Giving in December for #GivingTuesday

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Tweet, Instagram @IWillSurviveInc and donate during #GivingTuesday and share why you give…we want to know! Thank you for your support! And do not forget to do your breast self exams this month.

Help us grant a wish on breast cancer pre-survivors and survivors wish lists this holiday!

One wish is to help pay medical bills after breast cancer treatments, another is a spa day, another is guitar lessons, another is a juicer, another is a car, another is a car that works, another is a massage to make the pain go away, another is reconstructive surgery, another is… the list is on and on- please help today!

http://www.IWillSurviveInc.org

Kroger Community Rewards® program/ IWS CONTEST

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Originally posted on I Will Survive, Inc.:

Please help us gain more funds for our programs. You can do so by linking your Kroger plus card with I Will Survive, Inc. (IWS). Can’t decide which Kroger to shop at. There are several Kroger’s all over Georgia. One of our favorites, which seems to be the cleanest and widest range of organic selection is the Kroger in the Brookhaven area. They just remodeled too! Is that far from you? You can find a Kroger closer to you. Once you find the Kroger you like, please follow these steps below to ensure you are connected to us. If you have not donated to IWS, there is still time before you do your taxes, or if you are a main shopper at Kroger, you can register your card in no time and feel great about buying food for you and your family and donating to a great cause at the…

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Famous Latinas Who Survived- Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Since it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month all of October- we know it is a must for us to Celebrate the Survivors below!!!

Original article written by Veronique De Miguel in 2012

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Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, lost the fight to breast cancer at age 28 leaving a daughter behind.

Cancer does not discriminate. Actresses, models, singers, beauty queens, television personalities…the list of celebrities who have battled cancer always seems too long. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor those famous Latinas who’ve battled the disease. Some have won and some have lost; others are still engaged in the fight.

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After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez, then 33, underwent surgery and chemotherapy. She is in remission and still undergoing maintenance treatment.

Bárbara Mori, the Mexico-Uruguayan actress protagonist of the film Insignificant Things underwent treatment for breast cancer when she was only 29 years old. She appeared in the 2010 documentary 1 a Minute, with celebrity cancer survivors Olivia Newton John and Kelly McGillis, among others.

Ana Maria Polo, famous for her television program Closed Case, was 46 years old when she had a mastectomy. She celebrates that date like her second birthday, because the breast cancer was detected in time. Now, as a survivor, she untiringly campaigns throughout Latin America and the United States to promote breast cancer awareness.

Mexican actress Lorena Rojas became a spokeswoman for Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong Foundation after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, at 36. The cancer was then at its initial stage, and her treatment was deemed a success. The press leaked news of Rojas’ second diagnosis earlier this year, allegedly before the actress was ready to disclose the information.

Daniela Romo managed to overcome breast cancer after several chemotherapy treatments, and shed her famous long locks as a result of chemo. She has publicly shown her support for friend Lorena Rojas.

Mexican actress Patricia Reyes Spindola shared with her fans that she had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. On a video on her YouTube page, the famous actress explains how she found out the news, faced the disease and what the experience has taught her.

One of the most recent and well-publicized breast cancer diagnoses in Spain was that of President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre. She had surgery in 2011, and in September of 2012, resigned from her political post. Though she stated that she resigned to “spend more time with family,” speculation is widespread that concerns about her cancer led her to resign.

Cancer-Proofing Your Body

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What a great blog- we loved it and the information so much- we had to reblog it. Thank you to Breast Cancer Authority

Originally posted on Breast Cancer Authority :

Cancer Proofing Your Body Against Breast Cancer
By:Michael Greger M.D.

Lifestyle medicine pioneer Nathan Pritikin was an unlikely candidate to spark a nutrition revolution. He wasn’t a doctor or dietician but an engineer. As featured in my 2-min. NutritionFacts.org video Engineering a Cure, he reversed his own heart disease with a plant-based diet and went on to help millions of others. He even saved the life of my own grandmother, which is what inspired me to go into medicine.

Pritikin’s work has continued though his research foundation. Once Dean Ornish proved that Our Number One Killer Can Be Stopped, the focus shifted from heart disease to cancer. In my 3-min. video Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay, I describe an elegant series of experiments in which people were placed on different diets and their blood was then dripped on cancer cells in a petri dish to see which diet was more effective at suppressing…

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Live Your Legacy!

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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.

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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: http://bit.ly/ScarlettTodayShow Support their cause here: http://www.JesseLewisChooseLove.org

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.  www.wsbtv.com/staff/monica-pearson 

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. http://www.IwillSurviveInc.org

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

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Go Fund I Will Survive, Inc. on Go Fund Me.com

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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 (GoFundMe.com) 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”!