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.
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.
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!
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:
Study our mission (Board members will be asked about it in the community)
Learn the language (Every organization is slightly different)
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
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
These organizations have created a Team for the MLK Day 5K. Click on each team name to learn more about them. 65ROSES - world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis 1027 Church - Our mission is to convert, grow, & serve the people of God as we LIVE life together Andee’s Army - supporting children with brain injuries
As persons become increasingly able to form loyalties, the practical and on-going devotion to a cause bigger than themselves, and as these loyalties become unifiable in the higher purposes of groups of persons over many generations, humanity is increasingly better able to recognize that the highest ideal is the creation of a perfected “beloved community” in which each and every person shares. – Josiah Royce