Remembering Maya Angelou as we seek New PR Team

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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. http://www.IWillSurviveInc.org

“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!!! http://www.liveyourlegacysummit.com

This Mother’s Day!

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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.


 

To see this article in its original form- click below!

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12693794/1/mothers-day-quotes-10-inspirational-sayings-to-show-mom-how-much-you-care.html

Review Finds Mammography’s Benefits Overplayed, Harms Dismissed

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

by NANCY SHUTE
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.

National Women’s History Month!

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During this great month- I Will Survive will be sharing great information about women of triumph. She may have been a breast cancer survivor, she may be recently diagnosed with breast cancer and you want to honor her to give her hope, or she may have lost the battle to breast cancer. If she fits the above categories- please share so we can honor these women all month on our Facebook page.

Facts: As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.

The week March 8th, International Women’s Day, was chosen as the focal point of the observance. The local Women’s History Week activities met with enthusiastic response, and dozens of schools planned special programs for Women’s History Week. Over one-hundred community women participated by doing special presentations in classrooms throughout the country and an annual “Real Woman” Essay Contest drew hundreds of entries. The finale for the week was a celebratory parade and program held in the center of downtown Santa Rosa, California.

http://www.nwhp.org/whm/history.php

International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.

http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-facts/womens-history-month-facts/

Kroger Community Rewards® program/ IWS CONTEST

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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 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 same time. Please share and help someone else walk through the steps. We thank you for your continued support.

CONTEST: You can send in selfies to our Facebook or Instagram pages at Kroger and could win a free gift card to Kroger. Keep selfies PG-13 please. #IWillSurvive

RULES: Must be a Kroger plus card holder linked to I Will Survive, Inc. Two winners will be announced in October of 2014!

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Kroger Community Rewards®

NPO #55892 (I Will Survive, Inc.)

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

  • Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with IWS after you sign up.
  • If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count until after you register your card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Thank you,
The Community Rewards Team
 

Serving with Team Survive

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We are blessed to have two new team members on board. Kimberly will be running the Public Relations department for I Will Survive, Inc. (IWS) for the remainder of 2014. She is with JonAshtonPR. Robert will be doing some graphic designs and video work for IWS.

Do you have a skill you would like to share and want to be involved in your community? Do you have some extra down time and want to serve small or large? We are always looking for additional help.

Here is a good way to get started if you are looking to also join our team:

  1. Study our mission (Board members will be asked about it in the community)
  2. Review the website and other social media sites
  3. Be ready to lead the community and serve
  4. Dedicate time, talent, and treasure
  5. Learn the language (Every organization is slightly different)
  6. Plan to execute by attending meetings and staying active

————————————————————————————————————————–              Are you looking to join our team as well or just want to be more involved? Become a board member today for IWS! New board member orientation is March 15th 1:30pm- 3:00pm @MakiFresh in Buckhead. Email for application packet. Serious inquiries only please. Anisa.Palmer@IWillSurviveInc.org

Founder of I Will Survive, Inc., Anisa Palmer.

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Founder of I Will Survive, Inc., Anisa Palmer.

Anisa Palmer came in 12th place in her age group and wants to thank all those that participated. “Please remember to stay active all year round for your health- see you next year for the annual MLK Day 5K.” Follow her on twitter @AnisaPalmer