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SOURCE Appalachian State University
Benjamin will address graduates of the College of Arts and Science, Reich College of Education and University College at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus. She will address graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Health Sciences, Hayes School of Music and Walker College of Business beginning at 2 p.m., also in the Holmes Center.
SOURCE: News One
One week before Christmas of 2009, NFL star Chris Henry lost his life after having a domestic spat with his fiancée. As his fiance drove away, Henry, 26, fell off the back of a moving pickup truck and died after suffering brain damage.
However, Henry’s mother, Carolyn Glaspy, has ensured that her son’s legacy will extend beyond the football field.
Moments after doctors told Glaspy that Henry’s injuries were too severe for survival, she decided to donate his organs. The lives of Brian Polk, Donna Arnold, James Benton and Thomas Elliot were saved after receiving Henry’s organs. Polk received a kidney, Benton received a liver, Arnold received a pancreas and a kidney, and Elliot received two lungs.
The touching story was featured on the CBS’ pregame NFL show on Thursday afternoon and brought usual tough guys James Brown and Boomer Esiason to tears.
By Rina Miller, Michigan Radio
Nearly 44,000 American women under 50 are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year.
Ellen Velie will lead a five-year study looking at why women from a lower socioeconomic status are at increased risk for tumors with the worst prognosis.
“The things we’re going to be asking about are childhood growth, body size, pubertal development and body size in adulthood as well,” Velie says. “We’ll also ask about physical activity in her lifetime, and then diet in her adult life.”
Women from metropolitan Detroit and Los Angeles County will take part in the research.
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By Kim Hudson, KPLR11.com
St. Louis hosts its first walk to bring awareness to breast cancer in the African-American community. St. Louisians are about to make history at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park this weekend as they fight breast cancer. It’s called the “Sista Strut” and it will be the first walk that raises awareness about breast cancer in the African American community. The 5K walk and rally starts at the Missouri history museum. Some might ask why do we need a separate walk for African American breast cancer patients. Internist Dr. Valerie Walker presented statistics from the American Cancer Society – endorsed Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
“The five-year relative survival is lower in African-Americans than in Whites for every stage of diagnosis for nearly every cancer. That means wherever we diagnose it, it is worse for African-Americans and it doesn’t even matter the type of cancer.”
Again, the walk starts at the Missouri History Museum tomorrow morning. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and is $17. Proceeds will go to awareness and resources for those diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their friends and families. And, of course, everyone is invited to attend.
SOURCE: Inglewood Today
The California Black Women’s Health Project celebrated and honored “Women Who Dared: Our Legacy & Our Future” during their 16th Anniversary Breakfast Gala. The inspirational, informative and energizing event was held in downtown Los Angeles at the City Club on the 54th floor. The panoramic view parallel the high achievers that were honored and the growing accomplishments of highlighted the California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP).
Based in Inglewood, CABWHP is the only statewide organization solely dedicated to improving the health of California’s Black women and girls via education, advocacy and policy. Under the outstanding leadership of executive director Crystal Crawford, the hard working CABWHP staff manages to enhance and empower the lives of women nationally.
The 2010 “Women Who Dared” honorees were Nancy Wilson (legendary vocalist and humanitarian); Gloria Morrow (nationally renowned clinical psychologist and author); and Ann Everett (Director of Nursing for the Watts Healthcare Corporation and lifetime community servant).) The Gala will include tributes in dance, music and spoken word, as well as an update on CABWHP’s groundbreaking advocacy work to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Black women and girls. Read the rest of this entry »
Reported by: Pat Ciarrocchi, CBS3
Cynthia is one of 13 winners of the nation’s second highest civilian honor, the 2010 Citizens Medal.
“For 40 years,” President Obama said, “this medal has been given to men and women who have performed exemplary deeds of service for this country or their fellow citizens.”
Cynthia’s service grew out of her own pain.
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By Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
Organizers gave away bikes, took people on rides and held demonstrations in Martin Luther King Park, alongside the annual Rondo Days festival. They said cycling could be the cure for many problems in the black community, including the obesity epidemic.