Group Photo- LYLS2014

Scarlett & JT Lewis in memory of Jesse Lewis who died bravely trying to lead other children to safety during the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Jesse McCord Lewis was an amazing 6 year old child, full of light and love that was unmistakable in his presence. He brought joy to the world with his infectious and radiant smile. See his story here with his mom Scarlett on the Today Show interviewed by Matt Lauer: Support their cause here:

Monica Pearson, a retired news anchor & active philanthropist, a trailblazer, who was the first African-American woman evening news anchor in Atlanta competing with Oprah Winfrey for the job. During her 37-year career at WSB Channel 2 Action News, she won 30 Local and Southern Regional Emmy Awards, among many other distinctions and honors. 

Anisa Palmer, Founder and Executive Director of I Will Survive, Inc. who lost her mother to breast cancer and started this organization with a mission to increase breast cancer awareness through education and provide funding in lower income communities.

Paris Murphy “Dutchess of Beauty”, breast cancer survivor, business owner, patient advocate, and President of I Will Survive, Inc.

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Our Facebook Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign begins soon! Get Facebook “likes” and ask for donations simultaneously for I Will Survive, Inc. The group who raises the most funds wins a prize from one of our sponsors. Contact us to register as a fundraising team.

We will be using this website ( for our Facebook Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign during the entire month of October. We ask for $5 and 1 Facebook “Like” but you can donate as much as you want. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our board members will also collect in hand cash donations and receipts will be given immediately upon donation. 

You can gather a team together and begin raising funds for I Will Survive, Inc. now or you can wait until October 1st. The team with the most funds raised wins a prize from one of our sponsors. The contest ends on the last day of October. Happy “fun-draising”!


Get your Fitness on for a Cause…


We are at it again (3rd year). Register with I Will Survive, Inc. A part of your registration is donated to us. We need your help- please share to make this time a huge success with 500 participants, equalling $2,500 donated to fund our programs.

Saturday before MLK Day, January 17th, 2015! Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.

Runners, walkers, bikers… you are going to be there anyway… right?! So… you might as well have a great time and help our cause. You will feel good physically, spiritually, and mentally… after knowing you helped someone other than yourself. That someone could be a woman just diagnosed with breast cancer in need of medical bills assistance or a breast cancer survivor in need of ongoing prescription assistance.

So you hate running… that is okay. You can walk at your own pace and accomplish your first 5k with the support of the entire community. You can save your walk time and work on building a more improved time for 2016 then 2017. Yes, we want to see you annually! So get registered today for 2015 here.

You will be out of town that day?… you can still register with I Will Survive, Inc. and make your name a donated spot for a breast cancer survivor wanting to get back in shape to reduce his/her chances of breast cancer returning again. Or you can make a tax deductible donation directly to I Will Survive, Inc. on our website here.

Thank you for your participation and your donation! We truly appreciate you and surely are not able to do what we do without your help. Please do not forget to “Like” us on Facebook

Remembering Maya Angelou as we seek New PR Team



We are building a new PR Team- public relations volunteers, business owners willing to donate their time and services for a tax deduction, or interns seeking to gain experience in the nonprofit sector. Please share and send them our way.

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ― Maya Angelou

Next big event on our calendar to market:

Monday September 8th, 2014 from 8:15am – 4:00pm
Hilton Atlanta NorthEast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30092

Meet the Legacy Award Honorees for Atlanta 2014 – Scarlett and JT Lewis, Monica Pearson, Anisa Palmer, and Paris Murphy!!!

This Mother’s Day!


This Mother's Day!

10 Inspirational Quotes To Show Mom How Much You Care

Amanda Schiavo
05/03/14 – 05:06 PM EDT
NEW YORK (TheStreet) –Mother’s Day became an official U.S holiday in 1914, after the day’s founder Anna Jarvis spent four years petitioning the government, in order to get it to officially recognize mothers and all that they do.

Since that time the holiday has become a worldwide tradition in which children and adults gather together to celebrate the woman that gave them life, inspired them, supported them no matter what and protected them growing up.

Sometimes it can be hard to tell your mom just how much you love and appreciate her. If you are looking for the perfect saying to show your mom some love and gratitude check out the following list of 10 inspirational quotes to share with your mother on her special day.


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Review Finds Mammography’s Benefits Overplayed, Harms Dismissed


To read article from original source(NPR): Click here

April 01, 2014 4:42 PM ET
Talk to women here in the office, and it quickly becomes clear that we’re confused about what to do about mammograms. And no wonder.

Two months ago, a widely publicized Canadian study found that mammograms did not reduce breast cancer deaths, but that study was fiercely criticized by the nation’s radiologists as “incredibly flawed and misleading.”

A few weeks earlier, an analysis found that screening all women annually starting at age 40, as the American Cancer Society recommends, costs $6.5 billion more a year more than following the U.S. Preventive Service’s Task Force recommendation that women be screened every other year starting at age 50.

Now, the latest entries — two studies that try to put all the previous research on mammography’s harms and benefits in perspective.

Mammograms are a key screening tool for breast cancer. But critics say they’re not good enough. Shots – Health News Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women’s Uncertainty First, researchers at Harvard took a broad look at all the research on mammograms since 1960 — more than 50 years of study. They also looked at evidence on the harms of false positives and overdiagnoses, in which a woman is treated for a cancer that would never have proved deadly. And they reviewed whether current efforts to try to personalize a woman’s cancer risk helped a woman figure out whether it was worth her while to get a mammogram.

Their conclusion: The benefits of mammography, though real, have been oversold, while the harms have been minimized.

A woman gets a mammogram in Putanges, France. Shots – Health News Sorting Out The Mammogram Debate: Who Should Get Screened When? Annual mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by about 19 percent, but the benefit varies widely based on a woman’s age and underlying cancer risk, the study found. For instance, about 1,904 women in their 40s would have to be screened to prevent one death, compared with just 377 women in their 60s.

That’s because breast cancer becomes much more common as a woman ages. At age 40, a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer in the next 10 years is 1.5 percent. At age 50, it’s 2.3 percent. And a 60-year-old has a 3.5 percent risk in the next decade.

The results were published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.

Some of the money spent on annual mammograms might do more good if it went toward risk-based screening, a doctor says.
Shots – Health News Are We Paying $8 Billion Too Much For Mammograms?
The analysis found that about 19 percent of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of a mammogram are overdiagnosed — getting surgery, chemotherapy or radiation to treat a cancer that would never be life-threatening.

The bottom line, the researchers say, is that mammography is a less-than-perfect screening test, and doctors and patients need a lot more help figuring out if and when to use it.

“Decisions about mammography should involve discussion of risks, benefits, uncertainties, alternatives and patient preferences,” the authors write.

And women age 75 and older really need to consider whether they should be having mammograms at all, a second study in JAMA reports. As the researchers point out, there are no randomized controlled trials of mammography in women in that age group. So there’s no way to know how much they might extend a woman’s life.

So the harms of screening probably outweigh any benefits in women who will live for less than 10 years, the researchers say, and women who think they will live longer than that should talk with their doctors about the benefits and risks.